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Furman named “Great Place to Work”

Furman has once again been designated as a great place to work, according to the most recent survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Furman was one of 86 colleges that were recognized in the Chronicle’s eighth annual “Great Colleges to Work For” survey. The university also received special mention for excelling in the category of “Facilities, Workspace and Security.” Furman was listed in the small school enrollment category, which features institutions with 2,999 or fewer students.

A talent for bringing out the best

Just a few days after graduating with her elementary education degree from Furman, Madison Smith ’15 has happily taken the plunge into the world of adulthood. She’s rented her first house near downtown Greenville and purchased two white rocking chairs that she assembled herself to use for daily al fresco dinners on the front porch. […]

Furman listed among “Colleges That Pay You Back”

Furman is listed among the nation’s top 200 schools that provide students with an outstanding combination of academics, affordability and career prospects, according to a new book published by The Princeton Review. The university is also ranked No. 7 among the top 25 schools listed in the special category of “Best Schools for Making an Impact.” Those schools were selected based on student ratings and responses to survey questions covering community service opportunities at their school, student government, sustainability efforts and on-campus student engagement.

Putting words to work

Imagine the scene: Natural light pouring into an open, industrial-modern room, muscular metal beams soothed by aged wood. There are desks, many of them, where English major after English major type away, crafting words for something called a “paycheck.” They’re productive. Happy. Valued members of society’s workforce. Welcome to The EnVeritas Group company headquarters in […]

Richardson named Emerging Teacher of the Year

Once a year, Spanish teacher Jessica Richardson ’12 rolls out the red carpet for her students, literally. After viewing the latest couture from Spain on fashion channel Solo Moda, Richardson and her students rearrange their desks at Travelers Rest High School for a little less trendy runway show. “The tackier, the better,” said Richardson, who […]

Prepared for the job market

No matter what school they attend, most students are concerned about getting a job after graduation and launching their career. Luckily for Furman students, the numbers are in their favor. During a time when the unemployment rate for recent college graduates is around 12 percent,  Furman has a placement rate of approximately 96 percent after […]