Mr. and Miss Freed-Hardeman University for the 2021-22 school year were announced, Thursday, April 14, during a special chapel program. CeCe Spencer of Martin, and John Allen Thomas of Columbia, according to popular vote, represent the ideal FHU students.
Spencer and Thomas were among eight finalists nominated by students, faculty and staff for the honor. Other contenders for Miss FHU were Anniston Butler, Lawrenceburg; Suzanna Grady, Murray, Ky.; and Kayley Wadlington, Cadiz, Ky. Additional nominees for Mr. FHU were Noah Davis, Leander, Texas; Brooks Jackson, Florence, Ala.; and Cameron Miller, Winchester, Va.
Spencer, a family science major, is a member of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and has held various offices in Phi Kappa Alpha Social Club. “The thing I appreciate most about Freed-Hardeman is the community it creates,” Spencer said. “Every day, I am thankful to be a part of the FHU family where we love, pray and care for one another.” After graduation, Spencer plans to complete an internship with the Mount Juliet Church of Christ and enter graduate school to become a school guidance counselor. She is the daughter of the late Danny and Sherri Spencer.
Thomas has held various offices, including chaplain and vice president, in Phi Kappa Alpha Social Club and represented his class in the Homecoming royalty. He is majoring in biblical studies/youth ministry. Among the things he said he most appreciates about FHU are the family atmosphere on campus and the opportunities to grow his faith. His favorite memories include PKA’s Charge and Recharge each semester, suite devos, Jungle Gym prayer nights, guys’ retreats and Makin’ Music. Following graduation, Thomas plans to marry his fiancée Hannah Gillson and begin a career in youth ministry. He is the son of John and Natalie Thomas.
The tradition of choosing a Mr. and Miss FHU began in 1940. “This event,” Chris Ramey, director of alumni engagement, said, “allows the campus community to celebrate our students in general and especially those who best represent the ideals inherent in our mission.”
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, Memphis and Dickson, FHU offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. More information is available at http://www.fhu.edu.