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A Bollywood ending

It’s not everyday a movie night turns into a career networking event. But for Lauren Moon, it did just that. When she was a senior, Moon thought a Bollywood night sounded like a fun event...

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Coulter looks for that championship form

Once upon a time, Leigh Coulter played golf well enough to qualify for the USGA Junior Girls national tournament, earn a berth on Furman’s 1976 national championship team and spend seven years teaching the game...

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Furman graduate named Teacher of Year

Eric Tornfelt, a 2003 Furman graduate who teaches civics and economics at Mallard Creek High in North Carolina, has been named Teacher of the Year for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Tornfelt received his B.A. degree in political...

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Furman grad Malac nominated as ambassador

President Barack Obama has nominated 1977 Furman graduate Deborah Malac to serve as Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia in the Department of State.  Malac was among several individuals President Obama recently nominated or appointed...

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Furman grad Malac nominated as Ambassador to Liberia

President Barack Obama has nominated 1977 Furman graduate Deborah Malac to serve as Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia in the Department of State.  Malac was among several individuals President Obama recently nominated or appointed...

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Late C. Dan Joyner first recipient of Riley Medal

MAY 1, 2012 by Vince Moore, Director of News and Media Relations The Furman Board of Trustees has announced that the late C. Dan Joyner of Greenville is the first recipient of the newly created...

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Furman alum top graduate at veterinary school

Virginia Tech has named 2008 Furman graduate Brittany J. Carr as the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine for the 2011-12 academic year.  Carr graduated magna cum laude from Furman...

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Ten new members to join Furman Board of Trustees

MARCH 29, 2012 by Vince Moore, Media Relations Richard W. Riley, chair of the Furman Board of Trustees, has announced that 10 new members will join the board this summer. The new trustees are Ann Bryan...

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Pat McNeely discusses new book on C-SPAN

Journalist Pat Gantt McNeely, a 1960 Furman graduate, recently co-wrote a book, Knights of the Quill: Confederate Correspondents and Their Civil War Reporting. An interview with her about the book appeared on C-SPAN’s BookTV. McNeely is...

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Scott Jarrett’s tale of two cities (and three jobs)

For nearly eight years, 1997 Furman graduate Scott Jarrett has shuttled between Charlotte, N.C., and Boston sharing his musical gifts.  In the past two weeks, he guest-conducted a Miami group in a Bach masterwork and...

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Alum Jessica Taylor talks politics

Jessica Taylor, a 2007 Furman graduate and senior analyst/reporter with The Rothenberg Political Report, recently appeared on MSNBC's “The Daily Rundown” with Chuck Todd to talk about the South Carolina Republican presidential primary. A native of...

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Meet Furman alum and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero

Madeline Anne Rogero graduated from Furman in 1979 with a B.A. degree in political science.  On Saturday, Dec. 17, the 59-year-old Florida native was inaugurated as the first woman mayor of Knoxville, Tenn.  She made it...

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