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Abbey Excellence

The Belmont Abbey College Journal of Exceptional Achievements

Belmont Abbey Recognized With Top Honors at PBL



BELMONT, N.C. (July 5, 2017) – More than 1,800 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to  Southern California to compete and

Spring 2017 Academic Awards

Eduvation Ranks Belmont Abbey College in the Top 10 World’s Best Rebrands


An independent higher education consultancy has rated the recent Belmont Abbey College brand redesign in the top 10 of the World’s Best Rebrands in higher education. Based on a recent global survey of more than 100 higher ed brand identity redesigns over the past

Students Return From Service Trip In Europe


Fr. Kirby Receives Two ACP Awards

The Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) recently announced the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Publishing Awards, which recognize the best in Catholic publishing.

Among the winners were three Saint Benedict Press/TAN Books titles: The Lion of Münster: The Bishop Who Roared Against the Nazis by Fr.

Messick Goes to Abbey


Four Crusaders Receive All-American Honors


Dr. Wadden Wins Adams Prize

Elisa Torres’17 selected as Lilly Graduate Fellow!

Lilly Fellows Program announces the selection of Elisa Torres as one of ten Lilly Graduate Fellows.

The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program is a part of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts that supports outstanding students who want to explore the connections among Christianity, higher education, and the vocation of the teacher-scholar as they

We Were Made to Play: How Faith Impacts Sports

Here’s a fantastic interview with our President by the Catholic Company!

We Were Made to Play: How Faith Impacts Sports

Recipients for Inaugural James Buie Scholarship Named

Recipients for Inaugural James Buie Scholarship Named

BELMONT, N.C. (April 28, 2017) – Belmont Abbey College, the Gaston County Police

North American Championship of the Lafayette Debates

The Belmont Abbey Debate Team competed at the North American Championship of the Lafayette Debates in Washington, D.C. this weekend.


The team competed in a field of 34 teams at the George Washington University; schools are generally permitted one team, and the field is capped to maximize the quality of debate. Mary Rose Stepnowski and Logan



RALEIGH, NC – Katelyn Richard, a junior at Belmont Abbey College majoring in Elementary Education, is the recipient of a $2,704 scholarship from Wells Fargo for the 2016-17 academic year. Katelyn is the daughter of Mary Anne and Bob Richard of Carthage.

Since 1954, Wells Fargo has provided more

BAC Seizes Championship in Multiple State Business & Econ Competitions


Last week, Belmont Abbey was among 25 North Carolina colleges and universities to compete in the 63rd annual State Leadership Conference of the Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda).  Winners were announced last Saturday at Hilton Charlotte University, and Belmont Abbey was among many of the

Dr. Joseph Wysocki Wins 2016-2017 Adrian Award for Teaching Excellence


Dr. David Williams and Belmont Abbey College would like to congratulate Dr. Joseph Wysocki, the winner of the 2016-2017 Adrian Award for Teaching Excellence.  Dr. Wysocki is an Associate Professor of Government and Political Philosophy and Director of the St. Thomas More Scholarship Program. A graduate of Belmont

President Thierfelder discusses”Ex Corde Ecclesiae: Beyond the Classroom”

Society is at a crossroads in the educational formation of the next generation, and the Church offers the only true way forward. Under attack from the secularist agenda set forth fifty years ago by the Land O’ Lakes statement, a new generation of Catholic intellectuals have reacted by working to reestablish centers of opportunity in

Belmont Abbey College & Congressman Patrick McHenry Announce Joelle Tremblay Awardee of the Capitol & Carolina Internship for 2017


Today, Belmont Abbey College and alum Congressman Patrick McHenry announced the newest recipient of the Capitol & Carolina Internship with Belmont Abbey College, sophomore Joelle Tremblay of  Appleton, WI. This internship program, started in the summer of 2016 aims to provide Belmont Abbey students with the opportunity

The John C. Loughridge Center for Continuing & Professional Studies Honors Generosity of Belmont Abbey College Alum


LoughridgeHistoricalW Loughridge During His Abbey Days

Belmont Abbey College is happy to announce the renaming of the Center for Continuing & Professional Studies, located at its Sacred Heart campus, to the John C. Loughridge Center for Continuing &

Abbey Ties for Third in International Public Debate Association’s National Championship


The Belmont Abbey debaters returned to campus yesterday after competing in over 60 collective rounds at the International Public Debate Association’s National Championship this weekend. The competition involved both team and individual IPDA. In team debate, Mary Rose Stepnowski and Logan Torve advanced to elimination rounds after

Crusaders Claim Pair of Winter Sportsmanship Awards


Two Belmont Abbey winter sports programs have captured Conference Carolinas Team Sportsmanship Award winners, the league office announced today. The Crusaders were recognized to have demonstrated the best sportsmanship in Men’s Indoor Track and Field and Women’s Basketball, as voted by member coaches and student-athletes from all

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