Belhaven Celebrates Beginning of Year with Service of Dedication
August 17, 2012 (Jackson) - This years annual Service of Dedication was an encouraging start to the upcoming year at Belhaven University. Faculty, staff, and friends joined together for the kick-off ceremony on Wednesday, August 15 in the Center for the Arts.
Attendees enjoyed a special medley performed by Dr. Christopher Shelt, scripture reading, time of worship, and reception afterwards. The event streamed live to the other Belhaven campuses in Memphis, Chattanooga, Houston, Orlando, and Atlanta.
As a new addition to the clock ceremony, Dr. Parrott honored the faculty and staff who have faithfully served for 5, 10 and 15 years by taking time to talk about each person before they received their clock award.
Dr. Parrotts challenge for the school year was based on the new verse of the year, Ecclesiastes 3:1. To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. At the beginning of the address, he talked about the many challenges Fitzhugh Hall created, but how he saw God going ahead of us preparing the way for Fitzhughs renovations and new science facility.
He then spoke about the verse of the year and said, It gives us a vision for the bigger picture of Gods plan for our lives by framing are joys and challenges in terms of seasons. When we understand that concept, then the seasons becomes applicable, meaningful and something we can live everyday. We must learn how to breathe through the seasons. When we understand breathing through the seasons, we catch the rhythm of Gods purpose in our lives.
Dr. Parrotts complete message is below:
2012 Clock Recipients:
Five Years of Service Mr. Alex AinsworthAssistant Mens Basketball Coach Mrs. Becky CochranConference Services Coordinator Ms. Susan Dick Campus Coordinator Memphis Mr. Jake DonaldAssociate Director of Admission Mr. Steve FarmerDirector of Security Mrs. Eloise FieldsHousekeeping Mr. Charles GaudinLibrarian Dr. Paxton GirtmonAssociate Professor of Music Mr. Wayne GreenDirector of Maintenance Ms. Gretchen HaienAssociate Professor of Art Dr. Audrey KelleherVice President of Adult & Graduate Enrollment and Student Services Mrs. Sandra KellyDirector of Student Services Mrs. Ginger KeysSystem Administrator Mrs. Dana MarsalisHead Cheerleader Coach Mr. James MasseyGrounds Supervisor Dr. Lydia McCardleProfessor of Education Mr. Michael McGeownCommunity Soccer Coach Mr. Terry McInnisComputer Technician Ms. Veronica Miniel-GarciaAssociate Director of Student Services Houston Campus Dr. Donna NoblittProfessor of Teacher Education & Director of Grad Teacher Ed. Mr. Arthur ParkLocksmith Mr. Daniel ShawAssistant Director of Admission Mrs. Amanda SlaughterAssistant Vice President for Adult and Graduate Enrollment and Student Services Dr. Bill Sumrall Associate Professor of Business Memphis Campus Mr. Kevin TaylorMaintenance Technician Mr. Ricky WhiteMaintenance Technician
Ten Years of Service Mrs. Anna BlaylockStudent Financial Planning Records Analyst Miss Tanya BriegerASPIRE Director of Enrollment Services Mr. Charlie Matthews, Jr.Sr. Shift Supervisor Campus Security Dr. Paul Reese, Jr.Associate Professor of Biology Mr. Clay SmithAssistant Head Baseball Coach Miss Shekaria SummersAccounts Payable Administrator Mr. Nate TheisenProfessor of Art
Fifteen Years of Service Mr. Chris Cullnane, IIDirector of Libraries Mrs. Doreen FagerheimDirector of Web Services Mrs. Virginia HendersonChief Financial Officer Dr. Don HubeleAssociate Professor & Chair of English Department
Twenty Years of Service Mrs. Linda PhillipsAssistant Vice President for University Advancement. The Lord called Linda Phillips home on May 31 of this year after a battle with cancer. Her husband, William Thomas Phillips, previous Vice President of Campus Operations, accepted the clock in her honor.
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