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Partners, January 2016


TIPTON, Okla. — Tipton Children’s Home has surpassed 4,000 children helped in its 91-year history, director Joe B. Waugh said.

“We have thankful hearts,” Waugh said. “This was a huge milestone for us to reflect on all the children that have once lived here or were raised here.”

HENDERSON, Tenn. — Freed-Hardeman awarded its first four doctoral degrees at its Dec.11 commencement ceremony. They were among more than 100 students who received diplomas.

The Doctorate of Education in Instructional Leadership program was initiated in 2014.

“The program’s goal is to create lifelong learners who are capable of effecting profound change that produces improved student achievement in a supportive environment,” said Aarek Farmer, assistant professor of education.


HENDERSON, Tenn. — Faculty, staff and students came together for a recent “Room at the Inn” service project. 

The project works with churches and organizations to provide meals and nightly emergency shelter for the homeless of north Alabama.

Several students stayed up all night and made friends with the campus guests — playing board games and reading with them.


TERRELL, Texas — Three Southwestern employees and their spouses recently gave $3,000 per couple to help with the historically black Christian college’s ongoing financial woes.

The sacrificial gifts were made “in order to set examples for the staff and the brotherhood,” Vice President James O. Maxwell said.

Southwestern seeks gifts to help improve its financial condition and serve students, Maxwell said. 

Checks may be sent to SWCC and earmarked “Telephone Campaign.” The address is SWCC, President’s Office, P.O. Box 10, Terrell, TX 75160-9002. To make a credit card donation or for more information, call (972) 524-3341, Ext. 122.

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