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Caterisano to be inducted into National Wrestling HOF

Caterisano coached wrestling at Furman during his first seven years of his 40-year career at the university and saw Marty Fajerman ’91 crowned Southern Conference Champion. He'll be officially inducted to the Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Stillwater, Oklahoma, in late May.

LDOC captures media attention

The time-honored tradition celebrates the last day of classes at the university. Students and Furman's beloved Nancy Cooper spoke with reporters about the event, while another news station covered the festivities by helicopter.

Erin Hahn receives Jim Smart Award

The award, from Furman's Cothran Center, pays tribute to faculty and staff who help students add depth and meaning to the life decisions they make while in college.

U.S. Judge Thomas Cullen ’00 to Speak at Furman Commencement

As a U.S. attorney, Cullen oversaw prosecutions resulting from the August 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was appointed to the federal bench in September 2020.

Shi Institute study on gentrification cited in NYT

Reference to a study conducted by The Shi Institute and led by Ken Kolb appears in an article about the in-migration of conservatives to South Carolina from more liberal-leaning states.

Furman’s Hecimovich wins L. A. Times Book Award

Hecimovich's book is a biography of the first known Black woman novelist. She wrote "The Bondwoman's Narrative" as an enslaved woman in North Carolina. Hecimovich's book was chosen from more than 100 entries.



The Fall 2023 issue of Furman magazine tells the stories of stunt artist Lane Erwin ’15, Furman’s first known Cherokee student Shelby Parker ’15, a special friendship behind the historic success of the men’s basketball team, and many more remarkable alumni, students, faculty and staff.


Fall 2023 Features

Shelby’s Song

Shelby Parker ’15 is preserving and strengthening the Cherokee culture by uplifting its members – at work and at home.

The Race to Reduce

Climate change threatens our health and hopes for the future. Here is what Furman is doing about it.

Cells on the Move

A professor and his students are researching how cells spread, move and interact with other cells, which could help us better understand cancer metastasis.

The promise is real

We see clearly the promise of setting Furman apart in higher education and preparing our students as never before to be agents of inspiration, leadership and change in the world.


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