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Thomas More College unveils the all-inclusive Robinson Family Academic Mentoring Center

Thomas More College unveiled its comprehensive approach to academic support, celebrating the opening of the Robinson Family Academic Mentoring Center at 3 p.m. this afternoon in the lobby of the Benedictine Library on campus.

The purpose of the Robinson Family Academic Mentoring Center is to provide all-inclusive support for all Thomas More College students to help them achieve the best possible return on investment of their college experience. It’s analogous to an information clearing house, providing one-stop consulting and referral services, along with walk-in peer-to-peer mentoring and tutoring.

Bill and Joan Robinson at opening of the Robinson Family Academic Mentoring Center at TMC

Bill and Joan Robinson at opening of the Robinson Family Academic Mentoring Center at TMC

The center features a “learning concierge” who will work with the students to identify specific needs. For students who excel, the concierge will identify academic programs, career and community services intended to give them a leg-up. If a student is struggling, the concierge will work with a student to determine the source of the academic difficulties. Once the reasons are identified, specially trained tutors will provide help in those specific areas.

The Robinson Family Academic Mentoring Center is made possible through the generosity of Thomas More College alumnus Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III ’67, his wife Joan (Wernersbach) Robinson ’69, and their aunt and uncle Thelma and Jack Robinson.

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The Mentoring Center is part of the Dr. Anthony R. and Geraldine Zembrodt Institute for Academic Excellence which is one of three components for the Thomas More College Success Center.

The other components are:

The Institute for Learning Differences which 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 which consists of career advising, graduate school advising, and support for Thomas More College’s experiential learning.

The public is invited to the unveiling of this distinctive mentoring concept, which is another example of the education innovations offered at Thomas More College that are designed to help students accomplish their educational goals, graduate, get a job or attend graduate/professional school.

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