You Clothed Me

Dec 30, 2021

A class assignment is sometimes, well, just a class assignment. But, for Casey Jackson, a senior from Knoxville, Tennessee, an assignment in Spring 2020 caused her to change her major and focus more clearly on helping those in need. Jackson was enrolled in Service and Philanthropy, an honors class taught by Jay Satterfield.

BSCET

Dec 30, 2021

Dr. Bobbie Solley, former director of education development for Healing Hands International and a retired professor from Middle Tennessee State University, has worked in collaboration with the College of Education to establish the Bobbie Solley Center for Excellence in Teaching at Freed-Hardeman University.

STEPPING BACK IN TIME

Aug 11, 2021

Art students enrolled in Dr. Barbara England’s alternative processes class traded their digital cameras for a photographic method invented in 1851 by Frederick Scott Archer. This process was used by Mathew Brady to document the Civil War.

Grants to Boost Pipeline of HOMEGROWN TEACHERS IN TENNESSEE

Aug 11, 2021

The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has awarded two competitive grants to Freed-Hardeman University. The initiatives provide no-cost access in order to remove barriers and provide a pathway to the teaching profession for selected participants. These programs will address the need for qualified teachers in Tennessee.

FINDING A PATH TO PROFESSIONAL PURPOSE

Mar 03, 2021

The FHU Passage initiative, slated to begin with the 2021 freshman class, is geared toward helping students determine “a path to professional purpose.” They will learn to set clear career goals and map a path for reaching them. New students typically enter college with many questions. This program is designed to help them answer at least three questions: What can I do? How do I grow? and Where can I go?

GREEN BAY PACKERS RECRUITER VISITS FHU

Mar 03, 2021

Chad Brinker credits his success as an assistant director of pro scouting/salary cap analyst for the Green Bay Packers to his relationship building skills and his ability to spot natural talent. The business is not for the faint of heart, Brinker explained during his visit to Freed-Hardeman University in November. He shared his story in chapel and in a sports marketing class.

FHU PRESIDENT LOOK-A-LIKE FACE MASKS BENEFIT LOCAL NON-PROFIT

Mar 03, 2021

Freed-Hardeman University students in Matt Barker’s communication class raised $1,500 for Henderson’s Exchange Club/Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse by selling face masks that resembled the lower,  mustached half of FHU President David Shannon’s face. Funding for the project came from a $1,000 LEADS grant from Leaders Credit Union.

TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM AMONG TOP IN THE COUNTRY

Mar 03, 2021

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan, not-for-profit research and policy organization, has named Freed-Hardeman University’s graduate elementary teacher preparation program among the top in the country for strong training in classroom management strategies.

CONTINUING $1M EXPERIENCE

Mar 02, 2021

When Jim Clayton, president of Clayton Bank, began a $1 million stock portfolio in 2007, the intent was that Freed-Hardeman University students would manage it, thereby learning about investing from a very real world perspective. In addition, FHU’s College of Business would share in the profits and pay back any losses.

COMMENCING

Mar 02, 2021

Freed-Hardeman University honored 2020 spring and winter graduates at separate ceremonies Saturday, Nov. 21, in Loyd Auditorium.

FHU JUMPS IN US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT RANKINGS

Dec 06, 2019

Freed-Hardeman University moved up eight spots in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report ranking of colleges and universities, making this the second consecutive year FHU has made major gains in the standings. In the past two years, the university has moved up 15 spots.

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.

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.