Guest Book

As President Shannon begins a chapter as the 16th president of Freed-Hardeman University, we encourage you to send him your prayers and well-wishes.

Below you will find comments from FHU alumni, faculty, students, family and friends.


    Praying for Freed-Hardeman daily. So thankful for the loving and family atmosphere of the University and the staff. It is a blessing to a parent to be able to leave your child where you know they are loved and part of a family.

    Lora Bates
    Buffalo Valley, TN

    We are so thankful that you and Tracie have decided to serve with us at this wonderful university! Our prayers will be with you as you work with us, lead us, and challenge us to work toward making Freed-Hardeman University the best that she can be for our students.

    Mitch & Natalie Zlatovich
    Henderson, TN

    I am praying for you and Freed-Hardeman University. I know for a fact that you will be a great president and a great leader for the university. I visited FHU back in 2011...and I quickly fell in love with the university. FHU feels like home to me. My dream officially become a full-time student at FHU...and to be elected student body president. I hope to one day finally meet you in person and ...even get a group picture taken with you and your family. In Christian Love,

    Brandon Montgomery
    Jeffersonville, IN

    David, Joan and I could not be happier that you and Tracie have accepted this wonderful opportunity to lead our beloved FHU family into the next generation. You follow in the steps of great men, but much more importantly, you walk in the steps of Jesus. We love you and are so proud of you. May the Lord bless you and keep you, always.

    Billy Smith
    Henderson, TN

    David and Tracie Shannon - we are so glad that you both are here! David - your joy and approachability have already made such a wonderful impact; my students in the FHU Honors Program are excited about the future of this university with you as our leader. As are we all - thank you for your willing heart and loving spirit!

    Jenny Johnson
    Pinson, TN

    As dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, I look forward to working with you to reach your vision for FHU. As the mother of an 11-year old girl, who is already dreaming of life in Dixon dorm, I hope you are the president that officially welcomes her to campus her freshman year.

    LeAnn Davis
    Henderson , TN

    Our prayers are with you, President Shannon! May God bless you and Freed-Hardeman University!

    David Newberry
    Henderson, TN