Abbey Excellence


Abbey Excellence

The Belmont Abbey College Journal of Exceptional Achievements

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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

Will Esser, Abbey Alum, Earns the NCBA William Thorp Pro Bono Award


Belmont Abbey is glad to announce that Will Esser has been selected to receive the NC Bar Association’s William Thorp Pro Bono Attorney Award for 2017. The Thorp award is presented to an attorney whose voluntary pro bono service contributions

Carl Anderson Receives Inaugural Award from the Benedict Leadership Institute

CaStudentsW3rl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, has been named the first recipient of the BLI TEXT ONLY-01Benedict Leadership Award. The Award, given by the Benedict Leadership Institute at Belmont Abbey College, was presented in a

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Former Abbey Professor Emeritus, Carl Van Orden, Passes Away at 85

Carlos Harold Van Orden, 85, died February 2, 2017 in Leavenworth, Kansas. He was born on April 26, 1931 at 7 Adams Street in Newton, New Jersey to the late Carlos Nelson and Elizabeth Keen Van Orden. Van Orden was-a retired Associate Professor Emeritus of Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina. Prior to this

Introducing Belmont Abbey College Catholic Radio


BELMONT, N.C. (March 21st, 2017) – Just in time for Lent, Belmont Abbey College has hit the radio waves with its own Low Power FM radio station, 101.5 WBAC-LP. Courtesy of a gracious donor, the college has restarted its place in local radio after


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Take note of these important dates!

March 28 – 30, 2017: “Housing How-To” Information Sessions

  • March 28th, 29th, and 30th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Mezzanine
  • During these sessions, the Residence Life Professional Staff will go through the entire housing process

Adam Wiedemann Named National Player of the Week

Enrolling Now: Summer 2017

The Season of Lent: Positively Penitential

Lent apstract purple background with cross of thorns and copy space for textEvery year, the sensitive Catholic conscience finds Lent both a solemn obligation and a source of perplexity.

Sometimes, perhaps, we feel that we ought to be achieving an heroic victory based on our sacrifice. We can

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Announcing New Director of Campus Safety & Emergency Management and New Chief of Police

BillMeltonW Bill Melton ’88, Director of Campus Safety and Emergency Management

Welcome to our new Director of Campus Safety and Emergency Management, Bill Melton ‘88. A fixture in the Gaston County community and a Belmont Abbey College alum, Melton rejoins our campus to lead our safety and

The Learning Commons: The Next Step For Our Library


There’s no doubting the recent enhancements to the Abbot Vincent Taylor Library, a $1.5 million investment thanks to a very generous donor, have improved our students’ experience at the library. New work areas, new lighting, new windows and new shelving not only help to make the library

Belmont Abbey Debate Finishes Second out of Seventeen at Arkansas State

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The Belmont Abbey debaters returned to campus yesterday morning after competing at Arkansas Tech University’s tournament this weekend. The competition involved both team and individual IPDA. In team debate, Mary Rose Stepnowski and Logan Torve advanced through both Quarterfinals and Semifinals on 2-1 decisions over the

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A different kind of perfect match

Kassie & Jordan Photo credit: Kassie Easter Belmont Abbey College is overjoyed to announce the successful bone marrow drive sponsored by Women’s lacrosse!  On Valentine’s day and the following day, Women’s lacrosse seniors Jordan Hofmeister

Women’s Lacrosse Sponsors College Bone Marrow Drive

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A different kind of perfect match


Belmont Abbey College is overjoyed to announce the successful bone marrow drive sponsored by Women’s lacrosse!  On Valentine’s day and the following day, Women’s lacrosse seniors Jordan Hofmeister and Kassie Easter coordinated the college

Dance-A-Thon Raises Donations to Children’s Miracle Network


Belmont Abbey College hosted the first Dance Marathon for the Children’s Miracle Network. The $5,200 raised at the Dance Marathon went to Levine’s Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.   Belmont Abbey Greeks were major contributors to this year, making up almost $2600 of the total raised.  Alpha

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