Graduate returns to teach at his alma mater

Melissa Rollins, Staff Writer

November 8, 2011

Filed under Feature, Recent Graduates

Associate Professor of Physics Dr. Philip Fulmer did not plan to return to his alma mater after graduation, but a call from a former professor brought him back. On the staff at Francis Marion University since 2002, Fulmer now...

Former graduate returns: Natalie Mahaffey calls English Dept. home

Rachel Baggett, Staff Writer

November 8, 2011

Filed under Feature, Professor Spotlight

Many students have different reasons for attending Francis Marion University, but instructor of English Natalie Mahaffey said that she based her decision on something she called downright embarrassing. “I chose to stay in...

New professor researches crime

Melissa Rollins, Staff Writer

October 19, 2011

Filed under Professor Spotlight

Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Jessica Doucet has always been intrigued by mysteries. She said that her love of them helped lead her to sociology. Doucet, who is in her first semester as a professor at Francis Marion...

Graduate focuses on inter-disciplinary research

Christopher McKagen, Staff Writer

October 19, 2011

Filed under Recent Graduates

Joseph “Robbie” Burger, from Powdersville, S.C., began a pursuit of unusually high expectations in the classrooms of Francis Marion University only a few years ago. Burger graduated from FMU in 2006 with a major in Economics...

FMU graduate working for Media General

Melissa Rollins, Staff Writer

September 28, 2011

Filed under Feature, Recent Graduates

Recent FMU graduate Andrew Golden began working in his chosen career field as a digital journalist only two weeks after graduating. Golden got his bachelor’s degree in mass communication - broadcast in May 2010. Almost immediately...

Chair of Nursing Department works to make changes

Rachel Baggett, Staff Writer

September 28, 2011

Filed under Feature, Professor Spotlight

Since becoming the chair of the Nursing Department a year ago, Dr. Ruth Wittmann-Price has created a nursing graduate program, worked with the department to receive full accreditation and saw all of last semesters’ graduates...

Maestro Roberts makes music

Rachel Baggett, Staff Writer

September 7, 2011

Filed under Feature, Professor Spotlight

Like many musicians, Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Industry Program Dr. Terry Roberts began playing music at a very early age. Even though Roberts’ father was a music education teacher, he let Roberts...

Graduate finds BCM with karaoke

Christopher McKagen, Staff Writer

September 7, 2011

Filed under Feature, Recent Graduates

It would be fair to say that not many adventures involving a karaoke machine have opened a door for a new job, especially a leadership position within a community of Christians. But for recent FMU graduate Mike Brank, his path...

Former Patriot works way through minor leagues

Tim Laurent, Sports Writer

August 21, 2011

Filed under Feature

Not many college athletes have their dream of playing professionally fulfilled, but former Patriot Barrett Kleinknecht had this dream become a reality when he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the twelfth round of the 2010...

Dr. Peter King discusses his promotion to associate provost

Alyssa Carver, Copy Editor

August 21, 2011

Filed under Feature, Professor Spotlight

Dr. Peter King, associate provost for academic affairs and enrollment management and a biology professor at FMU, began his career as a farmer in Australia, but soon became interested in biology when he was exposed to the wildlife...

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