Thomas More College (Kentucky)


Thomas More College (Kentucky)

Infobox University
name =Thomas More College
motto = Disciplined thinkers. Ethical leaders.
established = 1921
type = Private, 4 year
president = Sister Margaret Stallmeyer
city = Crestview Hills
state = Kentucky
country = USA
colors = Blue and White
nickname = Saints
mascot = Tommy Mo
affiliations = 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 arts college located in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, USA. Located minutes from Cincinnati, Ohio, the Roman Catholic school serves 1,500 full- and part-time students. The college was originally founded in 1921 by the Benedictine Sisters as Villa Madonna College.

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 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. Johnson in 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.

Accreditation

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

Programs of Study

*Accountancy
*Art
*Biology
*Business Administration
*Chemistry
*Computer Information Systems
*Communication
*Co-Op Education
*Criminal Justice
*Drama
*Economics
*Education
*English
*Exercise Science
*Foreign Languages
*Forensic Science
*Gerontology
*Health Sciences
*History
*International Studies
*Latin American & Caribbean Studies
*Mathematics
*Medical Technology
*Music
*Nursing
*Philosophy
*Physics
*Political Science
*Pre-Engineering
*Pre-Legal Studies
*Pre-Med
*Pre-Veterinary
*Psychology
*Sociology
*Sports & Entertainment Marketing
*Theology
*Web Design

Greek Life

*Alpha Delta Gamma (est. 1965)
*Theta Phi Alpha (est. 2006)

TAP

The Thomas More College Accelerated Program (TAP) is aimed towards working adults.

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” issueFact|date=February 2007. It has also been recognized by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a "selective liberal arts college."

tudent Government

The Student Government of Thomas More College is governed by the Student Government of Thomas More College Constitution.

Facts

*Thomas More College was one of the last colleges in the Cincinnati area to require COBOL as a part of its computer programming degree.
*In 2004 Thomas More College created a Bachelors program for Political Science.

References

External links

* [http://www.thomasmore.edu/ Thomas More College official web site.]


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