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Thomas More College TMC KY logo.jpg
Motto Together In Pursuit of Truth.
Established 1921
Type Private, 4 year, liberal arts
President Sister Margaret Stallmeyer
Location Crestview Hills, Kentucky, USA
Colors Blue and White
Nickname Saints
Mascot Tommy Mo
Affiliations Roman Catholic Church, Presidents' Athletic Conference
Website http://www.thomasmore.edu
For the school in South Africa, see Thomas More College (South Africa).
For the school in New Hampshire, see Thomas More College of Liberal Arts.

Thomas More College is a liberal arts college located in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, USA. Located just ten minutes from Cincinnati, Ohio, the Roman Catholic school serves 1,900 full- and part-time students. The college was originally founded in 1921 by the Benedictine Sisters as Villa Madonna College.

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History

Thomas More has not always been located in Crestview Hills - nor has it always been called Thomas More College.

The Benedictine Sisters of Covington, Kentucky, founded Villa Madonna College in 1921 to train Catholic school teachers and to provide college education for young women. The college was chartered by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1923. Villa Madonna graduated its first students in 1929 and became the official college of the Diocese of Covington that same year. Three religious orders operated Villa Madonna in its early years: the Sisters of Notre Dame, the Congregation of Divine Providence, and the Benedictine Sisters.

Although founded as an institution for women, men attended many of the same classes through the Villa Madonna - affiliated St. Thomas More College. In 1945, Villa Madonna was designated a co-educational college, and St. Thomas More College was abolished.

Affirmation of its goals and an increase in enrollment prompted relocation of the college from downtown Covington to what is now Crestview Hills. The new complex was renamed Thomas More College and was dedicated by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968.

Today, Thomas More College serves 1,900 full- and part-time students. Although primarily from Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, students from about 20 states and several countries attend Thomas More College.[1]

Thomas More College is nationally ranked in its programs offered and strives to educate future leaders in the worlds of business and education.

Accreditation

The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Programs of Study

Greek life

Buildings

  • Administrative Building
  • Science Building
  • Connor Convocation Center
  • Holbrook Student Center
  • Bank of Kentucky Field
  • Marian Hall / Howard Hall
  • Ackerman Hall
  • Murphy Hall
  • Bank of Kentucky Observatory

TAP

The Thomas More College Accelerated Program (TAP) is specifically designed for working adults. It offers an Associate, Bachelors, or Masters degree in Business Administration. Classes meet only once a week and utilize group-study project teams, which emphasize interaction and participation. TAP classes are held at two locations: the campus in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, and in the northern Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash, Ohio.

MAT

The Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT) is run by the Education Department of Thomas More College. It is targeted for those who hold a baccalaureate degree and meet the requirements of the Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board (EPSB). The program has two tracks: one for those holding a Temporary Provisional Certificate and the other for those wanting to acquire their teacher certification.

Recognition

Thomas More has been listed in the U.S. News and World Report's "America’s Best Colleges" edition and Money Magazine's “Best College Buys” issue[citation needed]. It has also been recognized by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a "selective liberal arts college."

Student government

The Student Government of Thomas More College serves as the official representative of the Student Body. It is governed by its Constitution and consists of the Executive Council, the Delegates at Large, and Associates.

Athletics

The Thomas More College sports teams are called the Saints. They compete in the NCAA's Division III in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.

The following sports are currently offered:

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Men's Sports

  • Baseball
    • Presidents' Athletic Conference Regular Season Champs: 2008
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
    • Second Fastest Division III School To 100 Wins
    • Undefeated Regular-Season - 1991, 1995, 2001, 2009
    • NCAA Division III Football Championships (playoffs) - 1992, 2001, 2008, 2009
    • Presidents' Athletic Conference Champions - 2008, 2009
  • Golf
  • Soccer
    • Presidents' Athletic Conference Regular Season Champs: 2009
  • Tennis

Women's Sports

  • Basketball
    • Presidents' Athletic Conference Regular Season Champs: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
    • Presidents' Athletic Conference Regular Season Champs: 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Softball
    • Presidents' Athletic Conference Regular Season Champs: 2006, 2008, 2009
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
    • Presidents' Athletic Conference Regular Season Champs: 2007, 2009

Famous Alumni

Facts

References

External links


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