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Kelly DeWittKelly DeWitt
Graduate Representative, Fort Smith

M.S.A.S., University of South Dakota; B.A., Central Methodist University

1401 South Waldron Road, Ste 201
Fort Smith, AR 72903
P 479.646.0082
C 479.653.5003

Kelly is the Admissions Counselor at JBU’s Fort Smith Center, serving Graduate and Degree Completion students. She 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.

Kelly’s favorite pasttime 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!


Stefanie LovelandStefanie Loveland
Graduate Counseling Representative, Rogers/Siloam Springs

M.S., John Brown University; B.S., Pittsburg State University

2807 Ajax Ave, Ste 200
Rogers, AR 72758
P 479.631.4665 | 800.528.4723
C 479.427.9342



Mark BjornsenMark Bjornsen
Graduate Education Representative

M.Ed., Regent University; B.S., Houghton College

2807 Ajax Ave, Ste 200
Rogers, AR 72758
P 479.631.4665 | 800.528.4723
C 479.549.7561

Mark serves as JBU’s Graduate Education Representative. Prior to coming to JBU, he spent 19 years teaching in public and private schools and worked with a diverse population of all ages. He also coached soccer at the collegiate level. He understands the demands on students’ time as they pursue a graduate degree, and looks forward to introducing students to what JBU has to offer by way of graduate education programs and helping them as they plan for the future.

Mark is a native of New York but spent that last 24 years in the shadows of Washington D.C. before arriving in northwest Arkansas. His daughter is a student/athlete at JBU, and as a result of the outstanding impact JBU had on his family, he and his wife moved halfway across the country to be a part of JBU’s mission and work. Mark loves spending time with family, traveling, and coaching soccer and volleyball. He looks forward to becoming a part of the northwest Arkansas community.


Elizabeth PulleyElizabeth Pulley
Graduate Representative, Little Rock

M.A., Regent University; B.A., Baylor University

8114 Cantrell Road, Ste 250
Little Rock, AR 72227
P 501.771.9000
C 501.860.4925

Elizabeth works with students interested in Graduate or Degree Completion programs in Little Rock. She chose to work at John Brown University because she believes that JBU cultivates an environment for students to excel in leadership, academics and Christian faith as they journey on the path the Lord has set before them.

Elizabeth is a native Arkansan who grew up in the Little Rock area. She has been married to Matt for over 14 years and they have two children, Maddy Kate, 9, and Tyler, 7. Things she loves: spending time with family, trips to the lake, football games and running.


Kent ShafferKent Shaffer
Graduate Business Representative, Rogers & Online

M.S.L.E., John Brown University; B.A.S., Abilene Christian University

2807 Ajax Avenue, Ste 200
Rogers, AR 72758
P 479.631.4665 | 800.528.4723
C 479.372.7322

Kent understands the demands of graduate school, having completed his bachelor's and master's degrees as a working adult. He enjoys developing relationships with students and helping them to discover the degree program that works best for their lives and career goals.

Kent and his wife Becky have three daughters. Since family is so important to them, they've learned to expand their tent and have served as foster parents to more than 80 teen girls over the past 18 years. Five years ago, with the help of many local friends and God's blessing, Kent and Becky founded a local mission called Saving Grace, a transitional home and training facility for young women aged 18-24 who are aging out of foster care, group homes, or experiencing a similar lack of support. 


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