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Auxiliary Partners

 Auxiliary Partners

Connect with the Belmont Community and

provide scholarships for Belmont Students by joining the

Belmont Auxiliary Partners

The Auxiliary was established as Belmont College Aid in 1954 to promote interest in the University and to assist the administration, Board of Trustees, faculty and staff in providing scholarships for students. The organization was renamed the Belmont University Auxiliary in 1991 and then the Belmont Auxiliary Partners in 2007.

Through the years, Belmont Auxiliary Partners has provided scholarships for many deserving students who otherwise might not have had an opportunity for a Christian education.

Anyone interested in the mission of Belmont University is welcome to be a part of the Belmont Auxiliary Partners, including Board of Trustee members, alumni, faculty and staff (and their spouses/family members) and community members.

The Belmont Auxiliary Partners group meets twice annually, in the spring and the fall, with a luncheon meeting featuring a guest speaker.

The Belmont Auxiliary Partners group meets twice annually, in the spring and the fall, with a luncheon meeting featuring a guest speaker.

Our fall luncheon is set for Monday, Oct. 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Maddox Grand Atrium inside the Curb Event Center. This luncheon will feature author and Belmont alum parent Ann Markham Walsh. For more details about our luncheon, please contact Teal Plauché-Morris in the Office of Development at (615) 460-6910 or teal.plauchemorris@belmont.edu.

TO RSVP for this event, call (615) 460-6212 or rsvp@belmont.edu. Lunch is $40 with proceeds benefitting the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. 


Ann Markham Walsh is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, with masters studies at the University of Edinburgh. She is also the mother of a Belmont alum and currently lives in Middle Tennessee where she has preserved her father’s home and farm for her children and grandchildren.

A lifetime writer for the pure joy of putting words on paper, she never pursued traditional publishing routes until she discovered the compelling true story of love and courage of Selma and Chaim Engel during the largest escape from a Nazi camp in WWII. Dancing Through Darkness is based on the recorded memories Walsh captured during her friendship with Selma Engel and through Engel’s diary, which now resides in The Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. It is the story of Selma and Chaim’s meeting when they are forced to dance together by SS guards, their falling in love and surviving every atrocity and deprivation possible. They went on to marry and spend a normal life together for over 60 years.

The Engel’s vow to speak for those who did not survive by warning of the danger of good people remaining silent in the face of injustice is continued in Dancing Through Darkness. Walsh presented the book to Engel for her ninety-first birthday.