Student and Alumni Spotlights for the Social Work Program

Rachel Downam, Social Work Major

Name: Rachel Downam
Major: Social Work
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Fact: I love to hike.

I chose to come to Belhaven because... God lead me here. He took care of everything, from hearing about Belhaven to having the major I wanted. When I came to visit the atmosphere of friendly people and the love of the Lord made me feel that I belonged at Belhaven.

The relationship that has meant the most to me while attending Belhaven... is a girl from my peer group who also lives in my hall. She is a lovely person who befriended me right away. She has become someone that I would go to with anything. I really believe it is true that the friends you make in college do last a lifetime.

Because of my degree from Belhaven University... social work can lead to many different paths from health care to government agencies, but the main thing that I am excited about is that I will be able to help people and that is all I really want out of life.

One word to describe my experience at Belhaven: Enriching.

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