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Dr. Eugene Thuot selected for Adrian Award for Teaching Excellence

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 Dr Thuot Honors  Dr. Eugene Thuot selected for Adrian Award for Teaching ExcellenceUniversity 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.

Thursday, April 3, 2014|Categories: Faculty, TopNews||

Students present papers at medieval history conference

On Saturday March 29th Nickolas Martin and Tammy Martin, both seniors in the History Department, presented papers at “Meeting in the Middle: the Undergraduate Medieval Conference of Longwood University” in Farmville, VA. Both Nick and Tammy represented the department and the college admirably, presenting well-researched papers in an engaging manner.

Each year, the organizers present the Abels-Johnson Award for Excellence to the student who gives the best paper at the conference. The w2014 03 31 Nickolas Martin and Tammy Martin BAC history students Students present papers at medieval history conferenceinner is chosen from amongst the numerous presenters by the plenary speaker, usually an internationally-renowned medievalist. This year’s plenary speaker was Professor William Aird of Edinburgh University in Scotland. From a strong field, Professor Aird decided to award the prize to Tammy for her paper “Leprosy and Kingship: A Questionable Pairing in an Unstable Land,” and gave Nick an honorable mention for his contribution, “The Campaign to the Holy Land that Dethroned a Christian Emperor.” The photograph below shows Tammy and Nick with Professor Aird.

We would like to congratulate both students, and especially Tammy, on this wonderful achievement.

Monday, March 31, 2014|Categories: TopNews||

Announcing Summer School 2014

Get ahead on your degree or get going on a new one, enroll for summer school classes at Belmont Abbey College. Three sessions are available on both our Belmont and Charlotte campuses beginning May 27 and ending July 28. Choose from a wide variety of courses including Rhetoric, Business, Theology, Mathematics and much more.

Registration for classes begins March 18 and ends May 27, the first day of classes.

To register contact our registrar’s office via e-mail at registrar@bac.edu and include the course ID number and title. If you are not yet a current student of Belmont Abbey College begin by applying for admission today!

Traditional students are allowed to register for Summer ADP sessions. New traditional students for Fall 2014 are not permitted to register for summer classes.

For our Summer School calendar and course schedule click here.

Thursday, March 13, 2014|Categories: News, TopNews||