Ghartey-Tagoe tells grads to avoid ‘victim mentality’

Francis Marion University awarded degrees to 309 new graduates at its fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 16. The ceremony featured a commencement address by Duke Energy SC’s Ghartey-Tagoe.

MBA for Health Care execs was perfect ‘next step’

Alums Leslie Herndon and Anna Shirley say FMU’s new MBA Health Care Executive Management Degree was the perfect match for their careers.

Honors research gives grads rare glimpses into their futures

FMU Biology majors enjoy high-level research opportunities during their undergraduate careers.

MBA grad says the struggle pays off

Earning a master’s level degree is tough. Earning one while working a demanding, full-time job is even tougher. But with the right educational partner, it can work out. Just ask Eddie Vergara.

Chart on how college doesn't have to break the bank




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FMU’s South Carolina Chamber Music Festival returns for sixth year

The South Carolina Chamber Music Festival, produced by FMU’s Dr. Paolo Gualdi, will make its way to Florence for its sixth season and a full week of classical chamber music beginning on Monday, Feb. 19.

Myrtle Beach, Greenville artists’ works featured at FMU gallery

Ceramic sculptures by Greenville artist Elaine Quave and paintings by Myrtle Beach artist Neva Campbell will be on view in the Adele Kassab Gallery in the Hyman Fine Arts Center at FMU from Jan. 9 through Feb. 15.

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