Shall We Go?

Nov 29, 2018

Long before computers with endless memory storage, Freed-Hardeman had its own data bank, owned and operated by former president E. Claude Gardner. He knew and could recall, it seemed, every person who had been affiliated with Freed-Hardeman - a valuable resource in his raising funds for the university, I’m sure. He knew who you were, where you came from and where your mama went to church. And, some would say, he also knew your position on brotherhood issues. Even as his body grew weaker, that amazing memory never failed.

Leaving a Legacy: FHU Professor Retires, Continues Learning

Nov 26, 2018

Stepping out in faith and seeking guidance from the Lord is how Dr. Elizabeth Ann Saunders has made many of the big decisions in her life. When she chose to be one of the first black students to attend Freed-Hardeman in the late 1960s instead of another school where she would not have been in the minority, Saunders prayed about her decision. In 1967 she became Freed-Hardeman’s first black graduate. Eleven years later, Saunders sought guidance from the Lord when she was a candidate for a teaching position at her alma mater. She became Freed-Hardeman’s first black faculty member in 1978.

Clouse Leading Advancement, Enrollment Management and Marketing

Jun 29, 2017

At the request of President David Shannon, FHU Vice President Dave Clouse has accepted a broader role, moving from vice president for university advancement to vice president for community engagement. In addition to overseeing university advancement, Clouse now leads enrollment management (admissions and student financial services) and marketing (Bramblett Group).

DeLay Retires and Returns as Student

Jun 29, 2017

Dr. Joe DeLay has left a lasting impression on thousands of students since the fall of 1982. In 2016, DeLay retired after 34 years of teaching chemistry and physical science; however, his FHU journey isn’t over yet. This spring he returned to FHU — as a student.


FHU Professor, Teenager with Autism Communicate Through Music

Jun 29, 2017

Dr. Richard England and his newest piano student, Coleman Dove, a Chester County teenager with autism, have begun a relationship in which they learn to community through music. Dove learned the names of notes and found them on a keyboard — with no prior experience and in only a half-dozen informal sessions.

Richard England Participates in Juilliard Workshop

Jun 29, 2017

Freed-Hardeman University professor Richard England worked with Doori Na, an artist-in-residence for the pianoSonoma Music Festival in collaboration with The Juilliard School Evening Division in New York City the first week of June.


FHU 2017 Retirees Honored at Reception

Jun 29, 2017

On Friday, April 28, the FHU 2017 retirees were recognized in chapel and at a reception. The retirees honored were Mrs. Carole Childers, Mrs. Debbie Cone, Dr. Joe DeLay, Dr. Sam Jones, Mrs. Melanie Linder, Mr. Robert Taylor and Ms. Rhonda Thompson.