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Former college president Cleland dies at age 95

JACKSON — Howard J. Cleland, who served as president of Belhaven College for 17 years, has died at the age of 95. Officials with Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home say Cleland died Sunday. The cause of death was not released. Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Parkway Memorial Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at First ...

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Belhaven University named "College of Distinction"

JACKSON- For a fourth year, Belhaven University was honored as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. Belhaven University was found to excel in all four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes. “We focus on colleges ...

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Belhaven offers new intercultural studies degree

Belhaven University continues to reach across the world and into other cultures and now offers a Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies. This new degree is a window of study into other cultures and how missions can impact the world for the good. As an intercultural studies major, students will learn subjects like anthropology, language acquisition skills, comparative religions and ...

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"College Hunks Hauling Junk" franchise opens in Capital City

College Hunks Hauling Junk. The company’s name itself is a conversation piece, according to owner Carl Carter. Carter opened the Jackson moving services franchise in January at the age of 50 after spending more than 20 years in the insurance industry. “Some people may find it a little crazy,” Carter says. “After you’ve done something for so many years it’s ...

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Keeping Our Eye On Nathan McNeill

Ten different houses. That’s how many places Nathan McNeill says he grew up, including in Mississippi, Alabama, Indiana and Arkansas. “I wanted to be a farmer, an architect, and a teacher in turns,” McNeill says reminiscing about childhood dream jobs. “Business wasn’t even on the list.” Homeschooled through high school, McNeill attended Belhaven University in Jackson where he majored in ...

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Belhaven University to break ground on international center

Belhaven University officials will break ground Friday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the addition of a new international center. The Dr. Billy Kim International Center will be an 18,000 square foot facility located in the center of campus and is projected to cost $4 million. Dr. Roger Parrott, President of Belhaven University, said, “In the modern history of ...

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Brandon realtor wants harp renaissance in Mississippi

  Mandy Mangrum’s harp knows who the real star of the show is. Foregoing any gold leaf gilding, cherubs, flowers or other design ruffles, the stately, wooden Lyon & Healy Style 85 model leaves all of the flourishes to the capable fingers of its owner. “The Style 85 concert grand has less intricate detail but I like it. I think ...

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Keeping Our Eye On David Sprayberry

David Sprayberry says his professional passion is public relations. Born and raised in Jackson, Sprayberry was a preacher and art teacher’s kid and like his parents combines both message and medium in his role as assistant director of communications for Belhaven University. “The challenge of finding creative ways to interact with and inform the public is enthralling,” he says. The ...

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Bank elevates Overby

Sherry Overby has been promoted to vice president of human resources for Community Bancshares Inc. She has been with Community Bank since 2001, starting as a teller and most recently as an assistant human resources officer. Overby, a White Oak native, is a graduate of Belhaven University, earning a degree in management and a master’s of science in leadership. Active ...

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