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Belhaven Leadership Council

2014-15 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.

Interact with BLC on their Facebook page BLC Facebook. View the Belhaven Calendar Belhaven Calendar

Hamilton HarperSusan MathewsAnna Maria RussoJosiah RichardRachel DriscollMorganne AtchleyGenevieve DunnKaty VeldhorstJessica Nichols
Hamilton Harper

Hamilton Harper (President)

E-mail: blcpresident@belhaven.edu

Hometown: Clermont, GA

Major/Minor: Business Administration and Accounting

Hobbies: Playing the drums, baseball, basketball, hiking, volleyball, wakeboarding and fishing

What do you like most about Belhaven?

Since coming to Belhaven as a freshman in 2011, it is hard to put into words all that God has done in me through this University. I have grown to love this school more and more each semester and I am continually amazed by its seemingly refreshing atmosphere. Belhaven has a constant desire to step into all the God has for this school which is why lives are continuously changed.

What advice would you give to all students?

Don't be too cool to get involved! Belhaven has so many amazing things to offer but it is up to you to get out there and get connected.

Why BLC?

BLC has blessed me with the opportunity to aid students in their short, yet potentially life-changing experience here at Belhaven. I simply want to serve on this team as an instrument in God's progressive work at this University. Nothing excites me more than being a part of a team that has the opportunity to have an impact on others at this school.

Susan Mathewes

Susan Mathewes (Vice President)

E-mail: blcvicepresident@belhaven.edu

Hometown: Augusta, GA

Major/Minor: Social Work

Hobbies: Hiking, biking, ENOing, waterskiing, anything with friends and family

What do you like most about Belhaven?

I love the diversity found in the Belhaven student body. It is fun to build relationships and learn from fellow students with such a variety of passions, talents, and cultures.

What advice would you give to all students?

Get involved! Get to know your professors, RAs, hallmates, and classmates. Treasure the relationships you make. Allow God to grow you during this time in your life.

Why BLC?

BLC is a great way to serve, grow, and learn. Belhaven is an important family and community in my life. Working on this team gives me the opportunity to be a part of this experience for other students as well.

Anna Maria Russo

Anna Maria Russo (Ministries and Programming Coordinator)

E-mail: blcprogramming@belhaven.edu

Hometown: Lafayette, LA

Major/Minor: International Studies

Hobbies: Cooking, Writing, Traveling

What do you like most about Belhaven?

The student-professor relationships.

What advice would you give to all students?

Don't to be afraid to explore new things. You never know what hidden talents or interests may be waiting to be discovered.

Why BLC?

I wanted to serve the campus from the inside out and BLC provides that opportunity for student leaders.

Josiah Richard

Josiah Richard (Intramurals Coordinator)

E-mail: intramurals@belhaven.edu

Hometown: Charleston, ME

Major/Minor: Sports Medicine

Hobbies: Playing sports, hanging out with friends, and playing beach volleyball

What do you like most about Belhaven?

I love the unity found among students and size of the student body. Knowing so many people adds to an amazing experience.

What advice would you give to all students?

Be yourself, get involved, and make the most of your time at Belhaven. So much of college is what you make of it.

Why BLC?

BLC is another way for me to get involved on campus, while getting to grow with other students. I wanted the change to minister and love on people at Belhaven, and BLC allows me to do this in a unique role.

Rachel Driscoll

Rachel Driscoll (Activities Coordinator)

E-mail: activities@belhaven.edu

Hometown: Collierville, TN

Major/Minor: Accounting

Hobbies: Dancing, laughing, and spending time with people!

What do you like most about Belhaven?

I love Belhaven's diversity and welcomeness. So many people from so many different backgrounds and countries come here and it's amazing getting to know them and be a friend to them and learning about their culture and such. The Belhaven community is so uplifting and fun to be around!

What advice would you give to all students?

Get involved as much as you possibly can. The staff and faculty at BU truly care about each and every student here and they want you to have the best experience at college. Getting involved will help you meet people and form some of the best relationships you can imagine.

Why BLC?

BLC is just such a great forum to be able to reach out to others and make them feel at home and involved while also being able to spend time with your fellow BLC members and getting to know them as brothers and sisters in Christ. It's amazing being able to reach students and show the love of Christ by our actions on and off campus.

Morganne Atchley

Morganne Atchley (Campus Life Coordinator)

E-mail: campuslife@belhaven.edu

Hometown: Wetumpka, AL

Major/Minor: Elementary Education

Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends, crafting, and thrift shopping.

What do you like most about Belhaven?

I love how driving up to Belhaven feels like home to me. I love that my professors take time to pour into my life. Most importantly I love seeing the creators hand in and through this campus every day.

What advice would you give to all students?

Manage your time wisely. Get involved on campus, take a full semester course load, don't be afraid to work off campus, but enjoy the memories you are making in these four years of college.

Why BLC?

I feel like the Lord has called me into a position of leadership for one reason alone, to reach out and touch lives for the growing of His kingdom. It is my mission through this position to give back to Belhaven and its students.

Genevieve Dunn

Genevieve Dunn (Community Outreach Coordinator)

E-mail: communityoutreach@belhaven.edu

Hometown: Kingsburg, CA

Major/Minor: Chemistry

Hobbies: Dance, Photography, Theater, Baking, Graphic Design

What do you like most about Belhaven?

I love that Belhaven is like a family; the campus is small so I can meet students outside of my major and you get to know individuals from all over the world, which it makes the college experience more unique.

What advice would you give to all students?

Get connected on campus! Join a club, organization, team, or a Bible study! There are so many clubs and organizations available - there really is one for every student! Make the most of your time here at Belhaven!

Why BLC?

BLC is an opportunity that allows me to serve my peers and the community. I love to meet new people, and BLC allows me not only to meet people, but to serve and help them get connected to others in the Jackson area!

Katy Veldhorst

Katy Veldhorst (White Columns Editor)

E-mail: whitecolumns@belhaven.edu

Hometown: Oostburg, WI

Major/Minor: Graphic Design/Marketing

Hobbies: Reading, Hanging out with friends, Outdoor activities, Crafts

What do you like most about Belhaven?

The community at Belhaven is so unique! I love the close friendships that I've formed living in the dorms and the diversity of students that are here.

What advice would you give to all students?

Get involved! Studying and grades are important, but going out of your comfort zone and letting God use you to serve others at school, and in the community, will help you grow in ways you never imagined.

Why BLC?

BLC is a great opportunity to be involved in campus life and serve fellow students. I want to grow as a leader, and working together with the BLC team is a great way to do that.

Jessica Nichols

Jessica Nichols (BLC Intern)

E-mail: blcintern@belhaven.edu

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

Major/Minor: Social Work/Biblical Studies

Hobbies: Dance, spending time with family and friends, riding horses, camping, helping others, and I love to work with kids

What do you like most about Belhaven?

I absolutely love the atmosphere at Belhaven. When you are on a small campus that has so many opportunities and wonderful people, God does some incredible things!

What advice would you give to all students?

Get involved and invest in the lives around you! Acknowledge God and praise Him through this season in your life. He placed you here for a reason!

Why BLC?

I always think of BLC to be like sprinkles on a cupcake. The cake is Belhaven and Christ is our foundation, the icing is the student body, faculty, and staff that make Belhaven feel like home, and BLC are the sprinkles on top. A team is formed and God works through us by using our gifts to serve the community and Belhaven in a unique way. I am so thankful and excited to serve Belhaven this year!


Cleland Hall, Room 106 (BLC President)
601-968-8837 (BLC President)
BLC Campus Mailbox: #168
White Columns Campus Mailbox: #823