FMU Nursing lands $1.8 million federal grant
Francis Marion University’s School of Health Sciences is the recipient of a $1.8 million grant from the federal government’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), aimed at promoting nursing workforce diversity.
FMU once again recognized as a “Great College to Work For”
Francis Marion University once again has been recognized as a Great Colleges to Work For® Honor Roll School by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the leading journal of university and college life.
Francis Marion names Heart of the Pee Dee scholars
Francis Marion University named ten students from South Carolina Heart of the Pee Dee Scholars. These students have been awarded a free education at the university beginning this fall. The Heart of the Pee Dee Scholarship covers up to the full cost of tuition after all other scholarships and grants have been applied. The recipients [...]
93 FMU student-athletes named to PBC Presidential Honor Roll
A total of 93 FMU student-athletes have been named to the Peach Beach Conference’s Presidential Honor Roll in recognition for their stellar academic achievement. The Presidential Honor Roll recognizes all student-athletes at Peach Belt Conference institutions who had a grade point average of 3.00 or higher, based on a 4.00 scale, for the 2016-17 academic [...]
FMU announces senior personnel changes
Francis Marion University announced several changes to its senior administrative staff at Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting on the FMU campus. Tucker Mitchell has been promoted to Vice President of Communications for the university. Mitchell, who’s been at FMU for four years, was previously Executive Director of Public Affairs. Dr. Rebecca Flannagan, chair of the [...]
FMU Master Plan includes Honors Center, more downtown development
Francis Marion University has seen its campus grow steadily the past two decades. Based on an updated Campus Development Master Plan unveiled at Thursday’s regular Board of Trustees meeting, the pace of expansion won’t slow in the near future. The updated plan lists the renovation of the former Federal Post Office Building in downtown Florence, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 […]
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.
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.