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Belhaven University sets new fall enrollment record

JACKSON — Belhaven University’s fall enrollment broke all previous records with a total of 4,215 students. This is an increase of 329 students over last year, and a one-year jump of over 8 percent. The private university recorded its largest influx of traditional students (18-22) on the main Jackson campus, with a total of 1,211. When combined with the university’s ...

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State OK clears way for opening of Belhaven University nursing school

JACKSON, Mississippi – Belhaven University says it plans an August start for enrolling students in its new School of Nursing after having received approval Thursday from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) for its bachelor of science in nursing degree program. University President Roger Parrott said the effort to launch the nursing school has received support from the governor, ...

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Belhaven gets approval to start nuring program

JACKSON — State officials are initially approving Belhaven University’s plan to start a nursing program. The College Board voted to allow the private Jackson university to start admitting students this fall to a program that will let them earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The board will still have to give final approval to the program as the first class ...

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Jackson arts icon Jack Kyle joins Belhaven University

Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi – Jack L. Kyle, the man who brought the cultures of Russia, Versailles, Spain and Dresden to Jackson, has joined Belhaven University as Senior Director of Arts Development and Chair of Arts Administration. Kyle is nationally recognized for his services to the arts and international cultural exchange. He served as Chairman of the Mississippi ...

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Chad Wallace

Chad Wallace is the digital communications specialist for Belhaven University. Responsible for the overall digital marketing efforts for the university, he also assists with various technology, marketing and public relations initiatives that have helped spur Belhaven to record enrollments. Since Wallace joined the staff, Belhaven has won multiple awards from the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi. Before going to ...

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Belhaven given $4M gift for new University Village

JACKSON — Belhaven University has received a $4 million gift for construction of new on-campus apartments for students. President Roger Parrott made the announcement Saturday during annual graduation ceremonies. Parrott said Robbie Hughes, a longtime supporter of the university, committed $4 million to help start the project, slated to begin this summer. The complex will be named University Village and ...

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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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"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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