Francis Marion University once again has been recognized as a Great Colleges to Work For® Honor Roll School by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the leading journal of university and college life.
Francis Marion University named ten students from South Carolina Heart of the Pee Dee Scholars. These students have been awarded a free education at the university beginning this fall. The Heart of the Pee Dee Scholarship covers up to the full cost of tuition after all other scholarships and grants have been applied. The recipients [...]
A total of 93 FMU student-athletes have been named to the Peach Beach Conference’s Presidential Honor Roll in recognition for their stellar academic achievement. The Presidential Honor Roll recognizes all student-athletes at Peach Belt Conference institutions who had a grade point average of 3.00 or higher, based on a 4.00 scale, for the 2016-17 academic [...]
Francis Marion University announced several changes to its senior administrative staff at Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting on the FMU campus. Tucker Mitchell has been promoted to Vice President of Communications for the university. Mitchell, who’s been at FMU for four years, was previously Executive Director of Public Affairs. Dr. Rebecca Flannagan, chair of the [...]
Francis Marion University has seen its campus grow steadily the past two decades. Based on an updated Campus Development Master Plan unveiled at Thursday’s regular Board of Trustees meeting, the pace of expansion won’t slow in the near future. The updated plan lists the renovation of the former Federal Post Office Building in downtown Florence, [...]
Francis Marion University honored four employees with special awards at its annual Staff Awards Luncheon Thursday on campus. T. Lang Beaty was the recipient of the John J. Kispert Leadership Award, and Katherine Barnette received the Marvin Lynch Humanitarian Award. Linda Sullen and Sharolyn Robinson were named winners of the university’s two Outstanding Staff awards. [...]
Duke Energy is continuing its support of education throughout the region with a $50,000 grant to Francis Marion University to promote the teaching profession. The funds from the Duke Energy Foundation will be directed to 20 FMU upperclassmen enrolled in FMU’s School of Education and who are expected to teach in schools in the Pee [...]
The Francis Marion University community is in mourning following the loss of one of its great academic pioneers, Dr. David Peterson. Peterson, a professor of Physics at FMU from 1979 until recently in 2016, passed away at his home in Surf City, N.C. on May 31. A memorial service will be held at Francis Marion [...]
Some of the Pee Dee’s most renowned artists will have their works on display throughout the summer at the Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series. The Pee Dee Sampler will include artists such as ceramicists Jane Crossman, Douglas Gray and Sasha Federer; painters Anna Coe, Matt Cook, Lynda English, John Lehum and Jackie Wukela; photographers […]
For aspiring actor Christian Brunetti, all the world is a stage. But when he walked across the stage May 6 at FMU’s spring commencement, he wasn’t acting.