May
22

Rare math-physics double was ‘perfect’ for FMU grad

Math & Physics top most lists of tough college majors. Mary Mulholland saw them as a perfect pair. So, she majored in both & completed her studies with a perfect score.

By Larry Falck | News
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May
20

From big project to big screen: FMU alums deliver short film

It’s not typical for class projects to eventually be made into short films, but Glass isn’t a typical project. On Tuesday, May 30, Glass – a short film created by Francis Marion University 2017 alums Christian Brunetti and Christina Xan – will premiere at the FMU Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre at 7 p.m. [...]

By Matt McColl | News
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May
06

FMU graduates inaugural Industrial Engineering class

Three years ago, Francis Marion University launched its new Industrial Engineering (IE) degree program, seeking to support a growing need in local industries and provide the university’s graduates with yet another meaningful career path. The bold initiative bore its first fruit Saturday when the first class of IE grads received their diplomas at FMU’s spring [...]

By Matt McColl | News
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May
06

True Patriots: two FMU grads will start their careers as officers

For most soon-to-be graduates, the promise of a degree, subsequent first jobs and paychecks are enough of a reward for their years of toil. For two Francis Marion University graduates, though, that wasn’t enough. They wanted a chance to be leaders, to serve their country and deviate from the most tread paths of college graduates. [...]

By Matt McColl | News
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May
06

Five FMU graduates receive prestigious Blackwell Award

Francis Marion University graduates Rebecca Cross, Devin Kellis, Margaret Evans, Natalie Stirewalt and Reba Gaskins received the William H. Blackwell Award during the spring commencement exercises at the Smith Center on Saturday, May 6. The Blackwell Award is named in memory of the founding chairman of the FMU Foundation and is presented to the undergraduate [...]

By Matt McColl | News
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Four from FMU Nursing recognized as ‘Palmetto Gold’

Two faculty members and two students from Francis Marion University’s Department of Nursing were recognized at the 17th annual Palmetto Gold Gala for Nursing, held last month at the Columbia Metropolitan Center in Columbia. Dr. Tracy George and Dr. Deborah Hopla were recognized as part of the 2017 class of Palmetto Gold, meaning they’ve been [...]

By Matt McColl | News
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Apr
26

FMU welcomes scholarship recipients

Francis Marion University welcomed new scholarship recipients at its annual Scholarship Awards Day last weekend. The event brought some of the state’s top high school students and future Patriots to FMU’s campus to meet with faculty, staff, register for Fall 2017 classes, and receive a certificate honoring their academic achievements. Students such as Kailey Eggert, [...]

By Matt McColl | News
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Summer of Southern Rock coming to the PAC

Summertime is almost here and the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center is ready to rock with a series of concerts featuring rock and country artists with a southern twist. The PAC’s “Summer of Southern Rock” will bring South Carolina’s own McCain, country rockers Shenandoah and the wild and wooly Kentucky Headhunters to the PAC’s [...]

By Matt McColl | News
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Governor signs bill authorizing FMU’s first doctoral degree

Francis Marion University has been authorized to offer the first doctoral degree in the university’s history. Earlier this week, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed into law a bill allowing FMU to offer a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). The new degree must receive final approval from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, but [...]

By Matt McColl | News
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Apr
21

Francis Marion’s Best named distinguished professor for 2017-2018

D. Keith Best, Chair of the Francis Marion University Department of Fine Arts, was named FMU’s J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor for the 2017-18 academic year at the school’s annual faculty awards dinner Thursday night. The award, named in honor of a former chairman of the FMU Board of Trustees, is the highest honor bestowed [...]

By Matt McColl | News
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Apr
18

Four FMU professors honored for teaching, service, research, governance

Four Francis Marion University faculty members were honored for outstanding individual work during the past year at an annual faculty recognition banquet Thursday night. Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Jeffrey A. Steinmetz received the Award of Excellence in Teaching; Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Will T. Daniel received the Award of Excellence in Scholarship [...]

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FMU to award honorary degrees at commencement

Francis Marion University will award honorary degrees to an FMU professor Dr. Rebecca Flannagan and Florence’s Mayor Pro Tempore Frank J. "Buddy" Brand II during spring commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m., May 6 in the Smith University Center gymnasium. More than 300 graduate and undergraduate degrees will be conferred at commencement. Highlighting this semester’s class [...]

By Matt McColl | News
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