FMU’s Browning named Player of the Year, Parker earns All-PBC honors

FMU Senior Detrek Browning has been named the 2018 Peach Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year.

By Joshua Lloyd | basketball . Homepage . News

FMU presents student academic awards

Francis Marion University presented awards to outstanding students in all its academic departments during a ceremony on April 18 in the McNair Science Building’s Chapman Auditorium. The top students in each department were recognized. Some students also received special named awards. A number of university awards were also presented. Bridget Nicole Gainey was presented the [...]

By Matt McColl | Uncategorized

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 [...]

By Matt McColl | News

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 [...]

By Matt McColl | News

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 [...]

By Matt McColl | News

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 [...]

By Matt McColl | News

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 [...]

By Matt McColl | News

FMU names non-profit institute for the late Fred Sheheen

Francis Marion University honored long-time university friend and advocate of the downtrodden, the late Fred Sheheen, at a special event at the FMU Performing Arts Center Thursday night. More than 150 state leaders, university officials and faculty, and friends and family turned out for a tribute to Sheheen that culminated with naming of the FMU [...]

By Matt McColl | News

FMU’s Tom Roop left an endearing legacy

The Francis Marion University community is in mourning over the loss of Dr. Tom Roop, one of the great figures in the university’s 47-year history. Roop, a professor of biology at FMU from 1972-2004, passed away at his home on January 14. He’ll be honored on campus this Saturday, Jan. 21. A visitation with family [...]

By Matt McColl | Uncategorized

Francis Marion honors psychology alum

Francis Marion University awarded its Professional Psychology Award to Myrtle Beach resident Diane Renee Williams at a reception on the university’s campus on Monday, Nov. 28. Williams, a 1990 graduate of Francis Marion, obtained her Master of Science degree in Psychology, and has worked with McLeod Behavioral Health in Darlington since 1994. Currently, she serves as [...]

By Larry Falck | News

FMU to award honorary degrees at commencement

Francis Marion University will award honorary degrees to a Florence City Councilwoman and a South Carolina state senator during fall commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 in the Smith University Center gymnasium. Selected to receive the degrees are South Carolina state senator Vincent Sheheen and Florence City Councilwoman Teresa Ervin. More than [...]

By Larry Falck | News

Sheheen to Francis Marion University graduates: be courageous

Francis Marion University awarded 350 degrees at its fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Smith Center on the FMU campus. The graduates included 282 baccalaureate degrees and 68 graduate students in Business, Education, Nursing and Psychology. Among the undergraduates students who marched were  27 majors  from FMU’s new Healthcare Administration program. They [...]

By Matt McColl | News
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