I invited the Student Leadership Council for lunch last week in the President’s Dining Room. They are an impressive group and I was glad for the opportunity to dialog with them about the year ahead. Each of these students is uniquely gifted, with a vision and commitment to their assignment. These are students who are serious about making Belhaven a better place, strengthening our student’s college experience, and honoring God in all they do.
This is unlike the traditional “Student Council” where students represent a class or sector of the campus (usually spending most of the year ineffectively finding some common ground in order to get something done.) The Leadership structure our students have developed through the past decade is focused on outcomes, and this group hit the ground running on day one with a full agenda. Together they coordinate a comprehensive focus for student initiated activities and priorities.
From close to far at our luncheon on the left side of the table
STUDENT COORDINATOR OF ACTIVITIES – Katelyn Wolfe
As Student Coordinator of Activities, Katelyn works closely with the Coordinator of Student Leadership & Activities in planning and implementing the College activities program. She also serves as the student leader of the Belhaven Activities Team (BAT). Have student activity questions or ideas? Want to serve on BAT? Contact Katelyn at email@example.com.
STUDENT MINISTRIES COORDINATOR – Sergei Yepishin
As Student Ministry Coordinator, Sergei networks with campus ministry organizations and offers ministry-related events and services for the student body. He can help you connect with a group who will encourage your walk with Christ. Want to find out what ministry organizations are available to you at Belhaven? Want to come together with fellow students in prayer? Contact Sergei at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHITE COLUMNS EDITOR – Michelle Sipes
As the White Columns Editor, Michelle is responsible for the creation and production of the College yearbook. She works with a student staff to create, write, edit, format and produce this lasting record of the Belhaven College school year. Do you take quality pictures? Have computer design, graphics or layout skills? Contact Michelle at email@example.com.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR – Jerry Zifodya
As Community Outreach Coordinator, Jerry creates, organizes and implements community outreach projects for student groups of all sizes. He is connected with local service opportunities and offers a broad range of options for students wanting to impact the lives of others. Want to roll up your sleeves and help others? Contact Jerry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LEADERSHIP (ADVISOR) – JoBeth Petty
From close to far at our luncheon on the right side of the table
CAMPUS LIFE COORDINATOR – Stanton Martin
As Campus Life Coordinator, Stanton aggressively listens to students’ needs, observations and questions. He meets regularly with the Dean of Student Life and other College administrators to discuss issues related to areas such as residence life, food services and student center services. Have campus life questions? Contact Stanton at email@example.com.
PRESIDENT – Brandon Holman
As BLC President, Brandon is the chief student body representative. He coordinates all BLC work and represents students in a host of formal and informal settings. He also works closely with the Director of Student Leadership, and regularly dialogues with other College administrators and faculty. Have questions about BLC – who they are – what they’re doing- how you can be involved? Contact Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT COORDINATOR OF INTRAMURALS – Andrew Gipson
As Student Coordinator of Intramurals, Andrew works closely with the Coordinator of Student Leadership & Intramurals in planning and implementing the College intramural program. Have intramural questions? Want to play a team or individual sport? Want to work as an official or scorekeeper (trained and compensated)? Contact Andrew at email@example.com.
THE QUARTER TONE EDITOR – Kevin Harwell
As Editor of The Quarter Tone, Kevin is responsible for the production of each issue of the student newspaper. He works with a sizeable staff of students who create, write, edit, format and produce each issue. Want to write? Have computer or graphic skills? Want to suggest an idea for newspaper coverage? Contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org.