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Nancy Reed is the dean of student services at Baptist College of Health Sciences. She has a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Nebraska, and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling with an emphasis in student personnel work in higher education from Eastern Illinois University. She has served in Christian higher education for more than 25 years and joined the team at BCHS in September 2007. Her priorities in student services include helping students grow spiritually as they pursue their educational and career paths; creating a sense of community on campus; and providing learning experiences outside of the classroom that students can take with them for the rest of their lives. Mrs. Reed is a member of Central Church in Collierville, Tennesse, where she is active working with Senior High Youth Ministries. She is married to Scott, a professional jazz musician and teacher, and they have one son, Mark, who is a senior at Victory University. Her top five StrengthsQuest themes are Maximizer, Belief, Developer, Connectedness, and WOO.
Hometown: La Crosse, Wisconsin
College: BME in music education, University of Nebraska, MS in guidance and counseling, Eastern Illinois University, additional course work in jazz education at the University of North Texas.
Interests: Cooking, gardening, music, sports, feeding teenagers. Being blessed by my wonderful family and working with Youth Ministries at my church.
Books I Recommend: Mentoring Millennials by Daniel Egeler, The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian, The Yogi Book: I Really Didn’t Say Everything I Said by Yogi Berra
Favorite Movies: Major League (the edited version, lol), Holiday Inn
In My iPod: How about “When I get an iPod?” Contemporary Christian – Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, David Crowder Band, Hillsong United, Starfield, Lifehouse
Favorite Bible Verse: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice! Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:4-7