Farewell to Dr. Hren

May 18, 2021

In the words of Belmont Abbey College’s Dean of the Honors College, Dr. Joseph Wysocki:

Dr. Joshua Hren will be joining the faculty of a Catholic MFA program at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. While this departure is a deep loss for Belmont Abbey College, Dr. Hren’s new position is a perfect fit for his unique talents and we are glad to know that he will be going on to a position where he can continue to help build up the Kingdom of God through his mentoring and teaching of students. Belmont Abbey College needs Dr. Hren but perhaps the Catholic Literary Revival needs him more.

Over the past four years Dr. Hren has been indispensable in the creation, growth, and day-to-day work of the Honors College. We are eternally grateful for his help and we are not exaggerating when we say that the goods our students have received and continue to receive in the Honors College would be impossible without him. The importance of his contributions over the past few years, recall this paraphrase of a quote from Abraham Lincoln, “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what he did here.”

If you weren’t present for Dr. Hren’s Farewell Lecture, please take some time to watch.