In Remembrance of
John L. Freehafer
Ann F. Andersen and Lucy F. Wold, sisters of John L. Freehafer, donated a paver in remembrance of our brother John, a graduate of the Class of 1965. John was a Phi Delta Theta, president of his freshman class, editor of The SMU Campus student newspaper his sophomore year, a Senior Superlative, M Award recipient and president of both SMU top men's honoraries, Cycen Fjodr and Blue Key.
After graduation in 1965, while working his way around the world with the goal of meeting people from many different cultures, John was killed in a landslide in the Philippines. Our parents, Lytle and Ruth Freehafer established a memorial award at SMU in honor of John that is presented each year to students demonstrating an interest in people, student life, student activities and student government.
A photograph of John hangs in the hallway outside the SMU chaplain's office. The plaque beside the picture reads “Dedicated scholar, Creative Student Leader and Dreamer of Dreams, John found friends everywhere.