Luncheon Honors Scholarship Donors
The annual scholarship luncheon, presented by the Freed-Hardeman University advancement staff, was held April 20 in the Brewer Sports Center auxiliary gym. Approximately 200 scholarship recipients and sponsors attended.
The luncheon offers scholarship recipients an opportunity to meet donors and has become a spring tradition on campus. This year, donors and recipients of both endowed and annually designated scholarships were invited.
Kyle Lamb, assistant vice president of advancement, organized the event. “Scholarships help ensure that the legacy of training young people at FHU to become Christian leaders in churches and in the workplace will continue. The scholarship luncheon is a great way to honor our scholarship sponsors by providing them the opportunity to meet their scholarship recipient and it gives students the opportunity to learn the importance of giving back,” said Lamb.
Chuck Smith, a retired hospital chaplain from Athens, Ga., and current FHU student Ashley Kirby, Mayfield, Ky., spoke at the luncheon. Smith is the donor for an annually designated scholarship. Kirby discussed her friendship with Emma Bell Gardner, who sponsored an annual scholarship for her.
Josephine Riddick, Bells, Tenn., closed the luncheon with a piano recital. Riddick graduated from Freed-Hardeman in 1941.The University Singers, led by Steven Foster, also performed.