Mar
02

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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Dec
15

FMU Biology majors enjoy high-level research opportunities during their undergraduate careers

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.

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Nov
08

Who knows what you’ll discover at WildSumaco

FMU’s WildSumaco biological research site, located in the foothills of the Andes mountains, has given hundreds of Francis Marion students the ability to expand their world.

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Oct
03

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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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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Apr
18

Four FMU professors honored for teaching, service, research, governance

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 [...]

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Mar
03

FMU trustees ratify program additions

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 [...]

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Mar
02

FMU names McNair Scholars

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 [...]

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Feb
07

Duke Energy grant will help Francis Marion University restore, explore native pine forests

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 [...]

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Jan
25

FMU’s Tom Roop left an endearing legacy

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 [...]

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