Francis Marion University is mourning the loss of one of its founding staff members. The Rev. Marvin W. Lynch, who was FMU’s first director of admissions, passed away on Friday.
FMU President Dr. Fred Carter and members of the university’s administration briefed the academic deans and department chairs on Friday, May 22 on the progress of FMU’s planning for the return to in-person instruction on campus in the fall.
Like a lot of events this spring, the Francis Marion University Jazz Ensemble’s spring concert was cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. And then it re-emerged last week in a different form.
Francis Marion University is putting together a comprehensive plan to keep students, faculty, and staff safe when fall 2020 classes begin in late August.
Over FMU’s 50-year history, every graduating class has received their degrees at a formal commencement ceremony. The coronavirus outbreak, disrupting though it may be, isn’t going to end that streak.
At Francis Marion University, we embrace this notion and work hard every year to send students and faculty scurrying across the country and around the globe, rather than vegetating in our little corner or the earth, no matter how pleasant we often find it.
An enterprising and trailblazing alumnus was honored by the Francis Marion University Department of Psychology Monday night.