AN OPEN LETTER TO
JOHN ANDERSON FRY
[This is reprinted from the Lancaster Independent Paper. I will be writing Mr. Fry again and I also hope to meet with him. I would also ask him to do one other thing. Look on the F&M web-site and review the list of professors emeritus. (For those of you who dont know and I didnt anyone who retires as a professor from Franklin and Marshall College is given the emeritus title. It is not a special award for an illustrious career or great scholarship. For Franklin & Marshall, all it really means is retired.) You will notice on that list that most of the professors have a Ph.D. My father does not. Further, he doesnt even list where he got his undergraduate degree. You might want to check out your records and find out if he ever received an undergraduate degree or if hes a fraud.]
On August 6, 2003, I sent the following letter to John Anderson Fry, President of Franklin & Marshall College:
Dear Mr. Fry:
My name is Rebecca Holzinger. I am the daughter of Charles H. Holzinger, Professor Emeritus at Franklin and Marshall College. My father maintains an office on the campus and he has established the Charles H. Holzinger Anthropology Award.
My father sexually molested me. Sadly, there is substantial evidence that he molested one of my siblings as well.
I will be publishing a special edition of the enclosed Lancaster Independent Press this September entitled, INCEST A Family Tragedy; The Holzinger Story.
I do not believe it is beneficial to Franklin & Marshall to harbor an incest perpetrator. I am asking that his emeritus title, the anthropology award and his office be eliminated.
I would be happy to discuss this with you. Please respond to this request. I can be reached at the above address and phone number shown above.
I received the following letter dated August 13, 2003 from P. Bruce Pipes, Provost and Dean of Faculty at Franklin & Marshall College.
Dear Ms. Holzinger:
President Fry has asked me to respond to your letter of August 6, 2003. The issues you raise in that letter are very serious and must be dealt with in the first instance by you, your father and the proper authorities. The College cannot take any action at this time.
President Fry, there is a problem with your answer and it is called the Statute of Limitations. The victim gets victimized all over again. However, there is a body of evidence as presented in this paper, as represented by the circumstances of my family and in my testimony and the testimony of professionals I will be happy to bring to your office. I am asking you to reconsider. Harboring an incest perpetrator is incomprehensible.