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FMU presents alumni awards

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University presented its 2009-2010 alumni awards at an Alumni Appreciation Dinner, Feb. 4.  

The Outstanding Alumnus is Teresa C. Anderson. She received a B.S. degree in elementary education in 1973 and a master’s degree in education in 1976. 

She has been vice president of patient services at McLeod Regional Medical Center since June 2000, and was director of human resources/employee relations and director of the Child Development Center of McLeod from 1982 to 2000. She worked in Florence School District One from 1973 to 1982 as a teacher, coordinator for child development, parent educator, and instructor of child development and developmental therapy. 

She has served on the FMU Board of Trustees and as president of the FMU Alumni Association. 

Anderson is married to James Anderson ’76, and they have one child, Meredith. Anderson established the Teresa C. Anderson Scholarship at Francis Marion University in 2000.  

She and her husband are life members of the FMU Alumni Association. 

The Benjamin Wall Ingram III Young Alumnus is Misty Annette Stathos, a 2001 graduate of FMU where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Upon graduation, she became a fire underwriter for State Farm Insurance in Duluth, Ga. From 2004-2008, she worked as an office representative and office manager for Larry Bartol’s State Farm Agency in Florence. In 2009, Stathos became a State Farm Agent in Lexington. 

During her time at FMU, Stathos participated in fundraisers for the Ronald McDonald House and McLeod Children’s Hospital. She also founded the Adam Robert Doub Scholarship Fund. 

While living in Duluth, she became a camp counselor for HOBY (Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership) where she worked with local teens to aid in leadership training, service-learning and motivational exercises. 

Since residing in Lexington, she has sponsored the Lake Murray Young Life Golf Tournament, the Sun Burn Open Tennis Tournament, and numerous other events benefiting youths. 

The Florence native is married to George Stathos.

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Last Published: February 19, 2010 8:58 AM
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