FLORENCE, S.C.- Eleven Francis Marion University graduates have been accepted into professional health sciences programs, continuing FMU's outstanding track record in that area.
"The FMU teaching faculty of biology, physics, and mathematics deserve the credit for successfully preparing the students for professional health sciences programs," said Dr. Tom Roop. Roop is the J.Lorin Mason Professor of Health Sciences and pre-med adviser at FMU.
Cindy Carroll of Florence, who holds a B.S. degree in biology, has been accepted into the occupational therapy program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston.
Three biology graduates: Amanda Lee of Turbeville and Keshia Gainey, and Deborah Smith both of Florence have been accepted into the clinical laboratory science program at MUSC. Gainey was also a 1999 Blackwell Award recipient at FMU. The Blackwell Award is presented to the graduating undergraduate student or students with the highest grade point average on all academic work undertaken at FMU.
Miranda Barfield of Scranton, who earned a B.A. degree in math, will attend Midlands Technical College in Columbia to study ultrasound technology.
Two medical technology graduates, Brandi Floyd of Lake City, and Kathryn Nash of Florence, will be working at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Stephanie Funderburke of Hartsville, who earned a B.S. degree in biology, will also be working at McLeod.
Shayla Whitaker of Bonneau, who received a B.S. degree in biology, will be attending the School of Medical Technology at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.
Two biology graduates, Kristen Healy of Florence, and Sabrina Corley of Orangeburg, have been accepted into the physician assistant program at MUSC.
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