Skip to main content

John W. Parks IV ’93 receives Distinguished Teacher Award

John W. Parks IV
Florida State University Professor of Percussion John W. Parks IV is a 1993 Furman music graduate. Photo/Florida State University News

John W. Parks IV, a 1993 Furman University music alumnus, has received Florida State University’s 2019 Distinguished Teacher Award. Parks is only the third College of Music faculty member to receive FSU’s most prestigious honor for teaching. He joined the FSU faculty in 2003 and was promoted to full professor in 2016. According to an article published in Florida State University News, Parks was instrumental in establishing the nation’s only conservatory-competitive percussion studio that includes recording technology and entrepreneurship as part of applied instruction.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Last updated .

first forward

Furman named to inaugural cohort of First Forward institutions

First Forward is a program of the Center for First-generation Student Success. Furman is among 80 universities nationwide to be named in the inaugural cohort.

Furman says goodbye to the class of 2019

Furman alum and NPR correspondent Eleanor Beardsley '86 spoke to the graduates.

emerging public leaders

Riley Institute names new class of Emerging Public Leaders

Eighteen rising high school seniors from across the state will participate in the leadership program this summer.

lakeside music

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series runs May 23-Aug. 1

The long-running concert series has delighted Upstate audiences for over 50 years. Leslie W. Hicken conducts the Lakeside Concert Band. Admission is free.