Colleges of Distinction Honored Belhaven Programs for Quality

Colleges of Distinction for School of Business, Nursinga and Education

October, 28, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - Colleges of Distinction awarded top honors to Belhaven University's School of Nursing, School of Business, and School of Education for their quality programs.

These accolades highlight colleges and universities that thrive in comprehensive course material and incorporate practical development. Colleges of Distinction recognized the fact that Belhaven University students excelled before and after graduation, entering the workforce with well-developed critical thinking skills and the ability to adapt.

Belhaven UniversitySchool of BusinessDean Dr. Chip Mason said, “We engage our business students through case studies, internships, and simulations to fully prepare them for positions of servant leadership upon graduation. Our business faculty deserve much of the credit for this recognition. They are all dedicated teachers who are focused on each student reaching their highest potential in the world of business.”

Colleges of Distinction advocates for schools whose undergraduate experiences are grounded in a philosophy of well-rounded, individualized engagement. They award select colleges and universities for such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program, advising and mentoring, integration of career services, and successful outcomes for students.

Dean of Belhaven'sSchool of EducationDr. David Hand said, “The School of Education's highly qualified faculty members all hold Doctorates in Education and have many years of experience in K-12 classrooms.Several professors are National Board Certified and maintain their certification. At its core, the Christian Worldview infused into all coursework is what sets our department's future teachers and educators apart from other universities.”

Dean of Belhaven'sSchool of NursingDr. Amy Rex-Smith, believes strong faculty, connections with students, and commitment to academic excellence is key to the department's success. “Our graduation rates, licensure pass-rates, and high-employment rates are a testament to the value of our nursing program,” said Smith.