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WELCOME  HOME

Benedictine Hospitality, a tradition that began 1,500 years ago, continues today here at the Abbey. The story began in 1876 when two monks first made the Abbey their home and began forming the bricks of the buildings. Since then, countless men and women have offered their time, talent, and treasure to form their own “bricks” and shaping the way the Abbey is today. You’re part of that story, that tradition, that family that welcomes you back whenever you feel like coming home.

Save the date for Homecoming 2018:

September 28th, 29th, & 30th 

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Hotel information

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Belmont
Booking Link for BAC Alumni

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Hampton Inn Charlotte-Belmont
Hampton Inn Booking Website or call 704-825-6100 to book

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Fairfield Inn Charlotte Gastonia
Fairfield Inn Booking Website or call 704-867-5073

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Memory Lane

See past Homecoming pictures:

Featured Events

  • Class of 1968
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon (organized by Jay Briody ’74)
  • Mass of Remembrance- Click here to include a classmate, friend, or family member.

 

We Need Your Help!

We need alumni volunteers for Homecoming 2018!  As an Abbey Helper, you will not only be able to enjoy the Homecoming 2018 festivities but you will be able to be behind the scenes and serve your fellow alumni and the Belmont Abbey College Community!  To volunteer, contact Bridgette at 704-461-6663 or bridgetteconboy@bac.edu.

THE BRICK DIRECTORY
THE LOWRY ALUMNI HOUSE AT BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE

“This brick, formed from the sod of this place by early Benedictine monks represents the foundation of the Abbey where the values that shaped your life were nurtured.” – Father John Oetgen, O.S.B., ‘45

Photo courtesy of BAC Marketing

Photo courtesy of BAC Marketing

“Benedictine monks take a vow of stability, a lifetime profession to a particular monastery. This commitment provides a unique base of strength and longevity on which the monastic community, and in turn, that of the greater College stands. True to this Benedictine tradition, the pioneers of Belmont Abbey sought to develop a life and character that would endure. Abbot Leo Haid believed study brick buildings would express values like stability and beauty. Around these structures thrived a rich human element, comprised of varied individuals, both young and old, monk and student, cleric and lay, male and (later) female, who were nurtured into a whole by scholarship, religion, strenuous effort and the fraternity of their common life. For both the College and the Monastery, the buildings, the people and their activities have formed a strong, enduring tradition and a lasting stability.” – Father Paschal Baumstein, O.S.B., Blessing the Years to Come: Belmont Abbey, a pictorial perspective

Photo courtesy of Blessing the Years to Come and the Belmont Abbey Archives

Photo courtesy of Blessing the Years to Come and the Belmont Abbey Archives

Bricks have a long and storied history at Belmont Abbey College. We are famous for our “Carolina clay,” and from that clay came bricks for our church (1892-193), the monastery (1880’s-90’s), and our college buildings (1900-on) (Baumstein). In 1900, the college had one building – aptly named the College Building. That year, “two-thirds of the College Building is destroyed by fire” (Baumstein). The students took an active role not only in firefighting, but in the reconstruction and restoration of the ravaged building. Their work was so swift that classes in the fall started on schedule.

Photo courtesy of BAC Marketing

Photo courtesy of BAC Marketing

As a continuation of this tradition, each year the new Abbey students are invited to make bricks of their own. The bricks, each imprinted with the year the student enters the College, are being stored for future building projects on campus.

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While our students leave their marks on the Abbey by making bricks, our alumni participate in another way. The Lowry Alumni House at Belmont Abbey College has a brick patio, with bricks inscribed by and for alumni and their friends and families.

In the fall of 2017, Bridgette Conboy, the new Alumni Director and an Abbey alumna herself, set a goal: to create a digital version of the patio. By having this “virtual patio,” the College could better preserve the information on these bricks, and our alumni and their friends and family could see “their” bricks. A few months later, and with help from Abbey librarian Sharon Bolger (a ’13 alumna), we are ready to present The Brick Directory of the Lowry Alumni House of Belmont Abbey College!

Please keep in mind that the patio is cleaned once a year in the spring. If your brick appears to need a cleaning, please rest assured that all the bricks will be cleaned in the spring and photos will be updated at that time. Photos of new bricks will be added after they have been purchased and installed.

The Brick Directory is in three parts: the database, the slideshow, and the diagrams.

Use the database to find your brick number, and to read brick inscriptions. The database is a spreadsheet that tells you each brick number, its inscription, and contains a link to the photo of the brick. (Bonus: Press CTRL + F to search the database!)

Use the slideshow to view all the photos of the bricks. (Bonus: The photos are also accessible individually in the database,  and can be shared across social media!)

Use the diagrams to see where your brick is, in relation to the patio as a whole. The diagrams are visualizations of the entire patio, and of each section of the patio. All bricks are numbered, and bricks with inscriptions are colored in. (Bonus: See whose bricks are next to yours!)

You are welcome to search the database for your name, year, or names of your friends, to share the photos online, to page through the diagrams to see where your brick is on the patio, or simply to play the slideshow to see all of the bricks.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Bridgette at bridgetteconboy@bac.edu or call the Alumni Office at 704-461-6663.

At Belmont Abbey College, you are always part of the family and we want to offer you post-graduation resources!

How To Order Transcripts

For more information on Transcripts, click here.

Alumni Career Services

Visit Crusader Connect to see our Job Board and connect with other alumni in your industry through the Directory Page.  You can even join a group just for your industry and exchange ideas and brainstorm with other Abbey Alums!

Here are some helpful links:

For a full page of Alumni Career Services:

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