Nineteen70s

Dorothy Owen (‘71) passed away on August 14, 2014.

Clarice Rodgers Davis (‘72)passed away on August 3, 2014.

John Kirby (’72, ’79) was awarded the Marion Medallion in February 2015.

Vicki Kirby (’72, ’82) was awarded the Marion Medallion in February 2015.

Carolyn Collins McRae (’72, ’83) passed away on November 11, 2014.

Dr. Linda Garmon Huggins (’73, ‘75) passed away on February 7, 2015.

Sharon F. Thames (‘74) passed away on June 23, 2015.

Rick Ostrander (‘75) passed away on November 1, 2014.

Victoria Carter (’76, ’81) was awarded the Texas Instruments T3 Leadership Award in 2015.

Daniel Edward Pridgen (‘76) passed away on February 17, 2015.

Lina Pearson (’77) received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for Darlington County.

Tim Norwood (’78) was honored as the entrepreneur of the year at the Florence-Darlington Technical College Entrepreneurial Forum Gala in January 2015. Hotel Florence received the 2015 Platinum Hospitality Award. Appointed to serve on the FMU Education Foundation Board of Directors July 2015.

Robby Sisco (’78) received the Morgan B. Coker Outstanding Alumnus Award at the 2015 School of Business Leadership Breakfast in February, 2015.

Donna Gates Chapman (‘79) passed away on March 8, 2015.

Becky Jean Elliott (‘79) passed away on February 8, 2015.

Dr. Carey Sheldon McElveen (‘79) passed away on February 8, 2015.

 

Nineteen80s

Betty McCants Morgan (‘81) passed away on January 23, 2015.

Deborah W. Hyler (‘82) was named Francis Marion University’s Outstanding Alumni for 2015 at the FMU Alumni Association’s annual award ceremony.

Nancy Townsend (’84, ’90) retired from FMU in December 2014.

Craig Bailey (‘86) is the new president of the Francis Marion University Alumni Association.

Oliver Hageman (’86) graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from FMU in May 2015.

Carl G. Smith (’86) elected to the FMU Alumni Association Board of Directors in July 2015.

Karen Jones (’87) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Thomas H. Scarborough II (‘87) passed away on April 21, 2015.

Karen Grice (’88) was elected Secretary/Treasurer of Pee Dee Federal Savings Bank in January 2015.

Alisa Marie Newby (‘88) passed away on May 11, 2015.

Kenny Foster (’89) was named the 2013-2014 Tyro Teacher of the Year.

Sharon Y. White Lane (‘89) passed away on December 3, 2014.

Sharon Leona Rogers (‘89) passed away on December 22, 2014.

 

Nineteen90s

Barbara Jeanne Penny (‘91) passed away on August 23, 2014.

Suzanne Koty (’92) was named the South Carolina 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year.

Dona Jo Brown (’93) received the 2015 Educator of the Year Award for Darlington County.

Tara King (’93) was featured in the S.C. Educational Television documentary 180 Days: Hartsville in March 2015.

Tiffni Shealy (’93) joined the Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A. litigation practice in April 2015.

Stacey Y. Brayboy (’94) received the Professional Industry Award in Public Service and Law from the FMU Alumni Association.

Hollie Johnson (’94) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Danielle Johnson (’94) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Paul Seward (’94) was named Florence Area Executive for First Bank in March 2015.

Kimberly Stroup (’94) & Harold Kelly were married in October 2014.

Harry Wallace (’94) received a Master’s in Christian Ministry from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary in 2015.

Jennifer Elkins (’95, ’98) received a Professional Psychology Award at the Psychology Alumni Reception in November 2014.

Melinda Fuller (’95, ’98) received a Professional Psychology Award at the Psychology Alumni Reception in November 2014.

Tim Hill (’95) was elected to the FMU Alumni Association Board of Directors July 2015.

James Francis Stoy (‘95) passed away on May 20, 2015.

Jonathan Burnette (’96) was inducted into the Florence Athletic Hall of Fame in December 2014.

Sonya Graves (’96, ’00) received the School of Education Administrator Award at the School of Education Alumni Awards Reception in February 2015.

Bellany Jackson (‘96) released a gospel album entitled Do You Know the Brass Breaker, Iron Cutter, and Yoke Destroyer, Jesus Christ in August 2014.Her book “Prayers to Release You from Bondage, Recover You and Make You Well in Jesus’ Name” was published by Westbow Press in June 2015,

Brian Kelley (’96) was named new president and CEO of Pee Dee Electric Cooperative in June 2015.

Julie Shealy (’96) received the School of Education Veteran Educator Award at the School of Education Alumni Awards Reception in February 2015.

Archie Brown (’97, ’11) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Crystal Hill-Chapman (’97, ’00) received board certification as a psychologist from the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Dena Kitts’ (’97) husband, Dr. Ken Kitts became President of the University of North Alabama in March 2015.

Kimberly Shaw (’97) was elected to the FMU Alumni Association Board of Directors July 2015.

Robert Ardis (’98) was selected to be the new President and CEO of Santee Electric in August 2015.

Estelle Benson (’98) became the principal of Bethune and Mt. Pisgah Elementary Schools in July 2015.

Robin Bellamy (’99) had her poems, “A Collection of Poetry: matters of the Heart, Revealed,” “Grandma’s Brooch,” and “Bare My Soul” published.

William Doulaveris (’99, ’03) received the Tour of Homes Best in Category award in 2015.

 

Two Thousands

Paige Alexander (’00) was awarded the Marion Medallion in February 2015.

Stacey Creech (’00) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Christian Kahler (’00) recently published the children’s book, The Epic Adventures of Big Binks.

Harold Kelly (’00) & Kimberly Stroup were married in October 2014.

Jennifer Erxleben (’01) received the Bruce E. Konkle Rising Star Award for her work with the Ursa Major yearbook.

Dr. Yolyndra S. Green (‘01) passed away on August 5, 2014.

Misty Stathos (’01) was elected to the FMU Alumni Association Board of Directors July 2015.

Kirk Bevington (’02) was inducted into the FMU Athletic Hall of Fame.

Josh Brown (’02) joined the West Florence High School Staff as Head Baseball coach in May 2015.

Colleen Critcher (’02) won first place at the 2015 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition held in January with her painting, The Engagement.

Crystal Gayle Garris (’02) passed away on March 18, 2015.

Jodi Grainger Pajaro (’02) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing (FNP) from East Tennessee State University in December 2014.

Abria Owens Gunter (’03) was named Teacher of the Year at Johnsonville Elementary School for 2015.

Ainne McAllister-Moss (’03) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from FMU in May 2015.

Carla McCall (’03) accepted the position of Director of Branch Operations at McCall Supply in 2013.

Heather Page (’03) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Lauren Tomlinson (’03) graduated with a Master of Education from FMU in December 2014.

Casey Coker (’04) graduated with a Master of Education from FMU in December 2014.

Erin Jones (’04) was inducted into the FMU Athletic Hall of Fame.

Curtis Keefe (’04) received the 2015 Palmetto Gold award awarded to outstanding McLeod nurses.

Laura Langley (’04) & Jason Smith were married in April 2015.

Shane Orr (’04) was elected to the FMU Alumni Association Board of Directors July 2015.

Stephanie Rhodes (’04) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Dr. Sherief Khalil (‘04) has joined the medical staff of Tidelands Health in Georgetown. Dr. Khalil practices at Inlet Cardiopulmonary where he specializes in coronary disease, valvular heart disease, atrial fibrillation and flutter, and congestive heart failure.

Bradley A. Sponic (’04) received the Professional Industry Award in Education and Arts from the FMU Alumni Association.

Brenda Allison (’06) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Ronald D. Carter, Jr. (’06, ’09) & Melissa Myotte were married in April 2015.

Mark Keller (’06) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from FMU in May 2015.

Natasha Poston (’06) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Jennifer Collins (’07) graduated with a Master of Education from FMU in December 2014.

Shana Lee (’07) was named 2014 State Health Science Teacher of the Year for South Carolina.

Megan Lowder (’07, ’11) & William Powell were married in December 2014.

Lora Meadows (’07) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from FMU in May 2015.

Donna Poston (’07) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Frank Skipper (’07) & Mary Watts were married in April 2015.

Lauren Watkins (’07) joined the FMU staff as Senior Administrative Assistant of Financial Assistance in June 2015.

Lindsey Bibler (’08) was awarded the Bojangles’ book donation honorary teacher for Florence District One.


Pierre Brown (’09) was featured in the S.C. Educational Television documentary 180 Days: Hartsville in March 2015.

Bobbie Grooms (’09) assumed her duties as director of the Marian Wright Edleman Public Library in February 2015.

Kenisha Hayes (’09) graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching from FMU in December 2014.

Stephanie Johnson (’09) & Cameron Ard were married in January 2015.

Jimmi Jones (’09) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Maggie Jones-May (’09) joined South Georgia State College as a Political Science Instructor in 2015.

Bradley Morris (’09) graduated with a Master of Business Administration from FMU in December 2014.

Christy Pee (’09) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

 

Two Thousand10s

Amber Bess (’10) graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching from FMU in December 2014.

Regina Brockington (’10) graduated with a Master of Education from FMU in December 2014.

Amanda Gudgel (’10) graduated from UT School of Veterinary Science in May 2015.

Laura Hauff (’10) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Ashley Langmo (‘13) & Nicholas Bell were married May 16, 2015.

Jessica Lombardi (’10) completed her Master’s degree in Art Education at the University of Texas-Austin in 2012.

Tyler Luther (’10) was named the 2014 South Carolina Trooper of the Year for Troop Nine.

Emily Brandenburg McMillan (‘10) received the Benjamin Wall Ingram III Young Alumnus Award from the FMU Alumni Association.

Heather Patterson (’10) graduated with a Master of Education from FMU in May 2015.

Alyson Thompson (’10) & Douglas MacAlpine were married in June 2014.

Tiffany Anderson (’11) graduated with a Master of Science from FMU in December 2014.

Rebecca Brown (’11) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Brittany Caddell (’11) graduated with a Master of Science in Psychology from FMU in December 2014.

Allison Campbell (’11) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Amber Christy (’11) graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching from FMU in December 2014.

Kayla Duncan (’11) joined the FMU Staff as an Instructor in Psychology in January 2015.

Elizabeth Fogle (’11) graduated with a Master of Business Administration from FMU in May 2015.

Cynthia Gainey (’11) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Justin Griggs (’11) & Sarah Thurman were married in October 2015.

Shanice Hannah (’11) graduated with a Master of Science from FMU in December 2014.

Kelsi Harper (’11) joined the FMU Staff as an Instructor in Psychology in January 2015.

Cea Knox (’11) graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law in May 2015 and accepted a position at a personal injury firm in Jacksonville.

Brianna Miller (’11) graduated with a Master of Business Administration from FMU in December 2014.

Patrick Mincey (’11) was acquired by the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Independent Atlantic League to play baseball.

Kelley Moore (’11) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Angel Parson (’11) received her Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration from Columbia College in July 2014.

Sarah Thurman (’11) & Justin Griggs were married in October 2015.

Benjamin Timmons (’11) & Kristen Sublette were married in June 2014.

Rakeyta Benjamin (’12) graduated as a Specialist in School Psychology from FMU in May 2015.

Joy Brown (’12) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Heather Cox (’12) graduated with a Master of Education from FMU in May 2015.

Kimberley Gainey (’12, ’14) joined the FMU Staff as an instructor in January 2015.

Lashanna Green (’12) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Reeanna Henderson (’12) received the 2015 Palmetto Gold award awarded to outstanding McLeod nurses.

Anna Paul (’12) graduated with a Master of Science from FMU in December 2014.

Steven Smith (’12) graduated with a Jurist Doctorate degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law in May 2015.

Natalie Whitefield (’12) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Baker Reynolds (’12) Chad Tange were married in December 2014.

Sakina Venning (’12) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Natalie Whitfield (’12) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from FMU in December 2014.

Brittany Blackstad (’13) graduated as a Specialist in School Psychology from FMU in May 2015.

Cameron Bridgeman (’13) joined the Darlington High School Faculty as head coach for the girls tennis team in April 2015.

Armand Broady (’13) joined FMU Athletics as the sports information assistant.

Amelia Bryant (’13) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from FMU in May 2015.

Rachel Buschelman (’13) graduated as a Specialist in School Psychology from FMU in May 2015.

Tyler Cantrell (’13) graduated with a Master of Science in Health Physics from Texas A&M in May 2015 & joined Cardinal Health in Ohio.

Lizette Charping (’13) graduated as a Specialist in School Psychology from FMU in May 2015.

Evrik Gary (’13) was named to the All-Star team in the Luxembourg professional basketball league in February 2015.

Daniel Holmes (’13) & Jordan White (‘13) were married in November 2014.

Natalie McDaniel (’13) graduated as a Specialist in School Psychology from FMU in May 2015.

Quinterra Middleton (’13) graduated with a Master of Science from FMU in December 2014 & joined the FMU Staff as a Part-Time Instructor in Psychology in January 2015.

Kim Nester (’13) graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from FMU in May 2015.

Bobbi Oliver (’13) graduated as a Specialist in School Psychology from FMU in May 2015.

William R. “Cody”  Simpson (’13) accepted the title as Coordinator of Student Engagement at FMU in May 2015.

Kelly Kady Tarkenton (’13) graduated with a Master of Education from FMU in May 2015 and was awarded the Novice Educator Award at the 2015 Education Awards reception.

Matthew Weiland (’13) graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from FMU in December 2014.

Heather Weatherford (’13) & Travis Walker were married in July 2015.

Mary Wright (’13) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from FMU in May 2015.

Robert Carpenter (’14) signed a professional contract with the Telstar Hesperange basketball club in February 2015.

Briana Frierson (’14) & Jonathan Gordan were married in March 2015.

Thomas Gillette (’14) graduated with a Master of Business Administration from FMU in May 2015.

Jonathan Gordan (’14) & Briana Frierson were married in March 2015.

Elizabeth Bonnoitt Jones (‘14) joined the McLeod Health Foundation in May 2015.

Terrence Trower (’14) is a co-owner of a newly opened business, I Fix It All, LLC in Florence.

Stephen Yokim (’14) & Chelsea Rhymer were married on May 16, 2015.

Sonovia Bradshaw (’15) received her U.S. Army officer’s commission as a second lieutenant in May 2015.

Lauren Cole (’15) was accepted into the Ross University School of Medicine in May 2015.

Jason Harrington (’15) is an engineering science intern with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sandia is a U.S. Department of Energy national research lab.

Tyler Johnson (‘15) joined McLeod Regional Medical Center as a nurse in the ER.

Austin Kemmerlin (’15) was accepted into the Ross University School of Medicine in May 2015.

Virginia Lynn Ott (’15) & Bradford Jack Robinson were married on June 20, 2015.

 

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