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Jun
15

New Florence Behavioral Health Initiative represents first-of-its-kind collaboration

Governor McMaster, South Carolina House Speaker Murrell Smith, Florence Mayor Teresa Myers Ervin and a collaboration of health care organizations and university leaders today announced a historic, collaborative investment in South Carolina’s behavioral health system in Florence. The governor, speaker and mayor were joined by leaders from the South Carolina Department of Health and Human […]

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Jun
13

FMU hosts Juneteenth Celebration

Francis Marion University will host a celebration of Juneteenth this Saturday, June 17 at the Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence. The event, Juneteenth: A Conversation About Our Past, Present and Future, begins at 1:30 p.m. and includes a discussion panel, Q&A session and reception.  Additionally, the Traveling Civil Rights Museum will be open to […]

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Jun
07

FMU announces McNair and Darla Moore Scholars for the 2023-2024 school year

Francis Marion University has named the recipients of two of its most prestigious scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year.  The McNair Scholarship is FMU’s highest academic scholarship award and is highly competitive. It is based not only on scholarship, but on community involvement. The University seeks to award the scholarship to students who desire to […]

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May
30

The Peak of Vallee’s Coaching

The 2023 softball season, head coach Stacey Vallee’s 19th campaign at Francis Marion University, turned out to be the most offensive of her career – and that should be taken in a positive way. The Patriots posted a 42-13 record, came within one game of winning the Conference Carolinas regular-season title, captured the conference tournament title, […]

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May
25

FMU Releases Spring 2023 Semester President’s, Dean’s Lists

Francis Marion University named 425 full-time students and 42 part-time students to its President’s List for the Spring 2023 semester. In addition, 430 full-time students and 55 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
15

FMU Performing Arts Center Announces 2023-2024 Spotlight Series

The FMU Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce its 2023-2024 Spotlight Series featuring diverse offerings including county, rock, Motown, Broadway, and more.  The season kicks off with country music icon Crystal Gayle followed by Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone of “I’m Into Something Good” fame; one of rock’s most dynamic and purposeful bands, The […]

By Anna Todd | News
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May
10

FMU opens the world to Dillon native Curtis McLaurin

Dillon native Curtis McLaurin (‘23) entered Francis Marion University in the fall of 2019 as a history major and leaves with a passion for international work.  McLaurin, a 2019 graduate of Dillon High School, chose to study history at FMU because it was always his strongest subject and fascinated him. He particularly enjoyed European history, […]

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May
09

Next stop: Veterinarian School for 2023 graduate Annalena Griffin

2023 Francis Marion University graduate Annalena Griffin has always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian––specifically, an exotic animal specialist. The Taylors, SC native currently cares for over 10 rescued snakes at her home.   “I’m very into exotics and wildlife medicine,” Griffin says. “Reptiles and amphibians have a special place in my heart, and I rescue [...]
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May
08

FMU’s Speech Language Pathology Program brings Mercado to Florence; now she’s here to stay

Franyeris Mercado received the Master of Speech-Language Pathology from Francis Marion University during Saturday’s spring 2023 commencement ceremony. Mercado, a Rhode Island native, moved to Florence nearly three years ago to begin the SLP program, and will remain here as she’ll begin work as a speech language pathologist for Florence One Schools in the fall. [...]
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May
06

FMU celebrates graduates at Spring 2023 commencement

Francis Marion University celebrated spring 2023 undergraduate and graduate degree recipients in a ceremony held Saturday at the Florence Center and presided over by Provost Peter King. Over 350 degrees were awarded to graduates, with 90% of the class comprised of South Carolina residents.  Honorary doctorates of Humanities were conferred on Linda Sullen, a longtime [...]
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May
02

FMU Hosts Celebration for Ebony Guest House Historical Marker

Ebony Guest House Celebration

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Apr
28