- Thomas More College (Kentucky)
name =Thomas More College
motto = Disciplined thinkers. Ethical leaders.
type = Private, 4 year
president = Sister Margaret Stallmeyer
city = Crestview Hills
country = USA
colors = Blue and White
nickname = Saints
mascot = Tommy Mo
Roman Catholic Church, Presidents' Athletic Conference
website = [http://www.thomasmore.edu 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 artscollege located in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, USA. Located minutes from Cincinnati, Ohio, the Roman Catholicschool serves 1,500 full- and part-time students. The college was originally founded in 1921by the Benedictine Sistersas Villa Madonna College.
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 officially became the Diocese of Covington college the 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 increasing 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. Johnsonin 1968.
Today, Thomas More College serves 1,500 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. [ [http://www.thomasmore.edu/about/history.cfm Thomas More ] ]
Thomas More College is nationally ranked in its programs offered, and strives to educate future business and teacher leaders of the world.
The college is accredited by the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools(SACS).
Programs of Study
*Computer Information Systems
*Latin American & Caribbean Studies
*Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Alpha Delta Gamma(est. 1965)
*Theta Phi Alpha (est. 2006)
The Thomas More College Accelerated Program (TAP) is aimed towards working adults.
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” issueFact|date=February 2007. It has also been recognized by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teachingas a "selective liberal arts college."
Student Governmentof Thomas More College is governed by the Student Government of Thomas More College Constitution.
Thomas More Collegewas one of the last colleges in the Cincinnatiarea to require COBOLas a part of its computer programming degree.
Thomas More Collegecreated a Bachelors program for Political Science.
* [http://www.thomasmore.edu/ Thomas More College official web site.]
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