March 26, 2018 (Jackson, Miss.) - Belhaven University is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Belhaven Alumni Awards. A total of fourteen awards, with nine new categories, will honor alumni during the University's homecoming weekend in November. The awards are divided into a variety of accolades that highlight Belhaven alumni who are thriving in their career, life and service.
The 2018 Alumni Awards Nomination Form is now available online, and you can nominate any one of you classmates. The winners will be announced in June and the categories include:
Alumnus of the Year Award - To a distinguished alumnus who has achieved excellence in their field of service and embodies Belhaven University's mission in their life and work.
Young Alumnus of the Year - To a recent graduate of the past decade that pursues excellence in their field and has achieved success as a younger leader.
Spirit of Belhaven Award - To an alumnus who exemplifies the heart of Belhaven University's mission to serve and not be served. This designation honors a servant leader of distinction who embraces Belhaven's mission and serves Christ Jesus in their career, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.
Mission of Belhaven University Award - To a non-graduate who embodies ideals of the University's mission and has strengthened the education of today's students who are preparing to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.
Bettye Quinn Education Award - To a Belhaven School of Education graduate who reflects Ms. Quinn's dedication, commitment, and loyalty to teaching and service to their community.
Business Success Award - To a graduate of the Belhaven School of Business who integrates Christian values and ethics in the marketplace. A servant leader committed to excellence and dedication to serving others.
Ministry Influence Award - To a graduate who has been influential in their pastoral or service-ministry, building the Kingdom through their work.
Scholarship Excellence Award - To a graduate who has excelled in scholarship, in or outside the academy, and encourages learning and study from a biblical worldview.
STEM Distinction Award - To a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics graduate that has achieved significant success in their professional role, and encourages a Christian worldview while discovering innovations and best practices in their field.
Entrepreneurial Award - To a servant leader entrepreneur who has proven success in business - profit or non-profit - and demonstrates a commitment to ethical leadership in the marketplace.
Arts Excellence Award - To a graduate who has achieved excellence in the Arts professionally, and honors the Lord through their creativity.
World Service Award - To an alumnus of distinct Christian character who impacts the broken world through their service to Christ and others by serving the oppressed, by advocating equality and justice, or by offering faith-based humanitarian relief.
Missions Service Award - To honor an alum who has effectively worked cross-culturally to carry the Gospel message.
Community Service Award - To an alumnus whose mature understanding of the Christian faith, has been instrumental in their commitment to build their local community.