We loved having so many from the Class of 2018 on campus for Crusader Preview Day last weekend! We look forward to seeing y’all in the Fall.
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to congratulate Luis Lobo, Executive Vice President and Manager of Multicultural Markets at BB &T, on receiving the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s (NSDAR) DAR Americanism Medal. The medal is the NSDAR’s highest honor bestowed upon a foreign born, naturalized U.S. citizen whose career accentuates visionary leadership, unwavering patriotism, and an unbridled spirit of service.
Luis Lobo’s illustrious career, spanning over three decades, includes work in international, commercial, mortgage and retail banking. Mr. Lobo, a seasoned professional within the financial industry, also lectures at numerous universities across the country, sharing his insights on leadership, business culture, and the importance of giving back to local communities.
“Luis is a prime example of the valuable contributions America’s immigrants make to our nation,” said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. “The Dar Americanism Medal is not only a recognition of Luis’ personal and professional achievements, but a testament to the limitless potential America’s immigrants are capable of, both in business and the community. The USHCC is proud of Luis’ continued accomplishments, which serve as an inspiration to America’s Hispanic business entrepreneurs and professionals.”
In 1983, Mr. Lobo earned a degree in economics and business administration from Belmont Abbey College. He also received his MBA from Campbell University, and continued his education at the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware, where he graduated with honors. In 1999, Mr. Lobo graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in the Advanced Management Program.
About the USHCC
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation’s entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $468 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 220 major corporations.
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Dr. Eugene Thuot, Professor of Government and Political Philosophy and Director of the Honors Institute, has been selected as the winner of the Adrian Award for Teaching Excellence for 2013-2014. Dr. Thuot, who came to the Abbey in 1975, earned his B. A. in Philosophy from Assumption College, then studied Theology at the Abbaye de Brogne in Belgium before earning a Bachelor’s degree in the same subject from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Thuot crowned these impressive achievements by receiving his M. A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
In recommending Dr. Thuot for this honor, the members of the Faculty Development Committee cited not only the many nominations that he received from his students and colleagues, but also the extraordinary quality of the comments that accompanied them. Dr. Thuot’s students describe him as “a wise mentor and advisor,” as well as “a friend.” One wrote, “Dr. Thuot will always have a special place in my heart.” Another said, “Dr. Thuot is generous with his time, solicitous of his students…[and] a deeply humble and pious man.” Another student characterized him as “a devoted teacher” who “genuinely cares about sharing the wonder of philosophy with his students.” Best of all, several students noted, “From him, one can learn not only about philosophy but also how to live a virtuous life.”
The members of the Faculty Development Committee lauded Dr. Thuot for “the outstanding and assiduous work that he does in the classroom,” the many hours he spends with students outside of class, and the customized feedback that he gives them. Dr. Thuot’s colleagues also cited his “love for philosophy,” his “care and thoughtfulness for his students,” the “clarity and thoroughness” of his teaching, and his enthusiasm. In addition, the Committee praised him for “his superlative work as the Director of the Honors Institute for so many years and for his passion to ensure that the Institute ran impeccably and attracted students of the highest quality.”
As many of you know, the Adrian Award for Teaching Excellence was established in 1984 by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Adrian to recognize and reward outstanding teaching by faculty members at Belmont Abbey College. The Faculty Development Committee selects the winner based on faculty and student nominations as well as on a thorough examination of nominees’ course evaluations and syllabi.