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Apr
19

Pike named FMU’s 2023-2024 Distinguished Professor

Lisa Pike, Professor of Biology, was named the J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor at Francis Marion University for the 2023-2024 academic year at an awards ceremony held Thursday evening at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence. The Distinguished Professor Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a faculty member at FMU. The annual […]

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Apr
16

FMU to Present Honorary Degrees at Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremonies

Francis Marion University will hold commencement ceremonies for its spring 2024 graduating class on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. Both ceremonies will be held in the Smith University Center on campus and include graduates from the university’s four academic schools and college.  Students from the School of Business and School of Health Sciences […]

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Apr
12

FMU holds Student Life awards ceremony

Francis Marion University hosted its annual Student Life awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 9th in Chapman Auditorium. This awards ceremony recognizes student groups and organizations across campus.   The complete list of awards is as follows: Student Organization of the Year – Kappa Delta Sorority Volunteer Advisor of the Year – April Johnson (NSLS) Patriot […]

By Breanna Lisenby | News . Uncategorized
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Apr
09

FMU recognizes the academic achievements of students

Francis Marion University hosted its annual Academic Awards ceremony Monday evening on campus.  Students from all areas of study were recognized for academic excellence. The awards are selected by appointed committees and faculty of each academic department. FMU presented six university-wide awards recognizing overall academic performance across all disciplines. Additionally, awards were presented within the […]

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Apr
09

Francis Marion to host Arts International festival April 13

Francis Marion University will host Arts International, a celebration of arts and culture, on Saturday, April 13. The festival will take place in downtown Florence on the grounds of the FMU Performing Arts Center from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Admission to Arts International is free and open to the public, along with all the […]

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Apr
04

15th annual Moran Address at FMU presented by Dr. Jon Tuttle

Dr. Jon Tuttle, director of FMU Honors and professor of English, delivered the 15th Annual William C. Moran Address on Wednesday at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence. The Moran Address has traditionally been a platform for retiring or recently retired faculty to deliver remarks encompassing thoughts and ideas from their […]

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Apr
02

Gunther named FMU Trustee Research Scholar

Dr. Jeanne Gunther, a professor of education, has been named Francis Marion’s newest Board of Trustees’ Research Scholar.  FMU President Fred Carter presented Gunther the coveted award during a luncheon at Ervin Dining Hall on campus Tuesday afternoon. The Board of Trustees’ Research Scholars program was formed in 2002 and is designed to recognize substantial […]

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Mar
28

FMU School of Business honors Drulis with Outstanding Alumni Award

Francis Marion University’s School of Business honored Cherry Drulis with the 2024 Morgan B. Coker Outstanding Alumni award at its annual alumni reception held at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence Tuesday night. Drulis serves as the Director of Healthcare Mobile B2B for Samsung Electronics America. As a registered nurse in multiple states […]

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Mar
27

FMU Earns 2024-2025 Military Friendly® School Designation

Francis Marion University has once again been recognized as a Military Friendly® School because of its work with military veterans, service members, and their dependents. The award is a result of a nationwide survey measuring how welcoming academic institutions are to veterans and their families. Over 1,800 schools participated in the 2024-2025 survey. The 2024-2025 […]

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Mar
13

Public trails and fishing area set to open at the FMU Freshwater Ecology Complex Friday

On Friday, new trails and a fishing area at the Francis Marion University Freshwater Ecology Complex will open to the public. The public trails and fishing access area will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from sunrise to sunset, except on university holidays. They are closed Monday through Thursday for educational and research purposes.  […]

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Mar
11

FMU honors noteworthy alumni at awards ceremony

Francis Marion University honored five distinguished alumni at its annual Alumni Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 7 at the FMU Performing Arts Center. Dr. Shirley Bausmith (’91, ‘94) was recognized as the university’s 2024 Outstanding Alumnus. Bausmith received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from FMU in 1991 and a Master of Education with an […]

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Mar
08

FMU Board of Trustees freezes tuition for seventh straight year

On Thursday, March 7, Francis Marion University held its quarterly Board of Trustees meeting. During the meeting, tuition was frozen at existing levels, a new academic program was approved, and facilities were named to honor two longtime members of the board. For the seventh straight year, the Board voted unanimously to freeze tuition.  “I am […]

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