Dr. Brenda Redfern appointed to the MS State Ethics Commission

The Chief Justice of the Miss. Supreme Court has appointed Dr. Brenda Redfern, Assistant Professor of Accounting, to the Mississippi State Ethics Commission.

Brenda will be a strong addition to this significant policy making body.

I’m thrilled we have business faculty who are wonderful in the classroom, and also deeply engaged in the cutting edge of business and government.

Brenda credentials include:

  • Licensed Attorney, Mississippi State Bar
  • CPA, Mississippi State Personnel Board
  • B.B.A., University of Mississippi
  • J.D.,University of Mississippi School of Law


Celebrating 100 Years on our Peachtree Street Campus

Last week we celebrated God’s faithfulness to Belhaven, as we remembered our 100th anniversary moving to our Peachtree Street campus.

During this special chapel we recounted our history, enjoyed music from the past, heard some wonderful stories of God’s goodness in times of challenge, and even had a visit from three “Belhaven Girls” who were students in 1911.

This 50 minute video of chapel is well worth watching, as this service will go down in history as one of our memorable events of the past century.


Howard Bahr – Governor’s Award for Excellence in Literary Arts

This is a very significant recognition of the writings of one of our faculty —

Congratulations to Howard Bahr (adjunct professor of creative writing at Belhaven) who won this year’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Literary Arts.

Past winners of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts include the following: David “Honeyboy” Edwards, John Grisham, Cassandra Wilson, Charley Pride, Bo Diddley, B.B. King, Larry Brown, Ellen Douglas, Shelby Foote, Willie Morris, Richard Ford, Eudora Welty, Barry Hannah, and Natasha Trethewey.

Congratulations to Howard, and I’m thankful our students have the opportunity to study with him.

The announcement of Mississippi Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts recipients is found HERE.