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Abbey Excellence

The Belmont Abbey College Journal of Exceptional Achievements

North American Championship of the Lafayette Debates

The Belmont Abbey Debate Team competed at the North American Championship of the Lafayette Debates in Washington, D.C. this weekend.   The team competed in a field of 34 teams at the George Washington University; schools are generally permitted one team, and the field is capped to maximize the quality of debate. Mary Rose Stepnowski


RALEIGH, NC - Katelyn Richard, a junior at Belmont Abbey College majoring in Elementary Education, is the recipient of a $2,704 scholarship from Wells Fargo for the 2016-17 academic year. Katelyn is the daughter of Mary Anne and Bob Richard of Carthage. Since 1954, Wells Fargo has provided more than $2.6 million in scholarships to

President Thierfelder discusses”Ex Corde Ecclesiae: Beyond the Classroom”

Society is at a crossroads in the educational formation of the next generation, and the Church offers the only true way forward. Under attack from the secularist agenda set forth fifty years ago by the Land O' Lakes statement, a new generation of Catholic intellectuals have reacted by working to reestablish centers of opportunity


Adam Wiedemann Named National Player of the Week

Septima Clark Signature

In honor of Black History Month, Professor Emeritus Dr. Frank Murray donated this signature of Septima Clark, to Belmont Abbey College Library. Clark was called "The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and was a champion for education and social justice throughout her life. Clark was awarded an honorary

Hello from Haiti

Dr. Tara Galloway sent us a glimpse of the amazing things our students are having the opportunity to do in Haiti to share God's love. They helped move blocks and mix concrete yesterday for a house being built. Mixing concrete on the GROUND

Semester in Review 2016: Mind, Body, and Spirit

As our Fall semester has come to a close and our students are now home with their families, we want to recall some of our highlights. The Abbey is like a little village brimming with life and activity. We're looking forward to Spring with an optimism that stems from all our wonderful Fall experiences! Mind [/fusion_text][/one_full]

A Final Meditation for the Year of Mercy

By: Dr. Ronald Thomas, Jr. Do we take Mercy as seriously as God takes it? This is an important question to ask at the conclusion of a public event called “The Year of Mercy.” Seriousness will be required to sustain the momentum for mercy, once all the celebration has passed away. We often think that having

Abbey Debaters Take First Place

The Abbey Debaters leave Friday evening for California. Our Abbey Debaters, led by Emily Leber Director of Debate, continue to demonstrate their prowess in competitions across the country. Most recently the team ventured to Stockton, California for the University of Pacific Tournament, November 5 & 6.  This trip again was victorious for our

Belmont Abbey College Ranked Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

BELMONT, N.C. (September 14, 2016) - Belmont Abbey College is ranked in the top ten of Best Regional Colleges in the South in the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges. This is the highest ranking in Belmont Abbey College's history and places it among the best colleges in the nation. The

Senior Sam Ulrich Interviews NASCAR Rookie Chase Elliott

This past weekend the chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup raced through the sport’s hometown of Charlotte for the Bank of America 500. Being the last night race of the year, this race had a bit more of a party atmosphere than many races throughout the 36 race calendar. This year, the party was even bigger

Alum Johnson (Poiencot) Named to Worldwide ERC Board of Trustees

Abbey Alum Named to Worldwide ERC Board of Trustees Worldwide ERC®, the workforce mobility association, and the Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility recently named Belmont Abbey College alum Amberley Johnson '00 (formerly Poiencot) to its Board of Trustees. The association unanimously elected & appointed Johnson. She is the youngest to have this honor and is

Gladly Blogged: Week in Review, September 12th Edition

Abbey Spotlight    Name: Cory Martin Class: Junior Major: Motorsport Management with a minor in Business Involved in: Hintemeyer, Ballroom Dancing Club, Lector at Mass "Being a Catholic Motorsports fanatic, I felt the need to find a place where those two interests of mine can harmonize. Belmont Abbey was and is that place. Because of

The Abbey Difference: Our Faculty

They Teach, They Counsel, They Guide Experience the Belmont Abbey College difference by watching these intimate interviews with some of our best faculty. The faculty are why Belmont Abbey College is one of the top Catholic Liberal Arts colleges in the country. They teach, they counsel, they guide -- they give each student their

Dr. Amanda Kloo & Project Momentum

Project Momentum Project Momentum is a non-profit organization created to provide extraordinary health and fitness support for individuals with exceptional needs. It was founded by our very own Dr. Amanda Kloo of Mooresville, NC. She is a mom, wife, and professor with cerebral palsy whose health, work, and life was transformed by functional fitness training. To pay these blessings

President Thierfelder on ETWN

President of Belmont Abbey College and Sports Psychologist Dr. Bill Thierfelder reveals how to achieve mental, physical, and spiritual success when things seem their toughest in his new book, “Less Than a Minute to Go.” Hosted by Doug Keck.

Learning the Gaze of Christ: Three Reflections on Amoris Laetitia

By Dr. Alessandro Rovati Many commentaries about Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia focused on the hot-button issue of the pastoral care of the baptized who are divorced and remarried. A couple of months after the Exhortation’s release, I think it would do us good to take a step back from the heated polemics that filled

Belmont Abbey Announces New Director of Campus Safety and Chief of Police

Belmont Abbey College announced today that Makiem Miller has been named Director of Campus Safety and Chief of Police. Miller, brings 20 years of service in law enforcement having most recently served with the New Haven, CT police department. Miller also holds an MA in Criminal Justice from the American Military University and a BS


Dr. Wadden recently returned from a week-long seminar on the Histories of Herodotus, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. “It was a wonderful experience to be a student again and to read and discuss this great work of Greek history with colleagues from

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