Professor Spotlight: Lynn Kostoff – Fiction author finds inspiration in everything

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Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014

Professor of English and author of three novels, Lynn Kostoff, has captivated the English department at Francis Marion University (FMU) with his creativity and passion for writing. Not only has Kostoff published three books and has one set to release in the summer 2015, but he has also been named as... Read more »

FMU graduate stands out in media industry

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Rachel Droze, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014

Francis Marion University (FMU) graduate Katrina Garnes has established a name for herself throughout the communications industry. While a student at FMU, Garnes began a web show titled “What’s Going On” to cover community issues, local events and to motivate other entrepreneurs. The web show was... Read more »

Professor Spotlight: Dr. William Bolt – Historian tackles the future with the past

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Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
October 9, 2014

Assistant professor of history Dr. William Bolt is very passionate about his field of study embraces his position at Francis Marion University (FMU). Bolt graduated from both the University of Buffalo and the University of Tennessee, never once considering anything besides becoming a historian. “Even... Read more »

Professor Spotlight: T. Barbeau & G. Pryor – Dynamic duo shatters stereotypes, improves academia

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Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
September 20, 2014

Professors of Biology, Tamatha Barbeau and Gregory Pryor, have been dominating the Biology department at Francis Marion University [FMU] for ten years as a team.   Bent on educating students in both academia and in life, Barbeau and Pryor strive to be unconventional role models for each students... Read more »

Professor Spotlight Dr. Jon Tuttle: Distinguished professor finds strength in rejection

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Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
August 27, 2014

Professor of English and Coordinator of International Studies, Jon Tuttle, has been teaching at Francis Marion University (FMU) since 1990. Not only is he well known in his field, around campus and in the community, he is also recognized in academia as the 2014 Distinguished Professor (the highest award... Read more »

Altman alters path in graduate school

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Tiara Felder, Managing Editor
April 10, 2014

May 2013 Francis Marion University (FMU) graduate Susan Faye Altman completed her Bachelor of the Arts degree in history with a minor in English literature and collateral in non-profit management.  As a Florence native, Altman said that her decision to attend FMU was influenced by the opinions of those... Read more »

Professor Spotlight: C. Allan Lockyer – Geography professor beats cancer, runs on

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Joshua Lloyd, Staff Writer
March 26, 2014

Many students tend to view geographical studies as “just learning a map,” and it often gets pushed into the category of another stale, tedious general education course. But to geography professor Dr. C. Allan Lockyer there is much more to the discipline than meets the eye. “Geography isn’t only... Read more »

Pritchard pursues graduate ambition

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Tiara Felder, Managing Editor
March 26, 2014

When Melody Pritchard, senior English major, began to pursue her undergraduate education at Francis Marion University (FMU), she had low expectations about what it would be like and how she would spend her years here. “I came to FMU because it was convenient,” Pritchard said.  “I certainly didn’t... Read more »

Douglas inspired by seasides

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Melanie Mitchell, Senior Writer
March 26, 2014

Former Francis Marion University (FMU) student, now Anderson University adjunct ceramics instructor Hayley Douglas has already reached success with her career in the art industry. Douglas completed her undergraduate studies at FMU in 2009 and went on to pursue her Master of Fine Arts degree which she... Read more »

Alumna finds path, ambition in medical field

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Robyn McNeil, Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2014

Recent graduate Alexandra McMillan is taking strides toward a future in studying the origin and spread of diseases, epidemiology, by a love of science and the pursuit of graduate school opportunities.                      McMillan, who majored in biology and minored in chemistry while... Read more »

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