Dr. Clyde Woods, retired Bible professor, issued a challenge to students Aug. 19, 2015, at the annual Tolling of the Bell ceremony. He urged students to honor their parents, their Freed-Hardeman family and their own families. Woods and his wife, Ann, also a retired teacher, and freshman Matthew Johnson were the “masters of the bell.” They rang the bell a total of 14 times, once for each decade the university has been in existence.
Dr. Don Shull, Freed-Hardeman University Professor Emeritus of English and husband of the late Hope Barber Shull, and Wade Osburn, FHU Library Director, spoke about the Hope Barber Shull Academic Resource Center on its opening day, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Prospective students, students, alumni and friends are invited to the center’s dedication Friday, April 8, 2016, at 1 p.m.