UDHD5401Hello! My name is Marra Burton

I am from Louisville, Kentucky – to sound it out:


You know, KFC? The Kentucky Derby?

I was born and raised in Kentucky but lived in Sarasota, Florida for two years of high school for athletics.

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I am a Communications Major graduating in 2020. I am also a member of Furman’s golf team and Kappa Delta Sorority!

I started playing golf around age 11 and began playing competitively soon after. I have had 2 hole-in-ones (that no one in my family has witnessed) and my lowest competitive round is a 67.

My favorite thing about Furman is the campus community and the connectivity between students and staff— who doesn’t love saying “Hi Ms. Bonnie” on the daily when walking into the DH or getting invited to their professor’s house for dinner?

Despite spending most of my time in the classroom or on the golf course, I love to hang out with my friends, FaceTime my dog and explore downtown Greenville. My favorite spot on campus is the patio on the second floor of Trone Student Center (it has a great view of the lake and comfy chairs to relax or study in). My favorite spot downtown is Grill Marks—I love a good burger with fries and it is a short walk from the Reedy River.

I am super excited to share this next year with y’all! Look out for my hashtag #marraforefurman on the official Admissions blog and social networks!


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