Student and Alumni Spotlights for the History Program

Kelli Joy Dear

Name: Kelli Joy Dear, Alumna
Major: History
Minor: Dance
Hometown: Brandon, Mississippi
Fact: I live on a cow farm.

I chose to come to Belhaven University because... I was interested in the diversity of the arts. I came and auditioned for the dance department, got accepted, and dove into my passion for history in becoming a history major.

One relationship that has meant a lot to me while attending Belhaven University... the relationship I have developed with Dr. Elaine Anthony would definitely be one of the most important relationships I have ever established. She is such a well-rounded and phenomenal woman. She is strong, intelligent, influential, and successful. She has taken me under her wings and has poured wisdom and knowledge into my life. She has given me wise counsel that has been destiny altering for me.

Because of my degree from Belhaven University... I will be more than equipped and prepared to become successful in any endeavor in which I choose to pursue. I have received a quality education as well as diverse experiences that have enhanced my character and provided me with unique knowledge. I am proud to be a blazer.

One Word to describe my experience at Belhaven: PRICELESS