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Class Notes Winter 2018

Ninteen 70s Lang Beaty (‘74) was awarded the 2017 John J. Kispert Leadership Award at FMU’s Annual Staff Awards Luncheon. Billy Hoylen (’75) and Hoylen Agency,...

From the President

Dear Friends, Francis Marion University is embarking on an innovative new partnership to promote research and scholarship at Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000 acre preserve fronting...

FMU Athletics Round-up      

Women’s Volleyball Record: 9-18 Peach Belt Finish: 3-9 (6th) First-year head coach Lauren Baufield fielded a very young Patriot squad in 2017 with only two seniors and...

From the pulpit to politics

Jeff Noble (‘84) never thought he’d wind up as an elected official but here he is, a new member of the Michigan state house.   Jeff...

Gearing up for engineering’s future

Mechanical Engineering degree is next on the drawing board at FMU By Tucker MItchell Francis Marion University’s first engineering program was launched in 2014 – a...

FMU grad kick pushes his way to the top of skateboard...

Skateboarding is an interesting hobby for some. For Jaime Owens (‘97) it’s a career. Owens has spent most of his working life chronicling the skateboarding world,...

Awards and Grants Winter 2018

FMU ranked among USN&WR’s top colleges Francis Marion University was once again ranked among U.S. News & World Report magazine’s top Regional Universities in the South....

New alumni director has deep roots with FMU

Alumni often find their way back to Francis Marion. Count Lee Daugherty (‘89) among them. Daugherty is FMU’s new director of alumni affairs. He...

Loyalty is its own reward

Detrek Browning stayed true to FMU and became the school’s all-time leading scorer By Tucker Mitchell In an early January game against Clayton State, Detrek Browning...

Internships make FMU’s Industrial Engineering program go

By Matt McColl (‘09) Francis Marion University launched its Industrial Engineering program in the spring of 2014. Four years later it’s already paying dividends for the...