Moving Forward, Giving Back

Belhaven's community of alumni represents the heart and spirit of everything we've been, everything we are, and everything we will be.

Being a Blazer means a lifetime of opportunity and impact — and you can be part of our enduring legacy.

Angie Thomas: Creative Writing, ‘11

“It truly is a blessing to be a blessing.”

Mississippi has a rich history of great writers and authors. Best-selling author Angie Thomas says Belhaven played a huge role in helping her understand that she could be someone from Mississippi that becomes a famous author whose writing can impact others.

Angie was born, raised, and lives in Jackson. Her debut novel, The Hate U Give, began as her senior capstone project at Belhaven; it was #1 on the New York Times best-seller list 50 weeks straight and was adapted in a major motion picture.

Belhaven’s Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship provides full tuition, room, and board to one incoming creative writing major and additional scholarships to other applicants.

​Read More About Angie

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Cameron Achord: Sports Administration ’09

Cameron Achord has been the special teams coordinator for the New England Patriots since 2018. He spent his playing days at Belhaven as a four-year starter at safety.

Alumni Success

Jocelyn Zhu ’13 — Music

Concerts for Compassion

Belhaven alumna and Juilliard graduate Jocelyn Zhu '13 appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America to talk about how she and fellow violinist Mariella Haubs are using music to transform and inspire lives.

Instead of performing in prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall, the expert violinists are traveling halfway around the world to play for refugees.

Read Jocelyn’s Story

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Office of Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

For campus visit:
Jimmy Hood Welcome Center
855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13