Mar
09

Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation completes gift to FMU

Members of the board of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation recently presented FMU President Dr. Fred Carter with a check completing the foundation’s gift of $497,500 for medical and instructional equipment for the new Carter Center for Health Sciences. The Foundation has been instrumental in the creation of the new academic building in downtown [...]

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Mar
07

Francis Marion presents alumni awards

Francis Marion University honored Michael A. Blue (’85) as its 2017 Outstanding Alumnus at the university’s annual Alumni Awards Gala. Blue was one of five FMU alums honored at the March 2 event held at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence. Blue earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from FMU and [...]

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Mar
07

HopeHealth’s Humphries receives Sheheen Non-Profit Excellence Award

Carl M. Humphries, chief executive officer of HopeHealth, Inc., received the 2017 Fred R. Sheheen Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Leadership at the South Carolina Association of Non-Profit Organizations (SCANPO) Summit, held on Tuesday, March 7 in Columbia, S.C. The award recognizes a graduate of the Francis Marion University’s newly named Fred Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership [...]

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FMU trustees ratify program additions

Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustees ratified two new academic programs that will address regional and statewide economic needs at its quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 2 on the FMU campus. The university plans to add a new track – the Biology Secondary Education Option – to its Biology Degree program. The new track is [...]

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FMU names McNair Scholars

Francis Marion University has named three students as recipients of the prestigious McNair Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Kailey Eggert of Paul M Dorman High School in Greenville, S.C.; Nathan Hinson of Chester Senior High School in Chester, S.C.; and Kyndell Smith of St. James High School in Murrells Inlet, S.C. are the newest [...]

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Donors help FMU acquire Old Post Office building

Thanks to gifts from three generous donors, Francis Marion University has acquired the Old Post Office in Florence, it’s third major building in downtown area. University officials say the building will be for instructional use. It is on the corner of West Evans and Irby Streets, directly across from the university’s Carter Center for Health [...]

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Feb
25

Three Marion Medallions presented

Three cornerstones of the Pee Dee region were recognized for their contributions and service to the people of the area at the 2017 Marion Medallion awards ceremony on Monday, Feb. 27 at the FMU Performing Arts Center. Medallions were presented to Regi Armstrong of Armstrong Wealth Management, Carl Harmon of Caring and Sharing, and posthumously [...]

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Professor Owens receives AAFSC Diversity Award

Professor Jason Owens of the Francis Marion University Department of English received the African-American Faculty & Staff Coalition's Diversity Award at the organization's annual gala Thursday night on campus. In honoring Owens the AAFSC noted his involvement in helping bring FMU's African-American Studies program to fruition, among other contributions. The new academic program began this [...]

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Feb
20

Duke Energy’s support for PAC, Children’s Series tops $100,000

Duke Energy is once again stepping up with a $25,000 donation to fund the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center’s annual Children’s Series. The series provides uplifting educational entertainment for school-aged children in the Pee Dee region. The gift from the Duke Energy Foundation allows students to attend Children’s Series events at no, or a [...]

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FMU inducts 36 students into nursing honor society

Francis Marion University’s nursing program continues to show its growth with the induction of 36 of its students into the nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau on Thursday, Feb. 16. Membership in Sigma Theta Tau is based on a student maintaining a high grade point average and class rank. Nurse leaders can also be inducted [...]

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S.C. Chamber Music Festival returns for fifth season

The South Carolina Chamber Music Festival, produced by Francis Marion University’s Dr. Paolo Gualdi, will make its way to Florence and Lake City for its fifth season and a full week of classical chamber music beginning on Monday, Feb. 20. The festival will once again feature music by world-class musicians from Ukraine, Latvia, Brazil, Bulgaria, [...]

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Feb
10

FMU School of Business honors McCall with alumni award

The Francis Marion University School of Business awarded Carla McCall with the Morgan B. Coker Outstanding Alumni Award for 2017 on Friday, Feb. 10. McCall, a 2003 graduate of Francis Marion with a degree in Finance, is the director of business operations at McCall’s Supply Inc. – a wholesale HVAC distributor located in Johnsonville, S.C. [...]

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