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University Presents Mr. and Miss FHU

Henderson, Tenn. - Apr 07, 2015

Caleb Sams of Concord, N.C., and Hayley Newby of Knoxville, Tenn., were named 2015 Mr. and Miss Freed-Hardeman University in a special chapel ceremony Thursday, April 2. The FHU Student-Alumni Association presented the honorees with plaques commemorating the occasion.

Sams is a social work major and the son of Kirk and Pamela Sams. While at FHU, he has been involved with social club Phi Kappa Alpha and SWSA, or Social Work Students in Action. Sams plans to pursue his master’s degree in social work after graduation.

Newby is the daughter of Laurie Newby. She has been a member of the Lady Lion basketball team, Student Government Association and Society of Future Accountants. Newby will graduate in December 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in addition to a master’s degree in business administration.

The other nominees for Mr. FHU were Richard Law, a finance major from Columbia, Tenn.; Spencer Morris, a communication major from Cottontown, Tenn.; and Matt Wallace, a Bible major from Bowling Green, Ky.

Other finalists for Miss FHU were Abby Latham, a child and family studies major from Montgomery, Ala.; Mary Beth Morris, an English major from Henderson, Tenn.; and Sloan Scott, an arts and humanities major from Cordova, Tenn.

Choosing a Mr. and Miss FHU has been a tradition since 1942. The FHU faculty selects the winners from among senior students based on character, influence, involvement, leadership and academic ability. The FHU Student-Alumni Association conducts the election and plans the presentation.