Student and Alumni Spotlights for the History Program

Rebecca, Creative Writing and History Major

Name: Mary Rebecca Yantis
Majors: History and Creative Writing
Hometown: Zachary, Louisiana
Fact: I love wandering through museums, as long as I'm wearing a comfortable pair of shoes.

I chose to come to Belhaven University because... I knew, in high school, that I wished to focus on writing, and God practically dropped Belhaven in my lap through my cousin Alex, a Belhaven alumnus. I heard about the Creative Writing department, visited with Dr. Smith, and I was hooked. After my freshman year, I began to realize my passion for history alongside writing, and with the encouragement of both departments, I became a double-major in the first semester of my junior year. God has been extremely good in giving me this chance to pursue both my passions.

One relationship that has meant a lot to me while attending Belhaven University... is my friendship with my lovely roommate, Deanna, a theater major. She keeps me focused with work and coffee, and I keep her sane with Disney movies and marshmallow peeps.

Because of my degree from Belhaven University... I will hopefully be able to give joy to others through my knowledge and writing.

One Word to describe my experience at Belhaven: Enlightening