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Krebs to deliver fourth-annual Moran address, March 25

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University Biology Professor Julia Krebs will deliver the fourth-annual William C. Moran address at FMU, Thursday, March 25. 

The program will begin at 4 p.m. in the Cauthen Educational Media Center’s Lowrimore Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. A reception will be held in The Cottage following the program. 

Krebs speech is titled, “The Fun of It All,” and will be published in pamphlet form. 

Krebs was chairman of the FMU Biology Department from 1999 to 2007. A noted ornithologist and cellist, she has been at FMU as a biology professor since 1977.Krebs holds her Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in zoology from the University of Georgia and her M.Ed. degree in Education from Boston College.  

After completing her undergraduate work, Krebs taught two years in Malaysia with the Peace Corps.  She was selected as the 1985-86 FMU Distinguished Professor. 

The Moran Address is delivered by a retiring or retired FMU professor.  Previous speakers were History Professor Lorraine de Montluzin, Mathematics Professor Bucky Allen, and English Professor Mary McNulty.  The event honors the service to this state and university of Dr. William C. Moran, who was FMU’s vice president of Academic Affairs from 1978-1992, after which he served as President of Lander University.   

Moran began his career as a teacher of high school Latin and English in Baltimore, Md. After earning a doctorate in English at the University of Tennessee in 1965, he taught at Southeast Missouri State University and then at Berry College, where he also chaired the department of English and was named Faculty Member of the Year and Charles A. Dana Distinguished Professor. In 1971, he acceded to academic dean at Berry, and from 1975-1978 was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Winthrop University.    

During his extraordinary career, Moran chaired or served on numerous civic, educational and charitable committees affiliated with, for instance, the United Way, the Boy Scouts of America, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, the Peach Belt Athletic Conference, the South Carolina Association of State Colleges and Universities, and Kiwanis International. 

Upon his retirement from Lander in 2000, Moran was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, and accepted a post as special assistant to the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the United Arab Emirates. 

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Last Published: March 23, 2010 9:30 AM
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