For Immediate Release
September 21, 2009
Contact: Charlie McKinney
Phone: (603) 880-8308, ext. 21
Mobile: (603) 913-5939
(Merrimack, New Hampshire)—On Tuesday, October 6, the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts will host a dinner celebrating the life and philanthropy of famed political journalist 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 James Nicholson, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, and Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Dr. William Fahey, president of Thomas More College.
“All of us at Thomas More College were deeply saddened by the death of Mr. Novak,” said Fahey. “The Robert Novak Scholarship Fund Dinner marks a great way for us, as a community, to come together and celebrate all that Robert Novak accomplished in his life and has done for the betterment of his fellow man.”
In 2008, Thomas More College established the Robert D. Novak Scholarship Fund with a seed grant from Novak. The scholarship provides minority high school students from inner-city Washington, D.C. with a rigorous, Catholic liberal arts education at Thomas More College.
“This scholarship affords 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 Fahey. “This scholarship fund allows 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 Politics and Culture, and the Center for Faith and Culture based in Oxford, England.
If you would like additional information, or would like to schedule an interview with President William Fahey, please contact Charlie McKinney at (603) 880-8308, ext. 21 or (603) 913-5939, or by email at cmckinney@ThomasMoreCollege.edu.