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Reflections of Accomplishment!!! After completing all Blinded by the light!!! Roy Sharp, vice president for
the requirements, Mark Hamilton. who graduated Sum- Student Affairs, and Jim Seibe, dean of Student Ser-
ma Cum Laude, is presented with his diploma by Col- vices, show just how cool they can be by wearing their
lege pfefldeflf E' Claude Gifdnef dUf!f1.9 Cvrnrnenee- sunglasses during the day also. photo by Micah Brink-
men! exercises. photo by Bret Christensen. ley,
The Lakers and Celtics they're not, but Alpha Tau
Lambda and Lambda Delta Phi tight tooth and nail to
win the game. Delta Phi made a rousing comeback but it
wasn 't good enough as Alpha Tau took the lead and
kept it for good, photo by Kim Choat.
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Cream of the Crop
Freshmen meet him when they enroll in
his Life of Christ class. He is often their first
Bible teacher in college. Bible majors have
him for Preparation and Delivery of Ser-
mons or Youth Ministry. Whatever the level
or the course, students agree: He's an excel-
- Typical comments heard from his stu-
dents include: "He's never in a bad mood."
"He always makes you feel you're special."
"He's a great example." "He's a very un-
Born November 5, 1950, in Woodbury,
Tennessee, Billy Smith worked as a young
man as a paper boy, a shoeshine boy, and a
radio announcer. He worked during his high
school years for WBFJ radio in Woodbury,
signing on at 4:00 in the morning. He was a
very popular high student and president of
the student council.
He entered F-HC in 1968 and attended
for three years as a Bible-communication
major. Billy married Joan Vernon in June of
1971. He was graduated from David Lips-
comb in 1972 and worked that year and
1972-73 as a radio announcer in Nashville.
In 1973 Billy became the first assistant
minister of Henderson Church of Christ. In
1974 he became an admissions counselor
for F-HC and the minister for the Christian
Chapel Church of Christ in Humboldt, Ten-
nessee, where he served for twelve years.
In 1975 he became a father. Scotty was
born in July. Monica was born three years
later in 1978.
Billy served as Director of Admissions at
Freed-Hardeman and has taught in the Bible
department for eight years. In 1983 he be-
came a full-time member of the F-HC Bible
He teaches, preaches, cares for his family,
sponsors the Preachers' Club, writes and
Alter calling roll in his classes, Billy Smith always pro-
vides useful information during his classes not only on
the life of Christ or the writings of Paul, but things that
will help in every walk of life, photo by Micah Brinkley,
6 DEDICA TION
records "Favorite Hymns of Freed-Harde-
man College," writes religious books and
articles, holds many gospel meetings, and
coordinates the Future Church Leaders
Workshop each summer for F-HC's Chris-
tian Training Series.
Billy has his Masters and Masters of The-
ology from Harding Graduate School of Reli-
gion in Memphis. He is currently working on
his Doctor of Ministry degree.
ln January of 1987 he began his work
with Roy Sharp as co-minister of the Estes
Church of Christ in Henderson.
His interests include sports - he plays
softball lfaculty team of F-HCl and basket-
ball. He is an extremely loyal fan of the
Colts, F-HC Lions, and Jackson Christian
Eagles. He coaches the fifth and sixth grade
J.C.S. boys' basketball team.
His wife Joan says, "He's a wonderful
husband and father. After fifteen years of
marriage, I can honestly say that there
couldn't be a more thoughtful person than
For these reasons and "all the stuff he
does for Freed-Hardeman," the 1987 Trea-
sure Chest is proudly dedicated to William
R. Smith - Brother Billy. W
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