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Francis Marion University to celebrate fall commencement, first class of doctoral graduates

December 14, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Francis Marion University will award degrees to 329 graduates at its fall commencement ceremony on Saturday at 10 a.m.

The degrees will include 204 baccalaureate degrees and 125 graduate degrees -- constituting the largest fall graduates in the University’s history.

Honorary Doctorates of Humanities will be conferred on Costa M. Pleicones, a Columbia-based lawyer and the former Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court; and Dr. John Keith, III, a Pee Dee pediatrician.

Francis Marion’s first class of Doctorate of Nursing Practice students will walk across the stage Saturday, making history as FMU’s first doctorate level graduates. The seven students are the culmination of a program that was launched with the mission of helping improve healthcare access in across the Pee Dee region and beyond.

FMU’s commencement is a ticketed event.

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