FHU Students Accepted into McWherter Scholars Program
Two Freed-Hardeman University students, Jessica Steele and Seth Blackwell, have been named 2012-2013 McWherter Scholars. Steele and Blackwell were chosen from applicants from college and universities across West Tennessee.
The McWherter Scholars Program encourages college students to use their talents and resources to make a difference in their community. Scholars attend a retreat and a series of meetings throughout the semester, giving them the opportunity to interact with other scholars. Steele and Blackwell were nominated for the scholarship program and selected after completing an interview process.
Steele is a senior elementary education major with a Spanish minor from Henderson, Tenn. She is the daughter of Algene and Donna Steele. Steele said, “I am grateful to have been chosen, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to work alongside others to make a difference in West Tennessee.”
Blackwell is a senior biochemistry major from Humboldt, Tenn. He is the son of Sam and Freda Blackwell. He said, “When I found out that I had been accepted, I was very excited. I look forward to this coming year and the invaluable experiences and opportunities through this program.”
Dr. Wayne Scott, the vice-president of student services at FHU, nominated Steele and Blackwell for this honor. He stated that the two “are both great representatives of Christian education. They are very bright, involved and faithful Christians.”