Abbey Excellence


Abbey Excellence

The Belmont Abbey College Journal of Exceptional Achievements

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

Senior Sam Ulrich Interviews NASCAR Rookie Chase Elliott

This past weekend the chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup raced through the sport’s hometown of Charlotte for the Bank of America 500. Being the last night race of the year, this race had a bit more of a party atmosphere than many races throughout the 36 race calendar. This year, the party was even bigger

Alum Johnson (Poiencot) Named to Worldwide ERC Board of Trustees

Abbey Alum Named to Worldwide ERC Board of Trustees

amberleyjohnsonWorldwide ERC®, the workforce mobility association, and the Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility recently named Belmont Abbey College alum Amberley Johnson ’00 (formerly Poiencot) to its Board

Dr. Amanda Kloo selected as Keynote Speaker

Amanda Kloo

The National Inclusion Project recently selected Belmont Abbey College’s Dr. Amanda Kloo, Assistant Professor of Education, as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Power of Play conference.  The conference will present disability health and fitness presentations based on Dr. Kloo’s research.

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“…all of a sudden, you read the text and you remember how significant it is.”


Larkin Stowe has been dead for more than 150 years, but his will may provide answers for some who are still searching to discover their family lineage.

Stowe’s reference to slaves by name may help link them to present-day descendants—an endeavor which otherwise may have been difficult or

Gladly Blogged: Week in Review, September 12th Edition

Abbey Spotlight 



Name: Cory Martin
Class: Junior
Major: Motorsport Management with a minor in Business
Involved in: Hintemeyer, Ballroom Dancing Club, Lector at Mass
“Being a Catholic Motorsports fanatic, I felt the need to find a place where those two interests of mine can harmonize.

The Abbey Difference: Our Faculty

For-Web They Teach, They Counsel, They Guide Experience the Belmont Abbey College difference by watching these intimate interviews with some of our best faculty. The faculty are why Belmont Abbey College is one of the top Catholic Liberal Arts colleges in the country. They teach, they counsel,

Dr. Amanda Kloo & Project Momentum

Project Momentum

Dr. Amanda Kloo

Project Momentum is a non-profit organization created to provide extraordinary health and fitness support for individuals with exceptional needs. It was founded by our very own Dr. Amanda Kloo of Mooresville, NC. She is a mom, wife, and professor with cerebral palsy

President Thierfelder on ETWN

President of Belmont Abbey College and Sports Psychologist Dr. Bill Thierfelder reveals how to achieve mental, physical, and spiritual success when things seem their toughest in his new book, “Less Than a Minute to Go.” Hosted by Doug Keck.

Learning the Gaze of Christ: Three Reflections on Amoris Laetitia

IMG_5140By Dr. Alessandro Rovati

Many commentaries about Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia focused on the hot-button issue of the pastoral care of the baptized who are divorced and remarried. A couple of months after the Exhortation’s release, I think it would do us

Belmont Abbey Announces New Director of Campus Safety and Chief of Police

MakiemMiller2Belmont Abbey College announced today that Makiem Miller has been named Director of Campus Safety and Chief of Police. Miller, brings 20 years of service in law enforcement having most recently served with the New Haven, CT police department. Miller also holds an MA


Dr. Patrick Wadden

Dr. Wadden recently returned from a week-long seminar on the Histories of Herodotus, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. “It was a wonderful experience to be a student again and

BAC Professor Dr. Hutchinson Featured in Article About Florida History

Dr. Hutchinson Discusses How World War II Military Bases Transformed Florida

(Photo: Florida Memory) (Photo: Florida Memory)

(FLORIDA TODAY – May 16, 2016)
“During World War II, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida. After the war, many of the soldiers who trained there would return with their families

Billy Taylor Named New Men’s Basketball Coach

BELMONT, N.C. (May 2, 2016) – Belmont Abbey College announced today that Billy Taylor has been named head men’s basketball coach.  Taylor, who brings 11 years of NCAA Division I head coaching experience to the

Abbey Players Take On “Much Ado About Nothing”

BAC Participates in Shakespeare Marathon

much adoBurning Coal Theatre Company and the NC Museum of History presented a marathon reading of each of William Shakespeare’s 38 plays to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. Each play was read by a different theatre company from North Carolina.

Abbey Students Present Research at “Meeting in the Middle”

Belmont Abbey Well Represented at Medieval Studies Conference

Last weekend, three Belmont Abbey College students presented research papers at the tenth annual “Meeting in the Middle” undergraduate conference in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at LongwPicture1ood University, VA. The theme for this year’s conference was “The View from the North”,

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