@BelmontAbbey @PatrickMcHenry @BAC4Motorsports May 22


My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.

The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.

In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.

I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.

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Name of University: Belmont Abbey College

Location: Belmont NC

Two of the biggest car races in the country will occur in the next week. The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis IN and the Coca Cola 600 will both take place on Sunday May 28, 2017. The Indy 500 gets started at 12:17 ET and the 600 at 6 p.m. ET.

Indy on left and Charlotte on right.

At Belmont Abbey College just outside of Charlotte, NC students can choose to study Motorsport Management and get a degree that integrates real world business case study platforms, collegiate competition, top industry leaders, and unmatched internship opportunities with a liberal arts foundation.

Photo of Belmont Abbey College which can be seen right off I-85 just outside of Charlotte, NC.

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Abbey Motorsport students have gone to intern with many of the top names in North American Racing, including: the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, DIRT, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, NASCAR, NASCAR Foundation, and NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Belmont Abbey College was founded in 1876 as St. Mary’s College by Benedictine monks from Saint Vincent Archabbey in Pennsylvania. Father Jeremiah O’Connell purchased Caldwell farm and donated the land to the Benedictines, hoping the community would found a Catholic educational institution in the Carolinas. The school’s name was changed to Belmont Abbey College in 1913. Reorganized as a junior college in 1928, it became a four-year institution in September 1952, and a coeducational institution for resident students in 1972.

One of Belmont Abbey graduates is Patrick Timothy McHenry a member of the U.S. House serving North Carolina’s 10th congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party.

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