Jun
15

Duke Energy continues support of FMU, Pee Dee educators

Duke Energy is continuing its support of education throughout the region with a $50,000 grant to Francis Marion University to promote the teaching profession. The funds from the Duke Energy Foundation will be directed to 20 FMU upperclassmen enrolled in FMU’s School of Education and who are expected to teach in schools in the Pee [...]

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May
31

Peterson’s legacy will live on at FMU

The Francis Marion University community is in mourning following the loss of one of its great academic pioneers, Dr. David Peterson. Peterson, a professor of Physics at FMU from 1979 until recently in 2016, passed away at his home in Surf City, N.C. on May 31. A memorial service will be held at Francis Marion [...]

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May
29

“Pee Dee Sampler” to highlight area artists at FMU

Some of the Pee Dee’s most renowned artists will have their works on display throughout the summer at the Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series. The Pee Dee Sampler will include artists such as ceramicists Jane Crossman, Douglas Gray and Sasha Federer; painters Anna Coe, Matt Cook, Lynda English, John Lehum and Jackie Wukela; photographers […]

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May
22

Flannagan tells FMU grads to enjoy the moment

Francis Marion University awarded degrees to 379 new graduates at its spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6.

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May
22

Lights, camera, preparation! Grad says FMU education has left him ready for Hollywood and more

For aspiring actor Christian Brunetti, all the world is a stage. But when he walked across the stage May 6 at FMU’s spring commencement, he wasn’t acting.

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May
22

Rare math-physics double was ‘perfect’ for FMU grad

Math & Physics top most lists of tough college majors. Mary Mulholland saw them as a perfect pair. So, she majored in both & completed her studies with a perfect score.

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May
20

From big project to big screen: FMU alums deliver short film

It’s not typical for class projects to eventually be made into short films, but Glass isn’t a typical project. On Tuesday, May 30, Glass – a short film created by Francis Marion University 2017 alums Christian Brunetti and Christina Xan – will premiere at the FMU Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre at 7 p.m. [...]

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May
06

FMU graduates inaugural Industrial Engineering class

Three years ago, Francis Marion University launched its new Industrial Engineering (IE) degree program, seeking to support a growing need in local industries and provide the university’s graduates with yet another meaningful career path. The bold initiative bore its first fruit Saturday when the first class of IE grads received their diplomas at FMU’s spring [...]

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May
06

True Patriots: two FMU grads will start their careers as officers

For most soon-to-be graduates, the promise of a degree, subsequent first jobs and paychecks are enough of a reward for their years of toil. For two Francis Marion University graduates, though, that wasn’t enough. They wanted a chance to be leaders, to serve their country and deviate from the most tread paths of college graduates. [...]

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May
06

Five FMU graduates receive prestigious Blackwell Award

Francis Marion University graduates Rebecca Cross, Devin Kellis, Margaret Evans, Natalie Stirewalt and Reba Gaskins received the William H. Blackwell Award during the spring commencement exercises at the Smith Center on Saturday, May 6. The Blackwell Award is named in memory of the founding chairman of the FMU Foundation and is presented to the undergraduate [...]

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May
02

Four from FMU Nursing recognized as ‘Palmetto Gold’

Two faculty members and two students from Francis Marion University’s Department of Nursing were recognized at the 17th annual Palmetto Gold Gala for Nursing, held last month at the Columbia Metropolitan Center in Columbia. Dr. Tracy George and Dr. Deborah Hopla were recognized as part of the 2017 class of Palmetto Gold, meaning they’ve been [...]

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Apr
26

FMU welcomes scholarship recipients

Francis Marion University welcomed new scholarship recipients at its annual Scholarship Awards Day last weekend. The event brought some of the state’s top high school students and future Patriots to FMU’s campus to meet with faculty, staff, register for Fall 2017 classes, and receive a certificate honoring their academic achievements. Students such as Kailey Eggert, [...]

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