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Freed-Hardeman Names Mr. and Miss FHU

Henderson, Tennessee - Mar 19, 2019

In a long-standing tradition, Freed-Hardeman University named the students who, in the view of students, faculty and staff, best represent the ideal FHU student. FHU Chancellor Milton Sewell conferred the honors.

Bailie White, a senior accounting major in the dual MBA/BBA program from Tupelo, Mississippi, was elected Miss FHU. Two senior men, Marshall Dearing and Matthew Johnson, share the title of Mr. FHU. Dearing, a finance major in the dual BBA/MBA program is from Nashville. Johnson, from Henderson, is a Bible, English and pre-engineering major.

White is a member of Campus Delegate Team and Brown Legacy Research Team as well as a leader in the Student Government Association and Interface. Dearing is a member of the Clayton Investment Team and of Campus Delegate Team as well as a Makin’ Music director. Johnson has served as president of University Program Council and of Xi Chi Delta. He was an emcee for last year’s Makin’ Music and will reprise that role this year.

Asked to reminisce about her time at FHU, White said, “I will miss having the opportunity every single day to gather as a student body and spend time in worship to our God.”

Dearing said he will miss time spent with his friends, listing late nights spent laughing, winning championship intramural shirts and participating in devotionals. “I cannot say enough how much I love Freed-Hardeman University,” he said.

”I appreciate the constant feeling that my professors and administrators care about me as a person, not only a student,” Johnson said. “Here, I am welcomed and valued.”

Other nominees for Miss FHU were Emma Butt, nursing major from Chapel Hill, Tennessee; Isabel Harris, mathematics and pre-engineering major from Nashville; and Elisabeth Hibbett, a social work major from Henderson.

Additional candidates for Mr. FHU included Sam Boyd, English major from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, and Jacob Dowdy, music education major from Gadsden, Alabama.

The first Mr. and Miss FHU were chosen in 1940 to begin the annual tradition.