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FMU to host Teacher Cadet College Day, Oct. 25

    FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University will host 188 Teacher Cadets from 13 area high schools for Teacher Cadet College Day, Wednesday, Oct. 25.

    The guest speaker will be Jennifer “Buffy” Murphy, a fifth-grade teacher at Irmo Elementary School in School District Five of Lexington and Richland counties and the 2007 South Carolina Teacher of the Year.

    Twice each year, the FMU School of Education sponsors a College Day, when cadets visit campus to meet other cadets from the area and get a taste of university life at FMU.

    These cadets will have FMU ID cards made, take a tour of the Rogers Library with the reference staff, tour the Hewn-Timber Cabins, and take a tour of the campus, all to acquaint them with FMU facilities, programs, and services available to them as members of the FMU family. The students will also have a group activity and hear presentations about early childhood education and financial aid.

    Participating high schools are: Aynor, Dillon, Hartsville, Kingstree Senior, Lakewood, Lamar, Manning, Marlboro, Mayo, Mullins, Timmonsville, West Florence, and Wilson high schools.

    High-achieving high school juniors and seniors with an interest in becoming educators can apply to South Carolina’s Teacher Cadet program. The Teacher Cadet program is an introduction to the teaching profession. Its main purpose is to encourage students who possess a high level of academic achievement and the personality traits found in good teachers to consider teaching as a career.

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Last Published: January 3, 2007 2:50 PM
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