award presentationJune 26, 2012 (Jackson) - Rachel Earnheart was recently recognized as Belhaven University’s Outstanding Teacher Intern for the 2011-2012 school year. The Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education honored Earnheart and other recipients during a ceremony at the Jackson Forestry and Agricultural Museum.

Currently pursuing her Master of Education at Belhaven University, Earnheart did her student internship in the Pearl Public SchoolDistrict for the 5th grade. Her love for teaching started early; “Coming from a family of teachers, I realized at an early age that teaching was a calling for me. As a teacher, I have the ability to influence lives now and into the future,” said Earnheart.

Earnheart’s hard work had a positive impact on her Belhaven instructors who gave her a glowing recommendation. Dr. Sandra Rasberry, Dean of the School of Education, said, “Rachel demonstrated both academic knowledge and leadership skills as she completed her student internship. She was creative and innovative in her approach to teaching and incorporated a wide variety of differentiated experiences to accommodate for the diverse learners in her charge.”

Belhaven stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing 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, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.