Student and Alumni Spotlights for the Visual Arts Program

Bonnie Jennings, Visual Art Major

Name: Bonnie Jennings
Major: Art
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Fact: I’m getting married soon.

I chose to come to Belhaven because... I’d never heard of Belhaven before but a friend of mine had gone a year before me for their Art program, and I was interested in finding a Christian liberal arts Art program that was strong. I came down and visited and out of all the places I’d visited before, Belhaven had the strongest most serious Art Department, and that’s what really brought me here was the Art Department.

One relationship that has meant a lot to me while attending Belhaven University... Bob Pennebaker, but a lot of the faculty makes this department what it is. Bob is a person who affects all areas of your life, he’s not just an Art teacher who gives you art assignments, or who teaches you how to do stuff. He’s also concerned about you spiritually and physically, and he’s been a friend as well as a teacher.

Because of my degree from Belhaven University... I would love to find a job in the art world whether it is in a gallery or a museum. I'd enjoy something that continues my personal art education, but also somewhere I could be a connection between the art world and people who may not understand art as much and develop relationships with other people through art.

One word to describe my experience at Belhaven: Process