Challenges in Higher Ed 2017 - Education Through Online Delivery

Challenges in Higher Ed 2017 – Education Through Online Delivery

Thomas More College accelerated adult and professional programs (TAP) is expanding to include additional online offerings. Currently, the college offers online degrees for the Master…

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Why We Give  to TMC

Why We Give to TMC

“I had a somewhat different path to Thomas More. After struggling for two and a half years in engineering at Notre Dame, the school decided…

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A Tribute to Gen Ann Harris ’45

A Tribute to Gen Ann Harris ’45

Dear Thomas More College Community, It is with great sadness that I share the news of the death of one of Thomas More College’s most…

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2016 Thomas More College Christmas Open House

2016 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 9 for a gathering of good…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2016 Annual Alumni Wine Tasting

2016 Annual Alumni Wine Tasting

More than 100 alumni and friends of the College gathered in Steigerwald Hall on the TMC Crestview Hills campus on Friday, April 29, for the…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2015 Alumni Wine Tasting

2015 Alumni Wine Tasting

The 2015 Alumni Wine Tasting was enjoyed by over 100 alumni and friends at Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell. One lucky winner guessed closest to the…

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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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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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Summing-Up the 2015 Distinguished Alumnae League Leadership Forum

Summing-Up the 2015 Distinguished Alumnae League Leadership Forum

Thomas More College Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnae League held its annual “Leadership Forum” for female students on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.  More than 65 students…

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A Costa Rican Christmas Season

A Costa Rican Christmas Season

Katie Kitchen ’14 spent the second half of this year in Costa Rica. She tells her story about what it was like and how her…

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Re-designed license plate available for alumni and friends in Kentucky

Re-designed license plate available for alumni and friends in Kentucky

A re-designed Thomas More College license plate is now available ( as of December 1, 2014) for Kentucky residents at vehicle registration renewal. Current TMC…

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Breaking the Power of Addiction

Breaking the Power of Addiction

Chris Mueller ’00 graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication and an Associate Degree in Business Administration. Today he transforms the world through his…

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A Grand Journey

A Grand Journey

TMC has fostered many relationships–and romances–through the years. For Rita (Hurm) and Jerry Bahlmann, theirs began before classes even started, while in line registering for…

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Journey back

Journey back

  Thomas More College is an institution rich with history. From the years 1921–1968, the College, known then as Villa Madonna College, built the foundation…

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Homecoming 2014

Homecoming 2014

Saturday October 18 The weather was brisk and the sun nonexistent, but that did not slow down the Saints’ offense at Homecoming this year.  Thomas…

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Thomas More College alumna wins regional book prize

Thomas More College alumna wins regional book prize

Thomas More College alumna Melanie Anderson ’01 has been awarded the prestigious South Central Modern Language Association 2013 Book Prize for her critical study, The Beloved…

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Led by Faith & Determination

Led by Faith & Determination

In the short time that I have been a member of the TMC community, I have been so impressed with the amount of thoughtful commitment…

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IN MEMORIAM - Fall 2014

IN MEMORIAM – Fall 2014

“Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.” Elizabeth Helen Fessler ’40 – March…

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TMC alum makes MLB one-handed catch

TMC alum makes MLB one-handed catch

A quick-reacting father with son in tow made a great one-handed catch as a foul ball off the bat of Joey Votto ricocheted into the…

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Inspired to Teach in Costa Rica

Inspired to Teach in Costa Rica

Katie Kitchen graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and associate degrees in English and psychology. Before she pursues a Master of Arts in Teaching,…

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Nursing Department hosted Graduates’ Day on March 6, 2014

Nursing Department hosted Graduates’ Day on March 6, 2014

The Nursing Department hosted Graduates’ Day on March 6, 2014. The event is held biennially to honor the achievements of nursing graduates. Featured speakers were…

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TMC Night with the Cincinnati Reds

TMC Night with the Cincinnati Reds

TMC faculty, staff, students and alumni were in full force at Great American Ball Park on May 2, despite the chilly weather, to witness President…

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Alumni Profile: Leap of Faith

Alumni Profile: Leap of Faith

Maria Heim ’10 is from a large family which resides in Alexandria, Ky. and falls right in the middle of seven children. “Catholic education has…

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Alumni On A Mission

Alumni On A Mission

Inspired by an educational foundation that promotes service to others, TMC alumni are actively involved in making a difference in their communities. These alumni are…

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Remembering Bernie Schmidt Jr. ’58

Remembering Bernie Schmidt Jr. ’58

1936 – 2013 Alumnus and Former Art Professor Leaves a Lasting Impression for TMC Students and the Community By Stacy Smith Rogers The Thomas More College…

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