FLORENCE, S.C. – Nine students in the Honors Program at Francis Marion University traveled to Columbia on March 28 to observe state government at work.
The students met with state Sens. Hugh Leatherman and Warren Giese, and toured the Statehouse and Supreme Court. The students also sat in on a session of the Senate.
The students were accompanied by Pamela Rooks, associate professor of English and coordinator of the Honors Program, and David White, assistant professor of political science.
Students who went on the trip, by hometown, are:
Conway: Sarah Nicole Burnside
Dillon: Shannon Bailey
Dorchester: Marshall Connor
Florence: Jesse Cartrette, Margaret Shelton
Lamar: Allan Burgess Jr.
Lodge: Stephen Williams
Patrick: Kevin O’Neal
Ruby: William Horne
Burnside has been accepted into the University of South Carolina Washington Fellowship Program for fall 2001. She will spend the semester working as an intern and earning 15 honors credits.
Two other FMU students have also participated in the fellowship program. Amanda Eckert of Honolulu, Hawaii, is currently working in U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond’s office through the program. David Michael Berry of Columbia worked in U.S. Rep. John Spratt’s office through the program in fall 2000.
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