Spring is the air on Furman’s campus and our faculty, staff and students have been actively engaged both inside and outside our gates.  With that in mind, we’d like to share a few highlights with you:

    • The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament first- and second-round games hosted by Furman and the Southern Conference generated more than $10 million in economic impact and added $125,000 in revenue to the local tax digest.  March Madness was a Big Win For Greenville!
    • Furman dedicated a peace pole, presented by the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection, between the Dining Hall and Furman Lake. The pole “represents Furman’s hope and commitment toward peace in our community and the entire world,” said student Abijah Leamon ’24.
    • The 14th annual Furman Engaged event was held on April 12th.  This amazing day highlights students’ achievements in research, internships and study away.
    • Gabie Giers ’23, a sustainability science major, was named a Newman Civic Fellow. The honor includes a year of training and networking to build personal and professional skills aimed at helping students make a difference in their communities.
    • George Shields, professor of chemistry, received the 2022 Faculty Mentor Award from the Council on Undergraduate Research and the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
    • Tom Whittemore ’23 and Colin Bready ’24 were named Goldwater Scholars, the preeminent honor for undergraduates studying the natural sciences, engineering and math. Furman has had six Goldwater Scholars since 2019.
    • A Greenville News story about the danger White Horse Road poses to pedestrians in Greenville cites the research of Furman senior Loise Aleria.
    • Bob Anderson ’18 and some of his students at JL Mann High School in Greenville have taken on the job for mapping stars as part of the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program.

    Written by: Liz Seman