BAC BECOME A CRUSADER
Become a Crusader What does it mean to “Become a Crusader?” Simply put, Belmont Abbey College has a rich history of encouraging students to develop a passion for learning and building so as to double their talents and leave the world a better place. What is your dream? Do you want to be a doctor who has a better understanding of your patients? Want to start your own company? Help manage a professional sports
BAC BECOME A CRUSADER
Belmont Abbey provides an outstanding academic opportunity, a rich college experience in a beautiful location where you will make friends for life.
team? Teach children how
As a Catholic Benedictine institution
to learn and watch the
of higher learning founded in 1876,
light bulbs go on? Argue
we welcome students from around the
before the Supreme
country and the world, and ready them
Court? Become a counselor who helps
to tackle the challenges of the 21st
the emotional life of the patient? Not
century by providing a foundation they
sure yet, but want a great education
can trust and build upon throughout
that will prepare you to take on the
the course of their lives.
world when you do figure it out?
“The Abbey is simply one of the most unique schools in the United States. I can say that unequivocally, because I looked at more than one
Whatever your crusade in life is,
hundred colleges before I
Belmont Abbey College is the place to
chose to come here.”
discover it, to nurture it, to make that
dream become a reality.
Uniquely the Abbey…
The Wall Street Journal found what we’re doing here so intriguing, they did a front-page article on Belmont Abbey.
What makes a small Catholic college in North Carolina so unique that our alumni go on to accomplish some of the most amazing things imaginable?
Belmont Abbey College was named one of the top 50 “All-American Colleges” by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and one of the top Catholic colleges in the United States by the Cardinal Newman Society.
According to the National Survey of Student Engagement, here’s what students are saying about their experience at The Abbey: Academics: Over
Location: The most
80% of our faculty
better than watching
important thing in real
sports? Playing them,
a welcome to all.
estate is “Location,
degrees. This means
of course. For many
We wouldn’t be
location, location.” This
you will enjoy the
is also important when
benefits of an
the Abbey is the
choosing a college. The
“sweet spot.” We’re a
otherwise. After all,
Abbey’s beautiful, scenic
by seasoned experts
over 1500 years of
campus with its Gothic
in their fields who
Division II school.
brick buildings is just
care about you and
Our coaches help
have taught us to
minutes from uptown
know you by name
you to participate in
welcome others “in
–not by part-time
competition, to win
persona Christi,” as
second largest banking
at your sport, and to
city, a major international
We’ve invested in
succeed in your life.
airport, and the U.S.
training center. Its beautiful and temperate climate allows you to enjoy being outside all year long.
89% of first year students report a favorable image of this institution. 83% of seniors would choose this school again if they could start their college career over. 84% of first year students feel that this institution has a substantial commitment to their academic success. 88% of first year students feel that this institution places substantial emphasis on academics.
Just a small sample of our prestigious alumni: • A NASA flight surgeon • The nation’s youngest congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives • A two-term governor • The head of the Baseball Hall of Fame • The former head of the Speed Channel • An NBC News international correspondent • President of a Catholic college • Oprah Winfrey’s investment manager
Majors and Minors Majors
The Abbey has just the right mix of
have guided many others before you.
academic programs to allow you to
The faculty are dedicated to helping you
follow your dream with great one-on-one
learn, and will mentor you so that you can
advice from dedicated professors who
succeed in college and in life.
It’s the study of…
At the Abbey you will…
systems for recording, presenting, and interpreting financial accounts and data for businesses, organizations, and government
how organisms live and reproduce with focus on the identification, join a long line of Biology Majors who have had a 100% origins, history, function, as well as characteristics of plants and acceptance rate into graduate or medical schools habits of animals
business ethics, leadership qualities and skills, creative and critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving using strategies, tools, techniques, and communication skills, as well as understanding globalization and diversity in the U.S. workplace and marketplace
become an independent learner and thinker with the knowledge, skills, discipline, and ethics needed for personal and career success • learn to manage business systems and resources
criminal behavior, legal processes, law enforcement, court management, and correctional treatments
attempt to explain crime and criminal behavior at the societal and individual level, think critically and creatively about crime and other social problems, develop empirically-supported solutions to these problems
Educational Studies theories of how children learn and develop, and how such education can be optimized
have internship opportunities in the 2nd largest banking city in the U.S. • learn best practices in accounting • focus on ethics and communication as well as functional areas of accounting (financial, tax, and auditing)
learn to support children’s learning in a variety of settings
the development of appropriate learning experiences for children in kindergarten through grade six (K-6)
prepare for North Carolina teacher licensure • learn to make wise and ethical decisions • prepare for an elementary teaching career
key works of British and American Literature
develop a life-long appreciation of literature, and verbal skills in speech and writing
Government and Political Philosophy
important questions, issues, and facts of political life as well as of the actual ordering of communities of the past and present
become familiar with the major figures of political philosophy and the structure and operation of the American polity
past human experience – social issues, politics, economics, religion, and art – as a key to understanding the present
analyze and explore the human potential for both good and evil across many centuries and within diverse cultures • gain a thorough understanding of the tradition of Western Civilization and the currents of political, ecclesial, social, and conceptual changes throughout its formation
You’ll enjoy this if you…
You’ll be prepared for…
have well-developed math skills • approach challenges and processes analytically • are detail oriented and organize information well
corporate accounting • auditing for public or private firms • taxation or government work • law or graduate studies • banking and finance positions
want to explore how living systems work • are strong in science and math • enjoy lab work • want to understand the created order
medical, dental, and graduate school • food and drug research and development • forensic medicine • environmental protection • research and teaching • business
want to motivate and lead people in a competitive business environment working in a variety of business positions • team leadership • engaging in • have broad interests in business functions such as marketing, finance, diverse business functions including, marketing, finance, and operations etc. • organize information well • are an ethical decision maker • want to learn to be a good steward of resources are committed to the search for truth and societal justice • enjoy sociology
law enforcement • investigative and correctional agencies • municipal, state, and federal court systems • law school • public administration
love working with children in a support capacity • are patient • possess strong communication skills
non-profit work • museum education • daycare management/ownership • teacher assistant • tutoring in for-profit companies
enjoy teaching children • like a variety of subjects • are an excellent communicator • have a creative mind • are patient and have a strong character
teaching grade school (K-6) • counseling • coaching • school administration
possess strong communication skills • like English, History and the social sciences • enjoy writing and thinking critically and creatively
teaching • law, business, or graduate school • advertising and public relations • journalism • grantwriting for corporations and non-profit organizations
enjoy learning about politics, law, and societal issues • posses strong communication skills • like reading • enjoy writing and thinking critically and creatively
public office • law, business, or graduate school • teaching • journalism
enjoy history and reading • have a good memory and logical, orderly mind • enjoy learning about different cultures and their social and structural transformation
many different career opportunities, including teaching • librarianship • business • government • law • museum and archival work • social work • different forms of ministry
It’s the study of…
At the Abbey you will…
abstract reasoning and quantitative manipulation
apply your knowledge to a wide range of mathematics • develop an understanding of animate and inanimate systems • learn how physical laws shed light on the building blocks of the world
business careers in the multi-billion dollar motorsports industry, through partnerships with sanctioning bodies, teams, tracks, media, sponsors, agencies and attractions
learn in the first four-year business degree of its kind • have access to top industry leaders, teams, media, sponsors, agencies and attractions • have the opportunity to intern at hundreds of local businesses in the Charlotte area
understanding psychology as the scientific study of behavior, mental processes, and emotion using scientific methods, and applying such study for the promotion of human welfare
understand and evaluate psychological research presented in the popular press • understand the role of theory in psychology • develop research skills and understand the role of evidence in psychology • understand the dynamics of the human person as an individual, as a member of a family, as a member of a group, and as a member of a community
the technical, interpersonal, and conceptual skills required to function as an effective sport manager in today’s complex sport environment
learn how to plan, manage, and lead contemporary sport organizations in a virtuous and ethical manner • understand the governance structure of various sport organizations • learn the legal and regulatory environment of contemporary sport
Christian faith as an academic discipline that enables students to understand the human condition, Western civilization, and contemporary affairs in the light of Scripture and Tradition
study theology rooted in our Catholic, Benedictine tradition • learn in a place where your spirit is strengthened and your soul is nourished • have the opportunity to spend time with the monks in our monastic community
Life at all levels: the exploration of the sub-cellular and cellular structure of organisms, their anatomy and function, and their relationship to the rest of the natural world
learn the structure and function of organisms and their ecology, taxonomy, metabolic processes, genetics and physiology
the natural world as one means of coming to know the truth
study fundamental chemical principles • gain an appreciation of the physical nature of the natural world • learn about the chemical and energy changes that occur in the world
programming, computer hardware, and their interactions
learn about programming in general, the operation of a computer at a high level, and the theory of computing
how useful computers are in a variety of settings
customize your own minor by selecting a coherent set of approved courses allowing you to learn how computers can be used in areas of interest to you
You’ll enjoy this if you…
You’ll be prepared for…
have a strong background in mathematics • enjoy thinking critically and solving problems • are analytical and organized in your thought process
engineering • teaching • insurance actuaries • computer programming • graduate school
enjoy racing • want to motivate and lead people in a competitive business environment • have broad interests in business functions such as marketing, finance, etc. • organize information well • are an ethical decision maker • possess good communication skills
a career in motorsports management including marketing, communications. finance, operations, and support • team and sports management • graduate or business school • a wide range of business career possibilities
are fascinated by the human person, group, family, and marriage working in a variety of business positions • team leadership • counseling • dynamics • are a good listener • comfortable with empirical data • psychiatry • psychologist • criminal investigator • pastoral guidance • church recognize the inherent self-worth of the human person as created by God work • organizational behavior and human resources • want to help others with their problems
enjoy athletics and sports • like working with people • have well developed communication skills • want to motivate and lead people • have an interest in finance, marketing, and operations
coaching • team and sports management • marketing, communications, economics, law, and operations as it relates to sports
are a reflective person • enjoy historical theology, biblical studies, and moral theology • like reading
graduate school • pastoral work • service to your diocese, archdiocese, or the Church at large • work in political campaigns and organizations
like to learn about bacteria, plants and animals, have an organized and disciplined mind, and enjoy being challenged
a focus upon environmental law in a law school setting, pursuit of business opportunities relating to the environment, work in sports related fields, entrance to graduate programs in sports science, kinesiology, athletic training, or teaching
are strong in science and math • enjoy lab work • like to work independently
medical, law, dental, and graduate school • chemistry research and teaching • pharmaceutical research and development
think logically and enjoy automating processes with machines
using computers in engineering, the sciences, and mathematics • graduate studies in computer science, if you combine this with a mathematics degree
enjoy using the computer and see yourself using computers extensively in your career
using computers to assist in a variety of careers • graduate studies
It’s the study of…
At the Abbey you will…
Information Systems the analysis, specifications, use, or management of computerlearn introductory programming or web site development skills based information systems without extensive training in computer • understand information systems design or how information programming systems are managed • understand files, databases, and database access Information Technology
the management of information technology resources (including computers and telecommunications) in an organization
learn some of the technical aspects of information technology, current uses, and management issues
human behavior as expressed through the production and distribution of goods, services, and scarce resources
learn how microeconomics and macroeconomics affect the profitability, cost, and accessibility of goods and services • learn from published economists who have an understanding of the World Economy and how it affects businesses and governments in the 21st century
promoting commitment among students to serve and to be advocates for those most vulnerable in society, children
study children’s literature • become familiar with different perspectives in education • gain an understanding of educational development and psychology • learn to make wise and ethical decisions
how to start and run your own company or invest in other emerging companies
understand the legal environment of business • learn the role of financing a startup or existing business • become familiar with product innovation and development • have internship opportunities in numerous areas of business
International Studies necessary language skills and social tools to enter into dialogue with and learn from the many diverse cultures of our world today
learn how to promote worldwide understanding • understand how business, economics, history, languages, government, political philosophy, and theology affect diverse world cultures
Justice and Peace Studies
the world’s major problems together with responsible social response guided by Catholic social teachingz
study socioeconomic conditions or potential changes in those conditions affecting justice/peace • learn about sociopolitical philosophies or movements • study the relationships between individual human existence and the larger social or natural world
disciplines that hone the particular skills needed for success in law study skills needed for the LSAT examination and to prepare school one for the rigors of law school • become familiar with the logic of arguments • learn about Constitutional and business law
performing, informing, and entertaining people through storytelling, acting, set and costume design, direction, and technical support
develop your skills in the technical and creative aspects of theatre • have the opportunity to perform in the longest running theatre in North Carolina
You’ll enjoy this if you…
You’ll be prepared for…
are proficient with computers • have a logical and organized approach to managing information • think analytically
careers in Systems Support, Database Maintenance, diagnosing potential systems security issues • business • engineering and graduate studies in information systems if you combine this with a business degree
are interested in how computers and networks work and would like a career in the management of information technology
careers in information technology leading toward management positions • consulting positions for small organizations • graduate studies in information technology, if you combine this with a business degree.
excel in math and social sciences • have a disciplined and analytical mind • enjoy staying up to date on the most recent economic challenges facing today’s world
banking • investing • economics research and teaching • marketing and sales • government service • graduate school • domestic and international trade
enjoy teaching children • like a variety of subjects • are an excellent communicator • have a creative mind • are patient and have a strong character
parenting • assistant teaching • counseling • coaching • early childhood education
want to start your own business • are creative • have broad interest in business functions like marketing, finance, and operations • believe in the value of risk • are energetic and see problems as potentials for improvement
starting and running your own business • working with other entrepreneurs
enjoy traveling to new places and experiencing new cultures • like to learn from other societies around the world • have an open mind • have strong language skills
law, graduate, and business schools • international business • governmental and private international organizations • international journalism • teaching
have a strong ethical conscience • are open minded • enjoy helping others and working towards the greater good • are a strong leader and communicator
victim advocacy • graduate and law school • social work • child welfare • lobbying
are committed to freedom • have a sharp and analytical mind • seek truth • possess strong communication skills
law school • business • graduate school
are artistic and creative • enjoy engaging people • have a love of acting • appreciate and have a flair for performing arts
acting on stage or on film • directing • designing • graduate school
Dr. Gerald Malsbary serves as the Director of FYS. He selects from the talented faculty professors that are devoted to first year students.
Dr. Gerald Malsbary
You will have the skills you need for
B.A. in Classics, University of California, Berkeley
success. Dr. Malsbary also teaches
M.A. in Classics, University of California, Berkeley
Latin and Greek in his spare time.
Ph.D. Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
Crusaders for the Classics Classical skills for today’s employers! A recent survey of Human Resource heads
All singled out writing as a major problem with
Dr. Gerald Malsbary serves as the Director of FYS.
and employers asked what essential skills were
new college grads. First-Year Symposium (FYS)
He selects from the talented faculty professors
required for success in today’s marketplace
is designed to develop these skills. Classes are
who are devoted to first year students. You will
that they noticed were lacking in most college
small and encourage interaction. The professor
have the skills you need for success. Dr. Malsbary
graduates. All identified the same three areas:
of your FYS is selected especially to help you
also teaches Latin and Greek in his spare time.
• Teamwork/collaboration • Communication in writing and presentation • Creativity
develop your ability to write clearly, present yourself and ideas lucidly, and to interact with your peers in meaningful and creative ways.
At the Abbey you will acquire the classical skills that will prepare you for any successful career in the 21st century.
Crusaders for the Classics The Honors Institute: Great Students Studying Great Ideas The Honors Institute is a small learning
state, and how the great ideas from the
community within the college.
great works of the Western tradition
Honorsâ€™ students can go to any college or university in the land, but they pick the Abbey precisely for the Honors Institute.
B.A., Assumption College B.Th., University of Ottawa M.A., University of Chicago Ph.D., University of Chicago
process, youâ€™ll learn how to write, how to argue, how to listen, how to debate, and how to present your ideas in community with other students. These skills will
While honors students can select
position you well for graduate school, for
from a wide assortment of majors and
law or medical school, or for the market
disciplines, all receive an outstanding
Dr. Eugene Thuot
have shaped our civilization today. In the
Dr. Gene Thuot is the director of the
The courses for the Institute are rigorous
Honors Institute. He plays a special
and based on the Great Books tradition.
role in the intellectual formation of the
Youâ€™ll read the great works from classic
students in The Honors Institute. He
thinkers, like Plato, Aristotle, Descartes,
knows and counsels each student to
Locke, and many others.
develop their potential to the utmost.
You will reflect and write on what
Classical skills for the 21st
constitutes a happy life, what is a just
Crusader for Words “At the Abbey, we want our students to learn to write by reading some of the most eloquent texts ever produced, and we want them to read about ideas that heighten their understanding of the past, present, and future.” – Dr. Angela Miss “There’s nothing to writing,” Hall
We threw out much of today’s
of Fame sportswriter Red Smith
most popular collegiate writing
reportedly quipped. “All you do is
anthologies and created an
sit down at a typewriter and open a
anthology that’s custom-made
for Abbey students: The Belmont
The Abbey has a refreshingly
Abbey College Reader.
different attitude about writing
With it, you’ll be given the skills to
instruction. We’re so passionate
think logically and carefully and you
about teaching good writing, we’ve
will develop the extraordinary writing
and speaking skills that will serve
you in all aspects of your personal
and professional lives.
program that may well serve as a model for other colleges and universities.
The Abbey will help you always to
Dr. Angela Miss
remember that the truth matters –
B.A., University of Georgia
and words can help lead us there!
M.A., University of Georgia Ph.D., University of Georgia
Interaction is key for success in college and for success in life. At the Abbey, you will interact with your fellow students. Youâ€™re not a number hereâ€“ #122 out of 350 in your class. You matter! Your fellow student colleagues matter!
Crusader for Justice
The commitment to the search for truth and societal justice. You know the world is a fallen place. You
She witnessed first hand the pain and
hate to see wrongs go unpunished. You
disruption that crime causes. Her Catholic
want to understand the causes of
faith called her to teach others how
the imbalance in society, and be an
to become an instrument of justice,
agent that restores that balance.
how to balance the scales and make
Truth, justice, and order are not
a difference in this fractured world.
simply words or ideas for you. At the Abbey, students learn from each other as well as from our great faculty. You are not alone in your college experience. The student to student dynamic facilitates learning and mastering the material, which makes college a whole lot more fun.
You are a crusader for justice.
LAW OFFICE OF You will learn how to understand social
problems; develop empirically-supported
solutions to these problems; strengthen BLACK
Belmont Abbeyâ€™s faculty in Criminal
Justice will aid you in your quest. Prior to her career in education, Julia Beeman was a police officer and a court administrator.
your oral and written communication skills; and explore the ethical issues surrounding the professional field of criminal justice.
Crusader for Kids Dr. Sara Davis Powell is a dedicated educator. She loves watching childrenâ€™s eyes light up when they grow in understanding. A noted author and professor, Dr. Powell is committed to teaching our students how to be great teachers, imaginative educators of children, and crusaders for kids. It is said that teaching is not a job, not a profession, but a calling. As an Elementary Education major, you will learn how children learn and will be given the tools to help those children gain a love of learning. You are an investor and we will help you learn how to best invest in children who are the future. You will join a group of Elementary Education majors who are highly sought out by school districts throughout the country.
Dr. Powell is widely regarded as an expert in childhood education. She is an advocate of active student engagement and is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences, where her enthusiasm for teaching and love for her students has proven contagious.
Dr. Sara Davis Powell is an accomplished author, educator, and a mom of four
Dr. Sara Davis Powell | Professor of Education
grown sons. Her books have reshaped how
B.S., in Mathematics, Southern Nazarene University
elementary education is understood and
M.A.T., in Math Education, University of Colorado
taught at institutions throughout the country.
Ph.D., in Administration, Supervision, and Curriculum Development, University of Colorado
But her most treasured role is evidenced in her love for children and how they best learn.
Dr. Ronald Thomas Assistant Professor of Theology B.A., University of Memphis M. Div., Emory University Ph.D., University of Cambridge
When the Thomas family lived in England, Dr. Thomas’ three-yearold son told his friends, “All my Dad likes to do is lounge around cathedrals.” Dr. Thomas maintains his passion for church architecture.
Crusader for Faith Saint Anselm of Canterbury defined theology as “faith seeking understanding.” Faith is a gift, but do you understand that faith and how it has been discussed, debated, formed, and handed down in the last 2,000 years? At Belmont Abbey College you will. Grounded in Catholicism and Benedictinism,
and brings it to fulfillment, so faith builds
Belmont Abbey students understand the
upon and perfects reason.”
human condition, Western civilization, and contemporary affairs in the light of Scripture and Tradition. You will come to understand that faith and reason are partners in the human search for truth.
Theology faculty members, like Professor Ronald Thomas, are among the best in the country. They will help you to better understand what it means to have faith, how to read the great texts of the tradition, and how
As Pope John Paul II writes in Fides et
to think well about God, the Church, the
Ratio, paragraph 43: “Faith therefore has
Bible, and the central religious and moral
no fear of reason, but seeks it out and has
questions of the day.
trust in it. Just as grace builds on nature
Faith Seeking Understanding
Crusader for Success Although your college years can be some of the best and most fulfilling in your life, we also want you to be prepared to go forward to affect the world positively. NASA flight surgeon Joe Schmid, M.D., MPH, Abbey alum, U.S. Air Force Colonel, and aquanaut holds the Belmont Abbey College pennant while aboard the Aquarius, the world’s only undersea research laboratory. Dr. Schmid has
Our Office of Career Development was created for that very purpose. Belmont Abbey’s location offers more
Our extensive internships offer complete
than just spectacular weather, it affords
career development services, including a
tremendous economic opportunities.
web-based skill and interest assessment,
Located just miles from the growing city of Charlotte, our students have access to many companies, banks, and industries that
personalized career coaching, and early notification of full- and part-time job positions.
have made this area their headquarters.
We’re here to coach you in resume/
missions, including three to the
Those companies come to campus to
cover letter writing, how to search for
International Space Station.
interview students. Our students procure
your preferred position, and practical
incredible internships in the region. That
interviewing skills. The office assists with
practical, real world experience coupled
internship searches by maintaining a long
with a first-rate education is the recipe for
list of contacts and a constantly updated
database of available internships.
Led by professional corporate trainer
Students will also have the opportunity to
Stephannie Miles, the Office of Career
participate in career and internship-related
Development will do everything possible
seminars and workshops, on-campus
to ensure your success, both on and off
interviewing, as well as annual career fairs.
been the crew surgeon for five shuttle
Captain Henry Mitchell, ‘07 made time while stationed in Iraq to show his love of Belmont Abbey College as well as his love of country.
campus. You’ll gain a competitive advantage in a challenging professional environment.
Stephannie Miles is a professional corporate trainer. Her experience in the business world enables her to know, on a first-hand basis, what corporate leaders want to see in their new hires. She and her staff work closely with each student to help mine particular talents, define career and post-college options, and refine the skills needed to achieve those goals.
Crusader for Safety In a dangerous world itâ€™s comforting to know that someone is watching over us. Chief Shane Starnes heads the
Belmont Abbey College Police
Belmont Abbey Police Department.
enjoy their work. They love the
Chief Starnes has 23 years of law enforcement experience, including 13 years of Campus Police work. He served six years on a S.W.A.T. team, and two years in a Special Operations Unit, and is a decorated
students, the faculty, the monks, and the staff of our community. They ensure that the peaceful atmosphere of the campus is a reality allowing you to study, have fun, and enjoy your education.
veteran of law enforcement with
We sleep better at night because
medals of valor, meritorious
of them and you will too.
achievement, meritorious conduct, and is ranked among the top 40 Campus Law Enforcement Administrators in the Nation by University Business and Leadership Institute. Shane Starnes is a crusader for safety.
Crusader for Community One of the classic hallmarks of the Benedictines is to live in community. Renee Agner is Dean of Residential Life and brings fifteen years of experience in making a home away from home for our students. BAC residence halls bring together students from 38 different states and many foreign countries. They learn together how to live joyfully, interact respectfully, and how to grow in community. Community requires that one
Our residence halls provide a
interact daily with other people home away from home, with and learn to put the needs of
many activities, a helpful staff,
others first. At Belmont Abbey
and skills gained along the way.
College students come from 38 different states and many foreign countries. They live, study, and work together.
Students learn with and from each other, and they have a blast in the process. They make friends for life.
The Abbey is just minutes from uptown Charlotte, NC, one of the nationâ€™s top cities for business opportunities and growth.
Crusaders for Commerce
Dr. Gary Scott
You like the fast pace of business. You thrive on the challenge of how
B.A. Bowling Green State
to make a product better, how to market it, how to sell it, and how to reap the rewards of your efforts. You are a Crusader for Commerce! You are a resourceful person. As a young
you are interested in Accounting, Banking,
kid, you had a lemonade stand that turned
Marketing, or Economics. Our faculty will
a profit and you were hooked. You look at
teach you the skills you need to succeed,
lemons and see an opportunity. Belmont
maximize your instinctive resourcefulness,
Abbey business faculty will help you get to
and optimize your potential.
the next level.
With a solid liberal arts core and the
Our entrepreneurial program will connect
polished skills you gain from our business
you with local business men and women who
program, you will be ready for the job
have built a business and they will share
market. You will be ready for the big
with you how you can do the same.Perhaps
M.A. Economics Bowling Green State Ph.D. Economics University of Notre Dame. Dr. Gary Scott is the Chair of the Business Department. Trained as an economist, Dr. Scott is a noted author, and is highly sought out for commentary on television programs and in the popular media. But he came to Belmont Abbey because he wants to form a new generation of business professionals.
Crusaders for Commerce Dr. Travis Feezell heads our popular Sports Management Major. He is beloved as a professor, is dedicated to his students, and knows how to link them to professional teams and sports organizations around the country. Sports is big business. Many of our graduates are working in the N.F.L., the N.B.A., the P.G.A. They are making their mark in the field of Sports Management.
Bruce Mosely is our Executive in Residence for our nationally recognized Motorsports Management Major. After a successful executive career in the multi-billion dollar motorsports industry, Mr. Mosely came to The Abbey to teach our students how to succeed in the fast lane of motorsports. Working closely with Dr. Feezell, Mr. Mosely places our students in practical internships that help to apply what they learn in the classroom to where the rubber meets the road. The wheels of commerce donâ€™t just turn by themselves. They require the engine of smart, hard working people. Our faculty will prepare you for the business challenges of tomorrow. They will hone your innate talent, instruct you in the best business practices, and ready you to be a Crusader for Commerce.
Crusader for Science Abbey Biology majorsâ€™ acceptance rate into pharmacy and veterinary graduate schools is 100%, with 90% acceptance into medical school. Dr. Jennifer Ellington has a passion for science. She is rigorous in the classroom and labs and expects the most from her students. Youâ€™ll learn how to observe the world around you, to understand the complex systems in which organisms live, to respect the detail and repetition of experiments, and the logic necessary for sound deductions. She is a crusader for science. Are you?
Jennifer Ellington Assistant Professor of Biology B.S., Siena College M.S., University of North Carolina-Charlotte Ph.D., Wake Forest University
Crusader for the Mind Psychology is one of Belmont Abbey
they feel well-prepared to meet the
Collegeâ€™s fastest growing fields of
demands of their jobs or graduate
study. Students are drawn to it as
they seek to understand who the human person is, how the person behaves, as an individual and in context with other human beings.
Dr. Diana Elliott Associate Professor of Psychology B.S., University of New Hampshire M.Ed., University of Houston M.A., Biola University Ph.D., Biola University
Our psychology majors go on to become counselors, lawyers, medical doctors, law enforcement officers, researchers, marketing
You will be given a strong liberal
professionals, and great spouses,
arts education that is valued by
moms and dads.
many employers. Our graduates find that a wide range of jobs are open to them, particularly in â€œpeople-
People are complex beings: brain, body,
orientedâ€? areas such as police work,
emotions, behavior, spirit all play a role
teaching, community-based service,
in the makeup of the human person.
nonprofit agencies, management,
Dr. Diana Elliott wants her students to
customer service, and sales.
understand the emotional, intellectual,
Whatever path they chose, our
The human person is a mystery.
graduates consistently tell us that
How we think, how we grow, how
they feel that they were challenged
we feel, how we dream, how we
and supported while here, and that
behave, how we live are endless sources of wonder and worthy of
behavioral, and spiritual complexities of the human person. She is a crusader for the mind. Last summer, Dr. Elliot took a group of teens to Zimbabwe to lend help in the hospitals and medical centers of that
study. If you are intrigued by these
impoverished country. That makes Diana
questions you could be a crusader
Elliott not only a crusader for the mind,
for the mind.
but for the heart as well!
Belmont Abbeyâ€™s coaches are dedicated to the success of our studentathletes, on and off the field, on and off the court.
Crusaders for Sport & Virtue Belmont Abbey College coaches love competition. They love to win. But more importantly, as mentors, they love to see our student-athletes distinguish themselves as students and as men and women of impeccable character who are mature, selfless, noble, and who strive for excellence in every arena of their lives. At Belmont Abbey sport is like another
you’ll steel your will to endure and persevere
Championship-winning Division II Athletics:
classroom for our student-athletes.
on and off the field.
You’ll train to win, but you’ll learn so much
Sport at Belmont Abbey is an occupation of
more. Through daily practice you’ll develop
the whole student.
discipline. Through team work you’ll grow to
You’ll learn to develop your mind. This will
be a selfless member of something larger and grander. Through hard work and under the care and expertise of your coaches, you’ll become courageous, generous, gracious, and
perfect your body and optimize performance, while directing you to acknowledge and praise the Creator who provided you with these talents and gifts.
Baseball Softball Basketball Basketball Cross Country
Golf Golf Lacrosse Lacrosse Soccer Soccer Tennis Tennis Track & Field
Track & Field
Volleyball Volleyball Wrestling
Crusaders of Sports If you’re an athlete, you’re going find yourself in very good company.
In the 1960s, Al McGuire, one of the most colorful characters in
A passionate love of sports has been a hallmark of the Abbey since our
college basketball, got his start here as head basketball coach. He
went on to win an NCAA Division I National Championship in 1977 and
In the 1930s, Babe Ruth brought his New York Yankees teams here for
was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
exhibition games and wowed crowds by launching titanic home runs
One of McGuire’s recruits was a talented New York City player named
into the Carolina sky.
Danny “Sunshine” Doyle. Doyle who joined the NBA after graduating,
Reclaim the Game Dr. William Thierfelder is a two-time Collegiate
what you learn on the field of competition
All-American, an Olympian, and a Sports
can serve you well in life. At Belmont Abbey
Psychologist, but he is also the President of
College sport is a noble endeavor, a quest to
Belmont Abbey and the pioneer of a national
perform at a higher level, and a mission to
movement. Dr. Thierfelder knows that sport
better oneself as a person of character.
and virtue can be integrally linked, so that
Today, Abbey athletics just keeps getting better. We’ve produced a: was known for his flashy behind-the-back passing and tomahawk dunks at
lacrosse team that won the conference title in
woman’s golf team that won the conference title
a time when such things were unheard of in the South. Another head basketball coach, Kevin Eastman, moved up to the NBA
in its second year of existence
and helped guide the 2007-2008 Boston Celtics to their first World Championship in 22 years.
just its third year of existence
men’s golf team that swept the conference finals and earned fifth place nationally
Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser,
title two years in a row
and a gracious victor; it refines the senses, gives intellectual penetration, and steels the will to endurance. It is not merely a physical development then. Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator.
– Pope Pius XII, Sport at the Service of the Spirit - July 29, 1945
women’s soccer team that won the conference
baseball team that came within one game of winning the conference championship
men’s basketball team that stunned the national champions by defeating them in overtime
Crusaders for Ministry â€œPastoral ministry is that activity of the University which offers the members of the university community an opportunity to integrate religious and moral principles with their academic study and nonTricia Stevenson oversees a team of
academic activities, thus integrating faith with life.â€?
Ex Corde Ecclesiae, paragraph 38.
pastoral ministers, FOCUS missionaries, and members of the monastic community, in engaging the students to integrate their faith with their lives.
Campus Ministry welcomes and respects
administrators: it is integral to our daily
activities and to our interactions with
We guide students to reinforce the fundamental Christian values professed
each other, to our very lives.
by the Benedictines, the primacy of
We create a
God in all things. As a Catholic college,
community of faith
we revere the sacred, treasure life,
in the academic
and extol the importance of loving God
expressed through prayer and service to
assist students in
the formation of a
As a Catholic and Benedictine institution
Patrick Ford is Director of Catholic
of higher learning Belmont Abbey
We help students in making good moral
Student Formation and Leadership. He
College welcomes all people from all
judgments according to gospel values
organizes a host of retreats, oversees
walks of life to its campus and treats
and facilitate personal development and
the RCIA program, and directs the
them as another Christ. At such a
human wholeness, developing future
students in the Felix Hintemeyer
campus, our faith life is not incidental
leaders for society and the Church.
Catholic Leadership program.
to our life as students, teachers, and
Benedictine Crusaders Belmont Abbey is a monastery of the Benedictine Confederation. For almost 1500 years, men have become monks according to Saint Benedict’s Rule. Each Benedictine abbey stands independently, with its own unique character. We are a community of about twenty monks, founded in 1876. Although it is located in a
Abbot Placid Solari celebrates the sacred mystery of the Mass, which many students attend.
thriving metropolitan area, the Abbey’s grounds preserve a space of beauty and tranquility for the Abbey and College. In keeping with Saint Benedict’s teaching, the life and work of the monks of Belmont Abbey take place primarily at the Abbey. Some of the monks of Belmont Abbey work in the College. Many students join them for prayer in the historic Basilica, Mary Help of Christians. All make themselves available for spiritual counseling, giving advice on life’s most important lessons, and teaching the ways of wisdom.
Mary Help of Christians Abbey is the given name of the Abbey’s basilica
where monks, students, and members of the community come together for prayer and worship.
A student talks with Fr. Arthur
Pendleton on historic Abbey Lane.
Alumni Crusaders Dr. John E. Munzenrider
Students make such an
Belmont Abbey College has an
Jim Babb is the past president
amazing connection with the
active alumni association which
and CEO of Jefferson-Pilot
Abbey that they often wish
promotes the welfare and
Communications and former member
to celebrate life’s greatest
advancement of the College
of the University of North Carolina
moments here, with the
and its alumni, fosters alumni
Board of Governors.
Abbey family. Abbot Placid
friendships formed during
has officiated many alumni
campus years, and unifies
weddings at the Basilica over
Abbey alumni throughout the
Charles A. Pol
You’ll belong to a network
While your lives will undergo
British Telecom Americas, Inc.
of thousands of successful
many changes as you begin
individuals who have ventured
your career and family, Abbey
into the world and changed it
Alumni can always refer to the
for the better; and they are
Abbey as “home,” and to your
everywhere. From CEOs of
classmates, friends, the faculty
major corporations to Peace
and the staff as part of your
Corp volunteers working in
At age 33, Belmont Abbey alum, Patrick McHenry was the youngest member of the United States Congress. McHenry is now serving his fourth term in Congress.
far-flung countries, you will be closely connected to a large and caring family that shares a piece of your heritage and spirit.
Associate Radiation Oncologist, Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Director, Massachusetts General Hospital-Suffolk University Radiation Sciences Program Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital
President and COO
Dr. Gregg T. Tarquinio, Ph.D., MBA, CPA Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine Vanderbilt University
Robert M. Gallagher President and CEO Good Will Publishers, Inc.
Kathy A. Bentley Foreign Service Diplomat U.S. Department of State
Whatâ€™s Your Crusade? What is your noble cause? What do you want to fight to become? What do you stand for? What is the purpose of your life? What is your Quest?
Come to Belmont Abbey College and discover it!
BAC: Become A Crusader!
Visit. Apply. Enroll. Become a Crusader. You can visit Belmont Abbey College any time! Tours are available Monday through Friday
at 9:00am, 11:00am and 2:00pm EST. Weekend group information sessions and tours are
offered on most Saturdays at 10:00am followed by mass at 11:00am. Call 1.888.222.0110,
scan the QR code, or go to bac.edu to schedule a visit or sign up for one of our open houses.
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2012 Belmont Abbey College Admissions Viewbook