October 22, 2012 (Jackson) - The Department of Communication recently hosted members of the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters (MAB) on October 11, 2012.

Dr. Elayne Anthony, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication, said, “We were truly grateful to have MAB on campus. They gave the students a candid evaluation of their work and helpful advice about the industry. This was a great conference and opportunity for our communication students at Belhaven. In fact, one student received a job offer as a morning news anchor.”

The MAB is one of the nation leading state broadcast associations. With 100% of Mississippi TV stations and 85% of Mississippi radio stations as members, they represent the majority of the broadcast industry at the state and local levels.

One of their main goals is to teach and help others going into the broadcasting industry. MAB members traveled to Jackson from all across the state to work with Belhaven Communication Majors and communication students from other schools as they prepare for the world of work.

Students had one-on-one sessions with the media professionals and presented their work for portfolio reviews and critiques. The day ended with a panel discussion that gave students the chance to ask their questions about the broadcasting world.


Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 30 academic majors across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. In addition, Belhaven has achieved the distinction of being among only 30 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts – music, theatre, visual art and dance. All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Belhaven University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.