Meet the Undergraduate Admission Staff

Our Admission Staff is a friendly team of people who are eager to help you find out if Belhaven University, is the right place for you. From your first campus visit to the day you enroll, we are here to serve you! Look below to find out which admission counselor is yours (based upon the first letter of your last name), and feel free to contact us with any questions -we love hearing from prospective students!

Office of Admission    I    1500 Peachtree St. Box 153    I    Jackson, MS 39202
601-968-5940    I    Toll free: 1-800-960-5940    I    Fax: 601-968-8946    I    admission@belhaven.edu

Ashley BryantServing freshmen and transfers in Art, Graphic Design, and Tradigital. Also serving freshmen with last names beginning with M, P, and R.


Ashley Bryant
Admission Counselor
arbryant@belhaven.edu

Hometown: Meridian, MS
Degree: B.S. in Business Administration and minor in Theatre, concentration in Costume Design & Construction
Hobbies: I mostly enjoy quality time with my husband, catching up with friends, and relaxing with family. I love meeting new people! In my free time I enjoy drives in the country, fashion illustrating, painting, crafting, singing, and going to the movies.

What do you do in the Office of Admission?
I get the opportunity to develop relationships with aspiring art students and guide them through the admission process. I also travel the country and tell people about how wonderful Belhaven is!

What is your perception of academic quality at Belhaven University?
Belhaven provided me with a well-rounded education and the necessary tools I needed to confidently enter into the workforce. The small class sizes and open door policies allowed me to create close relationships with my professors. They were able to personally assist my professional development. The professors pour their all into the students and are passionate about their success in class and after graduation.

What do you like most about Belhaven?
I love being in a Christ-centered community. Belhaven University was and is my haven for personal development and the best investment of my life.

What is your favorite place on campus and Why?
I enjoy the beautiful scenery and landscaping on campus. The water fountain, lake, flowers and trees gives the campus a calm and serene atmosphere. As you walk through campus, a soft jazz plays from our outdoor speakers. It’s easy to forget that you are in still in the city.

What advice would you give to your incoming students?
Give the next 4-5 years of your life your ALL! Don’t be afraid to ask questions in class. Develop relationships with your professors. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience that they are willing to give you. They may be able to open professional doors for you in the future- after all, it’s not just what you know, it’s also who you know. Stay focused on studies but also, plug in on campus! Don’t be afraid to meet new people, go to activities, attend games, see plays, music performances and dance recitals. Hang out in the student center, eat in the cafeteria, join organizations on campus, and GET INVOLVED! Allow yourself to be enriched by all Belhaven has to offer and make the most of your time here on campus.
Master DavisServing freshmen and transfers in Men's Basketball and Men's Cross Country and Track. Also serving freshmen with last names beginning with H, J, L, and T.


Master Davis
Admission Counselor
mbdavis@belhaven.edu

Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
Degree: Bachelor in Sports Management and Public Relations
Hobbies: I coach for the Ridgeland high school football program. I help inspire young students to expand their worldview knowledge. I love playing my game and hanging out with friends.

What do you do in the Office of Admission?
My job is to assist students and their families in the admission process so that they can feel stress-free as they set site on their new journey God has set for them.

What is your perception of academic quality at Belhaven University?
Impact! That is the very first word that would come to mind when discussing Belhaven academics. The professors are great and willing to serve each student in their class. They also teach students about building connections with people and organizations so that students can have a positive impact on their communities.

What do you like most about Belhaven?
I enjoy how passionate everyone is about the University. It is amazing to be part of the way everyone can unity and celebrate together.

What is your favorite place on campus and Why?
My favorite place at Belhaven would have to be the student center that creates a family type of environment. I love meeting new people every day.

What advice would you give to your incoming students?
Believe in God ‘s plan. You are someone when you step foot on the Belhaven campus. You are special and we want you to realize how special you are. You will not be alone on your journey as we are here to serve you! We will show you how to Believe, Be inspired, and BU!
Judith EdeleServing freshmen and transfers in Creative Writing and Dance. Also serving freshmen with last names beginning with A, B, D, and E.


Judith Edele
Admission Counselor
jedele@belhaven.edu

Hometown: Franklin, VT
Degree: BS in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science
Hobbies: Painting, drawing, hiking, gardening, treasure hunting in thrift shops.

What do you do in the Office of Admission?
I get to help students through the process of being admitted to Belhaven University. I meet with students and their families, help answer any questions that they may have as they go through the process, and I occasionally bring flowers to my fellow Admission Counselors.

What is your perception of academic quality at Belhaven University?
The professors here at Belhaven University are incredibly smart, qualified, and genuinely interested in you as a person. They want to see you grow spiritually, as well as academically and they are willing to help you in any way. During the spring of my Junior year, I met with my professor every week to review the difficult information that was taught in class. As the director of the department, he had a very full schedule, but he always made time to help me with my questions. The professors encourage you to strive for academic excellence and they are willing and able to help you reach just that.

What do you like most about Belhaven?
I love the location of Belhaven University. I was raised in New England, so coming to school and staying to work in Mississippi was an adjustment! I love the warm weather and the flowers that are planted all over campus. I feel like I am living in a beautiful greenhouse.

What is your favorite place on campus and Why?
I love the balcony in the cafeteria. It combines my love of food, with my love of community and being outdoors. I have many sweet memories of having a great conversation over a wonderful meal.

What advice would you give to your incoming students?
Get involved on campus! Make sure you go to different events that involve students that you may never have with you in class. There are many wonderful opportunities to make lasting connections with people from all different majors.