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Florence attorney to keynote FMU Coalition annual scholarship gala, Feb. 13

Francis Marion University’s African American Faculty and Staff Coalition (AAFSC) will hold its 13th annual scholarship gala on Thursday, Feb. 13. 

The theme of this year’s event is “Empowering and Inspiring Positive Change.” 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 Florence Attorney Linward C. Edwards II (’04). 

For the fifth 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 as we celebrate our commonalities and our cultural differences, boast student achievement and honor an employee who has worked to undergird those efforts on and off campus,” said Howard Brown, president of the AAFSC.

For additional information or to purchase tickets to the Coalition’s annual scholarship banquet, contact Shayla Campbell at (843) 661-1160 or email her at


Last Published: February 7, 2014 10:00 AM
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