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