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FHU Sets Graduation for May 13

Henderson, Tennessee - May 10, 2017

Freed-Hardeman University graduation exercises are set for Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m. in Loyd Auditorium. More than 280 students are expected to receive degrees.


Five students have completed requirements for the Doctor of Education. An additional 45 students will receive other graduate degrees. Baccalaureate degrees will be conferred on more than 230 students.

In addition, an honorary master’s degree will be awarded posthumously to Todd Walker, who was an associate minister and song leader for the Glendale Road Church of Christ in Murray, Kentucky. Walker had earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in management with a minor in Bible from Freed-Hardeman in 1984. He had preached and led singing a number of years for small congregations while also engaging in a business career. In 2005, he began what he called his “dream job,” associate minister and song leader at Glendale Road. During his time there, he began a Master of Arts program in New Testament studies at FHU. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic laterals sclerosis (ALS) before completing the degree. He lost his battle with the disease in May 2015. His family will meet with FHU President Joe Wiley and others Saturday to receive the degree.