John Brown University

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John Brown UniversityJohn Brown University
2000 West University Street,
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: (479) 524-9500








Articles of Faith

As a Christian institution, John Brown University holds to the interdenominational doctrinal position identified by the following statements:
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Mission of John Brown University

John Brown University provides Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual, and professional lives.

JBU Facts: 2010-2011

John Brown University, founded in Northwest Arkansas in 1919, serves over 2,100 students from 45 nations and 39 states. JBU is a Christian university committed to providing quality academics within a distinctly Christian community. The university has no denominational affiliation and admits students of any faith. JBU is a vibrant and growing independent Christian university of the arts, sciences, and professions.

Mission

To provide Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual, and professional lives.

John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
(479) 524 - 9500


Academic Programs

John Brown University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org, (800) 621-7440
National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org, (202) 466-7496
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), www.abet.org, (410) 347-7700
American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), www.acce-hq.org, (210) 495-6161
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), www.iacbe.org, (913) 631-3009

John Brown University is approved by:
Arkansas State Department of Education for the preparation of teachers and school counselors for the public schools of Arkansas
Arkansas State Board of Examiners to meet the core course requirements for licensure of all counseling programs
Veterans Administration of the education of former military personnel

John Brown University is a member of:
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU)
Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities (AICU)
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Program Offerings
Undergraduate Majors - 45
Undergraduate Minors - 50
Graduate Degree Programs - 6

Top 5 Undergraduate Programs By Enrollment
Engineering - 101
Graphic Design - 90
Biology - 84
Digital Media Arts - 80
Family and Human Services - 75

Graduate Degrees
Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Marriage and Family Therapy (M.S.)
Community Counseling (M.S.)
Ministry (M.A.)
Leadership and Ethics (M.S.)
School Counseling (M.S.)
Leadership and Higher Education (M.S.)
International Community Development Leadership (M.S.)

Associate's Degree Programs
Construction Management
Electromechanical Technology
General education
Interdisciplinary Studies
Journalism
Public Relations


Undergraduate and Graduate Faculty

Full-time - 88
Adjunct - 45
Total = 133

73% of the full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree.

Student/Faculty Ratio – 13:1

Degrees Awarded 2009 - 2010
Undergraduate - 484
Graduate - 138

Average Class Size: 20

Honors Scholars Program
JBU’s Honor Scholars Program promotes academic excellence in a community of highly motivated student scholars and faculty mentors. With a curriculum based in the Great Books, the honors program features a hands-on learning experience in addition to challenging coursework. JBU’s program has been a model for other Honors Scholars Programs worldwide.

Advance Program
The Advance Program allows working adults with prior college credit to complete their bachelor’s degree in organizational management, business information systems, or early childhood education, in a year and a half. The program has educational centers in North Little Rock, Fort Smith and Rogers, Arkansas. Classes are also held in locations throughout the Northwest Arkansas region.

Graduate Program
The graduate program allows working adults to complete their master’s degrees by attending classes in the evenings. JBU offers graduate programs in the areas of Business, Counseling, and Ministry. Classes are conveniently located in Rogers, Fort Smith, and Siloam Springs (counseling programs only).


Enrollment Statistics

2010 Enrollment - Total - 2,130
Traditional Undergraduate - 1,314
Advance Program - 395
Graduate - 421

New Undergraduate Full-Time Student Enrollment - Total - 396

Retention
75% of fall 2009 full-time, first-time freshmen re-enrolled for fall 2010.

Graduation Rates
See: Student - Right - to - Know

Average high school GPA of entering freshmen
3.60 (Based on a 4.0 scale)

Average ACT score of entering freshmen
25

Average SAT scores of entering freshmen
1094

Gender
Traditional Undergraduate
Men - 597
Women - 718

Advance Program
Men - 169
Women - 229

Graduate
Men - 176
Women - 245

Number of Resident Students
Traditional Undergraduate - 847


Student Population

Undergraduate Student Population
Top Ten States:
Arkansas - 357
Texas - 174
Oklahoma - 120
Kansas - 82
Missouri - 74
Colorado - 53
Iowa - 32
California – 29
Illinois - 23
Nebraska - 18

In 2010, students enrolled at JBU from 39 states and 45 foreign countries.

Ethnic Background
Traditional Undergraduate
African American - 23
Asian American/Pacific Islander - 9
Caucasian - 1,019
Hispanic - 47
Native American - 10
Not Recorded - 37
Non-U.S. Citizen - 102
Total - 1,247


Financial Information (2008)

AssetsCash, Cash Equivalents, & Short-term Investments: $22,474,606
Accounts and Notes Receivable: $3,353,005
Promises To Give: $11,720,820
Property Held for Sale: $3,400,000
Other Assets: $829,052
Annuity Trust Investments: $2,144,585
Long-term Investments: $55,484,061
Educational Plant, net of depreciation: $68,804,071
Total Assets: $168,210,200



Associated Centers

John Brown University has two endowed, associated centers that serve the university, community, and the nation by actively addressing two major areas of concern in today’s society: the need for strong marriages and families and the need for ethical business leaders.

The Center for Relationship Enrichment
To have a major impact on marriages and families by providing Christ-centered education and intervention.
Executive Director: Dr. Gary J. Oliver, Ph.D.

The Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics
To develop and equip world-changing ethical business leaders.


Administration
Dr. Charles Pollard - President
Dr. Steve Beers - VP for Student Development
Mr. Don Crandall - VP for Enrollment Management
Dr. Ed Ericson III - VP for Academic Affairs
Ms. Kim Hadley - VP for Finance and Administration
Dr. James Krall - VP of University Advancement
Dr. Richard Ellis - Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies
Dr. Rob Norwood - Dean of Undergraduate Studies


Honors and Recognition
U.S. News & World Report’s-ranked second in the Southern Region
Alpha Chi Star Chapter Award for fourteen consecutive years
SIFE team tied for fifth place in the nation at the 2010 national convention
Other Information

Staff
Full-time - 320
Part-time - 101

Facilities
JBU’s 200-acre main campus is located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

Intercollegiate Athletics
JBU is a member of the NAIA Division I and offers the following intercollegiate sports:
Men and Women’s Basketball
Men and Women’s Cheerleading
Men and Women’s Cross Country
Men's Golf
Men and Women’s Soccer
Men and Women’s Tennis
Women’s Volleyball

Information on this page was reported according to statistics in October 2010.

JBU Admissions Process

Step 1: Complete Application
Step 2: Send Transcript & ACT/SAT Scores
Step 3: Meet your Counselor
Step 4: Visit JBU
Step 5: Submit your Deposit
Step 6: File your FAFSA

Frequently Asked Questions


What are JBU's admissions requirements?

2.5 unweighted high school GPA and either an ACT score of 20 or an SAT score of 950.

As soon as you apply we will need: two references, an ACT or SAT score (we do not score the writing portions of these tests), and a high school transcript.
Do you have an application deadline?

No, we do not have an application deadline. However, we encourage students to apply by the fall of their Senior year; that way the spring can be spent visiting campus, applying for scholarships, and avoiding Senioritis.

What majors do you offer?
Click here for a list of majors.

How much does JBU cost?
Tuition $18,844; $26,916 (includes room/board/fees.)

What are your graduation rates?
Read our Student-Right-to-Know page for details.

What activities are offered?
Intramural sports, Cause ministries, Mock Rock, Passion groups, SGA (more about student clubs and organizations.)

Where can I live?
Residence Halls (J. Alvin, Mayfield, Walker, North), duplexes, townhouses; seniors can live off campus. Visit our Residence Life and Housing Site for everything you need to know.

How do I choose a roommate?
You can either request a roommate ahead of time, meet someone at Early Registration Process (ERP) and choose them, or just fill out the lifestyle info form and let us decide.

What should I bring?
Click here for a list of what to bring.

Will I have my own telephone and internet connection?
Yes, there are telephone jacks and two internet terminals per room. Wireless internet is also available in all dorm rooms and public spaces. Learn more on the Information Technology Services web site.

What scholarships do I qualify for?
Learn more about scholarships and grants.

How do I apply for scholarships?
Simply fill out an online scholarship application

Can freshmen bring cars?
Yes, but you might be parking in "freshman parking" which means out in the boonies.

How many students attend JBU?
Currently there are over 1200 undergrad (900 on campus), over 300 graduate students, and over 400 Adult Degree Completion Students, totaling student population of around 2,000.

What are some lifestyle expectations for students?
As followers of Christ, we expect your life and actions to reflect the character of God, but we don't bog you down with rules. There are four core principles (Scripture, Integrity, Uniqueness, and Community) that serve as guides. You can find out more about them by reading our Community Covenant.

For a complete rundown of our lifestyle expectations at JBU, please view the Student Handbook.

There are no dress codes, curfews, or car restrictions on campus.

Statement of Faith
The doctrinal position of the institution is contained in the following Articles of Faith which have been adopted by the National Association of Christian Schools:
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

Student to Faculty ratio?
13 to 1

Largest and unique majors?
Digital Media Arts, Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical), Construction Management, Education, Business, Communications (Radio and TV Broadcasting).

Can I study abroad?
Irish Studies, Oxford, Au Sable Institute, Spain, Greece, Costa Rica and Germany should get you started. Visit our Study Abroad site for more information.

Chapel requirements?
Chapel is three times a week, on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. You are required to attend twenty-one chapels a semester.

Who was John Brown?
JBU is named after John E. Brown Sr., a Christian evangelist, radio broadcaster, and entrepreneur.
John Brown wanted to provide Christian education for students who could not afford college. Today, our commitment to needy students and quality Christian education remains strong.

What is our religious affiliation?
JBU is interdenominational with the largest percentage of our students coming from Baptist, Bible, and Presbyterian Churches.

What is there to do off campus?
In Siloam Springs there are several coffee shops, many video rental places, a bowling alley, a movie theater, a Sonic, and a Wal-mart Supercenter. In Northwest Arkansas, there are malls, Minor League baseball, movie theaters, tons of coffee shops, all kinds of stores, and basically everything you can find in a large city except for a Six Flags, or a lot of smog!

Do you accept AP and CLEP scores?
Yes, we accept both. A score of a three on the AP exam will count for one class, a four or five will usually count for two classes.
More on CLEP testing

How safe is campus? We have campus security officers who are on campus 24 hours a day, and our local police department regularly patrol campus. Over the past five years, JBU has not had any major incidences on campus. Read more about safety on JBU's campus.

The Graduate School at John Brown University

Frequently Asked Questions

The questions below are general questions related to graduate school at JBU. For specific questions about the program you're interested in, go to that program's home page: Business, Counseling or Ministry.
Why should I study at JBU?
Are classes only offered in Siloam Springs?
Are classes offered online?
Do I have to take an entrance exam?
Is there an application deadline?
What graduate degrees are offered?
How long will it take to get my degree?
How do graduate courses differ from undergraduate courses?
How much time should I plan to spend on course work (reading, writing research, and assignments) each week?
What is the cost to attend JBU?
Is there financial assistance available for graduate students?
Are the programs accredited?
Is it possible to balance a career, family and graduate-level studies?
Is housing available?
Is a graduate degree from JBU going to prepare me for the pursuit of a doctoral degree?
Can I transfer credit from other institutions?
How do I get my books?
How long does it take for my grade to be posted after the end of a class?
Are students allowed to participate in the May graduation ceremony if they will complete their class work during the summer semester?

1. Why should I study at JBU?

Three reasons: academic quality, Christian principles, and real-world application. We call our educational approach "Head, Heart, Hand." Our faculty have the academic preparation, professional experience and personal values to guide you in an advanced understanding of your chosen career field. Small class size means you won't be lost in a crowd. You will study theory as well as current principles and practices, integrating Christian foundations and ethics.
2. Are graduate classes offered only on the main campus in Siloam Springs?

No. All business courses are held at the Rogers Center and the Fort Smith Center, counseling courses are offered on campus full-time and at the centers on a rotation basis, and ministry courses are held at the Kanakuk Institute in Branson and on the main campus.
3. Are graduate courses offered online?

Yes. No matter which program you choose, you will have the option of taking many of your classes online. Currently, the entire MBA program with an emphasis in Leadership and Ethics or Global Continuous Improvement as well as the Master of Science in Leadership and Higher Education can be completed online with the exception of one three-hour residency requirement. For more information, click here: Online Learning
4. Do I have to take an entrance exam?

All Counseling applicants must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Business and Ministry students whose undergraduate GPA was a 3.0 or above do not have to take an entrance exam. Those with lower than a 3.0 undergraduate GPA can take either the GRE, the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Score requirements vary from program to program. Please see the Admission Requirements for more information.
5. Is there an application deadline?

Counseling programs have specific deadlines for acceptance. While our other programs do not have firm deadlines, we suggest that you apply at least six weeks prior to the beginning of your first course to allow ample time for transcript evaluation and recommendation forms.
6. What graduate degrees are offered?

John Brown University offers several graduate degrees with several emphases. For more information, click on your area of interest (Business, Counseling, Ministry) at the top of this page.
7. How long will it take to get my degree?

The length of time required to receive a graduate degree from John Brown University varies by program.
The Business graduate degree programs can be completed in 2 years, which includes taking classes during the summer.
The Counseling graduate degree programs take between 2 and 3 1/2 years to complete depending on the particular program and your status as a full or part-time student. For example, School Counseling can be completed in 2 1/2 to 3 years on a part-time basis. Community Counseling can be completed in 2 years as a full-time student or 3 years as a part-time student. And, Marriage and Family Therapy can be completed in 2 1/2 years as a full-time student or 3 1/2 years a part-time student.
The Ministry graduate programs can be completed in as little as 2 years or as many as 4 years.
8. How do graduate courses differ from undergraduate courses?

The subject matter and material in graduate courses often requires a different discipline of thought and activity than you may have experienced in undergraduate work. Where undergraduate programs serve to create a foundation of knowledge, graduate programs build upon that foundation by forging critical thought, increased knowledge, and greater application.
9. How much time should I plan to spend on course work (reading, writing, and assignments) each week?

Each course is designed to reflect the expectation of 10-12 hours of work and interaction each week. The nature of some courses may require additional hours depending upon your familiarity with the subject matter. We encourage students to consider personal learning styles when budgeting time for coursework each week as some courses or activities may require additional time based upon these habits or preferences.
10. What is the cost to attend JBU?

John Brown University is fortunate to have graduate programs that are well supported, enabling JBU to keep costs close to state schools and below costs of other private institutions. For current tuition information, click here: Tuition and Fees.
11. Is there financial assistance available for graduate students?

Yes. We recommend that students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for student loans. A limited number of Scholarships, Fellowships, and Graduate Assistantships are also available to eligible graduate students. To access an online application for a scholarship, fellowship or assistantship, click here: Financial Aid Forms. Finally, some companies offer educational benefits to their employees. Contact your Human Resources Department to determine if your employer offers educational assistance.
12. Are the programs accredited?

Yes. John Brown University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The School Counseling program is approved by the Arkansas State Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Graduate Business Programs are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
13. Is it possible to balance a career, family and graduate-level studies?

One of the distinctives of the JBU Graduate programs is the flexibility of the course schedules. If you work during the day and manage family responsibilities in the evening, returning for your master's degree can seem overwhelming. It is our experience that students who enroll in one of our graduate programs have done so with the support of family, friends, and employers. This has allowed them to be very successful in the classroom, work world, and at home
14. Is housing available?

John Brown University offers safe, attractive and comfortable housing for students in Siloam Springs. Housing facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit our list of on-campus housing or contact Student Development at (479) 524-7229 or (479) 524-7252 for additional information. Off-campus housing is also available.
15. Is a graduate degree from JBU going to prepare me for the pursuit of a doctoral degree?

Garduate programs at JBU will give you the academic preparation to begin study at the doctoral level. Alumni of JBU graduate programs have been accepted to doctoral programs and have done well at that level. Doctoral programs vary in their admissions and academic requirements and often use multiple means to measure a candidate's likelihood of success - entrance exams, references, professional experience, and essays, as well as performance at the graduate level.
16. Can I transfer credit from other institutions?

You may transfer up to nine hours of graduate coursework or 25% of the degree program, whichever is higher, toward fulfillment of a graduate degree. All transferred hours must be applicable toward the degree and approved by the appropriate Program Director and the Dean of Graduate Studies. No grade below a "B-" will be transferred into a graduate degree program at JBU.
17. How do I get my books?

You may purchase your books from the University Campus Bookstore in Siloam Springs either in person, online or by phone. To purchase books online, login to Eaglenet (eagle.jbu.edu) and select bookstore on the leftside column and then select books. The Bookstore can ship your order or hold your books for pick-up. To place your order by phone, call 479-524-7195. Students with a credit balance on their account may charge their books to their account. This requires a Charge Slip from the Business Office which can be reached at 479-524-7398.
18. How long does it take for my grade to be posted after the end of a class?

Instructors are allowed up to three weeks to post final grades, although they are often posted sooner. Final grades can be accessed by logging onto eagle.jbu.edu and clicking the link to Campus Web on the left. There is then an option for "My Grades" on the left once you access the Campus Web.
19. Are students allowed to participate in the May graduation ceremony if they will complete their class work during the summer semester?

No. You are allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony that follows the completion of all your program requirements. Ceremonies are held in December and May.

Entering the JBU Advance Program

We know you're busy. That's why we try to make the admissions process as simple and pain-free as possible. Prior to enrollment, you'll have an Advance Program representative who will guide you through the admission process and answer all of your questions.

The first step is to schedule an appointment to meet with your representative, who can provide you with a preliminary credit evaluation and answer any questions you might have. Too busy to come to the office? We can visit with you by phone or e-mail, or we can meet you someplace that's convenient for you.

Returning to college can be intimidating, but we'll do what we can to make you comfortable and to answer all of your questions. Even if you don't think you currently qualify for the program, give us a call and let's talk about how to prepare you for admission.
Admissions Requirements

The JBU Advance Program is designed for working adults. There are three general admission requirements:
60 hours of transferable college credit
23 years of age or older
Two years of relevant work experience

Other admission requirements, including grade point average and test scores, vary by degree program. Check with your Advance Program representative for additional requirements or look on the program website for detailed information.

New students who were born on or after January 1, 1957, regardless of the number of hours enrolled, are required by Arkansas law to furnish proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. MMR vaccination may be confirmed by an immunization record from a doctor's office, health department, or school records. For more information, please contact your Advance Program representative.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When do your classes begin?

A: John Brown University has several start dates for each program. Check out our cohort schedules to see when the next group begins in your area.
Q: How long do the classes meet?

A: Organizational management classes meet from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Early childhood education, healthcare administration, and business information systems courses have alternate schedules.
Q: How long is the Advance Program?

A: Organizational Management - 19-20 months - 1 night per week
Organizational Management/Healthcare Administration emphasis - 21-22 months - 1 night per week
Organizational Management/Business Information Systems emphasis - 22-23 months - 1 night per week for OM courses, BIS courses online
Early Childhood Education - About 24 months - 1-2 nights per week, occasional Saturdays followed by a full-time 12-week internship
Q: What if I don't meet one of the entrance requirements?

A: Talk to your Advance Program representative. You may be able to petition for special admission and fulfill your outstanding entrance requirements while enrolled in the program.
Q: How can I get enough hours to be able to start the program?

A: Even if you think you're a long way away from qualifying for the program, we recommend that you talk with your Advance Program representative, who can evaluate your current credit and help you make a plan to fulfill admission criteria.

JBU offers electives that meet either on Wednesday or Friday nights or Saturday mornings. Students can also take CLEP or DANTES exams, or take courses from another regionally accredited college or university. (Note: DANTES credit is not accepted for the education program.)
Q: Will I have to take additional hours outside of the program above my 60 hours to start?

A: You need a minimum of 124 approved, total hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree from John Brown University. Depending on how many transferable hours you already have, you may need to complete additional hours prior to entering or while you are in the program. Credit hours for our programs are as follows:

- Organizational Management, 48 semester credit hours

- Organizational Management with an emphasis in either Health Care Administration or Business Information Systems, 54 semester credit hours

- Early Childhood Education, 61 semester credit hours

Your Advance Program representative can you help you determine how many hours you need and assist you in developing a plan to obtain any outstanding hours.
Q: What types of credit does JBU's Advance Program accept?

A: We accept credits from other regionally accredited institutions as well as approved DANTES credit (Organizational Management programs only) or CLEP exams. It is possible that you may receive credit for other prior learning or professional development experiences. Be sure to speak with your Advance Program representative to discuss your credit hours.
Q: Can I transfer credits into the major requirements for my program?

A: In some cases, you may be able to transfer in equivalent courses for our major requirements. Please talk with your Advance Program representative to determine if you have any courses that will replace any major requirements.
Q: Where do I buy books?

A: Course books and materials will be mailed to you.
Financial Aid FAQs
Q. How do I apply for financial assistance?

A: The first step is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (www.fafsa.ed.gov). We recommend that you submit a FAFSA early in your admission process. The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for grants and loans. Even if you think you won't qualify for grants, you must complete a FAFSA in order to be considered for Federal student loans.
Q. If I'm already receiving aid at another college, can it be transferred?

A. Aid can usually be transferred. Visit our Transferring Aid page for more information.
Q: Does JBU offer any scholarships for the Advance Programs?

A: There are currently no institutional scholarships available for the Advance Program. We encourage you to check with your employer, church, social clubs, etc. for outside scholarships to assist you.

A limited number of Academic Challenge (lottery) scholarships are awarded to non-traditional Arkansas residents. Deadlines are June 1 for the fall and November 1 for the spring.
Q: Is there any other aid in addition to scholarships?

A: There are several student loans available to adult students. Visit our Types of Aid page for more information.
Q: Will I be considered a full-time or part-time student while in the Advance Program?

A: Students who are enrolled in the Advance Program are considered full-time students, making them eligible for the full award of financial aid. If you have transferred hours into the major requirements, it can affect your full-time status, and therefore your financial aid eligibility.

Contact Information

Thank you for your interest in John Brown University. In order to serve you more efficiently, you will find below contact information to all of our different departments. Please direct your inquiries to the appropriate contact person, and we will be glad to assist you.

If you are not sure which department to contact, you can call 479.524.9500 or e-mail general questions to [email protected]

Undergraduate

877.528.4636 | [email protected]
Admission Counselors
Campus Tours
Jared Burgess | 479.524.7190 | [email protected]
Financial Aid
[email protected] | 877.528.4636
Kim Eldridge (undergraduate) | 479.524.7424 | [email protected]
Jackie Johnson (graduate and professional studies) | 479.524.7151 | [email protected]

Graduate

Program Directors
Business
Dr. Joe Walenciak, Program Director | [email protected]
Counseling
Dr. John Carmack, Program Director | [email protected]
Ministry
Dr. Dan Lambert, Program Director | [email protected]


Program Representatives
[email protected] | 1-866-BE-A-GRAD
Business
Brent Young | 866.232.4723 | [email protected]
Counseling
Lynne Jackson | 866.232.4723 | [email protected]
Ministry
Jason Lanker | 866.232.4723 | [email protected]


Advance Program

[email protected]
Rogers Center
Kent Shaffer | 800.528.4723 | [email protected]
Fort Smith
Ashley Ellis | 800.528.4723 | [email protected]
Little Rock
Ann Williams | 800.528.4723 | [email protected]
EDC Representative
Rachael Sellers | 888.849.3503 | [email protected]

International Students

International Student Admission

International Admissions Counselor
Aubrey Emerson | 479.524.7262 | [email protected]

International Office
International Program Office Assistant
Shohreh Noorbakhsh | 479.524.7108 | [email protected]

Walton Scholarship Program
Walton International Scholarship Program
Ron Johnson | 479.524.7236 | [email protected]

International Students Program
International Students Program Director
Bill Stevenson | 479.524.7119 | [email protected]

Alumni and Parent Relations

[email protected] | 888.JBU.ALUM

Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
Jerry Rollene | 479.524.7212 | [email protected]

Academic Divisions/Honors Program

Academic Divisions

Honors Program
Director
Brad Gambill | 479.238.8746 | [email protected]

Administrative Assistant
Glenda Manos | 479.524.7426 | [email protected]

Employment

Registrar's Office

Registrar
Becky Lambert | 479.524.7493 | [email protected]

Associate Registrar, Undergraduate Studies
Franni O'Neal | 479.524.7138 | [email protected]

Associate Registrar and Academic Advisor, Graduate & Professional Studies
Jeff LeBert | 479.524.7389 | [email protected]

Administrative Assistant
Melanie Kennedy | 479.524.7158 | [email protected]

Sports/Athletics

Athletic Director
Robyn Daugherty | 479.524.7301 | [email protected]

Sports Information Director
Simeon Hinsey | 479.524.7304 | [email protected]

KLRC

Name of Agent Designated to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement:
Kimberly M. Hadley

Full Address of Designated Agent to which Notification Should be Sent:
Vice President for Finance and Administration
John Brown University
2000 W. University St.
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 479.524.7117
Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: 479.524.9548
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