by Joe Lynn
Most of my posts up to this point have been about social life at FHU. You can definitely tell what I enjoyed the most about my time as a student at Freed but there’s a reason that students have the opportunity to enjoy all of those fun activities and that’s the fact that students come to Freed for an education. A university isn’t exactly an academic institution without a qualified group of professors there to instill their knowledge into the sponge-like minds of the students, and FHU has an incredible group of faculty to do just that.
Not only do the majority of professors have a terminal degree in their field of expertise but they are also all members of the Church of Christ. That means that you can see your professors in the classroom on Friday and at church on Sunday morning. Coming from a public high school, this was something completely new to me when I started at Freed. It just goes to show that at their core, each member of the faculty love God and truly understands what’s important in life. In a world where that is not the popular belief, especially within higher education, it’s refreshing to hear lectures from qualified teachers with a strong faith.
When you combine the core spiritual values with the academic achievement of our professors, you get a very well rounded, intelligent, caring group. Over my time at Freed-Hardeman, I probably took classes from over 20 different professors and to this day (up to 9 years later) there’s not a single professor that I had who doesn’t still know my name. That’s something truly special.
Our professors love the students at FHU and would love to talk with you about our various academic programs. Talk to your admissions counselor about setting up a visit and come meet the people that make FHU the place that it is.