Rick Byrd Court: Curb Event Center Floor Named for Coaching Legend
The family of former Chancellor and President, the late Dr. Herbert C. Gabhart, gathered for a celebration to dedicate the University Chapel in his honor.
The School of Music awarded its annual Curtain Call award to commercial music alumni and Grammy winners Alvin Love III and Dwan Hill, who co-wrote “Never Have to Be Alone” for former Belmont trustee and 2019 “Christmas at Belmont” guest artist CeCe Winans.
solicitor general appearance
Belmont Law hosted Noel Francisco, current Solicitor General of the United States, to speak with current students and members of the Nashville legal community in a Q&A session with Dean Alberto Gonzales.
Two Belmont graduates were awarded prestigious Fulbright Teaching Grants this spring. May 2020 international business/management graduate Anas Saba will begin in Mexico in January, and 2018 PR/journalism alumna Elizabeth Stewart will teach in Israel.
The Belmont Pitchmen won first place at the annual International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella semifinals in Durham, North Carolina in early March, while the Belmont Beltones came in third.
shape the future
As part of this year’s Bateman Team, a group of public relations majors earned national recognition for a promotional campaign they created for the U.S. Census Bureau titled, “Shape Belmont and Nashville’s Future.”
Seven Belmont students won American Advertising Awards, or Student ADDYs. Three of those students (including Abraham Mast, pictured far right) won district awards and are being judged at the national level of the advertising design competition.
wellness while we wait
Thanks to a partnership between Counseling Services, University Ministries and Fitness & Recreation, students were treated to an engaging “Wellness While We Wait” video series on YouTube to promote mental, spiritual and physical health while students were away from campus due to the pandemic.
Entrepreneurship Nationally Ranked
The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine named Belmont No. 20 on its list of “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship of 2020.” Belmont represented the only school in Tennessee, and one of only six colleges in the Southeast, to be named to the list.
mock trial team success
After securing third place at the Mid-South Invitational, Belmont’s Undergrad Mock Trial Team completed a successful season at Regionals, winning the “Spirit of American Mock Trial Association Award,” which recognizes the team that best exemplifies the ideals of civility, justice and fair play.
To maintain necessary social distancing, Belmont held its annual Scholarship and Awards Day on the University’s Instagram account. The virtual event presented various student and faculty awards, including the Presidential Faculty Achievement Award and the John Williams Heart of Belmont Award, among others.
music city milestone
Alumnus Mike Sistad, an integral member of ASCAP’s Membership group, was honored as this year’s Music City Milestone Award recipient. Sistad has nurtured and signed some of the organization’s top talent, including Chris Stapleton (far right), Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion and more.
helping churches thrive
Belmont was awarded a $1 million, five-year grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., designed to help support Nashville urban churches in their efforts to thrive.