FMU, Morning News honors community service members


Rachel Droze, Assistant Editor
April 4, 2015

FMU and the Florence Morning News honor four community members with the Marion Medallion on Feb. 27 at the Performing Arts Center. The Medallion recognizes members of the community for their contributions and service to the people of the Pee Dee region. It was first awarded in 2012, and FMU and the Morning... Read more »

Online nursing program earns praise, recognition


Rebecca Cross, Managing Editor
March 4, 2015

On Jan. 13, a group of professional nurses, educators, writers and editors acknowledged FMU’s online RN to BSN program as one of the best online classroom experiences provided by a university in the U.S., a website dedicated to furthering education for new and established nurses, helps... Read more »

Four professors receive Trustees’ Research award

Rebecca Cross, Assistant Editor
October 9, 2014

Four Francis Marion University (FMU) professors have received the Trustees’ Research Award, the university’s highest academic research award. The recipients are: Dr. Lisa Eargle, professor and chair of the department of sociology; Dr. Chris Johnson, professor and chair of the Department of English,... Read more »

University listed among best regional colleges


Nisheeka Simmons, Staff Writer
October 2, 2013

Francis Marion University (FMU) was recently ranked among the Southern Region’s best universities by the U. S. News and World Report magazine.  The achievement has earned FMU a position in the 2014 edition of “America’s Best Colleges,” published by the U.S. News Media Group. Tucker Mitchell,... Read more »

University receives education award


Joshua Lloyd, Staff Writer
September 24, 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education, a nationwide news publication for colleges and universities, named Francis Marion University (FMU) one of the nation’s “2013 Great Colleges to Work For®” this summer. This accolade was obtained through survey results from nearly 45,000 employees at 300 higher... Read more »

Graphic design students win


Veronica Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
March 13, 2013

Seven Francis Marion University (FMU) students recently participated and won awards for their designs at the 2013 ADDY competition for the student local level. The ceremony was held in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Ripley’s Aquarium. Currently, ADDY Awards is the only artistic awards program... Read more »

The Patriot staff dominates in statewide press competition


Brittany Parker, Editor-in-Chief
April 17, 2012

The Patriot newspaper’s staff raked in 14 awards, including first place in the General Excellence category, at the April 13 South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) awards ceremony in Columbia, S.C. “The Patriot news staff should be very proud of their accomplishments,” Associate Professor of Mass... Read more »

The Patriot takes home five awards in press competition


Brittany Parker, Editor-in-Chief
April 14, 2011

Francis Marion University’s student newspaper won five awards at the annual South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) awards program, including first place for the best print advertisement. “This is one of the hardest working editorial teams that has ever edited The Patriot,” Patriot Adviser... Read more »

The Patriot takes home first place honor

Brittany Parker, Editor-in-Chief
August 23, 2010

Francis Marion’s student-run newspaper, The Patriot, was awarded first place in the best overall category of the under 5,000 division by the South Carolina Press Association (SPCA). This award recognizes the newspaper for its dedication to covering events that affect its students, faculty and staff. The... Read more »