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NKU Law & Thomas More Partner for Accelerated Program

There is a new, faster way for students to earn undergraduate and law degrees through a new partnership between Thomas More College and Northern Kentucky University.

Thomas More president David Armstrong and NKU president Geoff Mearns signed an agreement this week designed to fast-track students in a six-year program, paving the way for TMC students to earn a law degree from NKU's Chase College of Law.

Under the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program, TMC students who complete at least three-fourths of the course work required for their bachelor’s degree, may seek admission to NKU Chase College of Law. The program expedites completion of the undergraduate degree while getting a head start on the first year of law school.

“Northern Kentucky, as a region, is thriving and I believe that has a lot to do with higher education here,” Armstrong said in an announcement. “The 3+3 Program exemplifies the strong collaboration between Thomas More College and Northern Kentucky University, which not only benefits students of the two schools, but is key to the continued success of our region.”

Mearns said that the program exemplifies higher education at its best. “One of the strengths that we have in northern Kentucky is not just the strength of the educational institutions but an increasing awareness of the value of partnerships; partnerships among the institutions, partnerships between the institutions and the business community, partnerships between the institutions and our elected officials," he said.  

The agreement was signed Tuesday by Armstrong and Mearns at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Eggs ’N Issues networking event held at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center in Erlanger.

-Staff report

Image: Pat Crowley speaks with TMC president Armstrong,  NKU president Mearns, and Gateway Community & Technical College president Fernando Figueroa (provided)