Service of Dedication 2018 August 30, 2018 (Jackson, Miss.) - Every year, Belhaven honors its employees and celebrates the start of a new academic year with its annual service of dedication. Faculty, staff and friends congregated on Tuesday night, August 21 for the 2018 Service of Dedication in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

Serving others is at the heart of what makes Belhaven unique, and one of the ceremony's highlights was the Celebration of Faithful Service. A total of 51 honorees were presented with clocks as a reminder of the time they spent faithfully serving the University and its students. The awards recognized staff and faculty for every five-year increment of work.

During the program, Belhaven President Dr. Roger Parrot gave an inspiring speech, and talked about the significance of the University's2018-2019 Verse of the Year. The verse is from Psalm 40:3. "TheLord has given me a new song to sing, a hymnofpraise to our God.”

Watch the 2018 Service of Dedication below.