Student and Alumni Spotlights for the Theatre Program

Jill Cromwell, Theatre Major

Name: Jill Cromwell
Major: Theatre
Raleigh, NC

I chose to come to Belhaven because... of meeting one of its Alumni. Her name was Faith and we were working together at the Masterworks Festival in the theatre track. She was an amazing actress and person, so when she said she went to Belhaven, I decided that I should look into it. I visited on a Discover Day and fell in love with the campus and the theatre department. I didn't have to look any further.

One relationship that has meant a lot to me while attending Belhaven... I have developed some of the deepest relationships of my life here. One friendship I made was with my professor John Maxwell. He is one of the most talented people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He reached out to me a lot in my freshman year. If it wasn't for him, I don't think I'd be half the person I am today. He taught me my craft, yes, but he also taught me to be bold. He taught me to love life and see the beauty in a moment of time. I can't thank him enough for what he's done in my life.

Because of my degree from Belhaven University... I hope to work in LA one day as part of the film industry, though I also hope to write for the stage. I just want to create.

One word to describe my experience at Belhaven: Moving