Q&A with graduate Molly Beasleycomment (0)
August 9, 2012
By Molly Beasley
Molly Beasley, of Cottonwood, graduated from Judson in June as a music major. She was elected to “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities” and received the Bible Award for outstanding Christian service at commencement. She is the daughter of Randy and Jeanna Beasley and a member of Selma Baptist Church, Dothan.
Q: How did you decide to come to Judson?
A: My guidance counselor at Cottonwood High School suggested I consider Judson, and later admissions staff came and did a presentation at our school. I visited twice and felt this was where God wanted me to be.
Q: What’s unique about a woman’s college?
A: I think our society sometimes focuses on male leadership. I found more opportunities to lead and serve at Judson. I concentrated on my studies and building friendships with other women.
Q: What leadership opportunities did you have?
A: I sang in the college choir and the FAITH ensemble, which is Judson’s traveling musical group. We are ambassadors for Judson and sang in churches and schools. I served on the chapel committee and enjoyed organizing our weekly chapel. I also found satisfaction in being a prayer partner for others and helping them grow in faith.
Q: You’ve been active in missionary work. Is that correct?
A: Yes. I worked in Alberta, Canada, with the North American Mission Board and traveled to El Salvador and Mozambique with my home church. Last summer I spent two months in Ethiopia with a Judson missions group. It was a special treat to visit Salem, Mass., last February to represent Judson at the 200th anniversary of Adoniram and Ann Judson’s departure for Burma. It was an honor to worship with Burmese believers and stand where our first Baptist missionaries left home for the Lord’s mission.
Q: What’s next for you?
A: I’m applying for the Journeyman Program with the International Mission Board as a first step to career missions. I’m interested in ethnomusicology which is writing music for particular groups so they can learn the gospel without cultural barriers. I especially enjoy leading worship and teaching children.