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Francis Marion presents alumni awards at annual Alumni Awards Gala

Francis Marion University honored Kathy S. Heustess (’81) as its 2018 Outstanding Alumnus at the University’s annual Alumni Awards Gala.

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FMU School of Education presents alumni award

FMU’s School of Education honored one of its outstanding alumni at its annual Alumni Awards Reception on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

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Pee Dee conservationist receives Francis Marion Biology alumni award

Frank Oliver, the CEO at Wildlife Action, Inc. was honored by the FMU Department of Biology with the presentation of the Lawrence F. Swails Award.

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Francis Marion presents alumni awards

Francis Marion University honored Michael A. Blue (’85) as its 2017 Outstanding Alumnus at the university’s annual Alumni Awards Gala. Blue was one of five FMU alums honored at the March 2 event held at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence. Blue earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from FMU and [...]

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FMU School of Business honors McCall with alumni award

The Francis Marion University School of Business awarded Carla McCall with the Morgan B. Coker Outstanding Alumni Award for 2017 on Friday, Feb. 10. McCall, a 2003 graduate of Francis Marion with a degree in Finance, is the director of business operations at McCall’s Supply Inc. – a wholesale HVAC distributor located in Johnsonville, S.C. [...]

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Francis Marion to celebrate 2017 Homecoming Feb. 11

Francis Marion University’s 2017 Homecoming week will kick off on Monday, Feb. 6 with a series of daily activities leading up to the main Homecoming events on Saturday, Feb 11. FMU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will face off against Peach Belt Conference foe Flagler College in the Smith University Center gym in the flagship [...]

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