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

Abbey Excellence

The Belmont Abbey College Journal of Exceptional Achievements

Belmont Abbey College Announces New Online Undergraduate Degree Programs

Today, Belmont Abbey College announces its first undergraduate online degrees in Business, Accounting, and Interdisciplinary Studies. These programs, already leading programs for the college for residential and commuter students, will now be fully accessible online. The Abbey Online program now brings an education in the Catholic liberal arts tradition to students seeking the greatest in

The Completion Of New Residence Hall

Belmont Abbey College announces the completion of the newest addition to its campus, a 136-room residence hall. The largest capital investment in the college’s history, the new hall primarily serves upperclassmen but also adds new classrooms, offices, and meeting spaces. MKC Architects designed the new building to mirror the Gothic architecture prominent on the

Belmont Abbey Debate Competes at Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Online Tournament

The Belmont Abbey Debate Team most recently competed at the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament. While our main national competition will occur April 9-11 for IPDA Nationals, three of our students also participated in the virtual PKD format. The tournament welcomed approximately 270 debate students from across the country, and featured several state

Dr. Beeman Featured on Expert Panel

Zippia, a career search engine for recent graduates, consulted with experts in higher education across the nation for their opinions on the current direction of the job market. Graduates in 2020 entered a job market facing unprecedented circumstances and these experts weighed in on what all recent and soon-to-be graduates should expect and how

Gaston County’s First Master’s Degree

Belmont Abbey College recently announced its first graduate degree program! This degree program in Health Administration is the first graduate program of many that the college plans to provide in the future. This also marks the first master's degree available in Gaston County! The Gaston's Gazette's Gavin Stewart recently marked this historical event by

WBTV Features Belmont Abbey College Connect

Belmont Abbey College Connect is a partnership between Belmont Abbey College and Gaston College assisting students in completing their four-year degree. Recently, Dr. Travis Feezell, Belmont Abbey College Provost, was interviewed on WBTV to discuss this historic partnership. Click here to watch the full segment on WBTV. Click here to learn more about Belmont Abbey

Kurated Noire Launched by Abbey Alum

Abbey Alumnas, Jennifer Joyner, recently launched Kurated Noire, an art collecting and interior design business, alongside her daughter, Kadijah, right here in Gaston County! Jennifer studied business during her time at the Abbey and after 25 years of corporate and higher education experience, launched her business in June of 2020. Click here to read

10th Annual NCICU Ethics Bowl

The Belmont Abbey College Debate Team participated in the 10th Annual NCICU Ethics Bowl February 20th, focusing on compassionate decision-making in the context of a pandemic. Our students represented Belmont Abbey as a panel, weighing issues about vaccination policies and equity in public school education. The final presentations balanced ideal goals of government agencies with

Gaston Gazette Features Belmont Abbey Connect

On Tuesday, February 9th, Belmont Abbey College and Gaston College officially joined together to assist students in obtaining their Bachelor's degree. Belmont Abbey Connect is a new initiative that will provide a seamless transition for Gaston College students to move forward at Belmont Abbey College to complete the required courses for their Bachelor's degree.

Sol Eichner, Concert Pianist

Sol Eichner, concert pianist, to perform on Arts at the Abbey January 25th Arts at the Abbey enters 2021 with a program featuring romantic piano music and jazz-influenced compositions. Entitled a “Rachmaninoff Sandwich”, the program has four of Rachmaninoff’s magnificent preludes interspersed with music by Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, and the Russian contemporary composer

Dr. Hren Published in First Things

Dr. Joshua Hren wears many hats at the Abbey. He's the Assistant Dean of the Honors College, an Associate Professor of English, and faculty Advisor for Agora. Dr. Hren has many ongoing writing pursuits (you can peruse many of them by clicking here) and was recently featured in First Things magazine with a piece