Student Outcomes

Where Are They Now?

Belmont Abbey College graduates are excelling in companies, careers, and higher educational pursuits all over the world! Read below as we capture some of our alumni stories. Soon, one of these success stories will be yours.

Alumni Stories

Joanie, Alumni Story Joanie Vandenberg Philipp ‘84
Chief Operating Officer at Discovery Place

Joanie is currently on the Board of Directors for the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), an international organization and leader in the giant screen industry.

After graduating from Belmont Abbey College with a degree in Human Biology, Joanie began her career with Discovery Place, turning down an offer from then start-up Apple, which she calls the “best decision I ever made!”

Joanie began her two-year term on the board of directors in January 2019. The GSCA aims to facilitate communication, information sharing and the development of best practices to support the production and exhibition of original, high quality, educational and entertaining giant screen cinema experiences.

Discovery Place is a science and technology museum for visitors of all ages located in the Uptown area of Charlotte, North Carolina, which is among 260 organizations in 20 countries to have GSCA membership, which supports the efforts of its IMAX© Dome Theatre located at Discovery Place Science in Uptown Charlotte.

“It is an honor to be elected and to serve on the GSCA board of directors,” said Joanie, an avid proponent of giant screen films. “The amazing thing about these films is that they allow people access to places they may never get to go. They are shot in powerful and emotional ways that have a lasting impact on the people who come to see them. It is such an immersive experience and each film has its signature, awe-inspiring moment.”

Students on Abbey Lane

MaryKate, Alumni Story

Mary-Kate Reid
Social Media & Content Manager

Tom, Alumni Story

Tom Vesey
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Michael, Alumni Story

Michael Cole
Citrix Systems

Thomas, Alumni Story

Tom Dano
Levine Family Racing

Kendall, Alumni Story

Kendall Ratliff

Grace, Alumni Story

Grace Bruno
U.S. Senate Staff Member

Jessie, Alumni Story

Jesse Kooistra
Graduate Student

Nicole, Alumni Story

Nicole Ferren

Hannah, Alumni Story

Hannah Kohls
Pro Soccer Player

Rachel, Alumni Story

Rachel McCormick

Vincent, Alumni Story

Vincent Ginski
Heritage Foundation

Kyle, Alumni Story

Kyle Fitzsimmons
Compass Group

Nicole, Alumni Story

Nicole Osmera

Lipscomb Family, Alumni Story

Cierra Lipscomb ’18
Graduate Student

Nick, Alumni Story

Nicholas Carpenter
Duke Energy

Jared, Alumni Story

Jared Orton
Baseball Team President

Our Graduates in Media

Savannah Morning News

Bananas believe Savannah ripe for new baseball team

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Gaston Gazette

And your Teacher of the Year is …

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Gaston Gazette

Hometown heroes: Former Belmont Abbey standout and coach named head coach at Anderson University

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Liles named new chief accounting officer at American National Bank

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Mary-Kate Reid Finds Joy in the Unique Combo of Creativity, Adventure, and Connection
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The Baltimore Sun

At Ron George Jewelers in Annapolis, diamonds are the family business

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Where Some of Our Recent Graduates Are Currently Employed:

3CiAtlanta, GA
Amerisource Bergen Speciality Consulting
Charlotte, NC
American National Bank and Trust CompanyWinston Salem, NC
Benetech, Inc.
Cornelius, NC
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA
Citrix SystemsFort Luaderdale, FL
Clemson UniversityClemson, SC
Crestmark BankBoynton Beach, Fl
Charlotte, NC
Duke EnergyCharlotte, NC
Eager Owl Marketing, LLC
Charlotte, NC
Expeditors International Charlotte, NC
Gaston County Economic DevelopmentGastonia, NC
Greater Gaston Development Corp.,Belmont, NC
Highgarden Real Estate
Charlotte, NC
Inlanta Mortgage
Sarasota, FL
Charlotte. NC
KPMGCharlotte, NC
Levine Family Racing Concord, NC
Mecklenburg County CourthouseCharlotte, NC
Merrill LynchNew York, NY
Monterey Consultants, Inc.
Dayton, OH
NASCARCharlotte, NC
New England Classical Academy
Claremont, NH
North Carolina Army National Guard
Belmont, NC
Pollart Electrical SalesBensalem, PA
Pricewaterhouse CoopersNew York, NY
Racing 2 Cure
Belmont, NC
Red Ventures
Fort Mill, SC
San Jose Catholic SchoolJacksonville, FL
Students for LifeArlington, VA
Trinity Teen Solutions
Powell, WY
UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
U.S. Air ForceWashington, DC
U.S. Senate Budget CommitteeWashington, D.C.
Vodafone InternationalLondon, GBR
Wells FargoSan Francisco, CA
William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ

Graduate Schools of BAC Alumni:

School Name
UNC Chapel Hill
Boston University
The Catholic University of America
University of Alabama
Savannah College of Art & Design
Divine Mercy University
Baylor University
East Carolina University
University of Dallas
Hillsdale College
University of Notre Dame
McGill University
The University of Texas at Austin
Drexel University