Student and Alumni Spotlights for the Biology Program

Elizabeth, Biology major

Name: Elizabeth (Gibson) Giesman, Alumna
Graduate School: BSN student, Emory University Nursing School
Major/Minor: Biology, PreNursing
Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI
Fact: I once got to ride an elephant while in Thailand.

I chose to come to Belhaven University because... First, my whole family had gone to Belhaven before dad, aunts, uncles, cousins. Second, I had gone to a small Christian high school and did not want to go to a huge university, so the intimate atmosphere at Belhaven appealed to me. Third, I knew that I wanted to go into nursing and Belhaven has a good Biology department.

The relationship at Belhaven that has meant the most to me is... Dr. Brucie Williford, who I worked for in the psychology department the whole time I was at Belhaven. Although I was not a Psychology major, she was an advisor and mentor to me in so many ways, both academic and personal. One of the things I love the most about Belhaven is how much the professors care about the personal lives of the students.

Because of my degree from Belhaven University... I am about to graduate from nursing school at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and planning to get a job in pediatric nursing in May.

One word to describe your experience at Belhaven: Enriching