Student and Alumni Spotlights for the Theatre Program

Julia Thompson, Theatre Ministry Major

Name: Julia Thompson, Alumna
Major: Theatre Ministry
Hometown: Zapata, TX
Fact: I dance Flamenco!

I chose to come to Belhaven University because... I fell in love with the staff and faculty who were so genuinely caring and loving. I knew I would get much more than just a degree - I received the opportunity to grow as a Christian and as an individual under great leadership and guidance. Although I was 13 hours away from Zapata, Texas, I felt right at home.

One relationship that has meant a lot to me while attending Belhaven University is... How can I choose one?! I greatly enjoyed working as a Resident Assistant for my Resident Director, Tiffany Belcher. She helped guide me and mold me to be a more effective leader, not only in my efforts to guide and help the young women on my hall, but also everyone I come in contact with everyday.

Because of my degree from Belhaven University... I was offered a job in the box office at a local theatre after graduation. I moved back to Texas for a season, so I did not take it, but I am currently working in admission while my husband completes his masters degree. Then we plan to move back to Texas to complete my long-term goal, which is to do theatre and missions in my home church.

An interesting fact about me that not everyone knows is... My parents are 2nd-generation missionaries to Mexico and India, and after graduation, I had the wonderful opportunity to go visit several churches and orphanages in India- such an enriching experience. I also dance flamenco!

One word to describe your experience at Belhaven: Cultivating

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