Goebel recognized for service
Jack Goebel, dean of the Francis Marion University School of Business, was recently recognized as a board member of the Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina. The JA of Central South Carolina is one of five JA offices in the nation to earn the national JA Platinum Summit Award for 13 consecutive years. Award criteria include program quality, program growth, management effectiveness and financial solvency. The Central JA office serves children in 18 counties. JA’s mission is to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, understand business and economics in order to improve the quality of their lives.
Carter named distinguished alum
Francis Marion University President Fred Carter has been named the 1999 Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Central Florida. The award as announced as part of the university’s homecoming festivities. Only one distinguished graduate is selected each year from UCF’s 90,000 alumni, and Carter is the 21st graduate to receive the honor.
Ramey attends statistics workshop
James T. Ramey Jr., Francis Marion University professor of mathematics, attended a national Science Foundation Faculty Enhancement Workshop entitled “PRE-STAT” at Appalachian State University in July. The workshop was designed for college faculty who are involved with the preparation of middle or secondary level mathematics teachers and who have an interest in improving the statistics education component of those students.
FMU professors have works accepted for publication
Ken Autrey, Francis Marion University associate professor of English, has had poetry accepted by Interim, Lullwater, and In Praise of Pedagogy. He has also written a forward for a poetry collection and book reviews for The State and Fourth Genre. In June he served as a question leader for AP language and composition exams in San Antonio.
Rebecca Flannagan, FMU assistant professor of English, had her review of Natalie Angier’s Woman: An Intimate Geography accepted to be published in Magill’s Literary Annual and Mary McNulty, FMU professor of English, had an article, “Music and Truth: Discovery in Three Young Adult Novels,” accepted for publication in the Fall 1999 issue of The ALAN Review (Adolescent Literature Assembly of the NCTE)