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May
25

FMU Releases Spring 2023 Semester President’s, Dean’s Lists

Francis Marion University named 425 full-time students and 42 part-time students to its President’s List for the Spring 2023 semester. In addition, 430 full-time students and 55 part-time students made the Dean’s List for the spring semester. Students named to the President’s List have earned a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. Dean’s […]

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May
15

FMU Performing Arts Center Announces 2023-2024 Spotlight Series

The FMU Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce its 2023-2024 Spotlight Series featuring diverse offerings including county, rock, Motown, Broadway, and more.  The season kicks off with country music icon Crystal Gayle followed by Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone of “I’m Into Something Good” fame; one of rock’s most dynamic and purposeful bands, The […]

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May
10

FMU opens the world to Dillon native Curtis McLaurin

Dillon native Curtis McLaurin (‘23) entered Francis Marion University in the fall of 2019 as a history major and leaves with a passion for international work.  McLaurin, a 2019 graduate of Dillon High School, chose to study history at FMU because it was always his strongest subject and fascinated him. He particularly enjoyed European history, […]

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May
09

Next stop: Veterinarian School for 2023 graduate Annalena Griffin

2023 Francis Marion University graduate Annalena Griffin has always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian––specifically, an exotic animal specialist. The Taylors, SC native currently cares for over 10 rescued snakes at her home.   “I’m very into exotics and wildlife medicine,” Griffin says. “Reptiles and amphibians have a special place in my heart, and I rescue [...]
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May
08

FMU’s Speech Language Pathology Program brings Mercado to Florence; now she’s here to stay

Franyeris Mercado received the Master of Speech-Language Pathology from Francis Marion University during Saturday’s spring 2023 commencement ceremony. Mercado, a Rhode Island native, moved to Florence nearly three years ago to begin the SLP program, and will remain here as she’ll begin work as a speech language pathologist for Florence One Schools in the fall. [...]
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May
06

FMU celebrates graduates at Spring 2023 commencement

Francis Marion University celebrated spring 2023 undergraduate and graduate degree recipients in a ceremony held Saturday at the Florence Center and presided over by Provost Peter King. Over 350 degrees were awarded to graduates, with 90% of the class comprised of South Carolina residents.  Honorary doctorates of Humanities were conferred on Linda Sullen, a longtime [...]
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May
02

FMU Hosts Celebration for Ebony Guest House Historical Marker

Ebony Guest House Celebration

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Apr
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Apr
25

Francis Marion’s King awarded Order of the Palmetto

Francis Marion University Provost Dr. Peter King was recently awarded the Order of the Palmetto by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. The award was presented to him by FMU President Fred Carter.

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Apr
21

FMU Faculty Recognized During Annual Awards Ceremony

Francis Marion University held its annual faculty awards night on Thursday at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence. During the event, members of FMU’s faculty were presented with awards for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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Apr
21

Love-Steinmetz named FMU’s 2022-2023 Distinguished Professor

Dr. Meredith Love-Steinmetz, professor of English, was named FMU’s J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor for the 2022-2023 academic year at an awards ceremony held Thursday evening at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence.

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Apr
18

FMU Performing Arts Center Hosts ReadAcrossSC Event

The Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center will join communities around the state by hosting a ReadAcrossSC event which will feature readings of books threatened with banning.

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