Abbey Excellence


Abbey Excellence

The Belmont Abbey College Journal of Exceptional Achievements

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

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Inaugural Motorsport Symposium January 17th

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

The Roman Catholic Church has been singing the “O” Antiphons since at least the eighth century. They are the antiphons that accompany the Magnificat canticle of Evening Prayer from December 17-23. They are a magnificent theology that uses ancient biblical imagery drawn from the messianic hopes of the Old Testament to proclaim the coming Christ

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!

Introducing the James Buie Scholarship

Belmont Abbey College, Gaston County Police Department & Gaston County Schools Announce the James Buie Scholarship


BELMONT, N.C. (December 9, 2016) – Belmont Abbey College, the Gaston County Police Department and Gaston County Schools are pleased to announce the James Buie Scholarship Program which provides a full scholarship for selected students in pursuit of a Criminal

How to Achieve Success in Sports and Life: An Interview with Dr. Bill Thierfelder

Have you ever thought about the fact that humans are so wired to play that we will pay to watch other people do it? This week on Homeschool Heartbeat, sports psychologist Dr. Bill Thierfelder explains why sports and competition are essential to who we are as human beings.

“Play is essential to who we are as

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

Remembering Fr. Edmund McCaffrey

O.S.B, Ph.D.


Father Edmund F. McCaffrey, of Murrells Inlet, a former abbot ordinary of Belmont Abbey, chancellor of Belmont Abbey College and founding pastor of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Garden City, S.C., died Sunday, November 13, 2016.

He is an alumnus of Belmont Abbey College and

Today is About Honor



Today we honor our students, alumni, faculty, monks and staff who have served in the armed forces.

We honor their sacrifice.

We honor their service.

We honor their selflessness.

We thank God for the gift they have made of themselves.

Don’t miss Henry IV Part One!

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

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