Student and Alumni Spotlights for the International Studies Program

Anna, International Studies Major

Name: Anna Rumbarger
Major: Intercultural Studies
Hometown: Petal, MS
Fact: I'm the third of four children in my family. My little brother and I are referred to as "the twins" despite 2 1/2 years difference.

I chose to come to Belhaven University because... by God’s plan. I had planned to go to another school, but chose to visit Belhaven. The campus was beautiful and had several new construction projects. I fell in love with the people, with the thought of a Christian education, and so much more.

One relationship that has meant a lot to me while attending Belhaven University is...the one with the head of the Intercultural Studies department. Dr. White is a blessing to the department. She cares about her students and is excited to see success in every aspect of their lives. Dr. White is someone I can go to without fear of judgment and she would be willing to help with any issue I am facing, whether it is simply giving advice or connecting with someone she feels is more qualified to help.

Because of my degree from Belhaven University...I will be more prepared to face the challenges ahead of me. As I attempt to make a positive contribution to the world, I can look back on the many lessons I have learned and apply them daily.

One word to describe your experience at Belhaven: Eventful.