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Freed-Hardeman University to Host Golden Year Reunion

Henderson, Tennessee - Jun 11, 2019

The Freed-Hardeman University Office of Alumni Engagement will host its annual Golden Year Reunion June 19-21 on FHU’s campus, Chris Ramey, director, said. The class of 1969 will be especially honored; however, any alumni from previous years are encouraged to attend also.

The class of 1969 was the 100th class to graduate from Freed-Hardeman College or its predecessor institutions, and, coincidentally, they are celebrating their graduation anniversary in the university’s 150th year.

Class president Eddie Miller urged members of the Class of 1969 “to come back to Henderson, 50 years later, to share the changes and some of the changeless. Old friends are still like family. An academic foundation led to careers and seeds of faith planted in classes, worship, books and debate grew in our souls,” he said.

Events scheduled for the reunion include an optional day trip to Corinth, Mississippi, to visit Civil War museums; breakfast in the recently restored Hardeman House, former home of N.B. Hardeman; a tour of Old Main, whose $6 million restoration has also just been completed; chapel service in Chapel Hall; and a banquet for which alumni are asked to dress as they would have during their time as students. Alumni are also asked to send photos of their time at FHC for a slide show at the banquet.

“We host this event to give alumni an annual opportunity to return to their Freed-Hardeman College days,” Ramey said. “We want them to return to campus, walk the halls, spend time in the company of friends, share stories, and remember the blessings brought by their time at Freed-Hardeman.”

The registration fee for the entire event, including housing in Sewell Hall and meals, is $50, or $30 for a single day, or $12 per meal. Alumni are asked to register by June 12. They may register and see a complete schedule of events at fhu.edu/gyr. Payment may be mailed to FHU or paid upon arrival.