Francis Marion University honored Kathy S. Heustess (’81) as its 2018 Outstanding Alumnus at the University’s annual Alumni Awards Gala.
Undergraduate studies are all about preparation for real research. But for FMU students Rachel Fleschner and Kristin Ingram, their undergraduate years included a heavy dose of higher-level research within their chosen majors.
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.
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 [...]
Four Francis Marion University faculty members were honored for outstanding individual work during the past year at an annual faculty recognition banquet Thursday night. Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Jeffrey A. Steinmetz received the Award of Excellence in Teaching; Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Will T. Daniel received the Award of Excellence in Scholarship [...]
Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustees ratified two new academic programs that will address regional and statewide economic needs at its quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 2 on the FMU campus. The university plans to add a new track – the Biology Secondary Education Option – to its Biology Degree program. The new track is [...]
Francis Marion University has named three students as recipients of the prestigious McNair Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Kailey Eggert of Paul M Dorman High School in Greenville, S.C.; Nathan Hinson of Chester Senior High School in Chester, S.C.; and Kyndell Smith of St. James High School in Murrells Inlet, S.C. are the newest [...]
Francis Marion University was recently awarded a $34,800 grant by Duke Energy to expand restoration of the native longleaf pine forest of the Windham Environmental Center located in Lamar. The grant will also allow for the development of educational materials related to the center and provide research and educational equipment for students and faculty. The [...]
The Francis Marion University community is in mourning over the loss of Dr. Tom Roop, one of the great figures in the university’s 47-year history. Roop, a professor of biology at FMU from 1972-2004, passed away at his home on January 14. He’ll be honored on campus this Saturday, Jan. 21. A visitation with family [...]