On Friday, Sept. 30, Thomas More unveiled its first named college, the St. Elizabeth College of Natural and Health Sciences.
The naming of the college is not transactional in nature, but rather intended to recognize the long-standing partnership between the two diocesan institutions, according to an announcement from Thomas More.
“In naming the St. Elizabeth College of Natural and Health Sciences, we are solidifying the partnership of two mission-driven institutions that are committed to serving the local community,” said TMU President Joseph L. Chillo.
St. Elizabeth Healthcare President and CEO Garren Colvin said the hospital is honored by the recognition.
“At St. Elizabeth Healthcare, we believe that our community, the region, the Commonwealth, and the nation should have access to world-class care throughout every stage of life,” Colvin said. “Education is critical to making this a reality, and we are dedicated to advancing the educational support and experiences that will prepare students for the healthcare fields and paths that they will take after graduation.”
St. Elizabeth Healthcare currently offers Thomas More nursing students financial support of up to $5,000 per year for four years with guaranteed employment at the hospital for those who agree to a two-year work commitment after graduation.