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Tennessee Education Commissioner to Address 300 FHU Graduates, Guests

Henderson, Tennessee - May 07, 2018

Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen will address approximately 300 Freed-Hardeman University students at commencement exercises Saturday, May 12, beginning at 10:00am in Loyd Auditorium.

Doctor of Education degrees in instructional leadership: administration and supervision will be conferred upon three Tennessee students. They are: Colette Domiano Carrabba from Henderson, Clinton David Pulse, from Essary Springs; and Rona R. Walker, from Millington. An additional 60 students will be awarded other graduate degrees. More than 230 students will receive baccalaureate degrees.

In addition, the Faculty Scholarship-Leadership Medal will be presented to the year’s outstanding graduate as chosen by the faculty. It is the highest award bestowed by the faculty.

Shortly after taking office in January 2015, the commissioner led a statewide effort called Tennessee Succeeds focusing on increasing postsecondary and career readiness for all of Tennessee’s 1 million students. McQueen has led the state to its highest graduation rate and its highest average ACT score ever. The state also posted its greatest number of students earning credit for early college coursework.

Following the program, graduates and their guests are invited to a reception in Brewer Sports Center.