Fifty years ago, higher education in the Pee Dee changed forever. That’s when the oft-neglected region gained a university it could call its own. That’s when Francis Marion University was created. The school, then known as Francis Marion College, had been in the works for more than a decade. Community leaders in Florence and beyond [...]
A new scholarship honoring Florence-born artist William H. Johnson will support students in FMU’s new African American Studies minor while also bringing awareness to Johnson, and to African and African American art.
Francis Marion University named 523 full-time students and 25 part-time students to its President’s List for the spring semester. An additional 514 full-time students and 26 part-time students made the Dean’s List for the spring semester.
Students at FMU will be seeing incoming student body president Tymoshio “Ty” Robinson and his fellow SGA officers around campus a lot this fall.
FMU President Dr. Fred Carter told the university’s board of trustees Thursday that FMU would take the lead in sustaining a regional conversation on racial justice and equality in the wake of the George Floyd murder.
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.
Old hands at Francis Marion University can stop reading right now. You’ve heard this one before. It’s the one about the student who came to FMU “for just one year,” planning to transfer when that was done, and wound up never leaving. It happens a lot, at FMU. It happened to Darnay Wilson, at native [...]