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Duke grant will support FMU engineering expansion

The Duke Energy Foundation made a $50,000 gift to Francis Marion University’s new Mechanical Engineering degree program on June 5.

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Duke Energy’s Ghartey-Tagoe tells grads to avoid ‘victim mentality’

Francis Marion University awarded degrees to 309 new graduates at its fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 16.

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Ghartey-Tagoe, Buckhannon to receive honorary degrees at FMU commencement

FMU will award honorary degrees to an power company executive and South Carolina Family Court Bench judge during fall commencement ceremonies Saturday at 10 a.m.

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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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Duke Energy’s support for PAC, Children’s Series tops $100,000

Duke Energy is once again stepping up with a $25,000 donation to fund the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center’s annual Children’s Series. The series provides uplifting educational entertainment for school-aged children in the Pee Dee region. The gift from the Duke Energy Foundation allows students to attend Children’s Series events at no, or a [...]

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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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