Alumni
 

2019 Golden Year Reunion

Aug 27, 2019

Golden Year Reunion is your annual opportunity to return to your FHC days…to return to campus, walk the halls and remember those years, to spend time in the company of friends and share stories, legend and lore, and to remember the blessings brought to each of us from our time at Freed-Hardeman.

Your Gifts: His Glory - Brown Research Team

Aug 23, 2019

The Brown Legacy Research Team was a group of business school students who came together to conduct research on the legacy of John and Rosemary Brown, FHU alumni and founders of the Stryker Corporation. The studied the Brown’s impact on the business world and their management and leadership styles.

Van Kampen Receives Recognition

Aug 23, 2019

A former member of the Freed-Hardeman University Lady Lion soccer team has received a top character award from the American Midwest Conference. Avis Van Kampen, a 2019 graduate from Atoka, Tennessee, has been selected as a finalist for the NAIA’s Dr. LeRoy Walker Character Award.

SAC Benefit Dinner with Paul Finebaum

Aug 23, 2019

More than 500 persons gathered in Freed-Hardeman University’s Brewer Sports Center Saturday evening, April 27, to hear Paul Finebaum, a leading voice for sports coverage in the Southeast. Proceeds from the dinner benefit intercollegiate athletics at FHU.

Peggy Weaver Makin' Music Endowment Fund

Aug 23, 2019

Freed-Hardeman University has established an endowment fund to ensure future editions of Makin’ Music continue to enhance the experience of FHU students participating in the annual extravaganza.

Your Gifts: His Glory - Joel Turner

Aug 23, 2019

Joel Turner is a biology major who spent his Summer working at Oak Ridge National Laboratories in East Tennessee. He worked with researchers to recreate the environment of the human mouth for a project funded by the National Institute of Health to help fight gum disease.

Your Gifts: His Glory - Ellie Leonard

Aug 23, 2019

Ellie Leornard is a Bachelor of Fine Arts student who has learned to trust God with the details of her life while using the gifts He has given her. Ellie used those gifts to paint the 2019 Lectureship painting that shows Moses parting the Red Sea and delivering the children of Israel out of Egypt. Studying art and its history had grown and strengthened her as a person.

Lions Host NAIA Opening Round

Aug 23, 2019

FHU hosted the opening round of the NAIA Baseball National Tournament for the first time in school history, allowing the Lions to punch their ticket to the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho, in front of an appreciative home audience. Eight other sites across the country hosted opening round tournaments, also.

Lions Host NAIA Opening Round

Aug 23, 2019

FHU hosted the opening round of the NAIA Baseball National Tournament for the first time in school history, allowing the Lions to punch their ticket to the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho, in front of an appreciative home audience. Eight other sites across the country hosted opening round tournaments, also.

MSYC
 

Dining Hall Planned for MSYC

Aug 23, 2019

Mid-South Youth Camp, operated by Freed-Hardeman University, announced a campaign to raise $1.65 million to build a new dining hall. Several hundred attended the July 21 event, “A Celebration of God’s Abundant Blessings,” as they thanked God for what He had done this summer, kicked off the final week of summer camp and announced that $1,140,000 had been raised. 

Mission Trips at FHU

Aug 23, 2019

While some college students made headlines with their spring break beach trips, many Freed-Hardeman University students chose to spend their time away from campus in a far different way. Some went with fellow social club members; others went with local congregations.

Your Gifts: His Glory - Keith Mattix

Aug 23, 2019

Keith Mattix is a Computer Science major with a passion for using artificial intelligence for social good. He has seen how it can be used to aid hurricane relief efforts and has worked to create his own artificial intelligence network through our a.i. course on campus. He continues his work and research, so that one day people can use if to further God’s kingdom by helping those in need.

Your Gifts: His Glory - Matthew Johnson

Aug 23, 2019

Matthew Johnson is a Bible, English and Pre-Engineering major that spent ten weeks working with Georgia Tech researched and graduate students to create microfluidic devices using nano technology.

Xi Chi Delta Wins Makin’ Music Awards

Aug 23, 2019

Henderson, Tennessee — (April 9, 2019) — Social club Xi Chi Delta’s “How the West Was Won” claimed Makin’ Music 2019’s top prize Saturday night, April 6, 2019, at Freed-Hardeman University’s Loyd auditorium.

FHU Faculty Awards Scholarship-Leadership Medal to Harris

Aug 23, 2019

Dr. C.J. Vires, provost and vice president for academics, presented the Faculty Scholarship-Leadership Medal to Isabel Harris, who graduated summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics. Multiple faculty members described her as “one of the finest students they have had the opportunity to teach,” Vires said.

Your Gifts: His Glory - Wayne Baker

Aug 23, 2019

Wayne Baker is a Biology major who worked on the continuation of a multi-year, multi-capture study of the local turtle population. He and the team studied the growth and change of the turtle population, the size of individual turtles and more while gaining experience in field research.

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Aug 23, 2019

FHU’s Engaged Learning Initiative (ELI) exists to enhance the academic experience for FHU undergraduate students (fhu.edu/eli).  It connects the classroom with the real world – from theory to applied practice. Megan Luffman, senior communication and English double major, was among a small group of students who explored Europe this summer to study Freed-Hardeman alumni who served during World War II, and she shared her experience.

Conference Move Will Renew Old Rivalries

Aug 23, 2019

During a joint press conference at the Jackson Chamber Boardroom in Jackson, Tennessee, the presidents of Bethel University, Freed-Hardeman University and Martin Methodist College announced their schools’ transfers to the Mid-South Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Teams will first compete in their new conference in the 2020-21 academic year.

Alumni
 

Joris M. Ray: Leading with Passion

Aug 23, 2019

Dr. Joris M. Ray spent much of his career in education working for the public schools in Memphis. Now he is the district’s new superintendent, leader of 110,000 students and the second largest employer in Shelby County.

Alumni
 

On the Trail: Darby Miskelly

Aug 23, 2019

To celebrate the completion of her master’s degree in school counseling, Darby Miskelly and two of her friends, Chelsea Jones and Kristen Shouse, hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2018.

Alumni
 

Casey Gower: Through His Lens

Aug 23, 2019

Casey Gower, a 2019 graduate with multiple majors, soon scored not one, but two jobs. “Majoring in computer science, interactive digital design and photography allowed me to open my wings and express myself in so many different ways,” he said.

Alumni
 

Giving Compassionate Care: Brooklyn Polk

Aug 23, 2019

A member of the first nursing cohort at FHU/Dickson, alumna Brooklyn Polk works in the emergency department of TriStar Horizon Medical Center in Dickson. “I absolutely love my job,” she commented. “I love the excitement and fast pace of the workflow.”