NCAA Issues Final COI Report

NCAA Issues Final COI Report

TMC Student-Athletes Free to Compete in Future Postseason Play The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Committee on Infractions (COI) November 2016 released a…

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A Matter of Habit: An interview with  Sr. Evelynn Reinke ’62 and Sr. Mary Claire Engbersen ’67

A Matter of Habit: An interview with Sr. Evelynn Reinke ’62 and Sr. Mary Claire Engbersen ’67

 Sr. Evelynn Reinke, SND, ’62 greeted me on the steps of St. Joseph Heights with a radiant smile on a beautiful late summer day. Since…

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Challenges in Higher Ed 2016 - Building a Culture of Retention

Challenges in Higher Ed 2016 – Building a Culture of Retention

Colleges and universities across the country are seeing a shift in their institutional priorities concerning student success and retention. For years, the primary focus was…

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Mayor  Brent Bascom - A Man with a Plan

Mayor Brent Bascom – A Man with a Plan

How do you judge the value a person places on furthering their education? For most, it’s the obstacles they overcome to obtain it; for Brent…

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TMC Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta turns 50

TMC Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta turns 50

Lambda Sigma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta is the oldest national honor society at the College. Today the College also has chapters of national honoraries…

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class notes - may to september 2016

class notes – may to september 2016

1950s Nancy (Black) Kuchle ’56, her brother David Black ’58, his wife Garnett, and their granddaughter, current TMC sophomore Taylor Budde, all took a family…

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Giving Honor Roll 2015-2016

Giving Honor Roll 2015-2016

“The generosity of our donors allowed the 2015-2016 fiscal year (gifts received June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016) to be a successful one for…

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Growth into the Second Century

Growth into the Second Century

growth (noun) 1.  the process of increasing in physical size. 2.  something that has grown or is growing. Synonyms: development, maturation, growing, germination, sprouting; blooming Any…

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Annual Fall Appeal

Annual Fall Appeal

The Fund is crucial for making TMC affordable for all students The College just completed a very successful faculty and staff giving campaign and is…

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New Academic Offering at TMC - Management Information Systems (MIS)

New Academic Offering at TMC – Management Information Systems (MIS)

Dr. Yousif Mustafa gives us the 411 Why was it important for TMC to add this major? The MIS program is a manifestation of the…

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Mascot Madness

Mascot Madness

Tommy Mo, the mascot, has been getting crowds pumped-up since February 2006. This year, for the first time, two students received Spirit Scholarships to don…

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New Academic Offering at TMC - Ethical Leadership Studies (ELS)

New Academic Offering at TMC – Ethical Leadership Studies (ELS)

Dr. John Wolper gives us the 411 Why was it important for TMc to add this major?  Adding a major in Ethical Leadership Studies is…

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Faculty Notes Fall 2016

Faculty Notes Fall 2016

Dr. Dee Allen, assistant professor, education department, presented mathematics formative assessment lesson examples and strategies to educators at the annual Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM)…

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Introducing Robyn Hoffman, New Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Introducing Robyn Hoffman, New Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Robyn Hoffman comes to Thomas More College with 20 years of fundraising experience in both the education and public sectors. Most recently she worked for…

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A One Woman Difference Maker

A One Woman Difference Maker

For the last three years, I have been fortunate to have Hannah Devine as my work study assistant. Hannah is rather quiet and modest, so…

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STANDOUT SAINTS

STANDOUT SAINTS

All Star on the Diamond Second baseman Ben Laumann (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-America Teams in May…

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Summer Reading: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Summer Reading: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Guilty pleasures: the things we do in secret that we don’t tell anyone about. Swerving off the highway to appease a Starbuck’s craving, listening to…

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Why I Give to TMC

Why I Give to TMC

“Thomas More is a wonderful college and it is filled with so many great memories for me. I give because it is one way that…

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Not Better, Not Worse, Just Different

Not Better, Not Worse, Just Different

New Director of ILD Brings Learning Expertise that Benefits Those with Learning Differences Federal law requires that all qualified students with disabilities receive services to…

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2016 Bishop William A. Hughes Awards Dinner

2016 Bishop William A. Hughes Awards Dinner

Thursday evening, October 6, marked the Twenty-first Annual Bishop William A. Hughes Awards Dinner held by Thomas More College. Three outstanding women were honored for…

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Thomas More College 88th Commencement

Thomas More College 88th Commencement

The Thomas More College 88th Commencement Exercises took place Saturday, May 14, 2016. Family, friends, faculty, staff, and board members gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of…

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TMC Move-in Day and Convocation Gallery

TMC Move-in Day and Convocation Gallery

New students with family and friends in tow, descended on Thomas More College on Saturday, August 13 marking move-in day for new residents and the beginning of…

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5 Leadership Lessons from My 1st Spartan Race

5 Leadership Lessons from My 1st Spartan Race

Let me begin by saying that I am not an athlete. Although I am active and workout, I have not participated in sports. However, this past…

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Knowledge of Science Increases One’s Appreciation of Almighty God

Knowledge of Science Increases One’s Appreciation of Almighty God

Early in my career as a scientist it seemed that a common worldview was that scientific beliefs and religious beliefs were somewhat incompatible. While I…

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TMC Art Represents in Egypt

TMC Art Represents in Egypt

Congratulations to two Thomas More College art students, whose work was displayed at the 5th Student International Small Print Show (SIPS 2016). Recent graduate Nicole…

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Artful Collaboration - All in Good Fun

Artful Collaboration – All in Good Fun

What do computer coding, fine art, and playing a game have in common? Not much, unless you’re a student assigned to an interdisciplinary project at…

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The Value of a Degree - Non-traditional Students Speak Out

The Value of a Degree – Non-traditional Students Speak Out

BBA ensures professional/financial stability Prior to enrolling in the TAP program at Thomas More College I was constantly struggling to advance my career in the…

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Research and Outreach on the Mighty Ohio

Research and Outreach on the Mighty Ohio

Over the years, TMC has grown to include facilities that any college would be proud to have: Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel, the Eva G….

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Strategic Differentiation: Achieving the Triple Aim of Higher Education

Strategic Differentiation: Achieving the Triple Aim of Higher Education

Competitive pressures facing higher education have never been greater1. A reality for universities and colleges in the twenty-first century is that they are not fully…

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Challenges in Higher Ed 2016 - College Recruitment in Today’s Environment

Challenges in Higher Ed 2016 – College Recruitment in Today’s Environment

Nuances as Seen Through the Lens of TMC Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Chris Powers The landscape of college recruiting has changed immensely since…

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Flawed, Yet First Rate:  an Interview with John Hagan ’67

Flawed, Yet First Rate: an Interview with John Hagan ’67

Villa Madonna College, in the 1960s, was a commuter college with the majority of students coming from the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region. There were no…

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Liberal Arts  and the Law - Jim Dressman’s Tale of TMC

Liberal Arts and the Law – Jim Dressman’s Tale of TMC

Jim Dressman feels right at home in his Crestview Hills office at Dressman Benzinger LaVelle Law. Could that be because the firm is named after…

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Spring 2016 Senior Shows in the Eva G. Farris Art Gallery

Spring 2016 Senior Shows in the Eva G. Farris Art Gallery

The Eva G. Farris Art Gallery hosted TMC seniors for the following shows this spring: “A Functional Festival” opens April 1 featuring the works of TMC art…

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A Cell-ect Opportunity

A Cell-ect Opportunity

Honors student, soccer standout, aspiring scientist – it’s all in a day’s work for Laura Felix.  It is not easy to write an article about…

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Beverage and a Book - Grüner Veltliner & William H. McNeill’s  Plagues and People

Beverage and a Book – Grüner Veltliner & William H. McNeill’s Plagues and People

My favorite beverage is Irish breakfast tea, perfect for early morning reading on a sun-drenched porch. However, if the point of this column is adult…

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Class Notes - October 2015 to April 2016

Class Notes – October 2015 to April 2016

1950s Nancy (Black) Kuckle ’56 and Dorothy (Tillman) Kennedy ’56 attended TMC Alumni Day at Keeneland in October 2015. A great time was had by…

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Spring Concert 2016 for Band and Choir

Spring Concert 2016 for Band and Choir

The band and choir gathered on Tuesday, April 19, in Steigerwald Hall on the Thomas More College campus to perform for a packed house of…

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Standout Saints

Standout Saints

Dazzling Volleyball Achievements Saints senior outside hitter Stacy Howell (Cincinnati, Ohio/Glen Este) and sophomore setter Jenna Fessler (Fort Mitchell, Ky./Beechwood) were named All-Americans by the…

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Faculty Notes - Spring 2016

Faculty Notes – Spring 2016

Ms. Caitlin Shaughnessy Dwyer, adjunct professor, department of theology, presented “Critiquing Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg. Is a…

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Why I Give to TMC

Why I Give to TMC

“I was very fortunate to be awarded a wonderful financial scholarship to attend Thomas More College. My father, Lou Esselman ’81, had been a student…

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Classroom Named for Class of ’65

Classroom Named for Class of ’65

The Class of 1965 celebrated its fiftieth reunion during Homecoming Weekend on September 18 and 19, 2015.  As part of their Graduation Anniversary, the class…

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A sports career for the ages

A sports career for the ages

Olivia Huber’s Thomas More College athletic career is coming to an end and what a career it has been! Olivia has never lost a PAC…

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TMC Student Research Forum

TMC Student Research Forum

Now in it’s seventh year, the Research Forum gives Thomas More College students a platform to present their research projects to the TMC community. Fourty-eight…

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Realizing an Educational Goal Through TAP

Realizing an Educational Goal Through TAP

March 2, 2016 marked the graduation date for 30 St. Elizabeth Healthcare registered nurses from the Thomas More College RN to BSN accelerated degree program…

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Creative Writing Vision Program Inspires Participation

Creative Writing Vision Program Inspires Participation

The Creative Writing Vision Program provided excellent programming as winter gave way to spring on the Thomas More College campus. The program brought both TMC…

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2016 Thomas More College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

2016 Thomas More College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

Saturday, February 20, 2016, marked the induction of nine new members into the Thomas More College Athletic Hall of Fame and the introduction of the…

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TMC Men in Nursing

TMC Men in Nursing

Immediately upon walking into the lab set up for the nursing division at Thomas More College, it was apparent that this photo shoot was not…

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Thomas More College Institute for Religious Liberty Inaugural Event

Thomas More College Institute for Religious Liberty Inaugural Event

The Thomas More College Institute for Religious Liberty in partnership with Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion held their Inaugural Event on Wednesday,…

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Bags 2 Beds, Serving the Homeless Community

Bags 2 Beds, Serving the Homeless Community

Teresa (Schmitz) Winkler ’84, a TMC alumna and member of St. Anthony Church in Taylor Mill, Ky., founded the Bags 2 Beds Ministry at the parish…

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2015 Thomas More College Christmas Open House

2015 Thomas More College Christmas Open House

President David A. and Leslie Armstrong welcomed friends and donors of Thomas More College into their home on Friday, December 11 for a gathering of…

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Weekend Retreat has Eternal Impact on TMC Students

Weekend Retreat has Eternal Impact on TMC Students

Usually students go to the Thomas More College Biology Field Station to study biology, but when nearly 30 TMC students spent a recent weekend at…

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Star Appeal

Star Appeal

D. Lynn Meyers ’77 does not hesitate a bit when you ask her about actor Don Cheadle. “He’s amazing. He is so brilliant. When he…

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Life in Rwanda Through a Different Lens

Life in Rwanda Through a Different Lens

Amber Dwyer ’98 brought photography to the Rwandan Orphans Project and let them tell the story. In some of the photos, you can see cheesy…

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Family, Friendship, and VMC Memories:  An Interview with Lou Esselman ’81

Family, Friendship, and VMC Memories: An Interview with Lou Esselman ’81

Don’t let that graduation year fool you! Lou Esselman earned the majority of his undergraduate credits in the halls of VMC in Covington from 1961…

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Challenges in Higher Education: Impressions While Away from TMC

Challenges in Higher Education: Impressions While Away from TMC

During the 2014-2015 academic year, Maria C. Garriga, Ph.D., professor and chair of foreign languages, had the opportunity to participate in the Senior Leadership Academy…

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10 Minute Spiritual Break

10 Minute Spiritual Break

Segment from Reflections from the School for the Lord’s Service, the Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery’s blog:*   Seeing the Risen Lord Wednesday, July…

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2015 Annual Fall Appeal

2015 Annual Fall Appeal

The Fund is crucial for making TMC affordable for all students. The College just completed a very successful faculty and staff giving campaign and is…

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2015 Alumni Association Awards

2015 Alumni Association Awards

The Alumni Association Awards Mass & Brunch was held on Sunday, September 20, 2015, wrapping up Homecoming Weekend for Thomas More College. Neena (LaMendola) Volk…

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FOCUS ON ART: Jennifer (Bucalo) Baldwin '76

FOCUS ON ART: Jennifer (Bucalo) Baldwin ’76

BA in Art and Secondary Education What was your major and graduation year? Visual Art (not exactly sure if they called it visual or fine), but…

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Class Notes – May to September 2015

Class Notes – May to September 2015

1950s John Murphy ’52, committee member of the Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame, presented awards to the Thomas More College women’s basketball team at…

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Why We Give - Ken Shields & Marie (Brue) Shields ’65

Why We Give – Ken Shields & Marie (Brue) Shields ’65

“Our reasons for giving to Thomas More College revolve around our links to its past, its present and near-present, as well as its future. “Regarding…

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Twentieth Annual Bishop William A. Hughes Award Dinner

Twentieth Annual Bishop William A. Hughes Award Dinner

On Thursday, Sept. 3, Thomas More College honored three outstanding individuals for their support of Catholic higher education at the Twentieth Annual Bishop William A. Hughes Award…

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Thomas More College Homecoming 2015

Thomas More College Homecoming 2015

Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of Thomas More College gathered September 18-20, 2015 for Homecoming Weekend. The Class of 1965 celebrated their 50th reunion…

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FOCUS ON ART: Kate Rowekamp '12

FOCUS ON ART: Kate Rowekamp ’12

BA in Art What drew you to TMC? I was interested in the smaller class size and higher rate of one-on-one interaction with the faculty….

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Class of 1965 50th Reunion

Class of 1965 50th Reunion

The class of 1965 gathered on Friday, September 18, 2015 in Steigerwald Hall in the Saints Center to reminisce and create some new memories. Enjoy…

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The Joy Nolan Garden Dedication

The Joy Nolan Garden Dedication

On Saturday, September 19 at 10:30 a.m. the Joy Nolan Garden Dedication took place at the circle entranceway to the Thomas More College Crestview Hills…

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Meet the Members of the Performing Arts Division

Meet the Members of the Performing Arts Division

Randy Webb, Director of Bands Q. What drew you to your profession?  A. My love for music and how you can express all emotions through…

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TMC Artists Connect to ArtWorks Part 3

TMC Artists Connect to ArtWorks Part 3

The ArtWorks Cincinnati Summer 2015 Apprentice Projects have wrapped up and the TMC artists involved, Karen Cress, Christopher Beiting, and Jacob Condon have a lot to share…

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First Generation TMC Student Awarded First ROTC Scholarship

First Generation TMC Student Awarded First ROTC Scholarship

Jesus Avila began his college career at Thomas More College in the fall of 2014 with the goal of achieving a bachelor’s degree in business…

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TMC Artists Connect to ArtWorks Part 2

TMC Artists Connect to ArtWorks Part 2

Now that the TMC artists have a couple weeks of work under their belts, we asked them for an update on the experience of pursuing…

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MEETING THE WORLD

MEETING THE WORLD

Deciding to leave one’s country to study on a whole other continent is not a decision that is arrived at easily, especially given the many…

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TMC Artists Connect to ArtWorks

TMC Artists Connect to ArtWorks

This summer two current Thomas More College students and one 2013 graduate took advantage of an exciting opportunity to work for ArtWorks Cincinnati creating murals…

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Faculty Notes - Summer 2015

Faculty Notes – Summer 2015

Kudos to TMC faculty on their accolades, presentations, and published works: Dr. Larry Boehm, professor, psychology, presented his paper “Family disruption has long-term consequences for…

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Building Upon a Love for Education

Building Upon a Love for Education

Anthony R. Zembrodt, Ph.D., ’65 (BA, Chemistry), and his wife, Geraldine ’66 (BA, English), have many passions, but their love for education just might be…

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Passion for Learning Offers Hope for Millions

Passion for Learning Offers Hope for Millions

TMC students are challenged to use their experience in college to move toward finding their place in the world, where they can use their gifts…

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2015 TMC Commencement

2015 TMC Commencement

The Thomas More College Class of 2015 celebrated Commencement on Saturday, May 16. Graduates, family, and friends were greeted by an overcast, muggy day as Baccalaureate Mass…

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On the Edge of Technology

On the Edge of Technology

To say that alumnus Ken Billman, Ph.D., has set—and accomplished—goals that are out of this world isn’t an exaggeration. The 1955 graduate of Villa Madonna…

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TMC 2015 Career Fair Adds Interview Twist

TMC 2015 Career Fair Adds Interview Twist

Through the support of faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners, Thomas More College’s 2015 Career and Internship Fair was a huge success! Breaking attendance records…

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The Remarkable  Sisters of St. Benedict

The Remarkable Sisters of St. Benedict

Founded by the Benedictine Order to train Catholic school teachers, Thomas More College and the Sisters have an intertwined history that began in 1921 in…

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6th Annual Student Research Forum Photo Gallery

6th Annual Student Research Forum Photo Gallery

The Student Research Forum just completed its sixth year at Thomas More College and has become a signature event. The forum was held on Friday,…

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TMC 6th Annual Research Forum - Critical Thinking in Action

TMC 6th Annual Research Forum – Critical Thinking in Action

The Thomas More College Student Research Forum provides a means for students and faculty to share their work and knowledge with the broader college community….

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Dahmann's Favorite Traveling Campanion on the Road Again

Dahmann’s Favorite Traveling Campanion on the Road Again

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Having a Great Time in Mexico with Sandy Barry '06

Having a Great Time in Mexico with Sandy Barry ’06

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Tommy at Canterbury Cathedral

Tommy at Canterbury Cathedral

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Flat Tommy Visits Wine Country

Flat Tommy Visits Wine Country

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TMC Biology Students Sweep TriBeta Awards

TMC Biology Students Sweep TriBeta Awards

Thomas More College biology students swept the cellular/molecular poster presentation awards at the Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) NE-4 Regional Conference on March 28, 2015. The…

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10-MINUTE SPIRITUAL BREAK - SPRING 2015

10-MINUTE SPIRITUAL BREAK – SPRING 2015

Space for Listening to God When we pray, how often do we say: “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening”? More often, I think, we…

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Class Notes - December 2014 to April 2015

Class Notes – December 2014 to April 2015

1950s Early 1950s VMC classmates gathered for lunch in fall 2014 at Greyhound Tavern in Fort Mitchell, Ky. Pictured l to r: Carol (Walsh) Jansen…

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Wesley T. Ryle, Ph.D.

Wesley T. Ryle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mathematics and Physics Q. How long have you worked at TMC?  A. I started at Thomas More College in the fall of 2008,…

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2014-2015 Annual Fund Update

2014-2015 Annual Fund Update

The 2014-2015 Annual Fund results continue to progress well.  All components of the Fund (Trustees, Alumni, Friends, Faculty & Staff and Corporations) are up as…

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Why I Give - Amity Yeager Kukla '01

Why I Give – Amity Yeager Kukla ’01

“I attribute much of my success to the experiences and foundation that I was given at Thomas More College. I began my career as an…

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Classroom Named  for Class of ’64

Classroom Named for Class of ’64

The Class of 1964 enjoyed their 50th reunion festivities during Homecoming Weekend on October 17 and 18, 2014. As part of their 50th Graduation Anniversary,…

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Edward C. Monahan ’73: Lawyer, Visionary, Leader

Edward C. Monahan ’73: Lawyer, Visionary, Leader

Edward C. Monahan ’73 has been very busy in the public sector for the last 40 years, since graduating from Thomas More College. Monahan is…

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Lady Saints Achieve Basketball Perfection

Lady Saints Achieve Basketball Perfection

The Thomas More College women’s basketball team capped off an undefeated season with an 83-63 thumping of previously undefeated George Fox University (Newberg, Oregon) in…

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TMC Accountancy Students on Mission to Assist VITA

TMC Accountancy Students on Mission to Assist VITA

Thomas More College accountancy students once again assisted in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in Cincinnati, Ohio. VITA is part of an IRS…

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TMC Grads Comfortable With Misfit Label

TMC Grads Comfortable With Misfit Label

The term ‘misfit’ is often cast in a negative light. A misfit does not fit in with the crowd, or rather, is unfit to do…

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Faculty Notes - Winter 2015

Faculty Notes – Winter 2015

Pauletta Hansel, writer in residence, and Dr. Sherry Cook Stanforth, professor, English presented new books of poetry as part of Creative Writing Vision’s Visiting Author’s…

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Flat Tommy visits  Joe '62 and Cathy Fisher in SFO!

Flat Tommy visits Joe ’62 and Cathy Fisher in SFO!

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Class Notes - updates! October/November 2014

Class Notes – updates! October/November 2014

1950s Members of the Class of 1956 recently gathered at the Marianist Community on Governor’s Island in Ohio. Pictured are Nancy (Black) Kuchle ’56, Marilyn…

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