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 http://www.fhu.edu.
Local students make N.C. State Dean’s List for spring semester
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.