Thomas More College 17th Annual Bishop William A. Hughes Awards

2012 Recipients: James A. Dressman III and Julie Geisen Scheper

Thomas More College will honor James A. Dressman III and Julie Geisen Scheper at the 17th Annual Bishop Hughes Awards Dinner at Drees Pavilion Thurs., Oct., 4, 2012. Both recipients are graduates of Thomas More College and were honored for their involvement in Catholic higher education. The award was named in honor of former chancellor of the college and retired bishop of the Diocese of Covington Bishop William A. Hughes.

Dressman is a 1970 graduate of the Covington Latin School and a 1974 graduate of Thomas More College, earning his B.A. in history. He completed his law degree from the University of Kentucky in 1977.  He began practicing law at Dressman Benzinger LaVelle (DBL Law) immediately following graduation and is currently managing partner and the head of the commercial law and banking practice group. In addition to his involvement with Thomas More College, Dressman is active on many boards and committees throughout Northern Kentucky, including Freestore Foodbank, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers, Inc., among others.

Geisen Scheper is a lifelong resident of Northern KY and graduate of Notre Dame Academy and Thomas More College where she earned a B.A. in Psychology in 1976. She has had a fulfilling career in the counseling/mental health field working at a variety of organizations including DCCH Center for Children and Families, Brighton Center and nearly 20 years at Catholic Charities. Since her retirement in 2001, she has continued to pursue her passion for education and social justice issues with her volunteer and civic activities, including involvement with Covington Partners, BRIDGES for a Just Community, Mother of God Church Parish Pastoral Council, in addition to many others.

For more information about the event or the Bishop William A. Hughes Award, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at Thomas More College at 859-344-3344.

The Little Prince, Presented By The Villa Players of Thomas More College

Reserve Your Seat Today.
Join us for an evening or afternoon of theatre enjoyment as The Villa Players present Cummins and Scoullar’s adaptation of “The Little Prince” based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. For Friday and Saturday evening shows, curtain is at 7 p.m., Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. All performances are in the Thomas More Theatre. General admission: $10, TMC faculty, staff, seniors: $8, TMC students: $7.

For tickets call: 859-341-5800 OR  purchase online at THOMASMORE.EDU/THEATRE.

Thomas More College Hosts High School Counselor Financial Aid Workshop

Thomas More College will host a Financial Aid Counselor Workshop on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Steigerwald Hall. This workshop is designed to help area high school counselor’s to learn about financial aid, ACT, admissions process, state programs, etc.

This workshop is sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA). For more information and to register for the workshop please the visit the KASFAA website

TMC’s New Writer-in-Residence to Appear at Joseph Beth Booksellers Tonight

Thomas More College recently announced its new Creative Writing Vision Program, supported by a grant from the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee. A key component of the Creative Writing Vision Program is the addition of author and teacher Pauletta Hansel to the TMC faculty as the College’s first writer-in-residence, offering both on- and off-campus writing experiences for TMC students and the community-at-large. Tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 5, Hansel will offer a poetry reading and book signing at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills, Ky. In addition to serving as writer-in-residence at Thomas More College, she also leads community poetry workshops for the Urban Appalachian Council, Grailville, in Loveland, Ohio, and elsewhere.  Hansel is the author of four collections of poetry, her most recent publications being The Lives We Live in Houses and What I Did There.  Contact (859) 912-7860 or visit

Thomas More College Preview Day Set For Saturday, September 15

High School Students Invited to Learn About Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Life, Internships and Co-ops

High school students preparing for or in the midst of their college searches can learn more about the admissions process at Thomas More College’s Preview Day Saturday, September 15 at TMC’s Administration Building. The event kicks off at 9 a.m., with a check-in and a departmental browsing fair. Presentations by admissions, financial aid and student life staff will follow. A campus tour including stops at residence halls, classrooms and the gym will also be offered. A free meal and admission to the Saints football game is included (kick-off is at 1:30 p.m.).

Preview Day is open to students and families at any stage of the college search process. Information sessions will address various topics, including when to take the ACT/SAT, the importance of the individual campus visit, securing institutional and external financial aid and the value of getting involved on college campuses. Thomas More College faculty members from each department, as well as representatives from athletics, campus ministry, student life, financial aid and admissions will be available to speak one-on-one with guests. Information about potential internships and co-cops offered through the College will also be offered.

Thomas More College is located at 333 Thomas More Parkway in Crestview Hills, Ky. Students interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP through the website at or by calling (859) 344-3332.