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Jun
10

FMU to host Juneteenth Celebration Saturday, June 15

Francis Marion University will host its annual Juneteenth celebration this Saturday, June 15 at the Leatherman Medical Education Complex in downtown Florence.  The Juneteenth event, sponsored by the African American Faculty Staff Coalition, begins at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Jr. will be the speaker. Light refreshments will be served following the presentation. Dr. […]

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Jun
03

FMU Releases Spring 2024 Semester President’s, Dean’s Lists

Francis Marion University named 440 full-time students and 47 part-time students to its President’s List for the Spring 2024 semester. In addition, 461 full-time students and 52 part-time students made the Dean’s List for the spring semester. Students named to the President’s List have earned a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. Dean’s […]

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May
28

FMU Performing Arts Center announces 2024-2025 Spotlight Series

The FMU Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce its 2024-2025 Spotlight Series featuring diverse offerings including rock, pop, country, dance, and more. The season kicks off with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam on July 30. Mason left Traffic in 1969 and has penned over 100 songs and has […]

By Breanna Lisenby | News . Uncategorized
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May
20

Francis Marion contributes to unprecedented examination of SC history

Carolina Currents: Studies in South Carolina Culture, a scholarly series edited by Christopher D. Johnson, professor of English at Francis Marion University, was recently published. Carolina Currents is a cooperative project between Francis Marion University and the University of South Carolina Press. The first volume of the Carolina Currents series contains original essays exploring South […]

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May
09

FMU graduate Laney Rodgers forges her own path in industrial engineering

Lexington, SC native Laney Rodgers has carved out her own path at Francis Marion University. Inspired by her father and grandfather, Rodgers chose industrial engineering as her major from the start of her college career. She chose FMU because of the engineering industry’s presence in the Pee Dee area—which she believed would make it easier […]

By Anna Strom | News . Uncategorized
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May
08

Student-Athlete graduate reflects on fulfilling journey at FMU

Cullen Dore entered Francis Marion University during the height of the pandemic in the fall of 2020, but that did not stop him from jumping in with both feet. Dore, a native of Myrtle Beach and graduate of Carolina Forest High School, committed to Francis Marion as a cross country and track and field athlete […]

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May
07

FMU’s Ronisha Genwright uses computer science expertise to improve web experience in healthcare

For Mullins, SC native Ronisha Genwright, computer science has always helped her make important connections, both for herself and for others. Some of her most meaningful work and opportunities have stemmed from her field of study.  A Robert E. McNair scholar, computer science major and mathematics minor, Genwright graduated from Francis Marion University on Friday. […]

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May
06

From student to teacher, Lamar native receives education degree from FMU

For as long as she can remember, Lamar native SarahGrace Hanrahan has wanted to be a teacher. On Saturday morning, she walked across the commencement stage in Francis Marion University’s Smith University Center and fulfilled this dream as she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. In a few short months, she will […]

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May
04

FMU Celebrates Spring 2024 Graduates

Francis Marion University celebrated spring 2024 undergraduate and graduate degree recipients in two ceremonies held in the Smith University Center on campus. 353 graduates received their degrees, with 294 receiving undergraduate degrees and 59 earning graduate degrees. 90 percent of the graduating class was comprised of South Carolina residents.  On Friday night, students from the […]

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Apr
25

FMU School of Education honors Roy Ann Jolley (‘75, ‘84)

Francis Marion University’s School of Education honored alumnus Roy Ann Jolley at its annual alumni awards ceremony at The Cottage on campus April 11. Jolley was presented with the prestigious Educator Alumni Award in recognition of her exemplary service to the children and families of the Pee Dee region. She has positively impacted the lives […]

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Apr
22

FMU Faculty Recognized During Annual Awards Ceremony

Pictured left to right: Dr. J. Mark Blackwell, Dr. Ana-Elisa Iglesias, President Fred Carter, Dr. Jason Doll, and Dr. Hubert Setzler. Four Francis Marion University faculty members were honored for their outstanding work during the university’s annual faculty awards night held at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence Thursday evening.  Dr. J. Mark […]

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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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