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Thomas More to graduate 323 students at 90th commencement; Mike Wong gets honorary degree

Three hundred thirty-three students will receive diplomas at the 90th Annual Commencement Exercises for Thomas More College.

A total of 83 master’s degrees, 237 bachelor’s degrees, and 97 associate degrees are being awarded, with many students earning dual degrees.

The Class of 2018 showcases the diversity and values found at Thomas More College.

This year’s class features the first students to earn degrees from the College’s Master of Science in Athletic Training program and its Bachelor of Arts in Ethical Leadership Studies program.

The class also includes the first graduates from the women’s lacrosse team.

This year’s graduates display an impressive record of involvement in internships, co-ops, and research with 93 percent of traditional undergraduates pursuing experiential learning as part of the College’s focus on education outside the classroom.

An impressive 32 percent of students are graduating with honors.

The class consists of students from seven states and two countries and ranges in age from 20 to 62. Almost half (48%) of those graduating earned their degree through the College’s adult and graduate programs.

“Factoring in their many accomplishments, from award-winning research, academic excellence, and athletic successes, including seven conference titles this year, the class of 2018 is one of the most accomplished graduating classes in the College’s history,” says President David A. Armstrong, J.D.

Mike Wong

The Commencement ceremony will also include the awarding of prestigious honors to two local leaders.

The Most Reverend Roger Joseph Foys, D.D. Bishop of the Diocese of Covington and Chancellor of Thomas More College will be given the St. Thomas More Medallion, the College’s highest honor.

Area businessman, Mike Wong, who owns the Oriental Wok restaurant, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Business degree.

Festivities begin Thursday, May 10, at 6 p.m. with the All Graduates Banquet at Receptions in Erlanger.

The 2018 Commencement Ceremony for students earning graduate degrees is Friday, May 11, at 5 p.m. in the Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel on the Crestview Hills campus.

Saturday’s events begin with the Baccalaureate Mass held in Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony in the Connor Convocation Center at 11:30 a.m.

A President’s Reception immediately follows in the Saints Center at approximately 1:30 p.m.

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