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 »

Pate finds his niche in advertisement design

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Joshua Lloyd, Staff Writer
February 7, 2014

Senior visual-arts major Tyler Pate has spent his time at Francis Marion University (FMU) creating award-winning graphic designs as well as opening doors of opportunity through internships, business conferences and international studies. Pate’s awards include four American Institute of Graphic Art... Read more »

Professor Spotlight Dr. Paolo Gauldi : Gualdi shares his musical “Pasion” with CD

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Robyn McNeil, Editor-in-Chief
February 7, 2014

Dr. Paolo Gualdi, assistant professor of music, has released a new CD entitled “Pasión” with a world-renowned opera performer.         This past June, Gualdi traveled to France to record “Pasión” with mezzo-soprano Kirstin Chavez.  The CD has now been published by the... Read more »

Middleton returns to gain graduate degrees

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Tiara Felder, Managing Editor
February 7, 2014

In May 2013, Quinterra Middleton graduated from Francis Marion University (FMU) with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and returned to the university as a student to pursue her Master’s and specialist’s degrees.                 Middleton said that while she learned a lot from FMU... Read more »

Register excels in teaching career

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Tiara Felder, Managing Editor
February 7, 2014

Kirby Register graduated from Francis Marion University (FMU) in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education.  She has since put her degree to use as a third grade math and science teacher at Spalding Elementary in Lamar, South Carolina.       According to Register, the education... Read more »

Professor Spotlight: Kimberly Turner – “From Broadway musicals to The Brothers Grimm”

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Tiara Felder, Managing Editor
January 15, 2014

Professor Kimberly Turner joined the English faculty at Francis Marion University (FMU) and began teaching in the fall semester of 2013, but she had previous experiences interacting with the students and staff before that.        Turner obtained her Bachelor’s of Art degree in English with a... Read more »

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