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



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
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

Francis Marion University President Dr. Fred Carter’s annual welcoming address to the faculty was anything but usual this year. Carter unveiled an innovative new funding initiative this week, proposing that FMU receive an appropriations supplement because of the large number ...
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As Francis Marion University’s School of Health Sciences continues to expand, university leaders are moving to accommodate new programs with new facilities. FMU’s new Carter Center for Health Sciences opened in downtown Florence last fall, and this spring the university ...
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Francis Marion University launched a redesigned and reinvigorated website last week. The new site offers quick and easy access to essential information and a more user-friendly experience, with a focus on cross platform accessibility through a responsive design. Francis Marion ...
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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, Adjunct Instructor of Media Convergence

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 101D
Phone: 843-661-1223

Anna Todd

Director of Marketing

Office: SAB 101C
Phone: 843-661-1221

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.