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2008 Annual Report

Where do our Global Leaders come from?

From the President Beulah Heights University concludes 2008 marking ninety years of quality Christian education. Reflection of the year is a reminder of an historical landmark for the University in longevity and accomplishment, though the year was marked with economic trials for BHU and our nation at large. As the nation enters a time of celebrating a new presidency and new era, we are simultaneously confronted with the realities of economic shifting. Beulah Heights University is faced with the dichotomy of growth and success, coupled with the current financial climate. Strategizing to accommodate these challenging times is at the top of our agenda. The following report will introduce you to some of the organizational improvements and approaches for the coming year. Making history is a part of every organization whether or not that is a goal. Beulah Heights University is continuing to fulfill a niche and our profound calling to Develop Global Leaders. This mission serves as a catalyst for momentum among faculty, staff, and students. However, our mission would not be possible without the support from each of you. I sincerely thank all of our partners, donors, future donors, alumni, and friends for your financial support as well as support through other avenues. There is a multi-dimensional synergy in our combined efforts that thrusts us forward. Please join me this year as we continue to Develop Global Leaders through Christ-Centered Education! Sincerely,

Benson M. Karanja, Ed.D. President Beulah Heights University


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Academic Excellence The Vision of Beulah Heights University (BHU) includes the essential component of Academic Excellence. Dedicated faculty, customer service-oriented staff, and concerned administration all work together to ensure students receive a quality education. Recent innovative additions to BHU include online learning, continuing education, and learning support solutions. BHU is continually striving to be at the forefront of innovative ways to impart knowledge. Online learning allows many students to pursue higher learning who do not have the professional or geographical flexibility of the traditional student. Evening classes continue to be popular with those who are already on a career track, desiring to further their knowledge, or to increase their scope of influence. Currently, we have two dozen class offerings online, as well as courses available through the Saturday University. Both of these delivery methods continue to gain in popularity. The high standards and integrity of the programs found on our campus are maintained on our extension sites. In order to help our students be successful in their academic careers, learning support courses are offered which serve to enhance the skills they have upon enrolling. The Center for Student Success offers a variety of personalized academic services including staff and peer tutoring, and multimedia instruction.



Resource Center The Vision to be a Resource Center continues to be realized. We have expanded our physical resources in The Barth Memorial Library to house 47,000 materials (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.), 300 periodicals and journal subscriptions, computer access for internet research, and Wi-Fi networking. Special lectures and workshops are offered periodically, such as the Leadership Roundtable, led by Dr. Gerald Brooks, of Grace Outreach Center, Plano, Texas. These seminars give students and our entire community the opportunity to hear renowned experts on relevant topics. Not to be overlooked is resource of our faculty: by utilizing experts in a variety of fields from across the Atlanta area, the BHU faculty offers diverse life experiences and academic knowledge far beyond your typical small college campus. Chapel experiences serve to be a model of leadership, worship experiences, and community building. The student and alumni population at BHU represents all 50 US states and more than 45 countries. To maintain our high standards of entering students, BHU became a site to administer the TOEFLŽ iBT test. This test measures a student’s ability to use English in an academic setting.


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Change Agent Crucial to our Vision is the element of Change Agent. It is our goal to become a catalyst to help our students understand their role in creating a world of good. As staff and faculty train and counsel students, they become better individuals. When that one individual impacts their community in a positive way, they become a role model and also lead the way to improve larger areas. Then, as their scope of influence increases, and overlaps with other Beulah leaders, the world is transformed to be a great place. Beulah Heights University strategically connects students with area churches and Christian ministries to serve as a vehicle where each achieves cutting-edge ministry initiatives. One example is the partnership with religious, commercial and community organizations resulting in increasing BHU’s physical presence in the Grant Park neighborhood with new student housing. Our global scope of influence for training Christian leaders continues through our Spanish language institute, Beulatina; the on-campus offering of Korean language classes; and the recently established academic partnership in Brazil. Another innovative learning opportunity, the Mission Overseas Short-Term project, or MOST, provides field experience under a senior missionary, and is coupled with intensive training courses designed to put students on the cutting edge of world missions today. These are just some of the avenues by which BHU has established itself as a Change Agent.




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Overview Beulah Heights University continually strives to fulfill with excellence the core values that form the school. BHU operates by the core values of: Biblical Inerrancy Integrity Global Missions Dedicated Servanthood Diversity Exciting things are happening on the BHU campus. The following are some accomplishments we have achieved in 2008: • The Master of Divinity program launched • Student housing: completed construction on five of seven houses • Delivery methods of coursework: Online learning, modular, Saturday University

Future Goals • Graduate school expansion to include Doctor of Ministry, and Master of Business Administration • Begin partnerships with new churches, foundations, individuals and corporations to expand BHU’s global influence • Accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools • Continue to increase enrollment in undergraduate and graduate levels • Begin Phase 2 of the Building Project (Academic and Student Center) • Cultural Immersion Program for students to spend 2-3 weeks in one of our partner countries



BHU & GLOBAL MISSIONS – BR AZIL INITIATIVE In these changing times, Beulah Heights University remains committed to maintaining its identity with its unchanging core values. One of these five core values is Global Missions. Through our alumni, special relationships have developed between Beulah Heights University and many countries around the globe. These relationships have provided natural channels for resource sharing and for short term mission trips. In the case of Brazil, God has graced BHU with special ties to key leaders among Baptist, Presbyterian and Assemblies of God groups within that nation. These connections have developed and strengthened over the past several years, putting BHU in a unique position to partner with Brazilian institutions for training Christian leaders for ministry and marketplace. During the past year, a bold new initiative in educational partnerships has been launched in the cities of Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, and Curitiba. While providing leadership seminars and guiding vision-setting to the leadership of universities there, we have been crafting a practical partnership model in Brazil that can eventually be used in several other nations. In April, 2007, Dr. Karanja made an exploratory trip to Brazil with Dr. Doug Chatham, Director of Graduate Studies. By September 2008, enough groundwork had been laid to offer degree programs in partnership with Faculdade Evangelica, a major Christian university. This is the first of several pilot projects now in planning stages with universities in Brazil. Our level of commitment to missions in Brazil is strong. BHU has plans for a busy and productive new season in Brazil in 2009. Dr. Karanja will be speaking at major conventions and commencement exercises and pilot course projects will launch with university partners in Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro and in Brasilia. Our goal is to develop operational partnership models which can be used soon in Kenya, South Africa, and Honduras.


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‘08 Happenings

Building Project Phase 1, Complete – Student Housing

International Day Celebration

Atlanta, Tornado – Habitat for Humanity Outreach Day



‘08 Happenings

BHU Alumnus visiting local school

Dr. Gerald Brooks Leadership Roundtable

Global Partnerships - SPEI Curitiba PR - Brazil

Student Academia


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Inside the ‘08 Numbers Beulah Heights University is a non-profit organization. As BHU successfully continues to operate within the budgetary guidelines, great accomplishments have been achieved and more are being pursued.

• $1,487,776 in total contributions • BHU supported the following: H.O.P.E. Ministries of Georgia

Teen Challenge

Mary Hall Freedom House, Inc.

Word of Life Bible College, India

FCS Ministries

Hispanic Institute

Gospel Today Magazine

Projects in Kenya, East Africa

Walk thru the Bible

Stronghold Christian Church

Kenya-for displaced people (2007 election civil unrest)

God’s City of Refuge Christian Church

New Generation Christian Fellowship

Outreaches in South Africa

Dekalb County Police Lodge

Outreaches in Brazil

New Horizons Church of God & Christ Green Pastures Christian Ministries, Inc.

Computer donation to Presbyterian Seminar in Brazil

First Assembly of God, Griffin

Various Church Ministries

Caleb Missionary Relief Services

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church



Inside the ‘08 Numbers Revenue Tuition & Fees Bookstore & Vending Income Housing Chapel Income Other Income Contributions Contributions - Gift in Kind TOTAL

$2,928,467 $169,240 $174,785 $25,088 $10,949 $530,635 $1,380,816 $5,219,982

Expenses Instructional Salaries and Benefits Occupancy Depreciation and Amortization Interest Expense Administrative & Other Expenses TOTAL

$782,671 $2,187,999 $337,575 $217,911 $109,419 $933,314 $4,568,891

Net Income for Year



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2008 Donors A. A. LaRocco & Associates A.L. Waldon ACE III Communications, Inc. Addison Baker Agatha Labarrie Alberta Peterkin Aldvetta Singleton Alvita Thompson Amanda Harris Andrea McDonald Andrea Morrow Andrea Stevens Angelita Howard Ann Kamau Annette Lisk Annie B. King Anthony Gates Antoinette Wright Ashaki Borders Audrey Morgan Barbara Rose Barlow Research Associates, Inc. Beatrice Ezonnaebi Benny & Carol Momoh Benson & Esther Karanja Bernadette Asher Betty Palmer Beulah Thomas Ross Billy Mitchell Brenda Scott Brian Hodges Bridget Grant Bridget Greene Bruce & Judy Cato Caleb Missionary Relief Services, Inc. Carolyn Driver Cassandra Hill-Holmes Cassie George Catherine Primus Cheryl D. Gross Cheryl Rachel Christ Harvesters Ministries Christine Koromia Christopher Horton Clifford Grant Constance Zachery Cynthia Hale Cynthia McFadden Cynthia Zachery Dana Thomas

Danielle Ware Deborah Chand Derky Stevens Derrick Barbee Desiree Young Dewayne Roberts Diane Corchado Dodd-Sterling United Methodist Church Doris Pearman Elizabeth Omilami Elizabeth Stuart Essentials Hair Salon Evelyn Snipes Everette & Monique Mosley Faith Wambugu Fellowship of Prayer First Assembly of God, Inc. Florida Smith Ellis Francis Blair George & Cheri Miller Georgia District Council Assem. of God Glea White Governor Henderson Grace Outreach Center Gwendolyn Cooper H.J. Russell Foundation Hazel Mahone Heidi Frequan Williams Hilda Delaney J.L. Clark Jack Hayford Jacquelyn Armstrong James & Darsel Keiller Jamyee Pleasant Jason Grant Jerome Carithers Jerry Hutchins Jessie Starr Jim & Bev Sawyer John & Jeanne Nash John Dreher John Drumgoole John Kim John Lewis John Wieland Homes Johnathan & Antoinette Alvarado Johnel & Amanda Dance Jonathan Okeke Joseph Mcneil Joseph Nzioki



“I want to leave a legacy. How will they remember me?” – song by Nicole Nordeman

As an alum and wife of President Emeritus Chand, I strongly desired to be a part of BHU’s legacy. What better way than to sponsor student housing? Based on our preliminary discussions, my husband surprised me on our 29th wedding anniversary (April 15, 2008) by dedicating the ‘Brenda Chand Hall’ on the exact spot I had lived (post student) 3 decades prior. – Brenda C. Chand

2008 Donors Joseph Ripley Joseph Robinson Joyce Bailey Juanita Armour Judson Clark Judy Kirk Julius Thomas K.B. Belion Kandathil Mathew Karen Griffin Kathy Grant Kelly Jack LaVoris Holloway Leah Lee Lessie Askew Linda McDonald Lisa Phillips Loann Turnipseed Loretta Alexander Lori Njeru Louise H. Burgess Lucy Hall Lucy Kabii Lynn Barclay Mae Francis Hameed Mamie Harris Marcus Reese Margarita Castro Maria Alcala Marvin Needom Mary Held Maxine Marks Merline M. Goler Michael Adebiyi Monique Baucham Myrtle Smalls Nadine Byrd National Christian Foundation New Birth Missionary Baptist Church New Covenant Christian Church North Avenue Presbyterian Church Oliver Haney Oneka Williams Overcoming By Faith Ministries Pace Assembly Ministries Pamela Hunter Pamela Hunter Patricia Banks Patricia Rainford Patricia Toney

Paul & Yvonne Terry Paula Burch Percy Johnson Perry Scott Portia Martin Rebekah Mattox Religious Offering Fund Naval Air, Ken Miller Rhonda Anderson-Byrd Richard Goode Robert & Prisicilla Bookman Robert Melson Ronda A. Edgerton Rosalind Barker Ruth Smith Samuel & Brenda Chand Samuel R. Chand Ministries, Inc. Shane Brown Shanissa Payne Sharon Austin Sharon Dixon Sharon R. Dunn Silvio Esteves Simeon B. Bomi Smyrna Assembly of God Southeast IPCC Stephanie Rodgers Steven Plummer Stronghold Christian Church Tanya Clinton Tanya Mitchell Tavonne Burson Tedra Moore-Waldon The Way the Truth & the Life Christian Center Tomeko Brewster Tonya D. Henderson Bass Total Grace Christian Center Twanna Midcalf Valerie Camp Vanessa Hardin Varlina Hopkins Vera Jackson Victor Ogundiran Walter & Margaret Turner Wesley & Rebecca Wilson William & Arlene Robie William Shumate Willie Ellis Woodstock Recycling Center Yolanda Johnson Yolette Cadet

I love Beulah Heights because I am an alumnus and it has been a part of my life for 29 years. I give to the glory of God, and when I give to BHU, I am doing that. It is exciting to see the growth of the number of Korean students; when I was here for study, there were only 80 students total. Now there are 85 Koreans among the student population. – Dr. John Kim

We have made every effort to provide a complete and accurate listing of our donors.


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Leadership Pradeep K. Das


Director of Library Services

Dr. Eddie L. Long, Chair

John Dreher

Dr. Samuel R. Chand

Director of Admissions

Dr. Collette L. Gunby

Monique Edwards

Student Advancement Coordinator

Dr. Cynthia L. Hale

Tenecia Fears

Dr. Oliver J. Haney, Jr.

Administrative Assistant for Registrar

Dr. Benson M. Karanja

Georgia Hannah

Faculty Administrative Coordinator

Dr. Robert Lupton Pastor Shell Osbon

Christopher L. Horton

Mr. Anthony Royal

Michael Johnson

Chair, Department of General Studies, Instructor Librarian


Judy Kirk

Student Assistant


Clinton Lyttle

Dr. James B. Keiller

Lawn Care Specialist/Maintenance

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Tara Mack

Ms. Maxine Marks


Vice President for Finance

Martin M. Maina

Professor Wesley B. Wilson

Security Officer

Vice President for Student Life & Enrollment Management

Sarah Matthews

Dr. Angelita Howard

Francis Mwaniki

Director of Institutional Development & Marketing

Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness & Planning


Moses Ngungu


Administrative Assistant to Registrar & Institutional Development & Marketing

Dean of Chapel, Instructor

Betty Palmer

Jacquelyn B. Armstrong

Chair, Leadership Department, Instructor

Registrar, Instructor

Lisa Romans

Bernadette Asher

Financial Aid Assistant

Assistant to V. P. for Finance

Marcelo Silva

Patricia A. Banks

Graphics Designer/Portuguese Translator

Director, Financial Aid

Yvonne Terry

Randy Brewer


Associate Director for Finance

Alvita Thompson

Harvey Brumelow

Executive Assistant to the President

Facilities Manager

Walter Turner

Yolette Cadet

Admin. Assist. to V. P. of Institutional Effectiveness & Planning/ HR Coordinator

Deborah Chand

Chair, Biblical Education Department, Instructor

Michael Young

Online Coordinator

Associate Director of Institutional Development & Marketing

Douglas Chatham

Director of Graduate Studies, Instructor




David Jackson

Shawn Adams

Suk-Min Jang

Sonia Adams Antoinette Alvarado Bernada N. Baker Seung Ju Baick Derrick Barbee Michael Troy Benjamin Chris Bowen Galdine Boykin Kent D. Branch Sylvia Carroll Jimmie J. Chambers Brenda Chand Yong Kyun Cho Soo IL David Choe Jung Sun Choi Beryl Diamond Kathryn Dreher Carolyn Driver Frank Eldridge Ellen Flemming William Flippin William Flippin, Jr. Robert Fournoy

Juliet Karanja-Pinder John Kim Percy Johnson Dennis C. Malone Kebede G. Mamo Carlton May Virgil Mensah-Dartey David Miller John Nash Alcenir R. Oliveira Allan Onyango Gil Paiz Marion Pierre Catherine Primus Mae Reggy Tracy Reynolds Arlene L. Robie Lewis Tait Contente Terry William Theuri Mark Thompson Joseph Wheeler Lydia Woods-Houze

Timothy Frazier Terry Freeman Sherry Gaither Richard Goode Karen Griffin Mark E. Hardgrove Christina Hicks Brian Hodges LaVoris Holloway David Hopewell Sr. Jerry Hutchins


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VISION Academic Excellence Resource Center Change Agent

MISSION Beulah Heights University develops relevant Christian leaders for ministry and marketplace.

CORE VALUES Biblical Inerrancy Integrity Global Missions Dedicated Servanthood Diversity

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BHU 2008 Annual Report  

BHU 2008 Annual Report

BHU 2008 Annual Report  

BHU 2008 Annual Report