The second production of Freed-Hardeman University’s 2023-24 theatre season is an outrageous adventure comedy with quite a title: “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment – The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself).”
There are people who embody the heart of Freed-Hardeman throughout their lives; Cliff (‘61) and Nancy Snyder (‘61) Bennett are two such people. They, along with family members, were honored at the beginning of the 2023 Lion Baseball season with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Bennett Press Box at Five Wells Field. Two days later, marketing, advertising and public relations firm Bramblett Group celebrated Nancy Bennett's more than five decades of service to FHU. She served as an FHU faculty and staff member for 42 years and has continued supporting the university's public relations needs through her work at Bramblett Group since 2014.
Serving Freed-Hardeman University and the surrounding Chester County area for more than 60 years, WFHU 91.5 FM has a new station manager. FHU President David R. Shannon announced the appointment of Dr. Matt Barker, who took on leadership of the station Aug. 1, 2023, following long-time manager Jud Davis.
U.S. News & World Report listed Freed-Hardeman University eighth in its Best Value Schools South rankings released Sept. 18, 2023, on usnews.com/colleges. FHU is the only university supported by members of the churches of Christ to appear in this ranking. FHU’s overall ranking for Regional Universities in the South was 36th, making it the only university affiliated with churches of Christ to be listed in the top 100.
Twenty-one students, alumni, teachers and friends of Freed-Hardeman University returned from Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a world-renowned theatre festival in Scotland, with a healthier dose of self confidence, stronger problem solving skills and adaptability.
In keeping with Freed-Hardeman’s reputation for continued lifelong education, the university will soon offer further opportunities for teachers to sharpen their skills in the classroom. As it has done for the past few years, the Bobbie Solley Center for Excellence in Teaching will once again offer top quality professional development for educators this fall.
The legacy of Dr. Earl D. Edwards is being publicly preserved on the campus of Freed-Hardeman University with the addition of a new portrait in his honor. Following a surprise unveiling ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 5, it is now displayed in the offices of the Graduate School of Theology, in order to recognize the life and influence of one of the School of Theology’s strongest supporters.
Dennis and Clista Heintzman, of Pennsboro, West Virginia, were so pleased with the science education and research experience their children — Dr. Bethany Tyler (’15) and Darren Heintzman (’17) — received at Freed-Hardeman University that they wanted to invest in the program to support future generations
At the beginning of a new athletic season, returning Freed-Hardeman University soccer players and fans have been welcomed back to the Josh Riley Soccer Complex to find even more improved facilities, made possible by several families of generous supporters.
FHU freshman Parker Pugh felt nervous leading up to the six-event Army Combat Fitness Test, but his perseverance paid off, allowing him to join the ranks of the Skyhawk Army ROTC Battalion on his way to becoming a contracted Cadet.
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