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Sep
18

FMU once again ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges”

Francis Marion University has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top Regional University in the South. The University has consistently been ranked among the best universities in the South for over two decades.   This year, the University was recognized in five different categories and showed improvement from last year [...]
By Anna Strom | Liberal Arts News . News
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Sep
11

Francis Marion recognized as a 2023 Great College to Work For® eleven years in a row

Francis Marion University has been named to the 2023 Great Colleges to Work For® list for the eleventh year in a row, with top marks in all ten categories measured. Universities are recognized based on results from surveys administered to employees.    Being a workplace that excels in all ten parameters of the assessment, FMU [...]
By Anna Strom | Liberal Arts News . News
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Sep
07

FMU Board of Trustees names facilities in new School of Education/School of Business Building for longtime faculty members

On Thursday, Francis Marion University held its quarterly Board of Trustees meeting at the FMU Freshwater Ecology Conference Center. During the meeting, the naming of five facilities was approved.   Four classrooms and an auditorium within the new School of Education/School of Business building will be named for longtime FMU faculty who have had a [...]
By Anna Strom | Liberal Arts News . News
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Aug
31

University statement on Hurricane Idalia

Update, Thursday, August 31st: The University will reopen and convene classes at 8:30 AM, Friday, September 1st. Idalia is expected to bring moderate to strong winds and heavy rainfall to the Pee Dee beginning late tomorrow afternoon and extending into the day on Thursday. The state climatologist informed us that the projected track has slipped […]

By Breanna Lisenby | Uncategorized
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Aug
29

FMU receives $25,000 from Honda to fund cybersecurity initiatives

Francis Marion University recently received $25,000 in funding from Honda of South Carolina to support the expansion of cybersecurity initiatives at the university. The funding will allow the university to begin establishing additional curricula in cybersecurity that will benefit both students as well as community members.  Funding from this gift will be used to provide [...]
By Anna Todd | News
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Aug
24

FMU fall semester underway with new programs, record scholarship funding

Francis Marion University’s fifty-third academic year is underway and with it, a few new programs as well as record scholarship funding. During the university’s annual faculty welcome event, FMU President Fred Carter provided updates on funding, scholarships, and academic programs. Carter praised the faculty for their teaching and research accomplishments and discussed appropriations and new [...]
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Aug
14

Endowed Scholarship at FMU Honors longtime community advocate and attorney

The Ronald J. Jebaily Endowed Scholarship in honor of Florence attorney Ronald J. Jebaily has been established at Francis Marion University. This scholarship will provide opportunities for deserving students to pursue a degree from Francis Marion.   Jebaily, a native of New York, opened the Jebaily Law Firm in Florence following his graduation from the [...]
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Aug
03

FMU announces Evening College courses for fall semester

Francis Marion University has announced twelve courses as part of its fall Evening College program. Registration for Evening College courses is open now. Courses begin the week of August 28th and meet once per week for eleven weeks. This semester’s offerings include: Homesteading in the Modern World taught by Dr. Greg Pryor Tell Me a [...]
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Aug
02

FMU awarded over $400,000 in statewide effort to transform healthcare with the use of AI

Francis Marion University has been awarded $416,800 from the National Science Foundation as part of a $20 million investment to advance healthcare with the use of AI. FMU joins a statewide team of 11 institutions that will work closely with industry to advance AI-enabled medical devices and to train an AI-ready workforce. The grant will [...]
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Jul
12

FMU Nursing receives $2.2 million federal grant

Francis Marion University’s School of Health Sciences is the recipient of a $2.2 million grant from the federal government’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This grant will provide tuition support for current and future students in FMU’s Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner programs over the next four years. The Advancing [...]
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Jun
28

New gift from longtime FMU donors to increase scholarship opportunities for First Generation education majors

Dr. Sompong and Mrs. Suwanee Kraikit of Florence recently continued their strong commitment to providing scholarship opportunities to Francis Marion University students by providing a substantial gift to the FMU Education Foundation. For more than two decades, the Kraikits have been generous donors to the university, establishing scholarships that have benefitted generations of students.    […]

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Jun
26

FMU staff members recognized at annual Staff Awards

Francis Marion University recognized four employees for their outstanding service during the annual FMU Staff Awards luncheon held at the Freshwater Ecology Complex Thursday. Jennifer Floyd received the John J. Kispert Leadership Award, Carla Rogers was awarded the Marvin Lynch Humanitarian Award, and Lorraine Burnett and Dennis Sullen were named winners of the two Outstanding […]

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