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Freed-Hardeman University and Chester County Schools Share Thriving Dual Enrollment and Strong Partnerships

Freed-Hardeman University and Chester County Schools Share Thriving Dual Enrollment and Strong Partnerships

Henderson, Tennessee — (May 3, 2024) — In just 10 years, a cohort that began as 14 students has grown to more than 80 who are thriving in challenging college-level courses with the dual enrollment partnership between Freed-Hardeman University and Chester County Schools. This week, school leaders, university officials and community dignitaries convened to celebrate the program’s decade of impactful education and growth at a special luncheon.

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The Conductor’s Coda: FHU Celebrates the Musical Legacy of Dr. Gary McKnight

The Conductor’s Coda: FHU Celebrates the Musical Legacy of Dr. Gary McKnight

Henderson, Tennessee – (May 24, 2024) – In a poignant farewell filled with music and memories, scores of former Sonshine Singers and Chorale members gathered at the Henderson Church of Christ to mark Dr. Gary McKnight’s retirement. The risers were brimming as both past and present group members united to sing their traditional closing song, “The Lord Bless You and Keep You,” one final time. This touching moment not only celebrated the end of Dr. McKnight’s illustrious 34-year tenure at Freed-Hardeman University but also underscored his profound connection with students spanning generations.

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Verses and Voices Unite FHU Students and Professors in Poetry Celebration

Verses and Voices Unite FHU Students and Professors in Poetry Celebration

Henderson, Tennessee — (May 24, 2024) — Freed-Hardeman English majors and faculty came together to celebrate National Poetry Month and the conclusion of the spring semester. The event highlighted the annual poetry contest where computer science major Lou Joseph was awarded first place for his submission, “Mother.” His poem poignantly captures the emotional turmoil of leaving Haiti, and adjusting to life in the United States.

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FHU Research Group, Memphis Collaborators Published in Journal of Chemical Physics

FHU Research Group, Memphis Collaborators Published in Journal of Chemical Physics

Henderson, Tennessee — (May 23, 2024) — One of Freed-Hardeman University’s research groups, along with researchers at the University of Memphis, were recently published in the Journal of Chemical Physics for their paper, “Plasmonic Couplings in Ag (gold) – Au (silver) Heterodimers,” which examined how the metals influence each other and transfer energy. Overall, the research contributes to a deeper understanding of plasmonic interactions in nanomaterial systems. A link to the journal student can be found here: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0196256

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Annual Scholarship Luncheon Highlights Transformative Impact of Scholarships at Freed-Hardeman University

Annual Scholarship Luncheon Highlights Transformative Impact of Scholarships at Freed-Hardeman University

Henderson, Tennessee — (May 17, 2024) — Freed-Hardeman University’s Annual Scholarship Luncheon, held recently at the Brewer Sports Center, celebrated the profound impact of scholarships on student careers and academic advancement. This event brings together scholarship recipients and their benefactors, emphasizing the ongoing support and opportunities provided by FHU’s scholarship programs.

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A Beam of Tradition and Progress as Freed-Hardeman University Marks a Major Milestone with Historic Topping Out Ceremony

A Beam of Tradition and Progress as Freed-Hardeman University Marks a Major Milestone with Historic Topping Out Ceremony

Henderson, Tennessee – (May 14, 2024) – In a ceremonial act rich with history and community spirit, Freed-Hardeman University marked a significant construction milestone this week. The final steel beam – signed by students, faculty, staff, local dignitaries and neighbors – was hoisted into place atop the new Jones Family Dining Hall, soon to house a Chick-fil-A® restaurant. This beam represents not just the completion of a structure but the strengthening of community bonds and the university’s enduring commitment to growth and service. FHU President David R. Shannon opened the ceremony by thanking God, as the builder of all things, for providing the blessing to celebrate. The dining hall is expected to be completed by November 2024 and will open in January 2025. 

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The Belfry Launches New Online Store to Enhance FHU Shopping Experience

The Belfry Launches New Online Store to Enhance FHU Shopping Experience

Henderson, Tennessee – (May 10, 2024) – Customers now have a new way to shop at The Belfry: Freed-Hardeman University’s Campus and Christian Store. An online version of the popular campus store, featuring FHU apparel, gifts, religious materials and more, is now live and accepting online orders at fhu.edu/shop. This virtual expansion ensures that parents, alumni and friends of FHU can show their support for the university, no matter their location. 

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An Afternoon Steeped in Elegance: FHU Associates Host A Victorian Tea Party

An Afternoon Steeped in Elegance: FHU Associates Host A Victorian Tea Party

Henderson, Tennessee – (May 7, 2024) – The Freed-Hardeman University Associates are once again inviting women and girls to don their finest summer dresses and perfect their pinky raises for “a unique event for tea lovers everywhere.” A Victorian Tea Party, hosted by the FHU Associates, will be held Saturday, May 18, from 12-4 p.m., at the historic Hardeman House at 307 White Avenue. Tickets may be purchased at fhu.edu/teaparty, and all proceeds will go towards FHU student scholarships. 

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FHU College of Business Celebrates Student Achievements with Chapel, Luncheon

FHU College of Business Celebrates Student Achievements with Chapel, Luncheon

Henderson, Tennessee — (May 2, 2024) — FHU College of Business held its annual Senior Awards Chapel and Luncheon to celebrate the academic achievements of students as they prepare for post-graduate life. Ten seniors and one graduate student were recognized for their work in several disciplines including accounting, marketing, management, business analytics, finance, financial planning and sport administration. In addition, six undergraduates received the Sewell Scholarship, which awards a rising sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 grade point average with a $5,000 scholarship ($2,500 a semester). Recipients must demonstrate leadership, integrity and professionalism. “Deciding these awards is never easy,” Dr. Matt Vega, dean of the College of Business, said. “We’re so thankful for all of your efforts. We know whatever your next chapter is, you will not only glorify us, but you will glorify God.” 

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