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Dec
16

FMU celebrates graduates at Fall 2023 commencement ceremonies

Francis Marion University celebrated the accomplishments of its Fall 2023 graduating class in two commencement ceremonies held in the Smith University Center. Over 200 degrees were awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, with 96% of the graduating class comprised of residents from South Carolina.  This commencement also marked the fiftieth FMU Commencement for President Fred [...]
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Dec
11

FMU to hold two fall 2023 Commencement Ceremonies

Francis Marion University will hold commencement ceremonies on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16 for its fall 2023 graduating class. Two ceremonies will be held in the Smith University Center and include graduates from the university’s four academic schools and colleges. Each graduate will be allowed ten guests, and a ticket is required for [...]
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Nov
16

FMU Board of Trustees approves new undergraduate degree, holiday bonus

On Thursday, Francis Marion University held its quarterly Board of Trustees meeting. During the meeting, a new undergraduate degree and holiday bonus were approved.   In fall 2024, the university will begin offering a Bachelor of Science in Education, Multi-categorical Special Education: Autism Studies, Pre-K through 12. This new program will focus on the needs of [...]
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Nov
15

FMU announces Evening College courses for spring 2024 semester

Francis Marion has announced eight courses as part of its spring Evening College program. Registration for Evening College courses is open now. Courses begin the week of January 22  and meet once per week for eleven weeks.   This semester’s offerings include:    The Artistry of Paper: Exploring Bookbinding and Paper Techniques taught by Delaney [...]
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Nov
08

FMU hosts dedication ceremony for naming of Honors Center facilities

On Tuesday, Francis Marion hosted a naming ceremony in the Honors Center on the main campus. The FMU Board of Trustees voted over the summer to name three areas in the building after longtime faculty members who have played important roles in establishing the Honors program at FMU.    Richard Chapman, former FMU Provost who [...]
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Nov
07

FMU to host 2023 Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival

Francis Marion will host the 16th Annual Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival on November 9-10.   This year’s guests include Grady Hendrix, Deesha Philyaw, Tiana Clark, and Jon Tuttle.   The two-day festival celebrates and promotes literature and reading and features panel discussions, lectures, book signings and more from four renowned authors. Events are [...]
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Nov
01

Houle becomes FMU’s newest Trustee Research Scholar

Dr. Landon Houle is Francis Marion’s newest Board of Trustees’ Research Scholar.    Houle, an associate professor of English and creative writing at Francis Marion, was presented with the award during a luncheon at Ervin Dining Hall on FMU’s campus Tuesday afternoon.   The Board of Trustees’ Research Scholars program was formed in 2002 and [...]
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Oct
30

FMU announces the Premier Pledge scholarship program

Francis Marion University is pleased to announce the creation of the Premier Pledge scholarship program, a new initiative that underscores the university’s unwavering commitment to affordable and accessible education.    The Premier Pledge scholarship program is available to all admitted in-state students who are First Generation or fully-eligible Pell students. The financial support provided by [...]
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Oct
13

Colleges should help students who need it most. We do.

The below op-ed by President Carter appeared in the print edition of The Post & Courier on Thursday, October 12.
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Oct
04

FMU’s Graduate Degree in School Psychology Ranked 4th in the Nation

Francis Marion University’s Specialist in School Psychology degree has been ranked fourth in the nation by CounselingPsychology.org for 2023.  FMU’s Specialist in School Psychology Program involves training in diagnostics, assessment, academic, behavioral, and counseling interventions, consultation, and program evaluation. Courses in the program offer a blend of classroom activities and experiential training designed to educate [...]
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Sep
29

Longtime FMU Professor receives honorary degree from FMU

FMU English Professor and Director of the Honors Program, Jon Tuttle, was presented with an honorary doctorate of humanities from the university during the annual Honors Student Reception held at the FMU Performing Arts Center. Tuttle, a longtime faculty member at the university, will retire at the end of this academic year.   Tuttle joined [...]
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Sep
18

FMU once again ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges”

Francis Marion University has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top Regional University in the South. The University has consistently been ranked among the best universities in the South for over two decades.   This year, the University was recognized in five different categories and showed improvement from last year [...]
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