M.S., University of South Dakota
B.A., Central Methodist College
1401 South Waldron, Ste 201
Fort Smith, AR 72903
P 479-646-0082 / 800-528-4723
Why students should choose JBU:
John Brown University faculty and staff are caring and supportive, not only in the classroom, but also throughout campus and each regional center. From the moment the Admissions Office receives an inquiry to the time the student graduates, faculty and staff are interested in the student’s needs and go above and beyond to ensure a positive experience. During the admission process, students aren’t going to wait in long lines to speak with a Degree Completion representative. Staff members are available and enjoy giving each student the individual attention and respect they deserve. Once a student is enrolled in classes, whether studying online or in the classroom, faculty members are willing to spend time with the student outside of class to ensure they are doing well and understanding the subject. Students at JBU grow intellectually as well as spiritually and professionally.
What's special about the Degree Completion Program?
Degree Completion programs at JBU are designed for the working adult, meeting either online or just one night a week. Class sizes are small, allowing for in-depth topic discussion and personal attention. The instructors in our Degree Completion programs work outside the classroom during the day, and teach at night. This gives an opportunity to apply real-world examples to the course subject. In addition, students and faculty truly care about one another. Some classes begin or end the evening with prayer, covering student prayer requests as needed.
Kelly has a passion for helping students achieve their goals and has several years experience working specifically with adults who want to return to school. She understands the demands that life has on an adult student and believes that determination, a healthy support system and trust in God are three things that can help to obtain your educational goals.
Kelly earned her master’s degree in 2009 as an adult, working full time and raising a family. Her favorite past time is making memories with her family, which she believes can even be done in the comforts of home. Her favorite season is fall, not only because of all the beautiful colors in nature, but also all the fun family activities – visiting the pumpkin patch, making caramel apples, bobbing for apples, carving pumpkins, playing in the leaves, baking pumpkin deserts, etc. Kelly and her husband live in Greenwood, Arkansas with their four children – two nearly grown boys and two young girls. She believes that life is an adventure worth living and loving!