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Sherry Overby to lead human resources at Belhaven

Sherry Overby ’04 was named the new Belhaven University Director of Human Resources and will bring over 15 years of insight and experience to the department. As an alumna and adjunct professor in the business program, she has a long history with the University. In 2004, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Management at Belhaven. She continued her studies ...

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Belhaven appoints new director of alumni relations

Belhaven University has selected Frank Laws ’91 to lead alumni relations. After a 16-year career of raising capital for leading real estate investment companies, he will join the Belhaven University Advancement team. As Belhaven’s Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations, Laws will continue to develop and maintain communication with Belhaven graduates and expand the University’s network of friends and supporters. ...

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Belhaven University named national, state College of Distinction

By demonstrating continued dedication to quality educational practices, Belhaven University has been named a national and state 2017-2018 College of Distinction. The annual process of selecting the Colleges of Distinction requires that institutions adhere to the Four Distinctions — engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes. This process also includes a review of each institution’s freshman experience, as ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — Belhaven was a crossroads for Graham

Billy Graham and C.S. Lewis couldn’t be further apart in some respects. But in one all-important respect there is harmony: Jesus. Billy Graham descended from the mountains of North Carolina and preached the gospels to the world for more than a half-century. He died last week at 99. His small tent meetings grew to gatherings of hundreds of thousands, and ...

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New Belhaven CFO ready for challenge

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT   When David Tarrant was a student at The University of Toledo, he wondered if he could major in engineering, biology or even forestry. “But after I took my first finance class I was hooked,” said Tarrant, the new vice president of  business affairs and the chief financial officer of Belhaven University. He assumed the position ...

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Belhaven elects 3 to board

The Belhaven University Board of Trustees elected new members Sam Lane, Karen Taylor and Dr. Kevin Brown to the board. Lane is Senior Vice President of First Commercial Bank and has over 40 years of experience with Jackson area banks that includes Deposit Guaranty National Bank and First Commercial Bank. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from the ...

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Lane joins Belhaven board

The Belhaven University Board of Trustees elected Sam Lane, Senior Vice President of First Commercial Bank, as a new board member. Born in Jackson, Lane has lived in the Capital City his entire life. He graduated from Jackson Prep in 1972 and earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Mississippi in 1976. Lane has over 40 ...

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Moak to chair program

Belhaven University has appointed longtime communications professional Bill Moak head of its communication program. His hiring coincides with the University’s shift to a stronger emphasis on public relations, journalism and web communications. Moak plans on working with communication professionals for future learning opportunities. Simultaneously, he will be working to develop new directions and initiatives, which will help attract more students ...

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Bryant names Brookhaven’s John Davis to head DHS

Veteran human services professional John Davis has been promoted to executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, replacing Ricky Berry, who is retiring Jan. 31. Gov. Phil Bryant announced the appointment Monday afternoon. Davis is a  Mississippi native with 24 years  in human services, including work on the local, regional and state level. He has served as the department’s deputy administrator for the last four years. Before that, he was ...

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Belhaven’s Metzcar tapped

Belhaven University has selected Dr. Aaron Metzcar to lead its online studies program as dean. In 2000, Metzcar began his career in education as a teacher with Tri-Village School District. He then served as Elementary School Principal for Jackson Christian School in Jackson, Mich., in 2006. During his time as principal, he taught online classes as an adjunct faculty member ...

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