Around the Village — Clemmons news, July 19

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 19, 2018

Clemmons student receives degree from FHU

HENDERSON, TENN. — A Clemmons student was among the approximately 300 receiving degrees from Freed-Hardeman University onMay 12.

Andrew Hinson of Clemmons graduated magna cum laude, earning a bachelor of science in computing sciences.

Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candace McQueen addressed the graduates at commencement exercises in Loyd Auditorium. Urging them to see themselves as leaders because of their attainment, she said, “Although, nine out of 10 individuals in the United States earn a high school diploma or GED, only one-third of them earn a college degree,” she said.

“You are expected to provide leadership,” McQueen said. “You have been trained and taught to lead by Freed-Hardeman University.” She urged graduates to become servant leaders by modeling what Jesus did. “Being a leader is now your calling,” she stressed.

McQueen cited her mother, a teacher-leader, and her father, a gospel preacher, as her personal examples of leadership. She also provided examples of leadership among the 2018 graduates and alumni, saying, “Servant leaders are sitting right here today.”

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 bachelor’s, master’s, specialist’s and doctoral degrees. More information is available at


Local students make N.C. State Dean’s List for spring semester

RALEIGH — N.C. State University recognized local students named on the Dean’s List at the end of the spring semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 on a minimum of 12 semester hours, and carry no grade below a C.
From Clemmons:
Jonah Baker, Thomas Brann, Daniel Faircloth, Abigail Figan, Peyton Frye,
Adrianna Torreiri, Stephen Macropoulos, Austin Sharpe, Thomas Stirewalt,
Niklaus Cody Winkler
From Lewisville:
Chesney Banasik, Matthew Bullard, Jacob Dobson, Jake Feldmann, Robert Foster,
Kaili Griffin, Daniel Lucas, Fara Marin, Aaron Radford, Elliott Reece, Kristen Sasser,
Laura Sheldon, Rachel Thomas, Duncan Trosan, Summer Washam

50th wedding anniversary

Roger and Kathy Plemmons celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 9 with a vow renewal and reception at The Trinkle Mansion in Wytheville, Va. The couple’s children and their spouses are Shane and Beth Plemmons of Winston-Salem, and Shannon Knoll of Wilmington. The couple have three grandchildren.

Roger Plemmons is retired from Bill Plemmons RV World in Rural Hall as the finance manager. Kathy Plemmons is retired from Stephen Miller, CPA in Winston-Salem as a para-professional.

The couple were married June 8, 1968.