AIKCU Voices: Taylor Anne Walz, Thomas More University ’19

For 2020 we’re asking students and alumni of Kentucky’s independent colleges and universities to share stories about their college experiences in a new series we’re calling AIKCU Voices. If you’d like to share your story, email us at

While most of my friends were going on numerous college visits, I planned one visit to Thomas More University in December of my senior year of high school and never went on another, because I had found where I fit. There was no doubt in my mind that going to Thomas More was going to open doors for me. While I was a student, I was given the most incredible opportunities to lead, gained life-long friendships, and was blessed by numerous scholarships and support from the University’s faculty and staff. 

After graduating in May of 2019, I realized that I was not quite ready to leave my Thomas More family. I was offered a position as the events manager for the Advancement Office that I accepted with tremendous excitement. During the past nine months, I have been able to plan President Chillo’s inauguration, connect with fellow alumni during our annual Homecoming Week festivities, plan and execute two of the university’s largest fundraising events, and begin the planning for our grand centennial celebration that will be taking place in September of 2021, all while working on my Masters of Ethical Leadership in the Thomas More TAP Program.

It is true what they say – and I know from experience – that you can do more at Thomas More. 

Taylor Anne Walz
Bellevue, Kentucky
Thomas More University
Class of 2019 (and current TMU employee and graduate student)