Three Perform at Carnegie Hall

Jun 29, 2017

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. Two Freed-Hardeman University students and a recent graduation put in countless hours of rehearsals to prepare for the Young Adult Honors Performance Series in New York City. The trio memorized 80 pages of music for the nearly hour-long performance.

Dark Horse

Jun 29, 2017

As part of the Freed-Hardeman University Engaged Learning Initiative, English and music students traveled to Dark Horse Studios in Franklin, Tennessee to learn more about the process of writing and recording a song. Lyricists and composers were paired, and they immediately began what would be a year-long journey. Lyricists were Amanda Menter, Branson, Missouri; Megan Breece, Lyles, Tennessee; Madison Darby, Selmer, Tennessee; Nic Moon, Huntsville, Alabama; and Karly Cross, Grove City, Ohio.

Commencement

Jun 29, 2017

At commencement ceremonies held in Loyd Auditorium Dec. 16 and May 13, new alumni received bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. At the May graduation,  President Joe Wiley was the speaker and referred to his last time wearing the “bling” (the nickname students have given the presidential medallion). Also in May, an honorary master’s degree was awarded posthumously to Todd Walker, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic laterals sclerosis (ALS) and passed away before completing the degree. Concluding the spring ceremony, Cassie Sikes and Darren Heintzman received the Faculty Scholarship-Leadership Medal.

 

 

Nursing Pinning

Jun 29, 2017

Held the evening before May graduation, the traditional pinning ceremony marked nursing students’ transition into their profession. Each participant received FHU’s unique pin.

Walking Where Jesus Walked

Jun 29, 2017

A generous donor helped make it possible for a select group of Freed-Hardeman students to go on a 10-day journey to Israel as part of the university’s Engaged Learning Initiative (ELI). Mark Blackwelder, Bible professor, led the cultural and educational tour. In addition to FHU representatives Mark and Dana Blackwelder and Dave and Eve Clouse, former President Milton Sewell and his wife, Laurel, also accompanied the students on their journey.

Gosselin Shares Story to Inspire Others

Jul 06, 2016
FHU students inspire others and make their world better now. Faculty and staff provided feedback for FHU student Brandon Gosselin before he finished in the Top 300 speakers in the world through Toastmasters International.

Stryker Task Learns About Leadership

Dec 08, 2015
Seven members of Mark Steiner's Business Strategies class answered the call to research a company, seeking to find the secrets to its success. They also sought to determine the role the chief executive officer played in that success. The company was Stryker Corporation and the CEO was John Brown, who, along with his wife Rosemary, are FHU alumni as well as the naming donors for the building in which the students are studying business.

Clayton Investment Team Manages $1 Million Portfolio

Nov 24, 2015
The Clayton Investment Team, comprised of eight students and coordinated by two faculty advisors, has managed a $1 million stock portfolio since 2006 when Jim Clayton, chairman of Clayton Bancorp, Inc., provided the funds for the initial investment. Since the fund inception, the students' consistent approach has generated earnings of more than $500,000 while providing an invaluable educational experience.