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Your magazine survey answers will help shape what’s to come

Last updated October 15, 2019

By Furman News

Dear Furman Family,

Over the summer, we learned a lot from you and what you want out of your Furman magazine. You’re curious about what your classmates have been up to since graduation. You love reading about Furman athletics. But you’re also especially interested in Furman’s history and traditions and how the campus is growing.

Those are just a few of the opinions that rose to the top in the magazine readership survey that many of you took in July and August. Now we’ll get to work incorporating your thoughtful responses into upcoming issues of Furman magazine. In the future, look for a fresh new look to the design, a greater focus on the topics that strengthen your connection to Furman and perhaps even a few surprises. These are a few other findings from the survey:

  • Half of you get “all” or “most” of your information about Furman from the magazine.
  • 86% read “most” or “every” issue, while 66% spend at least 30 minutes with an issue.
  • 87% “agree” or “strongly agree” that the magazine “strengthens my connection” to Furman.
  • 28% donated money to Furman after reading the magazine, while 34% recommend Furman to a prospective student or family member.
  • 37% are “very likely” or “moderately” likely to read additional web content.

Thank you for sharing your opinions with us, and please drop me a note if you have story ideas, a letter for publication in the magazine or additional thoughts about what you’d like to see in Furman magazine.


Sarita Chourey
Editor, Furman magazine


P.S. One member of our alumni family who took the survey had this to say: “Upon receipt of the magazine, I immediately turn to class notes and obituaries to check my class and those that overlapped with me.” So, don’t forget to keep in touch by submitting your news – marriages, births and professional or educational updates – for publication in Class Notes. You can do so here.





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