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FHU Live Ignites Global Conversation in Inaugural Broadcast

Henderson, TN - Dec 05, 2017

FHU Live: A Global Conversation with President David Shannon broadcast its inaugural program at Freed-Hardeman University Monday, Nov. 6, from the Hope-Barber Shull Academic Resource Center.

The program aired regionally on FM91.5 “The Lion” and globally through iHeartRadio and Facebook Live under the production of Dave Clouse, vice president for community engagement, Jud Davis, assistant professor of art and Bramblett Group.


“The purpose of FHU Live is so we can tell the FHU story much more broadly,” Clouse said. “Our alumni and friends are all over the world — this is a way we can reach everyone.”


The hour included interviews with faculty, staff, students and alumni such as Shannon; Dr. Kenan Casey, associate professor of computer science,; Keith Mattix, junior computer programming major;  Dale Neal, head coach of women’s basketball; and Meribeth Boehler Carpenter, class of 2011. Between interviews, the Ambassadors and Makin’ Music hostesses provided entertainment.


Sutherland Shrader, senior communication major with an emphasis in public relations, hosted the program alongside Shannon. She will continue her role as the host for the remainder of the school year. Viewers submitted questions covering a variety of topics including academics, dining in Gano, extracurricular activities and student organizations.


“We are excited to see what the future holds for FHU Live,” Clouse said. “We want to highlight our students and faculty so we can showcase how outstanding they are. Many exciting things are happening inside and outside of the classrooms, and we want to share that with as many people as possible.”


The next broadcast of FHU Live: A Global Conversation with President Shannon will air Thursday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m. Students, faculty, alumni and all other viewers may submit questions anytime by emailing them to