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Freed-Hardeman University Group Returns to U.S. Following Attacks in Brussels

Henderson, TN - Mar 29, 2016

A group of 19 Freed-Hardeman University students, faculty and staff returned to the United States Tuesday evening, March 29. Their plans for a semester of study in Europe were cut short by the terrorist attacks Tuesday, March 22, in Brussels, Belgium.

The group, who traveled to Belgium Feb. 15, had planned to stay until May 10. Their class time was interspersed with travel opportunities in Europe. On the day of the attacks, many of the students were making their way back to Belgium following a period of free travel.
 
Dr. Joe Wiley, FHU president, said the university canceled the remainder of the trip after careful consideration. Wiley said, “I’m thankful to God for the safety of our students, faculty and staff. I am proud of the way they handled themselves, including their concern for those in our global community who were impacted directly. We are grateful for our long-term relationship with the citizens of Belgium and continue to pray for them and others around our world as they heal.”

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The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship and service. With locations in Henderson, Memphis and Dickson, FHU offers baccalaureate, master’s, specialist’s and doctoral degrees. More information is available at http://www.fhu.edu.