Jul
18

FMU once again recognized as a “Great College to Work For”

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.

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Francis Marion names Heart of the Pee Dee scholars

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 [...]

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Jul
08

FMU mourns passing of Morgan Coker

The Francis Marion University community is mourning the passing of Dr. Morgan B. Coker, first chair of the university’s Business Department, and first dean of the FMU School of Business. Coker passed away July 6 after a lengthy illness. He was 93. Coker, a native of Turbeville, S.C., earned his Masters in Business Administration and [...]

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93 FMU student-athletes named to PBC Presidential Honor Roll

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 [...]

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FMU announces senior personnel changes

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 [...]

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Jun
23

FMU Master Plan includes Honors Center, more downtown development

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, [...]

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Jun
22

Francis Marion recognizes outstanding staff service

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. [...]

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Duke Energy continues support of FMU, Pee Dee educators

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 [...]

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May
31

Peterson’s legacy will live on at FMU

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 [...]

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“Pee Dee Sampler” to highlight area artists at FMU

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 […]

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May
22

Flannagan tells FMU grads to enjoy the moment

Francis Marion University awarded degrees to 379 new graduates at its spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6.

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May
22

Lights, camera, preparation! Grad says FMU education has left him ready for Hollywood and more

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.

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