Learn about Creative Writing students' awards and publications earned while at Belhaven University.


  • New York Times Bestselling Author —Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give and On the Come Up
  • Fulbright Scholar and Professor of English —Addie Leak, University of Jordan (Amman, Jordan)
  • Publishing Assistant —Emily Polson, Simon and Schuster (New York City)
  • Literary Agent —Emily Polson, David Black Literary Agency (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Novelist —Ashlee Davidson, Once More Unto the Breech (pseudonym, Meghan Holloway)
  • Public Relations Specialist and Documentary Filmmaker —Sarah Christine Bolton, Children of the Wall
  • Web Content Developer, Communications Specialist —Corinn McCauley, Webstaurant Store and MP&F Strategic Communications
  • Communications Specialist —Kalisse Evert, Greenville, South Carolina, County Government Office
  • Book Production Editor —Nicole Hall, Mascot Books
  • University Press Marketing Coordinator —Kristine Weaver, University Press of Mississippi
  • Teachers of English as a Second Language —Seraphine Lin and Minchun Park
  • English Language Teacher —Emily Polson, Meddeas Language Assistants (Spain)
  • English Language Teacher —Lea Coker, Comunidad de Madrid (Spain)
  • Loan Officer —Lea Coker, Vermont Federal Credit Union
  • Advanced Communications Instructor for the Blind —Heather Rasmussen, Addie McBryde Center for the Blind
  • Librarian, Archivist —Rebecca Yantis, Andrew Hedglin
  • Public Health Administrator —Catherine Karlak
  • Advertising Copywriter —David Rahaim
  • Copywriter —Terez Turner, Versa Creative, Houston, TX
  • College Admission Counselor —Caitlin Dunn, Nicole Hall
  • Teach for America —Sarah Duberowski
  • Elementary-, Middle-, and High-School Teachers —Peter Davis, Sarah Duberowski,
  • College Professors — Rex Bradshaw, Lindsay Gill, Jacob Rowan, Trianne Harabedian, and Adie Kleckner
  • Independent Booksellers —Andrew Hedglin, Adie Kleckner, Mirriam Meeks, Trianne Harabedian
  • Teacher, Actor, and Fight Choreographer —Anna Kurtz
  • Energy Analyst —Hannah Goldman, Vert Energy Group


  • Americans for Prosperity —Olivia Lamm
  • Certifiable Studios Board Games —Westley Hartfield
  • The Cirlot Agency —Corrinn McCauley
  • Crisis Pregnancy Center —Olivia Lamm
  • First Presbyterian Church of Pascagoula, MS —Jenna Kahley
  • Lemuria Bookstore —Adie Kleckner, Trianne Harabedian, Andrew Hedglin
  • Madison County Journal —Emily Polson
  • Mississippi Arts Commission —Martha Wingfield
  • Mississippi Center for Public Policy —Olivia Lamm
  • Mississippi Department of Archives —Alex Crowson
  • Mississippi Governor’s Office —Kalisse Evert
  • Online Optimism Marketing Agency, New Orleans —Corrinn McCauley
  • Parents and Kids Magazine —Micki Brushwood
  • Premier Bride Magazine —Corrinn McCauley
  • University Press of Mississippi —Arthur Acton, Emily Polson, Kristine Weaver, Kristin Boes

Graduate Schools and Study Abroad

  • American University of Paris —Corrinn McCauley, Terez Turner
  • Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (England) —Anna Kurtz
  • Columbia University Publishing Course —Emily Polson
  • Fairfield University —Seraphine Lin
  • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art —Anna Kurtz
  • Louisiana State University —Rebecca Yantis
  • Queens University of Belfast —Trianne Harabedian, Emily Polson
  • Queens University of Charlotte —David Grimes
  • Reinhardt University —Hannah Goldman
  • San Francisco State University —Trianne Harabedian
  • Savannah College of Art and Design —Mirriam Meeks
  • Seattle Pacific University —Addie Kleckner
  • Seoul Women's University —Martha Wingfield, Christina Gustin
  • University of Florida —Hannah Mae Whiteman
  • University of Iowa —Addie Leak
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro —Timothy Smith
  • University of Saint Andrews (Scotland) —Lindsay Gill
  • University of Southern Mississippi —Minchun Park, Andrew Hedglin
  • University of Surrey (England) —April Kruppenbach
  • Vermont School of Fine Arts —Christina Gustin

Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13