Sent by a Chattanooga Student:
To my esteemed instructors & staff at Belhaven,
I want to thank you for the significant impact you have had on my heart, my mind, and my spiritual growth over the past four years during my undergraduate studies. You inspired me to take each subject into my heart, infusing each one with a biblical application that brought meaning and importance never before seen. You helped me to assign words to my Christian worldview, and to embrace my biblical beliefs boldly. You pointed the way for me to look back at my life, to identify how my worldview was formed and to appreciate the gifts I was given in my upbringing. You were patient when life got tough and I needed Grace on a deadline here and there. You directed me to the One who would provide exactly what I needed in every course, every day, and every week. You helped to identify the talents God gave me and encouraged me to believe it is never too late to become the person He planned for me to be. You gave me a safe place to be in community each week, in prayer, in vulnerability with one another, and in trusting friendships.
Because of you, I became a more effective employee, a more compassionate friend and a closer-walking disciple of Jesus. The BSM diploma and the James W. Park award are humbling honors I will always cherish, but they hold more meaning because of the many ways my life was enriched by you.
Thank you, and God bless you,
Susan (Scarbeck) Anderson