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Attend a TAP information session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9 in the Blue Ash Center in Ohio or Thursday, July 11 in Crestview Hills, Ky. RSVP for directions to judy.bautista@tap.thomasmore.edu or 859-341-4554.

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Thomas More College Welcomes New President

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CRESTVIEW HILLS KY, July 1, 2013 ­– David A. Armstrong, J.D., began his tenure today as president of Thomas More College. Armstrong is the College’s 14th president. He replaces Sr. Margaret Stallmeyer, C.D.P., who retired after nine years as president.

“It’s wonderful to be here at Thomas More College,” Armstrong said. “Everyone is just as welcoming today as when we met during my interviews. I know I have big shoes to fill following Sr. Margaret and her successes. With her and everyone’s help at Thomas More, we will succeed in reaching our goals.”

darmstrong0713Armstrong will spend the next few weeks getting to know faculty and staff.

“I plan to meet with all full-time faculty and staff before the academic year starts on Aug. 21,” he said. “Their feedback will be invaluable to me as I further develop my vision for the College.”

Armstrong most recently was vice president and general counsel of Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio, where he was instrumental in increasing enrollment and retention securing the largest gift ($2.1 million) in college history and developing new academic programs and initiatives, along with leading a re-branding campaign in 2010.

Armstrong holds a Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Accounting from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa. He and his wife, Leslie, have two children, David and Johanna.

Thomas More College Biology Field Station Third Summer Seminar Scheduled for July 10

CALIFORNIA, KY, June 20, 2013 – The Thomas More College Biology Field Station welcomes Emily Imhoff, Ph.D. on Wednesday, July 10. Ms. Imhoff, who currently serves as the Field Station’s laboratory manager, presents “Moving in Mysterious Ways: Detection and Transmission of a Parasite in Native and Invasive Crayfish.” The seminar begins at 7 p.m.

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Directions to the Biology Field Station can be found at: www.thomasmore.edu/fieldstation/directions.cfm

TMC Raises More Than $.5 Million in Honor of Out-Going President Sr. Margaret Stallmeyer

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CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY, June 5, 2013 — Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., announced today that it has raised $582,600 in honor of out-going President Sr. Margaret Stallmeyer, C.D.P.  Stallmeyer will retire as president effective June 30, 2013. She has served as president of the Catholic diocesan college since June 1, 2004.  During the last nine years, the College has grown in the scope and scale of its academic offerings, including the addition of 10 new baccalaureate programs.  In addition, enrollment has increased by 20 percent since Stallmeyer became president.  In her honor, the College established the Sr. Margaret Stallmeyer President’s Access Grant, which is permanently endowed and will fund future scholarships for deserving students.tmc_srmargaretstallmeyercdp

During a recent fundraising event, Stallmeyer explained the importance and value of this grant. “Having a named endowed scholarship is such an honor but, more importantly, it is a gift that will make a difference in the lives of young men and women for many years to come. I offer a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to everyone who has helped make this possible.”

Stallmeyer is succeeded by David A. Armstrong, J.D., who takes the helm July 1, 2013. Armstrong comes to Thomas More College from Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio where he served as vice president and general counsel and played a vital role in the college’s development and enrollment departments.

Anyone interested in contributing to the Sr. Margaret Stallmeyer President’s Access Grant is encouraged to call the Office of Institutional Advancement at Thomas More College at 859-344-3344

Thomas More College Biology Field Station Summer Seminar Series

Thomas More College Biology Field Station kicks off its Summer Seminar Series this Wednesday, June 05, as Dr. Robert Hawley, principal scientist at Sustainable Streams, LLC presents a seminar entitled, “The Ecological Integrity of Northern Kentucky Streams.”  The seminar begins at 7 p.m.

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Directions to the Biology Field Station can be found at: thomasmore.edu/fieldstation/directions.cfm.

Thomas More College Announces New President

David A. Armstrong, J. D. to Begin July 1, 2013

CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY, May 20, 2013 – Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., announced today that David A. Armstrong will become the College’s 14th president.  The

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Thomas More College Board of Trustees elected him. The Bishop of the Diocese of Covington and Chancellor of Thomas More College The Most Reverend Roger J. Foys approved the selection. Armstrong replaces Sister Margaret Stallmeyer, C.D.P., who will retire as president effective June 30, 2013.  He will take the helm July 1, 2013.

Armstrong is currently the vice president and general counsel of Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio, where he was instrumental in increasing enrollment and retention securing the largest gift ($2.1 million) in college history and developing new academic programs and initiatives, along with leading a re-branding campaign in 2010.

Bishop Foys commented on the selection, “I am very pleased that David Armstrong has accepted our offer to take up the presidency of Thomas More College.  I was very impressed with him during my interview and I have every confidence that he will build on the solid foundation of those who have gone before him, especially that of our most recent president, Sister Margaret Stallmeyer.  As bishop of Covington and chancellor of our diocesan Thomas More College, I look forward to working very closely with Mr. Armstrong.”

Presidential Search Committee Chair and incoming Chair of the Thomas More College Board of Trustees John F. Hodge III further elaborated, “Dave possesses the experience and skill set to serve successfully as president of Thomas More College. He will bring enthusiasm, passion and energy to the position. I look forward to him building upon what Sister Margaret has achieved.”

Armstrong has already met with students, faculty and staff prior to his selection. He was one of four finalists who visited the campus in April. He said that it is a privilege to be selected and he looks forward to the opportunity to serve as president of Thomas More College.  “My wife and I could not be more excited to come to this beautiful area and serve such a wonderful Catholic college that has instilled students with a value-based, liberal arts education since 1921,” Armstrong said. “In this day and age, when the landscape of higher education is changing every day, it is imperative that colleges like Thomas More not only survive, but thrive. Thomas More College has delivered a uniquely personal education that prepares students with the integrity and the academic skills to make a direct impact on local, national and global challenges. Sister Margaret has done spectacular work there, and I look forward to carrying on her tradition of excellence while enhancing Thomas More College’s position in the minds of prospective students and supporters,” he added.

Armstrong holds a Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Accounting from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa. He said his wife, Leslie, and their two children, David and Johanna, are excited about moving to the Northern Kentucky area. “Leslie and I were treated like good friends on our visits to Thomas More. We felt right at home because of the hospitality of the Board of Trustees, Board Chair John Hodge, Sister Margaret and the rest of the college community. It is very important to us that we are among people who are friendly and welcoming as we raise our children. Thomas More College and the Northern Kentucky community have a warmth and comfortableness we felt immediately on our first visit. We look forward to becoming part of the fabric of such a vibrant and friendly community,” he explained.

The Presidential Search Committee included members from the Thomas More College Board of Trustees, the Diocese of Covington, faculty, staff and students. Armstrong will meet with the Thomas More College community on campus Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for an official welcome.

TMC to Launch Summer Art Portfolio Program Series for High School Students and Recent Graduates

CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY, May 17, 2013—Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky., is offering an Art Portfolio Preparation Workshop Series to high school juniors, seniors and graduates who are preparing for a college level art program .  The series is designed to strengthen students’ portfolios, while introducing them to career choices in the visual arts. These classes will push students far beyond the high school art experience by expanding their use of materials in an advanced and challenging studio experience with a community of other artists.

Workshops consist of three, one-week sessions held at Thomas More College. Each session meets five days a week from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Students may enroll in all three sessions or choose an individual week from the following:

Drawing from Life | June 3 – 7

Students will have the opportunity to draw from complex still-life arrangements and on-site landscape – weather permitting. Drawing materials such as Conte Crayon, Charcoal and Sumi ink will also be introduced. $185/week session

Painting from Life (acrylic) | June 10 – 14

Students will have the opportunity to paint from complex still-life arrangements and on-site landscape – weather permitting. Student will also be introduced to a variety of alternative painting surfaces, basics of surface preparation, stretched canvas construction, acrylic gels, mediums and varnishes. Final day of workshop will feature a live model.  $255/week session

Figure Drawing (model) | June 24 – 28

Students will have the opportunity to investigate the figure in space using a live model. Focus is primarily on developing fundamental design elements and principals, and drawing methods and process, which include rapid sketching, gestural line, subtractive drawing and use of value when describing the figure. Students will be immersed in the use of charcoal, conte crayon, gouache and a variety of mixed media. $285/week session

Thomas More College Art Department faculty member Elizabeth Neal, instructor of drawing, painting and illustration will teach the workshops. Ms. Neal has an MFA in painting from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and a BFA in illustration from the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

For more information, call 513-846-8549 or email Elizabeth.Neal@thomasmore.edu.

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