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Bchnont Abbc^ Cdlege
Vol. VI No. 1
BELMONT. N. C.
OCTOBER I!I77
New sign is erected
at college’s entrance
They’re coming!
The large new sign erected
near the new entrance to the
College has drawn many
compliments since it was in
stalled in early September.
Designed by Mr. Joseph
Sonderman, a nationally noted
designer, built by Southwood of
Charlotte, and installed by
Hunter & Walden, the massive
new sign is not only practical,
but also blends well with the
surrounding landscape.' Two
spotlights illuminate the sign at
night, and soon the project will
be completed with the planting
The new sign...
History dept, inherits
almost $20,000
The History iDepartment of
Belmont Abbey College has
been the recipient of an almost
$20,000 inheritance from the
estate of Fred J. L. Hassinger.
Belmont Abbey was chosen to
receive this gift in appreciation
of the education given to friends
of Hassinger and the services
the school has rendered to the
community. He was an
associate of John R, Monaghan,
Jr., an attorney whose son Jack
attended Belmont Abbey
College as a history major,
class of 75.
Monaghan arranged for
Belmont Abbey to receive these
funds. He learned of the
financial needs of the History
Department through
discussions with Dr. Frank
Murray, present chairman of
the department.
According to guidelines set
down by Father John Bradley
and the Board of Trustees, the
Hassinger Trust money will be
used for the following:
1. 'I'o purchase books or
manuscript materials for the
library:
2. 'I’o purchase audio-visual
and educational aids, but not
equipment;
3. 'I’o assist, at the discretion
of the History Department, any
needy or worthy student
majoring in history;
of a ring of shrubs around the
base.
As is the case with so many of
the improvements at the
College, we are indebted to good
friends for the new sign: Mr.
Joseph Sonderman in
designing. Hunter & Walden’s
Mr. Walter Poppi in installing,
and Mr. Ernest Dwight of
Southwood in making the sign,
all contributed their services.
We are told that had the college
to pay for it, the sign would have
cost us approximately $5,000.
Ernest Dwight, an alumnus of
the Class of 1970, established his
sign business named Southwood
soon after graduating and is
rapidly gaining a fine
reputation throughout the state
for the excellence of his work.
The College is most grateful
, to these good friends.
S.A. to review
BAC next month
Every ten years each
member of the Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools undergoes a review by
the Association to reaffirm
accreditation.
Belmont Abbey College has
spent the past year organizing a
self-study report to present to
the Southern Association for
review this year.
'I’he Visiting Committee from
the Association will arrive
Sunday, November i:t and will
meet with the Steering Com
mittee, college administrators
and some of the trustees.
During the three days that
will follow, the ten reviewers
will visit classrooms and in
terview faculty members and
students at random. The object
of their visit will be to examine
every aspect of the College,
Irom bu.siness management to
curriculum and student ser
vices.
'I’he members of the Southern
Association Visiting f^ommittee
were selected from the tacuity
and administrators ot member
colleges; each is qualified to
examine a different aspect of
the college. Jenelle Spear,
Dean of Students at Converse
College in South Carolina, will
act as chairman ot this com
mittee.
After their visit to the Abbey,
the committee will make their
i report to the Southern
Association headquarters in
Atlanta, Ga. and the
Association will then decide on
the reaccreditation of Belmont
Abbey College.
Abbey frats lead MDA drive
4. 'I'o provide modestly for
refreshments once a year at a
social gathering for history
majors and alumni who may be
here.
BAC CPA scores
rank 6th in state
Belmont Abbey College ranks
sixth among all universities and
colleges in North Carolina in
percentage of graduates who
pass the C.P.A. exam.
These rankings were
established by the N'.C. .State
Board of t:.P.A. Examiners and
are based on the results ot the
C.P.A. exam given last May.
Their research also indicates
that Belmont Abbey College
ranks first among all small
colleges in the state.
.loe Graham, chairman of the
Accounting Department at the
College is proud ol the College's
record in this field. Its
graduates have traditionally
ranked near the top in the state.
B.A.C. offers courses leading
to the B.A. degree in Accounting
at night, as well as during the
regular school day, making it
possible for those in the local
community to attain the degree
while still holding a lull-time
job.
'I'wo fraternities from
Belmont Abbey College
presented donations totaling
almost $1,800 on the Jerry Lewis
Labor Day 'I'elethon for
Muscular Dystrophy.
Keith Liscinsky, representing
Sigma Phi Epsilon, handed over
a check for $1,089 to Brad Lacey
of WSOe-'l’V during the
Charlotte area telecast ol the
telethon. Jeff Marlin ol Alpha
Phi Omega presented a check
for $7(M) on behalf ol his
fraternity.
'I’hc total contributions of
these fraternities were more
than the amount raised by any
other college in the Gaston-
Mecklenburg area.
Sig Ep raised their money last
March by going door-to-door
throughout Belmont and Ml.
Holly and by soliciting con
tributions from cars stopped at
main traffic intersections.
A.P.O. held a carnival last
April for the benefit ol Muscular
Dystrophy. In addition,
proceeds Irom the annual
“Most Popular Fraternity ’
drive, cake sales, soliciting
ears, and a donation trom the
service fraternity's own
treasury helped round out their
contribution ot $7(K).
'I’he groups were assisted by
.Mrs. Robin Hefner, Miss
Wheelchair - North (’arolina, in
coordinating their elforls with
the telethon and publicizing the
events.
h'ollowing presentation of the
check, Liscinsky, Bob tlaprice,
and 1( alhy Mcllmail ol S.P.E.
and Marlin, Rich Ganus, Mike
Worland, and Tony
Del rislolaro ol A.P.O. manned
telephones for the telethon.
other .\.1'.0 brothers helped
with a marathon “Dance tor
'I'bose Who Can't, ” a disco-
dance run by the disc jockeys
’ from WA\.S radio in Charlotte.
Several groups at Belmont
Abbey t ollege are planning lo
unite efforts in setting up a
lance-a-thon next spring
similar to this one. The goal
will be lo raise $10,000 and send
a representative lo the national
telethon next year.
Lll
Keith Liscinsky of SPE and Jeff Martin of APO present their
checks to Brad Lacy
    

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