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Former Director of Bands Hicken to conduct, alum to premiere new music

The May 5 Greenville Symphony performances conducted by Les Hicken highlight wind instruments and a world premiere by Furman alumnus Erik Franklin '11.

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Trustee Jason Richards talks commercial real estate on YPK podcast

Furman Trustee Jason Richards '01 joins Kamber Parker Bowden '17 in a podcast to talk about how NAI Earle Furman LLC attracts and retains young professionals in the commercial real estate business.

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Alumnus performs, mentor conducts in May 5 Peace Center concert

Composer and musician Erik Franklin '11 will play an original piece for the clarinet while Les Hicken, former director of bands at Furman, will wave the baton in the Peace Center's Gunter Theater.

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Beth Pontari Named VP of Academic Affairs and Provost

Pontari was a key leader in developing The Furman Advantage and the underlying Pathways Program. She started her career at Furman in 2001 as an assistant professor of psychology. Her new role begins May. 1.

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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.

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Furman Dedicates Benefactors Green to Honor Donors

Benefactors Green, to the northeast of the James B. Duke Library, honors donors in the White Oaks Society, a group of benefactors who have give $1 million or more to Furman.

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Sali Christeson ’07 talks with Fortune

Sali Christeson '07 talks with Fortune magazine about her design brand for professional women.

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Alumnus John Genther ’23 saved man from waters in Long Island Sound

Genther says it's easy to fall into complacency in the routine of work. But dangers loom large on the water. Learn how awareness, quick action and the proper training led to a dramatic rescue.

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Riley Institute’s Cathy Stevens named among ‘Top 50 Women Leaders’

Cathy Stevens '01 is included the 2024 cohort of South Carolina leaders published by Women We Admire.

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President Elizabeth Davis featured in University Business

Davis sits down with UB's Alcino Donadel to talk about The Furman Advantage. In three video clips, hear her thoughts on the changing dynamics of the student body, getting buy-in for TFA from the board...

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Alumnus, First Amendment Scholar Discusses Separation of Church and State

The separation of church and state has always been contentious, but the First Amendment is clear on the issue, Storslee said.

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Furman history alumnus named president of University of Saint Francis

Furman history alumnus Lance Richey '88 takes the reins at the University of Saint Francis after serving as interim president since May 2023.

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