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Abbey Excellence

The Belmont Abbey College Journal of Exceptional Achievements

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

Giving Back the Greek Way: Belmont Abbey College’s Sororities and Fraternities Offer the Joys of Accomplishment and Community

ESA 1 St. Jude Walk

Mention the words “Greek Life” to anyone with college experience, and you may receive conflicting responses. Some may wax nostalgic about the camaraderie they shared with fellow members of their fraternity or sorority; others may just shrug and say they never knew what

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Two Gaston County Catholic Cornerstones Intertwined in History


Many may not be aware that St.Michael’s Catholic School and Belmont Abbey College have a shared history in their founding – the monks of Belmont Abbey. St. Michael’s School was founded 75 years ago. Around 1900, representatives of Loray Mill in Gastonia asked the Abbey’s Bishop, Abbot

A New Role for Dr. Elizabeth Baker: Professor Emerita


Dr. Elizabeth “Betty” Baker, Professor of Biology, is former chair of the Biology Department and several times chair of the Natural Sciences Division, former Dean of Continuing Education and Director of Summer School, and past winner of both the Adrian Award for Faculty Excellence and the Spirit

The Return of Phi Kappa Theta?


This past Homecoming, Abbey alumni men of varying backgrounds and graduation years met in Grace Auditorium. All gathered for one reason: the desire to reactivate the Alpha Rho chapter of the national fraternity Phi Kappa Theta at Belmont Abbey College. Led by alums Monte Monteleone (’71) and

140 Years: A Tradition Built on Stability

Abbot Placid Monastery2

This past spring, we celebrated the one hundred and fortieth anniversary of the founding of Belmont Abbey and Belmont Abbey College. We have come a long way since the days of one monk, two students, a log cabin and some wooden farm buildings. I often

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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

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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

The Sound of Gratitude

Meet Dr. Heather Ayala

Abbey Throwback 2.16 Ed.

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The March For Life 2017

Abbey Players Open Another Curtain: The Woman In Black

Running for over 26 years in London’s West End, the late Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s suspenseful novel is a thrill-seeker’s paradise! A play within a play, The Woman

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

LEAP into Teaching!

Introducing the Belmont Abbey College Lateral Entry Alternative Preparation (LEAP) Group of children doing work at their school

Do you have a 4-year college degree? Are you considering the possibility of teaching in a middle or high school classroom? We have the plan for you! Belmont Abbey College LEAP will

Week In Review: Jan. 24th Ed.

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Inaugural Motorsport Symposium

This past week, we were happy to host the Inaugural Motorsports Symposium! Two legends of the sport were on hand as H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler presented famed car owner and promoter Cary Agajanian with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Meet Dr. Siebert our new Philosophy Professor

2017 Motorsport Symposium

Abbey Students Meet Leaders in Motorsports


Motorsport’s storied past met its future drivers at Belmont Abbey College’s inaugural Motorsport Symposium on campus Tuesday morning.

From Tony Stewart agreeing to his first professional Indy racing deal on a paper napkin to the launch of famed daredevil Evel Knievel’s career, they

Week In Review: January 18th Ed.

Our students have returned, and so have our weekly updates!

And so it begins…

The return of the students also means the return of snap chat! To kick off the new year, we hosted a #RaiseTheRed competition via snap chat. Three lucky winners were awarded #RaiseTheRed t-shirts so they can continue to show their school spirit

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