Belhaven College’s Bold Moves in the World of Dance

DANCE FACULTY: (Left to Right) Krista Bower, Cynthia Newland, Emily Wright, Britta Wynne, Caleb Mitchell, Stephen Wynne, Amanda Parsons Browning, Laura Morton, Erin Scheiwe Rockwell, Ravenna Tucker

DANCE FACULTY: (Left to Right) Krista Bower, Cynthia Newland, Emily Wright, Britta Wynne, Caleb Mitchell, Stephen Wynne, Amanda Parsons Browning, Laura Morton, Erin Scheiwe Rockwell, Ravenna Tucker

By the time a dance major graduates from Belhaven College, he or she has averaged 3,000 hours of dancing, spent 1,280 hours with dance faculty, gone through at least 40 pairs of Pointe shoes, and performed in up to 60 major dance performances. Pursuing a dance degree at Belhaven is not something you should try at home. In fact, anyone who knows a Belhaven dancer could tell you that graduating in dance takes the endurance of a long-distance runner, the time management of an event planner, and the determination of a mountain climber. Continue reading

Keep On Keeping On

Mrs. HarmonHAPPY 103rd BIRTHDAY, MRS. HARMON!

Ever think “what was the greatest thing before sliced bread?” Mrs. Mary Harmon could tell you.Belhaven’s legendary retired home economics professor just celebrated her 103rd birthday. This means Mrs. Harmon was growing up in Goodman, Miss. long before sliced bread was even invented (1928) or the creation of the Model T car—or even the discovery of Penicillin. Continue reading

30 Years of Excellence

Dr. Phillip Kelly and Dr. Al Chestnut

Dr. Phillip Kelly and Dr. Al Chestnut

For three decades Dr. Phillip Kelly and Dr. Al Chestnut have been staples in the Belhaven College Science Department. Over that course of time, many students have had the privilege of sitting under their teaching, being guided and educated through their gifts and passionate approach to the sciences. Most of their students would agree that both Dr. Chestnut and Dr. Kelly have influenced not only the way they approach their chosen discipline, but life itself. Continue reading