Mission Statement of the Office of Academic Assistance
The mission of the Office of Academic Assistance (OAA) is to provide academic resources and opportunities for the development of skills necessary for academic success. In accordance with its mission, the OAA offers individualized academic coaching for skill development, tutoring services, services for students with disabilities, and workshops.
In keeping with Catholic and Benedictine values, the OAA contributes to Belmont Abbey ’s larger mission of developing balanced persons who strive to realize the full potential of their unique gifts.
The OAA staff invites all members of the BAC community to take advantage of its resources.
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Hours of Operation
Sunday 6pm-10 pm
Director of Academic Assistance
Linda comes to Belmont Abbey from York Technical College in Rock Hill, SC, where she worked for over 16 years in
various student services areas including admissions, academic probation counseling, and career counseling. Linda
holds a BA in Psychology and a Master of Liberal Arts degree, both from Winthrop University in Rock Hill. She
became certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator in 2005. She is an active member of AHEAD
(Association on Higher Education and Disability) and is dedicated to ensuring that all Belmont Abbey
students have access to the tools they need to achieve and succeed. Linda and her family are members of St.
Philip Neri Catholic Church in Fort Mill, SC, which is her hometown. She is married with 3 wonderful children,
and in her spare time, enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and baking, and supporting her children's
Coordinator of Evening Services
Denise holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems;
both were earned at Pfeiffer University in Charlotte. Before coming to Belmont Abbey College, she
worked in the health insurance industry at Cigna Healthcare. She is a member of St. Paul Baptist Church in
Charlotte, NC, and serves as the Treasurer with the “Investment Club.” She is originally
from Charlotte; has one daughter and enjoys reading, music, and volunteering in her community.
Coordinator of Academic Support
Sharon comes to Belmont Abbey with extensive coaching experience, with stops at The George Washington University, Kansas State University, St. Louis University, Mississippi State University, and most recently, the University of Tulsa. She has served as an Academic Liaison, recruiter, Community Service Coordinator, and Guest Lecturer. Sharon has been awarded her B.S. in Physical Education, and has earned graduate credits toward her M.A. in Higher Education Supervision and Administration at East Tennessee State University. She processes the character and leadership to guide young adults to be the very best they can be; in mind, body, and spirit.
Academic Resource Specialist
Kim comes to the Academic Resource Center from the Business Office where she has worked with Accounts Payable and Student Accounts since 2007. Before coming to Belmont Abbey College, she worked in Customer Service at Duke Energy for many years. Kim has an Associates Degree in Business Management from Gaston College. She is a long time resident of Mt. Holly and is married with two adult children.