The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA), the study abroad organization for which Belmont currently serves as host institution, celebrated its 30th anniversary Sunday, July 14, with an afternoon tea on the lawn of King’s College, Hampstead Campus in London, CCSA’s summer residence. The celebratory tea was hosted by Dr. Maggie Monteverde, professor of English at Belmont and executive director of CCSA. Also enjoying the festivities from Belmont were faculty members Dr. Don Cusic, Dr. Rich Tiner, Dr. Marcia McDonald and Dr. Doug Murray, who are all teaching on CCSA’s London Summer program this year. Dr. Mimi Barnard, assistant provost of interdisciplinary studies and global education, was also there to represent Belmont at the event.
Perhaps the best time, however, was had by the more than 30 Belmont students who are participating in the program this summer, studying everything from British Comedy to British Media, European Music Business to the Sociology of Haunted Britain, Downtown Abbey to Harry Potter! Belmont has been a member of CCSA for more than 20 years, and several of the professors present on this program have been calling London home with CCSA since the mid-1990s.