Belhaven Leadership Council

2016-17 BELHAVEN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (BLC)

The Belhaven Leadership Council (BLC) is the student leadership arm of the Belhaven University student body. As such, its members serve as the primary student body representatives. Students are encouraged to communicate their interests, questions and concerns to BLC officers. You can download the BLC Office Hours and the BLC officer descriptions for each position.

The BLC exists to serve the best interests of the student body by giving distinctive Christian leadership in all areas of its influence.

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Patricia Moreno Jonathan Durham Areli Campos Cedenia Reed Wendell Meyers Tamera Lairy Ashley Reed Saterrica Willis Mary Clayton Kobe Van Someren Caroline Terry Zoe Walker
Patricia Moreno

Trisha Moreno (President)

E-mailblcpresident@belhaven.edu

Hometown:  Queretaro, Mexico

Major/Minor:  Dance/Business Administration

Hobbies:  Dance, choreography, baking, coloring, music, outdoors

What do you like most about Belhaven?

Belhaven is more than a university, it is a safe place, a place to grow and explore possibilities, a place to develop and discover the gifts given to us by God. Belhaven truly is “home away from home,” here, I know I am not just a number but a unique individual handpicked by God to be in this place, at this time.

What advice would you give to all students?

Don’t be afraid of getting out of your comfort zone. Challenge yourself to get connected, attend activities, fellowship groups and events. Surround yourself with nurturing friendships and be open to meeting and getting to know people, some of the most valuable friendships can be found in the most unexpected places.

For you, why BLC?

Going to college outside of my country was a somewhat frightening thing to do. I came to Belhaven being very shy, quiet, and introverted but through student leadership and those in BLC I learned to get out of my comfort zone. BLC has poured so much into me and one of my biggest desires is to do the same for others, to serve my neighbor to the best of my abilities through the platform that BLC offers to me.

Jonathan Durham

Jonathan Durham (Vice President)

E-mailblcvicepresident@belhaven.edu

Hometown:  Jackson, MS

Major/Minor:  Sports Administration, Minor Business Administration

Hobbies:  Basketball, Music, Movies

What do you like most about Belhaven?

I love that Belhaven makes you feel like you are at home. Everyone here gives off a family vibe that makes college a little less stressful.

What advice would you give to all students?

Get involved on and off campus early and often. Use your time wisely. Do not be shy to talk to your professors, they are here to help.

For you, why BLC?

Being a member of BLC gives me the opportunity to serve my campus in a new way. I am excited to work with the different people on BLC to make Belhaven a special place for everyone.

Areli Campos

Areli Campos Cortes (Marketing Coordinator)

E-mailblcmarketing@belhaven.edu

Hometown:  Arlington, Tx

Major/Minor:  Graphic Design

Hobbies:  I like to enhance my knowledge on the Creative Cloud Software, watch tv shows, and listen to music

What do you like most about Belhaven?

The thing I love most about Belhaven is the personal relationships that students have the chance to experience with their professors in and out of the classroom.

What advice would you give to all students?

The advice I would give to students is to not be hesitant about getting involved because it is the best way to grow in your relationship with God and your relationship with others. Let God use you even in the times you are uncomfortable.

For you, why BLC?

BLC gives me the opportunity to serve God and students by using the gifts God gave me to be creative and also grow spiritually alongside my team.

Cedenia Reed

Cedenia Reed (Activities Coordinator)

E-mailactivities@belhaven.edu

Hometown:  Brandon, MS

Major/Minor:  Accounting/Finance

Hobbies:  Planning events, organizing, singing (putting on concerts), spending quality time with family and friends, eating snow cones at the Reservoir, and taking pictures

What do you like most about Belhaven?

I love how peaceful the campus is, and how it is community oriented. At Belhaven, the faculty and staff goes above and beyond to see you exceed and accomplish your goals. They are very sincere and willing to always help you, encourage you, and motivate you from all levels, physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.

What advice would you give to all students?

Have faith and take the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. There are ample opportunities that Belhaven has to offer, and you have to make it up in your mind that you are ready to embark on whatever journey that is. Find out what you’re great at and strive for excellence; whatever you aren’t good at, seek assistance in improving it. Being at Belhaven is what you make it. So make your experience here worth remembering!

For you, why BLC?

I chose the Belhaven Leadership Council because God has placed in my heart to serve others in what I love to do and that is planning and organizing events. Serving alongside my peers and ministering to others is challenging, but the Belhaven Leadership Council and the Office of Student Leadership is willing to stand beside you and assist wherever is needed.

Wendell Meyers

Wendell Meyers (Intramurals Coordinator)

E-mailintramurals@belhaven.edu

Hometown:  Douglasville, GA

Major/Minor:  Double Major Business Administration and Accounting

Hobbies:  Any outdoor activities, Xbox, watching movie (Netflix binge watching), basketball

What do you like most about Belhaven?

I like the diversity of Belhaven’s student bodies and how approachable everyone is and how much our faculty care about us. I also like the sense of comfort and community on Belhaven’s campus.

What advice would you give to all students?

Don’t be afraid to ask for help and talk to the students and faculty. Keep your grades first and plan for your future. Network as much as possible. I would also encourage new students to engage in class and be mentally present; NEVER cease to learn. The war on knowledge is never ending.

For you, why BLC?

I chose BLC because I truly love Belhaven and everything it represents. I truly want be a part of a team that advocates effectively for our whole student body. I also long to learn what it means to be a servant leader and I believe BLC is the place to learn, grown, and develop myself while also pouring into those around me.

Tamera Lairy

Tamera Lairy (Recreation Coordinator)

E-mailrecreation@belhaven.edu

Hometown:  Brandon, MS

Major/Minor:  Sports Medicine and Exercise Sciences

Hobbies:  Exercising, Reading and Journaling

What do you like most about Belhaven?

I love how easy it is to get involved, the environment created by students who are striving for success and the foundational faith and opportunity for spiritual growth.

What advice would you give to all students?

Step out on faith, meet new people, try new things. Find a place on campus that nobody knows about, call it yours, and go there to clear your mind and spend time with Jesus.

For you, why BLC?

BLC because I would love to see more people involved in campus activities. BLC because I love making connections. BLC because of the opportunity to honor Belhaven’s verse of “to serve and not to be served” and see Belhaven grow in community as a campus.

Ashley Reed

Ashley Reed (Outreach Coordinator)

E-mailoutreach@belhaven.edu

Hometown:  Meridian, MS

Major/Minor:  Business Administration/Concentration:Theatre/Costume Construction

Hobbies:  Acrylic Painting, fashion designing, sewing, playing the clarinet, and spending quality time with friends

What do you like most about Belhaven?

The Christian atmosphere on campus, small class sizes and close relationships with faculty and staff.

What advice would you give to all students?

Get out and get involved on campus. Don’t be afraid to venture outside of your comfort zone and try new things; each time you’ll grow from the experience and find some of life’s greatest blessings. Take each day one at a time and trust that God is guiding your footsteps. You don't have to have everything figured out in these four years. Enjoy and rest in where you are today. Belhaven’s professors are so so caring. Ask questions when you need help or don't quite understand the material. Get your money’s worth out of your education! Christian Community is important! Belhaven offers various ministries and clubs to help you connect with other students on campus and nurture your relationship with Christ. Build friendships with students who will walk along side you and encourage each other through life’s journeys.

For you, why BLC?

I knew accepting a position on BLC was going to push me outside of my comfort zone and stretch me in new and challenging ways. Last year, I never could have imagined that I would be on a campus leadership counsel. I've been an introvert for most of my life. However, as I’ve grown in a Christ these past three years at Belhaven, my love for people has also grown. God has developed a servant’s heart in me and a desire to use the gifts He’s graced me with to serve others. I'm eager to learn new leadership skills, grow as an individual, and connect with new people on campus and in the Jackson community.

Saterrica Willis

Saterrica Willis (Ministries Coordinator)

E-mailministry@belhaven.edu

Hometown:  Arlington, TX

Major/Minor:  Nursing/p>

Hobbies:  Watching Netflix, Reading, and Laughing

What do you like most about Belhaven?

I like the loving environment. The faculty and staff are here for you and want to see you succeed inside and outside of the classroom. They really and truly have a love for all of their students and push you to be a better person all around.

What advice would you give to all students?

Stay focus on your academics and more importantly, the purpose God wants you to accomplish while you’re at Belhaven.

For you, why BLC?

Belhaven Leadership Council provides me the opportunity to get to serve Belhaven all year long and be a part of a great office that intentionally invests in students’ lives.

Mary Clayton

Mary Clayton (Campus Life Coordinator)

E-mailcampuslife@belhaven.edu

Hometown:  Princeton, KY

Major/Minor:  Nursing with a Dance minor

Hobbies:  Horseback riding, adventuring, making dreamcatchers, salsa dancing, hiking, running (sometimes), and volunteering

What do you like most about Belhaven?

What I like most about Belhaven is the small community. It makes it easier to make lasting friendships and reconcile old ones. Another blessing is that the staff and faculty truly want to encourage and support each student.

What advice would you give to all students?

Get connected with people and groups on campus! The more people you met, the more encouragement and connections you gain. There are so many opportunities through clubs and organizations, and a lot of them will get you networking for your future, or maybe just allow you to enjoy sometime not thinking about school work.

For you, why BLC?

I am so blessed to be on BLC, for me it is a way to serve Belhaven and be a part of the change that is constantly occurring here. BLC keeps the best interest of the students in mind, that is the main reason why I love it; it offers so much to the student body and is completely dedicating to serving students.

Kobe Van Someren

Kobe Van Someren (Activities Intern)

E-mailkobevansomeron@students.belhaven.edu

Hometown:  Caledonia, MS

Major/Minor:  Business Administration w/concentration in Entrepreneurship: Minor - Marketing

Hobbies:  Writing, drawing, sleeping, soccer, and sleeping

What do you like most about Belhaven?

Belhaven gave me the opportunity to play soccer at a collegiate level along with presenting me to a group of people who have now become some of my best friends. Both of these things I have enjoyed most of all.

What advice would you give to all students?

The biggest advice I can give to students is to get involved on campus. As someone who is very introverted, getting involved with campus activities has helped me so much in enjoying life at Belhaven and I want others to feel the same way.

For you, why BLC?

BLC gives me the opportunity to try and minister to a group of people who do not enjoy campus by attempting to involve everyone in campus activities.

Caroline Terry

Caroline Terry (BLC Intern)

E-mailblcintern@belhaven.edu

Hometown:  Canton, MS

Major/Minor:  Biblical Studies with an emphasis on missions and cultural relations

Hobbies:  Playing tennis, strumming on a guitar, fishing, running, hanging out with friends, cracking jokes, and breaking out in random dance

What do you like most about Belhaven?

Belhaven is a place that accepts all people from all walks of life. Everyone has a place here and the community is unmatchable. I have made friendships at Belhaven that I know will last a lifetime. The people here push and challenge me to be a more faithful follower of Christ and to represent Him in every way. I don’t know where I would be without Belhaven University.

What advice would you give to all students?

Get out of your comfort zone. Reach out and get yourself involved in all that Belhaven has to offer. It is a choice you have to make if you really want to have the ultimate Belhaven experience. Everyone that is involved with Belhaven is here specifically for the students and their well being: for the present as well as the future. You wont regret getting connected.

For you, why BLC?

BLC is a way for me to serve the people and the campus that has made such an impact on my life thus far. When Jesus walked this earth, he led by serving others. Being apart of BLC just gives me another opportunity to use the gifts and talents the Lord has given me for His glory alone.

Zoe Walker

Zoe Walker (Marketing Intern)

E-mailzoewalker@students.belhaven.edu

Hometown:  Smyrna, TN

Major/Minor:  Graphic Design

Hobbies:  Obsessing over fonts, laughing with my friends, watching movies, and building my muscles (the vocal ones)

What do you like most about Belhaven?

Belhaven has given me a safe place to grow and find myself in different aspects of my life. I appreciate the focus on Christ and most importantly the delivery of Him. Attending here has allowed me to figure out Christ for myself, which has in turn molded me into a better vessel for spreading the faith.

What advice would you give to all students?

I would tell any student applying to Belhaven or any college to be open to change and do not be afraid let the Lord lead you in a different direction than you intended. GO TO CLASS!! I cannot stress that enough and find friends that you know that will except you for all your flaws, truly care for your well being, and that will encourage you in this journey toward adulthood.

For you, why BLC?

I chose to apply for BLC because I saw how it impacted the former members live in such a positive way. I wanted to be apart of family that encourages each other while at the same time encouraging the student body as a whole whether that be through an event or a pop up event. I just want to touch the hearts of the students while doing something I love and being a part of a team that wants to do the same. Not only that but also prepares me for the field that I am majoring in, and I am blessed to have been chosen to serve the students, faculty, staff.


Cleland Hall, Room 106 (BLC President)
601-968-8837 (BLC President)
BLC Campus Mailbox: #168