Freed-Hardeman University has selected six students to perform this year as the Ambassadors. The acappella group, under the direction of Austin England, sings a variety of contemporary and classic Christian music, as well as several popular, secular melodies.
The six students hail from six states and major in a variety of disciplines. The group consists of Alec Wimmer, junior theatre major from Hinesville, Georgia; Meredith Welch, freshman elementary education major from White Bluff, Tennessee; Bethany Shields, senior child and family studies major from Charlotte, North Carolina; Amber Smelser, senior social work major from Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Morgan Bland, sophomore math education major from Tupelo, Mississippi; and Jacob Moseley, junior public relations major from Rogers, Arkansas.
England graduated in May 2017 with a degree in law and politics. A member of the University Chorale, he was one of three from FHU to sing at Carnegie Hall Spring 2017.
The Ambassadors perform frequently at youth rallies and churches across the country, as well as several local venues in West Tennessee. They sing regularly at Challenge Youth Conferences in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Dallas, Texas. They are also scheduled to sing at Commit Youth Rally in Richmond, Kentucky, the first weekend in November.
The group works under the auspices of the FHU Office of Admissions. Those interested in scheduling a performance by the Ambassadors may contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.