Health Sciences

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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Feb
23

Dr. Wittmann-Price receives AAFSC Diversity Award

Dr. Ruth Wittmann-Price, the dean of the FMU School of Health Sciences, received the African-American Faculty & Staff Coalition’s Diversity Award.

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Dec
15

MBA grad says the struggle pays off

Earning a master’s level degree is tough. Earning one while working a demanding, full-time job is even tougher. But with the right educational partner it can work out. Just ask Eddie Vergara.

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Dec
14

First doctoral class at FMU set to begin matriculation

Francis Marion University’s first class of doctoral students is nearly complete and will begin their studies in January when FMU’s spring semester begins.

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Aug
28

Francis Marion welcomes 25 new faculty members

Francis Marion University welcomed 25 new faculty members to campus as the 2017-2018 academic year began last week.

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Aug
16

FMU lays plans for a ‘healthy’ future

As Francis Marion University’s School of Health Sciences continues to expand, university leaders are moving to accommodate new programs with new facilities.

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Jul
20

Francis Marion lands federal grant designed to bring more clinicians to rural, underserved areas

FMU’s School of Health Sciences received a two-year federal grant worth more than $1 million that is designed to improve both the quality & availability of healthcare in rural areas of the state.

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Mar
09

Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation completes gift to FMU

Members of the board of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation recently presented FMU President Dr. Fred Carter with a check completing the foundation’s gift of $497,500 for medical and instructional equipment for the new Carter Center for Health Sciences. The Foundation has been instrumental in the creation of the new academic building in downtown [...]

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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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Jan
10

FMU trustees approve doctorate of nursing practice degree

Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a new Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17. The degree, which would be FMU’s doctoral level degree, will allow graduates to attain the highest standing within the field of nursing practice. It also continues the enhancement the [...]

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Jan
10

Speech pathology program receives final state clearance

Francis Marion University’s growing School of Health Sciences is adding yet another new speciality. FMU will launch a graduate-level Speech Pathology degree program in the Fall of 2018. The university received final regulatory approval from South Carolina’s Commission on Higher Education last week. The Program is in the pending phase of Candidacy and Accreditation from [...]

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Dec
09

New Healthcare Admin degree flourishing at FMU

New academic programs typically  require a crawl-walk-run phase as they ramp up and become a full-fledged major. Francis Marion University’s new Healthcare Administration major isn’t typical. The inaugural graduating class, which marched Saturday in FMU’s Fall 2016 commencement, boasts 27 students. That’s third most in any major among the more than 300 graduates at this [...]

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