Abbey Excellence


Abbey Excellence

The Belmont Abbey College Journal of Exceptional Achievements

Christianity and Culture in Ireland: Two Guest Lectures on Irish History and Culture at the Abbey

 RIMG_4521_previewThis spring, the Abbey hosted two guest lectures on Irish Studies. On March 20th, Professor Jaroslav Folda of UNC, a world-renowned authority on medieval art, spoke about “The Book of Kells: a Masterpiece of Irish Art”. Prof. Folda provided the

Debate wraps up a great year!

Phi Alpha Theta Installation

Phi Alpha Theta is the international honor society for historians and students of history. Founded in 1921, Phi Alpha Theta has more than 400,000 members from 970 chapters at colleges and universities across the United States and abroad. Belmont Abbey College’s Phi Alpha Theta chapter, Alpha Pi Mu, was formally installed by Phi Alpha Theta

’93 Alumna Gives A Talk

On April 12, students from the Business Leadership Institute welcomed 1993 alum Jennifer Walsh to campus to speak about her experiences as an entrepreneur.  The talk was in a question and

CCCP 2018

Over a hundred psychology students from five local colleges discussed research, asked questions of a panel of successful alumni, and listened to a keynote lecture on The Science of Success (and Failure) at the 27th annual Central Carolinas Conference in Psychology in the Abbot Walter Coggin Student Center on April 13, 2018.

Belmont Abbey in the Top 3!

North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda Business Competition

IMG_1488We just concluded this year’s North Carolina State Leadership Competitions, and are so proud of all of the Belmont Abbey students who came out to compete in this year’s events. Phi Beta Lambda provides a terrific opportunity for students

FOCUS Mission to Peru

Over Spring Break, four Belmont Abbey students (Jessica Camano, Elizabeth Kenney, Talley Britt, and Ana De Los Santos), along with FOCUS Missionaries Cristina and Michelle were blessed to travel to Lima, Peru for a medical mission trip. Along with our student missionary team, we organized a free medical clinic for approximately 800 people in a


Jiadira Fernandez

RALEIGH, NC –  Charlotte native Jiadira Alexandra Choque Fernandez, a senior at Belmont Abbey College majoring in Elementary Education, received a $2,500 Blumenthal Foundation STEM Scholarship from the Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC).


Since its inception in 1953, the Blumenthal Foundation has focused the

Book of Kells Lecture

2nd in Nationals and a Conference Win for Cheer!

Belmont Abbey College’s Dr. Wadden elected President of Celtic Studies Association of North America

At its 40th annual meeting, hosted by UCLA in early March, Belmont Abbey College’s Dr. Patrick Wadden was appointed president of the Celtic Studies Association of North America (CSANA). CSANA is a scholarly organization that promotes the study of all aspects of Celtic culture and history, including the languages,

Expanding Curricular Excellence with “Great Books”

Expanding Curricular Excellence with “Great Books”: An Interview with Dr. Joseph Wysocki

March 13, 2018 by Shaun Rieley


At a time when liberal arts education seems increasingly imperiled by the rise of career-focused and STEM programs, Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina has recently founded the Honors College, a program dedicated to

Announcing A New Study Abroad Program

Bringing Theory and Instruction Alive with Science

How does a new prospective teacher learn to teach? How do teacher candidates learn to teach students of varying personalities, abilities, and challenges? Enter the Belmont Abbey College Department of Education, providing real-life experiences with real students

Belmont Abbey to Celebrate National Women and Girls in Sports Day

Academic Awards List

Listed are those who were awarded Dean’s List and President’s List for Fall 2017.

President’s List

Dean’s List

Belmont Abbey Debate Claims Second Place Speaking Award at New York Competition

Abbey Debate team updateThe Belmont Abbey College Debate Team returned Sunday from Garden City, New York after competing in the Off Broadway Swing competition. In addition to individual success, the team collectively earned fourth place in the debate competition sweepstakes, in

Dr. O’Gorman Gives Lecture On His New Book

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Dr. Farrell O’Gorman’s book Catholicism and American Borders in the Gothic Literary Imagination was published by the University of Notre Dame Press in November. The book, which has won advance praise from scholars at Trinity College Dublin and Wheaton College, traces images of Catholicism in

Advent Encounter Retreat – Fr. Richard Sutter ’91


  Retreat led by Fr. Richard Sutter Parochial Vicar of The Cathedral of St. Patrick and Abbey Alum Encounter Retreat Handout


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