Thomas More College to Host Dinner Honoring Robert Novak, Live Appearance by Novak Slated

by Thomas More College on October 22, 2008

For Immediate Release
October 22, 2008
Contact: Charlie McKinney
Phone: (603) 880-8308, ext. 21
Mobile: (603) 913-5939

(Merrimack, New Hampshire)— On Thursday, November 13, 2008, the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts will host a dinner celebrating the life of famed political journalist and Catholic convert Robert D. Novak. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Robert D. Novak Scholarship Fund at Thomas More College.

The dinner will be held at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. and will feature a 6 p.m. reception followed by a 7 p.m. dinner. Featured speakers during the evening will include Fred Barnes, Fox News commentator and Executive Editor of the Weekly Standard and  Jeffrey O. Nelson, president of Thomas More College. A rare special appearance by Novak is also planned.

“I am tremendously excited for this program,” said Nelson. “The evening marks a great way for us, as a community, to come together and celebrate all that Robert Novak has accomplished in his life, done for the betterment of his fellow man, and how he contributes to the advancement of the College’s mission.”

Earlier this year, Thomas More College established the Robert D. Novak Scholarship Fund with a $100,000 grant from Novak. The scholarship will provide minority high school students from inner-city Washington, D.C. with a rigorous, Catholic liberal arts education at Thomas More College.

“This scholarship will afford inner-city youth the opportunity to develop intellectually and spiritually, hone their writing and thinking skills, and absorb the best that has been written and thought in the Catholic and Western intellectual tradition,”, said Nelson.  “This scholarship fund is allowing the College to reach out to underserved communities and prepare minority youth to meet the challenges of our age through a rigorous education oriented towards wisdom and virtue.”

The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts is a four-year college that provides the rising generation with an education that forms them intellectually and spiritually within the Catholic intellectual tradition and with full fidelity to the Magisterium.  Additionally, the College has launched entrepreneurial new centers that seek to advance the teachings of the Catholic Church beyond the confines of its campus.  These centers include the Vatican Studies Center, the Center for New England Politics and Culture, the Caroline Gordon Program, and the Center for Faith and Culture in Oxford, England.


If you would like additional information, or would like to schedule an interview with President Jeff Nelson, please contact Charlie McKinney at (603) 880-8308, ext. 21 or (603) 913-5939, or by email at

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