Beau Caviness, an exercise science major from Memphis, and Eden Clouse, a nursing major from Jackson, Tennessee, were named Mr. and Miss FHU during the spring 2018 semester. The honorees were chosen from the senior class by a vote of the faculty and staff based on the nominees’ character, influence, involvement, leadership and academic ability.
Caviness was a member of the FHU baseball team for five years and pitched in the NAIA World Series where the Lions finished as the runner-up to the national champion. He married Carly Bedsole at the conclusion of the Series. He went to Israel during his senior year, a time he considers his best FHU memory. Caviness plans to become a physical therapist.
Clouse was a member of Alpha Chi National Honor Society and Student Nurses Association. She also participated in Makin’ Music. Following graduation, she joined West Tennessee Healthcare’s Nurse Residency Program and is currently employed there.
Other nominees for the honor of Mr. FHU were Andrew Hardee, a nursing major from Henderson, and Reed Vega, an accounting major from Montgomery, Alabama.
Hardee participated in intramural sports and umpired youth baseball while a student. He went to the Dominican Republic with Sigma Rho and to Haiti with his fellow nursing students. He plans to be a pediatric oncology nurse at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Vega was a member of the Student Government Association, Society of Future Accountants, Alpha Chi and Delta Mu Delta. His favorite activity was serving as a counselor at Mid-South Youth Camp. He plans to become a certified public accountant.
Additional nominees for Miss FHU were Maria Genduso, psychology major from Apex, North Carolina, and Havannah Klamm, a business management major from Parsons, Tennessee.
Genduso was a member of the Student Government Association, Alpha Chi and Psi Chi. She worked in the university bookstore while a student. Genduso plans to pursue a master’s in counseling and become a play therapist.
Klamm was a member of the Student Government Association, Theatre Guild, Xi Chi Delta, and the University Chorale. In the future, she would like to open her own business and provide for her community’s needs.