Thomas More College Success Center
Thomas More College announced on May 17, 2014 that an anonymous benefactor has made the largest gift in the College's history. The $4 million gift, which the College has been challenged to match within a four year period, is principally focused on the creation of the Benedictine Endowment of the Thomas More College Success Center. The funds are restricted and must be used for the creation of the success center. This center will make a significant impact on students' academic success: retention, graduation and career placement.
The Thomas More College Success Center will have three major components.
- The The Dr. Anthony R. and Geraldine Zembrodt Institute for Academic Excellence (IAE) will include tutoring, academic counseling and persistence counseling which includes intensive monitoring of at-risk students.
- The Institute for Learning Differences (ILD) is a Federal Level II academic support program for students with documented learning differences. This program includes professional tutoring, individual mentoring/coaching, study skills support, quiet test taking areas and adaptive equipment.
- The Institute for Career Development and Graduate School Planning (ICG) will consist of career advising, graduate school advising, and will include the experiential learning component which will soon become a requirement. This will include professional skills development and relationship building with employers and graduate schools. Assistance in application services, recommendations portfolio management and placement tests will also be provided. Experiential learning, which will become a requirement for all Thomas More College students, will be a part of this center.
Academic support, advising, tutoring and career services are important areas that directly impact retention, graduation and career/graduate school placement rates. When students choose Thomas More College, they (along with their parents) want to be confident that they will succeed in school, graduate and be able to get a job or attend graduate school. This initiative will ensure that Thomas More College is a leader in accomplishing students' educational goals.
Overall, the gift will impact as many as 1,600 undergraduate students every year, plus recent graduates. Over 80% of Thomas More College's 10,000+ alumni network reside work and raise their families in the northern Kentucky greater Cincinnati region.
Click here for the press release.
Click here for the link to the Cincinnati.com article.
Click here for supplemental marketing materials.
For additional information about giving to the Thomas More College Success Center, please contact:
Cathy Silvers, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, 859-344-3538Don Gorbandt, Director of Principal Gifts, 859-344-3540