August 11, 2010: Dr. Jason Jones, class of ’00, recently became the first Belhaven sports administration major to receive a PhD. Jones, who was the captain of Belhaven’s men’s soccer team, received a PhD in Teaching and Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.

While at Belhaven, Jones was motivated to consider acquiring his PhD by one of his professors in the sports administration program. Jones says it was at Belhaven that he learned many of the research and writing skills needed to complete his doctoral work. Dr. Jones has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Sports Management at Tusculum College in eastern Tennessee.

Belhaven University, formerly Belhaven College, prepares men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas. Founded in 1883, the University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and online.