The Francis Marion University Alumni Association has chosen its executive officers for 2005-2007.
The officers are Julian Young ’76, president; Stephen Jones ’88, vice president; and R. Tracy Freeman ’92, secretary/treasurer.
The officers were elected by the FMU Alumni Advisory Board at its quarterly meeting, April 28. They will take office July 1 and serve for two years.
Young is a sales consultant with ACS Technologies Inc. in Florence. He is a lifetime member of the Alumni Association and a supporter of the Swamp Fox Club. Young has served on the Alumni Advisory Board since July 1993 as chair of the Student Relations Committee. In that capacity, he serves as the Alumni Advisory Board liaison to the Student Alumni Association. Each year, he provides a monetary award to recognize an outstanding SAA member. He was chosen the Alumni Volunteer of the Year in 2001. Previously, Young served a secretary/treasurer of the Alumni Association.
Jones has been employed with A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. in Florence since 1993 and currently serves as vice president of investments. A Florence resident, he served on the Alumni Advisory Board from 2001 to 2004. A past member of the Advisory Board’s Fundraising and Nominating Committees, Jones has also represented the Alumni Association as a member of the FMU Faculty/Alumni House Committee. He is a member of the Alumni Association and a consistent contributor to FMU fundraising initiatives.
Freeman is the owner of Freeman Builders in North Augusta. He has served as the Central Savannah River (CSR) area alumni chapter chairman and is a past member of the Alumni Advisory Board. Freeman has served as an unofficial “alumni ambassador,” volunteering to host campus tours for prospective students during Open House programs and throughout the year. He has personally recruited many students for Francis Marion. Freeman travels from North Augusta to attend almost every Advisory Board meeting, Homecoming, “Move-In Day” for new freshmen, Orientation, and Open House. He is a lifetime member of the Alumni Association and a supporter of the Swamp Fox Club. Freeman was presented the Alumni Association’s Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award for 2002-2003.
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