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.
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.
Brian recently won the prestigious Atlanta Technology Professional of the Year award for his work at the Atlanta Housing Authority, the largest housing authority in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation.
Laura is a fashion and portrait photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has clients worldwide and has multi-disciplinary expertise, ranging from lifestyle, editorial, commercial, and fine art content.
As executive director of American Foundation for Children with AIDS, Tanya is fighting this deadly epidemic in Africa — one child at a time.
As CEO and President of PraCon Global Investments, Gabriel combines ambitious business know-how and compassionate service. His family’s real estate projects are helping to rebuild distressed neighborhoods across Jackson.
Eric's ministry experiences guided him in writing a book titled Momentum, detailing his proven step-by-step system for helping churches reach clarity and break through the barrier of growth.
Featured in the Associated Press and The Daily Mississippian, Chelle's podcast, Red Flag, focused on the history of the Confederate flag and the momentum to change this iconography. Additionally, she has served on the Women's Foundation of Mississippi, working to improve the lives of women and girls.
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.
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