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Abbey Excellence2020-01-08T10:47:34-05:00

Abbey Excellence

The Belmont Abbey College Journal of Exceptional Achievements

A Look Back at Commencement 2020

Over recent weeks, academic institutions nation-wide have conducted “virtual” commencement ceremonies. In that spirit, Belmont Abbey College welcomed its 142nd class of graduating seniors into the ranks of the Crusader Alumni. The Abbey received significant media coverage for our unique celebration.

Named College of Distinction

Belmont Abbey College has been recognized for its honorable commitment to engaged, experiential education by Colleges of Distinction, which is celebrating its 20-year anniversary as a one-of-a-kind guide for college-bound students. Colleges of Distinction boasts its longstanding support for student-centered schools that traditional rankings often overlook. As an institution whose primary goals are based on

Local Media Coverage for 2020 Commencement

The 2020 Belmont Abbey College Commencement Ceremony was unlike any other. The graduates were not assembled on campus in front of the basilica, as has been the tradition for many years. They were sitting in front of their computers, televisions, and smartphones, participating virtually. The staff and faculty of Belmont Abbey College went to

Making a Home in College

In the news and on social media, one hears about the utilitarian purpose of higher education: Go to college so you can find a good job after graduation. While that is certainly a crucial aspect of college, we’d like to make the case that it is so much more than a means to an

Founder’s Day 2020

Abbot Placid Solari, O.S.B. offers a special message to our alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, students, and benefactors as part of the 144th anniversary of Belmont Abbey College’s founding on April 21, 1876. The Monks of Belmont Abbey continue to hold you in prayer daily. For special prayer intentions for you and your

Lacrosse Coach, Chris Barrett

Belmont Abbey College's Men's Lacrosse Coach, Chris Barrett, recently chatted with US Lacrosse Magazine about the season that his team had this year and the season that could have been. The team was undefeated and headed toward continued victory when their season was unceremoniously cut short as a cautionary measure during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In

FOCUS Missionary: Daniel Torres

Belmont Abbey College graduate, Daniel Torres '17, is now serving as a FOCUS Missionary in Houston, Texas. The Cardinal Newman Society is publishing a series titled, "Profiles in Faithful Catholic Education," and honored Torres with the opportunity to be featured. In the article, Torres credits his education at Belmont Abbey College for a "...profound intellectual

God’s Blessing

Marvellous, a sophomore at Belmont Abbey College, has been volunteering with Operation Christmas Child's shoebox program for the past year. When he is not in class or running at a track meet, he is traveling around the United States telling his story about how God has blessed his life. We sat down with Marvellous

How The Catholic Faith Shapes Our College

Belmont Abbey College is deeply rooted in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. So, what exactly does that mean for students? It means wrestling with fundamental questions about life, meaning, and human dignity in the classroom, yet never leaving faith out of the conversation. Our students are able to challenge and encourage each other in meaningful

New Textbook by Business Faculty Members

Recently, two faculty members from our Business Department, Bennett Quillen and Brad Frazier, PhD, published a new textbook, "Management: A Practical Guide." This book is not just intended for the current business student, but for anyone who finds themselves in a Management role. Frazier and Quillen, along with their co-author Keith Rickman, have over

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