Jun
01

Francis Marion University resumes summer hours

Francis Marion University’s campus re-opens to the public on June 1, along with other state government offices across South Carolina.

By Matt McColl | Homepage . News
DETAIL
May
29

FMU mourns the passing of Marvin Lynch, founding staffer

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. 

By Matt McColl | Homepage . News
DETAIL
May
08

He wasn’t planning to stay, now he’s a Patriot for life

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 [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | News
DETAIL
May
08

“Purpose Never Dies” for Francis Marion’s Brown

When Rischard Brown arrived at Francis Marion University four years ago, he carried many of the same worries that many freshmen bring. Would he like it? Would he succeed? Would he fit in? “I remember the first day that I arrived at FMU. It felt surreal,” he says. “But I  knew something special would take [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | News
DETAIL
May
08

Ahquin’s plans come together with FMU engineering program

When it came time to choose a college Dante Ahquin had a plan that would make sense to lots of students and families — find the straightest, surest path to a good job and a meaningful career.

By Joshua Lloyd | News
DETAIL
May
08

FMU celebrates class of 2020 At the end of an unusual year

The end of the spring semester is usually marked by a special milestone at Francis Marion University. For FMU’s class of 2020, it marks the end of one of the strangest periods of their life. The coronavirus outbreak led to an executive order closing the university in mid-March. Classes were completed online, and most students [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | News
DETAIL
May
08

Parra is right on track, Career, MBA next in line

FLORENCE — College worked out just the way Derek Parra thought it would. The Scranton, S.C. native came to Francis Marion University because he thought it was a great value and he believed he’d find a nurturing environment. He found all of that and more. He graduated from FMU recently as a part of the class [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | News
DETAIL
May
08

FMU’s Glasgow ready to jump into world of healthcare

Kennedy Glasgow has not led a sheltered life. And that’s not going to end now as she graduates from Francis Marion University. Glasgow, from Newberry, S.C., earned her nursing degree and will move directly into the “frontlines”  in the surgical intensive care unit at the Medical University of South Carolina Florence during one of the [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | News
DETAIL
May
08

From Fakenham to Florence: Softball brought Hutchison to FMU

Francis Marion University is close to lots of places. It’s only an hour’s drive to Myrtle Beach, a few hundred miles to the Blue Ridge Mountains, and half day’s drive to Atlanta and Florida. One place it’s not close to is Fakenham, England, a quaint little town in the County of Norfolk on England’s east [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | News
DETAIL
May
07

FMU recognizes top students with annual academic awards

FMU announced the winners of its annual academic awards, a tradition at FMU, recognize the very best students in various academic areas.

By Joshua Lloyd | Homepage . News
DETAIL
Apr
29

FMU preparing detailed plans for anticipated fall return to campus

Francis Marion University is putting together a comprehensive plan to keep students, faculty, and staff safe when fall 2020 classes begin in late August.

By Matt McColl | Homepage . News
DETAIL
Apr
20

Changing lives, one big trip at a time

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.

By Matt McColl | Homepage . News
DETAIL