President Davis featured in magazine article

Read Q&A with President Elizabeth Davis In a wide-ranging interview with Black Box Magazine, Furman President Elizabeth Davis talked about everything from growing up in New Orleans and playing in a band with Wynton Marsalis to what it means to be Furman’s first female president. She also discussed her views on the cost and value […]


What Really Matters? Read President Davis’ Speech

Furman President Elizabeth Davis talked about what is truly important and why thinking like an accountant is not necessarily a bad thing when she delivered the “What Really Matters?” lecture on campus Tuesday evening in the Daniel Chapel. Her talk was part of L.D. Johnson Lecture Series that honors the memory of the late L.D. Johnson, who served as chaplain and professor of religion at Furman for nearly 15 years before his death in 1981.


President Davis to speak on “What Really Matters Nov. 17

Furman president Elizabeth Davis will speak on “What Really Matters?” Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in Furman’s Daniel Chapel. Her CLP talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Furman’s Chaplains Office and is part of the L.D. Johnson Lecture Series. Davis, who came to the university after spending 22 years at Baylor, became Furman’s 12th President on July 1, 2014.


Duke Endowment awards Furman $22.3 Million Grant to Support Student Scholarships

Furman has received a $22.3 million grant from The Duke Endowment to strengthen and support one of the University’s premier merit scholarship programs. The grant includes $22 million for the University’s endowment to augment Furman’s James B. Duke Scholarship program, which provides full-tuition scholarships to students who display “exceptional academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishment.” The remaining $300,000 is operational funding that will support the University’s ongoing initiatives to enhance the Duke Scholars’ academic experiences.


NIH awards Furman $1.3 million in funding to support biomedical research

Furman will use $1.3 million in new funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide resources for students and faculty engaged in biomedical research, K-12 outreach and science infrastructure. The funding is part of a five-year, $18 million NIH award to South Carolina, where Furman will partner with colleges and universities across the state in an effort to strengthen the Palmetto State’s biomedical research capacity.


President Davis is featured guest on “Carolina Business Review”

Furman President Elizabeth Davis will be the featured guest on the newest edition of “Carolina Business Review,” a television program which airs on 22 PBS stations in North and South Carolina. The half-hour program, which focuses on business and public policy issues in the Carolinas, will air for the first time Friday, Oct. 23 at 8:30 p.m. on WTVI, the PBS station in Charlotte, N.C.


Adopting a grandparent at Furman

Adjusting to the lack of family connection in everyday life can be rough transition for many college students living away from home. To help students maintain that family connection while away at school, Furman sophomore Christina Sturgeon has created a program in which students can “adopt” a grandparent—allowing student and grandparent to form true relationships. […]


Educational partnership helps open doors

The Greenville region is blessed with an abundance of educational institutions offering a broad array of opportunities, and Greenville Technical College and Furman have enjoyed a longstanding partnership that is a model for collaboration and educational advancement. In an op-ed for The Greenville News, Furman president Elizabeth Davis and Greenville Tech president Keith Miller explain […]


Furman alums named “Best and Brightest”

Greenville Business Magazine has published its annual list of the “Best & Brightest 35 and Under,” and four Furman graduates are included on the 2015 list. The alumni making this year’s list are Diana Berti ’07, Max Dinatale ’07, Cal Hurst ’04 and Thomas Self ’05. The magazine recognized a total of 38 Greenville County […]


Furman celebrates beginning of new school year

More than 1,400 faculty, staff, students, alumni and members of the Greenville community gathered in McAlister Auditorium Thursday as Furman celebrated the beginning of the 2015-16 school year with its annual fall convocation. In addition to the address by education professor Scott Henderson, the university awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree to trustee Robert Buckman, presented the Richard Furman Baptist Heritage Award to Rev. James Russell Dean II ‘86, and introduced the five seniors who were named Furman Fellows for the current academic year.