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External Influencers

Meet our External Influencers

Networking is an essential part of a student’s career development process. One of the goals of the Passage program is to help students grow and manage a network of professionals in their primary career field. However, for students to develop a network and gain real-world experience, they will need professionals and volunteers who are willing to share their insights, advice and first-hand experience.

FHU is extremely blessed to have an active alumni base throughout various career fields and professional communities around the world. These former Lions, as well as other friends of the University, will work within Passage to provide students with experience and first-hand knowledge about their chosen major and professional path. The individuals listed below, known in the Passage program as External Career Influencers, have made themselves available to students for advice, interviews, and the development of mentoring relationships. Connecting with our alumni network and with individuals in a similar career field will help further prepare students for life after FHU and will reinforce the University’s mission… to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory.

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Meet Influencers From Companies Such As:

HCA Healthcare

Walt Disney World




Federal Bureau of Investigation

Brad & Christy Montague


College of Arts and Science
Biological, Physical, and Human Sciences

Dayton Children’s Hospital – Physician; Associate Chief of Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Ascension St Thomas Hospital – Pharmacist

Humne, Andrews, Andrews Packaging Pharmacy – Pharmacist

Legacy Hill Dentistry – Dentist

Creekside Family Dentistry – Dentist

Dayton Gastroenterology – Gastroenterologist

UAB Hospital – RN

Walgreens Pharmacy – Pharmacy Intern

Kentuckiana Animal Clinic – Veterinarian

Morris Eyecare – Optometrist

Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics – Physical Therapist

Middle Tennessee Ear, Nose and Throat – Physician Assistant

UAB – Professor of Cell, Development, and Integrative Biology

Florence Eye Center – Optometrist

Henderson Family Pharmacy – Pharmacist

Maury Regional Hospital – Nurse/CRNA

Kinetix Physical Therapy – Physical Therapist

Magnolia Regional Health Center – Pediatrician

Cagle Eye Center – Optometrist

Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Child Life Clinical Team Lead

West TN Healthcare – RN/BSN

Young Living – Wellness Educator

St Elizabeth Physicians – Therapist

People’s Custom RX – Pharmacist

Williamson County Animal Hospital – Veterinarian

North Mississippi Medical Center – Family Medicine Physician

UTHSC College of Medicine – Medical Student

Star Physical Therapist – Physical Therapist

Florence Medical Associates – Physician

Williamson Medical Center – RN

US Army – Dentist

Union University – Family Nurse Practitioner & Director for Health Services

Medical Group of Columbia – Physician

Children’s Hospital of AL – Pediatric Nurse

Jackson Madison County General Hospital – L&D Nurse

Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Research Scientist

Vanderbilt University – Biomedical Research

AR Game & Fish Commission – Wildlife Officer

North MS Medical Center – Neonatal ICU Nurse

Bone & Joint Institute of Tennessee – Orthopedic Surgeon

RN/Postpartum Nursery – Williamson Medical Center

Columbia Pediatrics – Pediatrician

College of Biblical Studies

Central Church of Christ – Associate Minister

Graymere Church of Christ – Preaching Minister

Concord Road Church of Christ – Child & Family Minister

Spring Meadows Church of Christ

Hilldale Church of Christ – Youth Minister

Mt Juliet Church of Christ – Preaching Minister

Bartlett Woods Church of Christ – Youth Minister

South Gate Church of Christ – Minister

West End Church of Christ – Education, Involvement, Youth & Family Minister

Green Forest Church of Christ – Pulpit Minister

Flatwoods Church of Christ – Preacher

Graymere Church of Christ – Youth Minister

Richmond Church of Christ – Preacher

Eastwood Church of Christ – Youth Minister

East Walker Church of Christ – Youth Minister

Crossville Church of Christ – Preacher

Benton Church of Christ – Preacher

Winchester Church of Christ – Preacher

Skyline Church of Christ – Lead Minister

Main Street Church of Christ – Youth Minister

Peachtree City Church of Christ – Youth Minister

Riverchase Church of Christ – Children’s Minister

Savannah Church of Christ – Minister

Nashville Church of Christ – Global Missions Minister & Associate professor of Religion

Rose Hill Church of Christ – Preaching Minister

St Elmo Church of Christ – Minister

Parrish Church of Christ – Minister

Lake Butler Church of Christ – Youth & Family Minister

Broad Street Church of Christ – Youth & Family Minister

Childersburg Church of Christ – Minister

Woodlawn Church of Christ – Minister

Central Church of Christ – Interim Minister

Zimbabwe Missions – Missionary/Minister

Adamsville Church of Christ – Evangelist

Decatur Church of Christ – Outreach Minister

Baxter Institute & Missionary – President

Parkway Church of Christ – Minister

World Christian Broadcasting – President/CEO

Stony Point Church of Christ – Youth & Family Minister

Mt. Juliet Church of Christ – Children’s Minister

College of Business

Columbia Academy – Chief Financial Officer

West TN Healthcare Foundation – President/Chief Executive Officer

Columbia Academy – President

Bank3 – Jackson Market President

Healthcare Corporation of America – Senior II Auditor

Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw & Pittman, LLP – Senior Director of Finance

Southern States Bank – Market President

Prime Hospitality Group – Sales

Andrew Jackson Foundation – Director of Education

Healthcare Corporation of America – Controller

Healthcare Corporation of America – Chief Financial Officer/Parallon Physician Service Center

Healthcare Corporation of America – Senior Internal Auditor

Rogers Group Inc. – Business Intelligence Analyst

FoxFuel Creative – Chief Executive Officer

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative – President & Chief Executive Officer

Armanino LLP – Audit Associate II

International Paper – Human Resources Director

Strategic Financial Partners – Financial Planner

First Bank – Portfolio Manager

Decatur County Bank – President & Chief Executive Officer

Kroll – Portfolio Valuation Analyst

Mid-South Tool Supply Inc – Vice President

Edward Jones – Financial Advisor

Optum Healthcare – Vice President/market Solutions

Bank OZK Trust & Wealth – Vice President/Trust & Wealth Officer

Leaders Credit Union – Vice President of Human Resources

First Kentucky Bank – Senior Lender

Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain – Audit Staff

Vector Wealth Strategies – Associate Advisor

Thrivent – Regional Development Director

FC Dallas – Partnership Marketing Activation Specialist

State of Tennessee Western Mental Health Institute – Human Resources Manager

Fleetcor – Senior Vice President

Workday – Director of Consulting

Maggart & Associates – Staff Tax Accountant

Regions Bank – Financial Relationship Senior Consultant

Premise Health – Finance Manager

Sierra/Cedar – Project Manager

Zondervan Recognition – Principal

Christian Academy of Greater St Louis – Head of Marketing and Information Technology

Campbell & Associates – Financial Advisor/Owner

Olympic Industries – General Manager

Columbia Academy – Director of Marketing & Communications

Reliance Partners – Vice President of Finance

QBE International Markets – Senior Claims Representative

Healthcare Corporation of America – Associate Vice President of Operations

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company – Business Insights Analyst

SeatMyTrucks – President

Bank Independent – Deposit Operations Manager

Liberty Software – Human Resources Manager

Burnette Insurance Agency – Group Benefits Broker/Account Manager

Bancorp South Bank – Senior Vice President/Director of Human Resources

QuaverEd – National Managing Director of Sales

Nationwide Express Inc – Vice President/Pricing & Customer Services

Sparrow Financial Group – Owner/Financial Advisor

Commercial Bank & Trust – Loan Officer

Brookdale Senior Living – Vice President/Architect

RW Baird – Financial Advisor

Citizens Bank & Trust – President/Chief Executive Officer

State Farm – Agent

Jones Contractors – Director of Human Resources

Aprio – Partner

Tivity Health – Vice President/Accounting & Controller

Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury – Contract Audit Review Specialist

Spherion Staffing & Recruiting – Owner

Vector Wealth Strategies – Financial Advisor

Nissan – Senior Planner

FHU Dining Services – Supervisor

Optum Frontier Therapies – Senior Business Solutions Architect

Kish Bank – Lending Assistant

Bellhop – Vice President of Sales

World Christian Broadcasting – President/CEO

Bank of Bartlett – 1st Vice President; Director of Marketing

ReMaxx Unlimited – Affiliate Broker

Rashford, Kruse, & Associates – CPA/Tax Manager

Horne LLP – Tax Associate

Healthcare Corporation of America – Supply Chain Director

USAF – Pilot (Retired)

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Chester County School System – Principal

Paducah Independent Schools – Math Teacher

LSSD: Byars Dowdy Elementary – Teacher

Columbia Academy – Middle School/High School Math Teacher

Lawrence County School System – Assistant Principal/Coach

Trenton Special School District – Director of Pupil Services & Instructional Technology

Haywood County Schools – Associate Superintendent/Executive Dir of Federal Programs

Chester County Schools – 2nd Grade Teacher

Crockett County Schools – Math Teacher

Tipton County Schools – Superintendent

Simpson County Schools – Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Specialist

Chester County Schools – Assistant Principal

Bedford County Schools – School Counselor

Ezell-Harding Christian School – Preschool Teacher

Crieve Hall Church of Christ Preschool – Preschool Teacher

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools – Special Education Coach

Lewis County Board of Education – Instructional Coach/PreK-12

Harding Academy of Memphis – Teacher

Montgomery County Community College – Director of Student Life

Middle Tennessee State University – Assistant Professor

Florence City Schools – Special Education/Coach

Lewis County Board of Education – Retired Teacher

Knox County Schools – Assistant Principal

Chester County Schools – Elementary School Counselor

Bells City School – Principal

Boyd Buchanan School – SOAR Teacher

Chester County Schools – School Counselor

Chester County Schools – 7th Grade Teacher

Knox County Schools – Professional School Counselor

Chester County Schools – Middle School Special Education Teacher

Chester County Schools – Fine Arts Teacher (Theatre)

Murfreesboro City Schools – Reading Coordinator for Grades 3-6

Murray State University – Assistant Professor of Human Development & Leadership

Middleburg Elementary School – Music Teacher (K-6)

Prescott South Elementary School – Special Education Teacher

East Chester Elementary School – Kindergarten Teacher

Wilson County Schools – Speech Language Pathologist

School District of Palm Beach County – School Counselor

Behavioral Sciences

Tri-Area Community Health – Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Quinco Mental Health Center – Director of Operations

Pathway Women’s Business Center – Director

Perimeter Behavioral Health Care – Therapist

Agape of Central Alabama Inc – Executive Director

Germantown Police Department – Senior Police Officer

Federal Bureau of Investigation – Intelligence Analyst

Applegate Recovery – Treatment Center Director

Tennessee Department of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities – Assistant Director

Veterans Health Administration – Staff Psychologist

Re-Envision Counseling – Clinical Mental Health Therapist

Omni Visions – Foster Care Resource Coordinator

Quinco Mental Health Center – Outpatient Therapist

Huntsville Hospital – Psychiatric Care Coordinator

United States Air Force – Director of Psychological Health

FHU – Safety and Security Officer

WRAP (Wo/Men’s Resource & Rape Assistance Program) – Sexual Assault Response Specialist

Communities in Schools of Houston – Student Support Manager

Camelot – Foster Care Director

Southwest Human Resource Agency – Homemaker Assistant

Western Mental Health Institute – Group Therapist (Inpatient Coordinator 3)

University of South Florida – Social Worker/Service Coordinator

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of TN – Care Coordinator

TN Department of Children’s Services – Level II Case Worker

TN Department of Children’s Services – Placement Unit

Dalton Mental Health & Consultants – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Youth Villages – Clinical Supervisor (LifeSet)

EDSI – Youth Advocate

Childhaven, Inc. – Genesis Program (Teen Mom) Social Worker

Carey Counseling Center – School Based Behavioral Health Liaison

Jackson Madison County General Hospital – Inpatient Social Worker

Kid’s Place Child Advocacy Center – Family Advocate

Self-Employed Licensed Therapist & Consultant

Wyoming Department of Corrections – Case Worker

State Of Tennessee – Care Specialist

VIP Children’s Clinic – Family Support Counselor

LCSW Private Practitioner

Ayers Foundation – College Access & Success Counselor

Richmont Graduate University – Professor of Counseling

Crickett Health Medical Practice – Health/Renal Social Worker

Wilson County Schools – Speech Language Pathologist

External Career Influencer Volunteer Form 

You are invited to serve the next generation of FHU students in our new program…FHU Passage! Passage focuses on career exploration for Freshman students at FHU. These students will spend their first two years learning about their career interests, how to set career goals, and how to develop a professional network. Students will be asked to gather advice and conduct professional experiences in various career fields. We are building a list of professionals for our students to connect with, and hope that you’ll consider sharing your experiences, advice, wisdom, and skills with the next generation of FHU Lions! If you’re interested, please complete the form below.