Outstanding academic and athletic programs attract potential students to Thomas More College, and student financial aid and scholarships seal the deal. During the 2016-17 academic year alone, 99 percent of TMC’s traditional, full-time students received scholarships or other financial aid. As a vehicle for raising dollars to directly benefit students,TMC hosts the Scholarship Golf Outing. This year’s Outing was held on Monday, May 22. The generosity of Golf Outing sponsors and golfers allows the College to award more than $13 million in scholarships and grants annually.
Scholarships are vitally important to students and their academic success while attending TMC and beyond, i.e. for the third year in a row, Thomas More College has earned the ranking of #1 for Return on Investment among colleges and universities in the state of Kentucky (2017, 2016, 2015) from PayScale.com. This support is invaluable in preparing students for the future, for example 96 percent of TMC’s Class of 2016 were employed or in graduate school within six months of commencement. Funds raised from this Outing, allow students to pursue their educational goals and realize their dreams to make a difference in the world.
Twenty-four foursomes participated in this year’s Outing. Thank you to this year’s Title Sponsor DBL Law for their continued support of TMC. Thank you to Saints Hospitality Sponsor Republic Bank and Villa Sponsor USI Midwest. The following helped round out a very successful day as Foursome/Hole Sponsors: Aramark Higher Education, BB&T, Cassady Schiller CPAs & Advisors, Central Bank, Century Construction, Evolution Creative Solutions, Fifth Third Bank, Fourth Street Performance Partners, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Legacy Financial Advisors, Lexus RiverCenter, PepsiCo, Inc., St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Greg ’94 & Angie ’97 Stofko, Tri-County Economic Development Corp., VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm, ServePro of Boone County/Bryant Harte Construction, Forcht Bank, SFA Architects/Thelen Associates, Jack’s Glass, and Prosource.
Highlights for 2017: Winning foursome was Team Vonlehman with a score of 13 under par, second place went to Thelen Associates/SFA Architects with a 10 under par. Eddie Ciulla from Team Lexus won the straightest drive award and Nick Pharo from Team Vonlehman won the longest putt award. Corey Zamrik from Team Aramark scored a hole in won on hole 13, congratulations Corey! (Side note: Corey is a TMC student.) Adding to the fun of the day was the Century Construction “golf ball launcher” placed on hole 1.
Mark your calendar for the 2018 Scholarship Golf Classic being held on Monday, May 21. Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement (859-344-3344) for sponsorship opportunities or to confirm your foursome.
All gifts, large and small, are vital to our future. Please consider donating to Thomas More College online today!