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Henderson, Tennessee — (March 13, 2924) — FHU’s Principles of Management class participated in an eye-opening poverty exercise with Missouri’s Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) and West Tennessee’s WestStar Leadership class in late February.

In the exercise participants take on the roles of individuals and families with limited finances and how they must navigate life’s challenges such as unemployment, homelessness and strained financial resources. The simulations raise awareness, foster empathy and inspire participants to make a difference.

The project certainly had that effect on FHU sophomore Renae Tabor, who participated in the simulation.
“This simulation brought to light how large this problem of poverty really is and how I need to be a part of the solution. I can make a difference in the lives of people I meet if I just talk to them, get to know them and their situation, and actively look for ways to alleviate some of their burdens,” said Tabor, an English major. “It would be incredibly selfish, uncaring, and ungodly to sit by in relative comfort and watch this suffering continue.”

Tabor was one of 28 FHU students to participate in the simulation. Students in principles of management learn how to achieve organizational objectives and cover the history and purpose of organizational management. Students also learn the four core functions of planning — organizing, leading, controlling, and the development of basic management skills.

The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship and service. With locations in Henderson and Memphis, FHU offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees.