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FMU Coalition to hold annual scholarship gala

FLORENCE – Francis Marion University’s African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition (AAFSC) will hold its 10th annual scholarship gala on Friday, Feb. 4. 

The theme of this year’s event is “Honoring Achievement, Promoting Success.” The evening will begin with a reception in Ervin Dining Hall hosted by FMU President and Mrs. Luther F. Carter at 6:30 p.m. and the program beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person with proceeds going toward the group’s scholarship funds and functions. 

The keynote speaker for the gala is Sen. Kent Williams, representing South Carolina District 30. 

For the second year, the AAFSC Diversity Award will be presented to an FMU faculty or staff member who has made noteworthy efforts to promote and foster diversity. 

“We invite the public to join us in celebrating diversity and honoring an employee who through participation in various activities and events, has promoted greater levels of understanding between individuals and groups who are culturally different,” said Yvonne Davis, President of the AAFSC. 

The Coalition and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will also host a Black Heritage Month Celebration on Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. in McNair Science Building’s Chapman Auditorium. This event will feature The Dimensions of Diversity Dance Team. A reception will be held following the program. This event is free and open to the public.

More information is available by calling Davis at (843) 661-1303 or email her at For tickets to the Coalition’s annual scholarship banquet, contact Past President of the AAFSC Steven Sims at (843) 661-1299 or


Last Published: January 24, 2011 10:26 AM
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