North Carolina Newspapers

Belmont Abbe^ Collese
AUGUST, 1976
BOARD OF TRUSTEES - Seated (left
to right) Fr. Jerome DoUard, O.S.B.,
Mr. E.F. Gallagher, II, Abbot Jude
Cleary, O.S.B., Fr. Bernard Rosswog,
O.S.B., and Fr. John Oe^en, O.S.B.
Centennial Fund
standing (left to right) Mr. Edward J.
Dowd, Jr., Mr. George Wrenn, Mr.
James G. Babby, Jr., and Fr. Anselm
Biggs, O.S.B.
Dinner Honors Workers
Many references were
made to Belmont Abbey’s
need for air-conditioning
on a sweltering evening
in July as more than 125
friends of the College
gathered on the campus
for a festive Recognition
Dinner. Invited by Mr.
E. F. Gallagher, II,
Chairman of the Cen
tennial Fund, the men
and women who gave
time and effort and
money to the first public
campaign for the Abbey,
were glad to be informed
that their goals for the
first phase of the fund
raising program have
been realized.
With Doug Mayes of
WBTV as Master of
Ceremonies, the
assembled dinner guests
heard reports from
Robert P. Caldwell, Co-
Chairman for Gaston
County and James G.
Babb, Jr., Co-Chairman
for Mecklenburg County.
Abbot Jude Cleary, 0. S.
B., as he remarked upon
Belmont Abbey’s
“Coming of Age” ex
pressed eloquently the
gratitude of the
Benedictines, whose
teaching and ad
ministering of Belmont
Abbey College is sup
ported and enhanced by
volunteers who serve on
the Board of Advisors,
through the Centennial
Fund, and various
committees. Abot Jude
presented framed cer
tificates of appreciation
to all former Chairmen of
the Board of Advisors,
and it was announced
that these certificates are
tokens representing a
tribute in bronze which
will be placed in the Ad
Building when its
renovation is completed.
He remarked, “We are
intermediaries for the
students who appreciate
your concern.”
Miss Jessie Brackett,
President of the Student
Association, spoke for
Abbey students, many of
whom rely on financial
aid from the College, and
in addition to her thanks,
she enumerated waht she
felt are the advantages,
particularly for area
students, of a degree
from Belmont Abbey.
Mr. Basil Whitener, a
former Chairman of the
Board of Advisors, rose
to pay special tribute to
two people. His remarks
of appreciation and the
gift of a large silver tray
came as a big surprise to
Mrs. Mary Cook, who has
served as Secretary of
the Board of Advisors
since the Board was
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Abbey Elects New
Board Of Directors
r J
Abbot Jude Cleary, O.
S. B.. Abbot of Belmont
Abl and Chancellor of
Bell it Abbey College,
has announced a major
change in the govern
ment structure of
Belmont Abbey College.
Until now the College was
governed by a Board of
Trustees consisting of
seven (7) Benedictine
Monks. The new Charter
and By-Laws for the
College provide for a
Board of Trustees con
sisting of the Abbot of
Belmont Abbey as an
exofficio member of the
Board, four (4)
Benedictine Monks of
Belmont Abbey, and
twelve (12)' others, thus
creating a Board of
seventeen (17) members.
The inclusion on the
new Board of lay men
who can bring to the
College different kinds of
expertise fills the need
the College has had for
some time. Fr. John P.
Bradley, President of the
College, describes the
adoption of the new
Charter by the Monks of
Belmont Abbey as the
most fundamentally
important change in the
College in this entire one
hundred year history.
The newly elected
Benedictine members of
the Board are: Fr.
Bernard Rosswog, O. S.
B., pastor of St. Michael’s
Church in Gastonia; and
three members of the
faculty of Belmont Abbey
College, Fr. Anselm
Biggs, O. S. B., Chairman
of the Department of His
tory; Fr. John Oetgen,
O. S. B., Professor of
English; and Fr. Jerome
R. Dollard, 0. S. B.,
Chairman of the
Department of Theology;
with Abbot Jude Cleary,
0. S. B., serving as a
member ex-officio.
So far four lay men
have been elected. They
are: E. F. Gallagher, II,
Chairman of the Board of
Goodwill Publshers, Inc.,
of Gastonia; Edward J.
Dowd, Jr., President of
Central Piedmont In
dustries, Inc., of
Charlotte; James G.
Babb, Jr., Vice President
and Managing Director
of WBTV in Charlotte;
and George L. Wrenn,
President of Wrenn
Brothers Carolina, Inc.,
in Charlotte.
It is expected that eight
(8) more lay men will be
elected to the new Board
some time in’the fall.
hopper Fr. Bradley talks to (left to
right) Mr. and Mrs. Robert Suarez, Mr.
and Mrs. James E. Hunter, and Mrs.
Marian Cannon. They face (left to
right) Fr. John Oetgen, O.S.B., Fr.
Jerome Doilard, O.S.B., and Sister
Margaret Calnan, R.S.M.

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