University Communications is responsible for telling the FMU story to its various publics, and serves as the official communications channel through which the university disseminates information internally and externally. The office’s major functions include media relations, internal communications for the university community, the production of official university publications, photography and videography for off-campus audiences, and marketing and communications support for university initiatives.

The following images and videos are available for use by the media and campus organizations. All images and videos are copyrighted to Francis Marion University and should be attributed as such.


FM Mark
FMU Seal, Black
FMU Seal, Gold

University Colors

Official school colors are red, white, and blue — use PMS colors listed below:

Blue = PMS 294, #003882, RGB 0/56/130
Red  = PMS 186, #cf142b, RGB 207/20/43

Approved web site colors:




Dr. L. Fred Carter, President of Francis Marion University
Smith Statue
Statue of Dr. Walter Smith, first president of FMU
Francis Marion Statue
Statue of General Francis Marion
Francis Marion University sign at the main entrance
Morning on Francis Marion's main campus
Morning on Francis Marion's main campus
The Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in the evening
The Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in the evening
Main lobby of the Carter Center for Health Sciences
Political Science Classroom
The Florence Symphony Orchestra performs in the FMU PAC
Health Sciences students
FMU graduates at commencement
Students in lab

Latest News

Landscape Vessel art by Kelly King
Two of South Carolina’s most laudable artists will display their works through Nov. 9 at the Francis Marion University Adele Kassab Gallery. Artists Colin McNaught, a Charleston-based abstract painter, and Greenville native Kelly King, a renowned ceramicist, will provide a ...
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Parris Island Marine Band
The Parris Island Marine Band, one of America’s oldest and most well known military concert bands, will bring its legendary performance to the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 27. Presented by the Morning News, the Parris ...
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Artwork and Man staring in the distance
Grammy Award-winner Graham Nash, founding member of seminal rock-n-roll groups The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash, will bring his iconic songbook to the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 pm. Nash is a ...
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The FMU Report

Francis Marion’s regular news update. Hosted by Patricia Burkett, Director of Public Relations.

University Communications Staff

Katherine Barnette

Digital & Print Media Designer

Office: SAB 101
Phone: 843-661-1224

Larry Falck

Coordinator of Digital Media

Office: SAB 101B
Phone: 843-661-1251

Matt McColl

Director of Media Relations

Office: SAB 101
Phone: 843-661-1227

Tucker Mitchell

Vice President of Communications

Office: SAB 101
Phone: 843-661-1332

Trish Munn

Director of Public Relations

Office: SAB 101C
Phone: 843-661-1223

Janie Williams

Graphic Designer

Office: SAB 105
Phone: 843-661-1270

Printing and Mail Centers

University Communications also oversees FMU’s Office Services, which includes the Print Center and the Mail Center. The Print Center handles numerous campus printing tasks. The Mail Center processes mail across campus.

Mr. Frank Larrimore is Director of Printing Services. Contact him at, or 843.661.1282.

Contact the Print Center at 843.661.1271 or the Mail Center at 843.661.1337.