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FLORENCE, SC—Dr. Kendra Green has been named principal at Williams Middle School. She was approved by the Florence 1 Schools Board of Trustees at the May 20th board meeting.

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With the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and enrollment trends disrupting higher education, Coker University is committed to aggressively focus on innovation, thanks to $5M in funding from two family foundations within the Hartsville area.Coker is preparing a bold $10M plan targeting program…

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Francis Marion University’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, a nationwide honor society which recognizes superior academic achievement regardless of field of study, inducted 30 new members at its annual induction ceremony Thursday night in the Chapman Auditorium on the FMU campus.

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Francis Marion University’s Office of the Provost recently announced the promotion of 32 faculty members, following action by FMU President Dr. Fred Carter.

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Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center, in collaboration with the FMU Department of Fine Arts and the Florence Symphony Orchestra, will present a free, outdoor concert series this spring at the FMU Performing Arts Center amphitheater.

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South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman will headline a special symposium on educational issues on April 6 at the Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center.

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Francis Marion University’s School of Business honored Florence businessman Paul Seward with the 2021 Morgan B. Coker Outstanding Alumni award Tuesday night at its annual Alumni Reception at the FMU Performing Arts Center.

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Tune in as Morris College formally recognizes students for outstanding academic achievement from the preceding semester. Dr. Henry Darby will be the guest speaker. There will be approximately 100 students and given the current COVID-19 pandemic, only the speaker, platform participants, and h…

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Internationally renowned dance company Dance NOW! Miami will be performing at Coker University on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 7:30 PM in Watson Theatre. Coker faculty, staff, and students have the option to attend in-person as there are a limited number of in-person tickets available on a f…

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Florence 1 Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard O’Malley has been named the South Carolina Athletic Administrators Association Superintendent of the Year. The SCAAA Awards were presented virtually Sunday, March 14.

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Dr. Will Wattles, former Chair of the Francis Marion University Department of Psychology and Walter D. Smith Professor of Psychology, will deliver the 12th William C. Moran Address on Thursday, March 25.

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The Rookie Teacher of the Year program is designed to recognize and celebrate teachers within the first three years of their career and improve teacher retention by celebrating success early in their careers. Rookie Teacher of the Year school honorees are nominated by their school principals…

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Effective March 1, Coastal Carolina University has transitioned to Phase 2 of the Coastal Comeback COVID-19 Operations Plan. Phase 2 allows for greater flexibility in face-to-face experiences and gatherings; however, moderate prevention and mitigation measures remain in place to safeguard th…

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Have you ever been working in your garden and been interrupted? This has happened to me many times. I left my tools, thinking I would come back to finish the job but get sidetracked. Hours or days later, I start looking for the shovel, rake, or pruners and cannot find them. One way to allevi…

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Dr. Henry Darby, 1975 Morris College alumni, Charleston County Councilman, and Walmart Associate at Walmart in North Charleston, South Carolina - lives up to the Morris College mission statement – “to produce graduates who can pursue useful and productive careers and in so doing enhance thei…

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Coker University recently appointed Carolyn Hart, Ph.D., as Dean of Nursing. Dr. Hart will develop and launch the institution’s inaugural bachelor’s degree in nursing program, which is planned to start in the fall of 2022, pending approval from the South Carolina Board of Nursing. “Coker Uni…

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A total of 7,084 Coastal Carolina University students will soon receive either a $1,000 or $500 one-time grant as a result of the 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), which was signed into law in December 2020. In all, CCU will distribute more than $…

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Francis Marion University named 486 full-time students and 31 part-time students to its President’s List for the fall 2020 semester. An additional 539 full-time students and 66 part-time students made the Dean’s List for the fall semester. 

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The Trinity Collegiate School Key Club partnered with local nonprofit organization Pee Dee Book Project to conduct a book drive. The Key Club is the school’s chapter of the nationwide community service organization. All students had the opportunity to donate new or gently used books and othe…

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In life, there is only one constant: change. We cannot ignore it or resist it, and no matter how much we would like things to remain the same, change is inevitable. Sometimes, whether for good or for bad, we all reach a moment that changes the course of our lives forever. That moment came fo…

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Dr. Daniel Brauss, assistant professor of Mathematics at Francis Marion University, received the FMU African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition’s Diversity Award at the organization’s annual scholarship celebration Thursday night.