Abbey Excellence


Abbey Excellence

The Belmont Abbey College Journal of Exceptional Achievements

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

Abbey Alum Rick Jiran Earns Chairman Award


For the third time in the chamber’s 17-year history, the Chairman’s Award was given. This year’s recipient was Rick Jiran of Duke Energy.
Jiran, a summa cum laude Belmont Abbey College graduate and Air Force veteran, joined Duke Energy in 1990 as a nuclear security officer at McGuire

Septima Clark Signature

In honor of Black History Month, Professor Emeritus Dr. Frank Murray donated this signature of Septima Clark, to Belmont Abbey College Library. Clark was called “The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and was a champion for education and social justice throughout her life. Clark was awarded an honorary

Belmont Abbey Motorsport Program Gets Recognition in Sports Business Journal

IMG_3533For a decade now, Belmont Abbey has offered classes in the business of motor racing, the hub of which can be found in and around Charlotte, about 15 miles to the east. Structured loosely as a concentration within the sports management program at its

Debate Team Leaves their Mark in Louisiana State Tournament

The Belmont Abbey Debate Team returned from Baton Rouge, Louisiana yesterday after competing at Louisiana State University’s Mardi Gras Classic Tournament this weekend. The tournament hosted over 50 individual competitors overall and included registration from 13 schools.

In team debate, Logan Torve and Adrianna Hodges won three of four preliminary rounds. The team went on to

Academic Awards List

Listed are those who were awarded Dean’s List and President’s List for Fall 2016.

President’s List

Dean’s List

Jessi Bolinsky Receives Broyhill Family Scholarship

Gastonia, NC native Jessi Bolinsky has received a $2,222.22 scholarship from the Broyhill Family Foundation for her sophomore year. Jessi is majoring in Elementary Education at the Abbey.

Sarah Silapaxay receives Duke Energy Foundation Scholarship

Sarah Silapaxay, Biology major here at the Abbey, was selected to receive a Duke Energy Foundation Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Sarah will receive $3500 for her senior year.

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NC Motorsports Foundation Names its first Belmont Abbey Winner

For the first time in our the school’s history, Belmont Abbey had one of its students win one of the four scholarships that are being awarded this year. On Tuesday, January 31st, Abbey Junior Harrison Marchese will receive a $2,000 scholarship and be recognized as an NCMF award winner at the NCMA

Hello from Haiti

Dr. Tara Galloway sent us a glimpse of the amazing things our students are having the opportunity to do in Haiti to share God’s love. They helped move blocks and mix concrete yesterday for a house being built. Mixing concrete on the GROUND

Semester in Review 2016: Mind, Body, and Spirit

As our Fall semester has come to a close and our students are now home with their families, we want to recall some of our highlights. The Abbey is like a little village brimming with life and activity. We’re looking forward to Spring with an optimism that stems from all our wonderful Fall experiences!

Abbey Students at Conference on Alexis de Tocqueville

Symposium Group

On October 28th and 29th four Belmont Abbey students Elisa Torres, Abigail Thompson, Mary Jacobeen, and Alexis Von Spakovsky, along with Dr. Joseph Wysocki of the Government Department, traveled to Cleveland Tennessee to take part in the “Intercollegiate Symposium on Democracy and Liberalism in America,” at

A Final Meditation for the Year of Mercy

By: Dr. Ronald Thomas, Jr.

Homecoming came to a close with the solemn Mass of Remembrance.

Do we take Mercy as seriously as God takes it? This is an important question to ask at the conclusion of a public event called “The Year of Mercy.” Seriousness will be

Faculty Members Explore Uses of Histories of Herodotus in the General Education Classroom

During a one-week seminar on the Histories of Herodotus, known by his admirers as the “father of history,” 17 CIC faculty members explored how to use Ancient Greek texts in a broad range of courses and to enrich general education programs. The 11th Ancient Greece in the Modern College Classroom seminar, cosponsored again by CIC

Abbey Students at Conference on Alexis de Tocqueville

On October 28th and 29th four Belmont Abbey students Elisa Torres, Abigail Thompson, Mary Jacobeen, and Alexis Von Spakovsky, along with Dr. Joseph Wysocki of the Government Department, traveled to Cleveland Tennessee to take part in the “Intercollegiate Symposium on Democracy and Liberalism in America,” at Lee Univesity. At this conference the students engaged in

Abbey Debaters Take First Place

debateleaving The Abbey Debaters leave Friday evening for California.

Our Abbey Debaters, led by Emily Leber Director of Debate, continue to demonstrate their prowess in competitions across the country. Most recently the team ventured to Stockton, California for the University of Pacific Tournament, November 5 & 6.  This trip

Abbey Debate Places Third in McKendree Tournament


This weekend, the team of Mary Rose Stepnowski and Eric Swartz travelled to Lebanon, Illinois to compete at the Bearcat Classic and Hunsaker Invitational tournaments, both held at McKendree University. The tournaments included teams ranked in the top ten nationally, several other nationally successful teams and a

Abbey Fares Well in Berea Tournament


The Berea tournament went well this weekend, with our team placing eighth out of 18 debate teams. Our main focus this weekend was IPDA, or individual debate, which had 48 students entered. The tournament had four preliminary rounds and broke about 30% of the field in each

Belmont Abbey College Ranked Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

BELMONT, N.C. (September 14, 2016) – Belmont Abbey College is ranked in the top ten of Best Regional Colleges in the South in the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges. This is the highest ranking in Belmont Abbey College’s history and places it among the best colleges in the nation.

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Dr. Farrell O’Gorman Honored by Baylor University’s Honors Lecture Series


The Baylor University Honors College Lecture Series is a  favored pastime of Baylor students and faculty alike is the Honors College Lecture Series, during which time professionals from sundry fields are invited to conduct interactive lectures on a variety of topics — the problems of modernism, the

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