alumni

Young alumnus gift helped Furman crest goal

More than 27,000 alumni, parents, friends, companies, and foundations made gifts to the Because Furman Matters campaign since 2004. Charitable foundations accounted for several  multi-million dollar gifts. But it was a $25 gift from a...

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Jamming for a cause

Furman graduate Charles Hedgepeth wants his music to be more than a form of entertainment; he hopes it can be a tool to help others. Hedgepeth, a singer and guitarist with the band The Work,...

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Shooting his age at Pinehurst No. 2

At what age is it too late to quit chasing your golf dreams? For Dr. M.O. Owens, a 1933 Furman graduate and retired Gastonia, N.C., pastor, it’s never too late. Owens, who attended his 80th...

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Furman’s “Best and Brightest” young graduates

Eight Furman University graduates have been named to Greenville Business Magazine’s 2013 list of the “Best and Brightest 35 and Under.” The Furman graduates selected for this year’s list are Lauren Bries ’02, John Gabbard...

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Rice making his mark in Nashville

Jesse Rice wanted to make sure it was perfect. The 12-year-old stayed up late into the night, making sure each detail was just right. He left the results of his labor, scrawled on a slightly...

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Talk of the TOWN – Blair Knobel ’03

We all have our favorite publications. The ones that arrive at our door each week. The ones we read on our iPads daily. Or even the ones we snag in the checkout line as guilty...

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A literary dream come true

Ed Tarkington, a 1995 Furman graduate, is an English teacher and wrestling coach at Nashville’s Montgomery Bell Academy in Tennessee. He will also soon be a published novelist. His first novel, Only Love Can Break Your...

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Furman Singers alumni prepare for 18th reunion

In the past 67 years the Furman Singers have seen many students pass through their ranks.  Throughout all these years, there are two songs that will always be in their repertoire: “Brown Eyes” and “The...

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Like a Rolling Stone

When the Rolling Stones performed in concert at the TD Garden in Boston on June 12 as part of their “50 & Counting” tour, two Furman graduates were there to help Mick Jagger and the...

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Heart of a Warrior

by Ron Wagner Where to start with Martin Rooney ’93? He’s the author of nine books, the chief operating officer of two companies, and an internationally renowned athletic trainer and motivational speaker. He was a...

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Bookmarks: Recent publications from Furman writers

CATHERINE CLAIRE LARSON ’98, Waiting in Wonder: Growing in Faith While You’re Expecting (Thomas Nelson, 2012). The publisher says, “With Waiting in Wonder, readers are guided through the weeks of pregnancy with devotions for reflection and guided questions...

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Alumni receive honors at awards dinner

Four alumni — Frank Blackwell ’90 (back row, far right), Lillian Brock Flemming ’71 (next to Blackwell), Rodney Johnson ’03 (next to Flemming) and the late C. Dan Joyner ’59 — took home major honors...

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