Mary Dittman

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Mary Dittman

Instructor of Business, Director of the Internship Program

Office: FH 263A
Phone: 843-661-1495
mdittman@fmarion.edu

Education

M.B.A., Francis Marion University
B.S., Marketing, University of Nevada

Areas of Expertise

Economic Development
Career Placement
Personal Selling
Marketing Communications
Business Strategy

Bio

Mary R. Dittman is an Instructor of Business and Director of the Internship Program at Francis Marion University and recipient of the 2006-2007 Excellence in Teaching Award. She received the Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Nevada, Reno, and the Master of Business Administration from Francis Marion University.

She teaches a variety of business courses and has created the first-ever Business Internship Program, which affords FMU students the opportunity to work in local businesses while in school. She manages several special projects within the School ofBusiness, including alumni relations and creation of advisory boards.

She is the faculty advisor for Zeta Tau Alpha and Delta Sigma Pi.  She founded Omicron Upsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi in 2006 and has started a chapter of Young Professionals FMU.  She is a Senator on FMU’s Faculty Senate, serves on the Faculty Nominating Committee and on the Business School Nominating Committee.

She volunteers with many campus organizations, and is a speaker of choice at numerous campus organization meetings and functions.

In the community, Professor Dittman is Chair of the Marketing Committee for the Florence Downtown Development Corporation, member of the Florence Branding Steering Committee, serves as Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors of Young Professionals of Florence, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Center Foundation. She also does consulting work in the area of marketing for various local and regional companies.  She is a regular contributing author to Inner Views Magazine in the area of personal finance.

Professor Dittman is Past President of the Pee Dee Business & Professional Women’s Network, and a member of the American Marketing Association, Delta Sigma Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma. She is also a graduate of the 2003-2004 Class of Executive Leadership Florence.

Affordability

FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’re developing high-caliber professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

No giant lecture halls here. We keep class sizes small and the crowds thin at FMU because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and right about 4,000 students sound like “just right” numbers to us.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in 20 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this pretty, you have to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for five straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university by the Chronicle for Higher Ed. More at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16

FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional University by U.S. News and World Report.

Francis Marion University is in ETC’s top 10 percent of universities that have the most impact on graduate’s long-term career earnings. More at www.educatetocareer.com.

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CONTACT US

Mailing Address:
PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
4822 E. Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506

1-800-368-7551
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DISCRIMINATION POLICY

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