Wednesday, November 30, 2016
While earning his master's degree in higher education and working at John Brown University, David Burney says, "I learned that building sustainable relationships is vital to the success of the university as a whole." David is passionate about collaboration and was excited to share these practical tips for relieving tension among departments. Read More
Posted By: Jessica Turner - 11/30/16 3:00 PM
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Coordinator of Student Orientation Sarah Erdman understands how essential orientation is to the success of undergraduate students here at JBU. Her master's degree in higher education from JBU has equipped her to help students who are making one of the biggest transitions of their lives so far: leaving home and starting life as college students. Sarah shares with us the three central purposes student orientation serves for students. Read More
Posted By: Jessica Turner - 9/6/16 9:00 AM
Monday, August 29, 2016
Amanda loved her undergraduate experience. She recognized how passionate the university's staff members were about their work, so she decided to pursue a career in higher education. Now she is working at a university and is enrolled in JBU's MA in Higher Education program...a winning combination! Read More
Posted By: Amanda Abromovitz - 8/29/16 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
What comes to mind when you think of occupations in higher education? If you’re like most people, the first word you thought of was probably “professor.” In reality, higher education encompasses a wide range of occupations, including student development, admissions, career development services, intercollegiate athletics, ministry programs, and other areas of college administration. Master’s of Higher Education student Lauren Lane shares her story. Read More
Posted By: Jessica Turner - 7/19/16 10:00 AM
Monday, June 13, 2016
Working through the higher education program at John Brown University was an enriching experience both professionally and personally. I learned more about who I am and how God has called me to serve in higher education.
After completion of the JBU Higher Education program, I was able to move from an entry-level job in student affairs to a mid-level role. I have always loved working with college students, and this program gave me tools to do that more successfully and to grow in my ability to equip new professionals to do the same.
The online format made it possible for me to continue in my employment at a higher education institution while earning a degree that would help me take the next steps in my career. I was able to learn from experts in the field without having to sacrifice my current employment to live near the campus. Instructors did a great job connecting with me even though I was not sitting in a classroom with them.
Balancing family life, full-time work, and a graduate degree is difficult, but I felt like I was a part of the JBU family through the process. JBU faculty and staff cared about my growth in the classroom, as a professional, and, most importantly, as a follower of Christ. Every class forced me to ask, "How does Christ call me to live/serve/lead in this situation?" Read More
Posted By: Sara Sigley - 6/13/16 5:45 AM
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The Higher Education program wholly embodies John Brown University's "Head, Heart, Hand" philosophy. The professors are well-versed in their fields, providing not only academic knowledge but also practical, real-world applications.
Faith and learning go hand-in-hand at John Brown both in and out of the classroom. The classes provided a safe haven for academic discussion as well as personal growth. Professors never shied away from the difficult discussions, but instead guided us into the tension, asking us to lean into the tough topics and conversations. Read More
Posted By: Kayla Goodrich - 3/15/16 11:45 PM
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Sitting around the kitchen table amid the stack of college acceptance letters, Lydia Yang and her parents were at a decision point. They had made sacrifices in order to get here and the final, difficult decision was pressing upon them.
How do they make their final choice? Which distinctive attribute was going to tip the decision – size, cost, safety, ranking, distance from home, program of study, or maybe even just the “feeling” of the place?
There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States alone, and each one is as different and diverse as our country. There are two-year, four-year, public, private, research, liberal arts and professional institutions all serving unique purposes. Read More
Posted By: Lori Walker - 3/9/16 4:30 AM
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