Shelby Miller is receiving the 2020 Outstanding Senior Award at this Friday’s Commencement. She grew up in Cincinnati and transferred to Thomas More in the fall of 2018 to swim after competing at Wright State University for two years. She majored in exercise science with a minor in sports psychology. During her time at the University, Miller was the 2019-20 president of Student Athletic Advisory Committee, she was on the swim team, she was a leader for Delight Ministries, and she was involved in the 4C Scholar Society. Other awards she obtained for the 2019-20 year were Dean’s List, a top eight national finalist (making her an All-American), the NAIA Champions of Character Award, the NAIA Academic All Mid-South Conference Award, and Swimmer of the Week for the Mid-South Conference. Miller plans on attending the University of Tennessee for her master’s degree in sports psychology and motor behavior. She plans to work with collegiate athletes to discover effective mental strategies to improve athletic performance, discovering mental fortitude and positive attitudes, coping with life’s anxieties and stressors, and learning ways to improve the practice environment and the coach-athlete relationship.
Kevin Borg is receiving this year’s Post-Traditional Adult Undergraduate Award at this Friday’s Commencement. A new resident of California, Borg recently accepted a position with Procter & Gamble upon his graduation from Thomas More. As a US Navy veteran, Borg has served in several places around the world, including Iraq and Antarctica. He’s happily married and have three great kids, Tyler (13), Makayla (10), and Makenzie (5). In his free time, Borg enjoys playing sports, especially soccer. He will say his favorite activity, however, is spending time and making memories with his family. With his background and education, Borg plans to provide the best life he can for his family and start a nonprofit to raise money for brain cancer research since his daughter was impacted by the disease nearly four years ago.
Emily Schultz is receiving the 2020 Presidential Service Award at this Friday’s Commencement. A Melbourne, Kentucky, native, Schultz studied nursing, was a four-year member of the Thomas More Women’s Basketball team, and was a member of Campus Ministry. She recently began a career as an oncology RN at Good Samaritan Hospital where she is excited to make a difference in the lives of her patients.
Andrea Dingler is receiving the 2020 Post-Traditional Adult Graduate Award at this Friday’s Commencement. Dingler was born and raised on the east side of Cincinnati. She attended Mount Saint Joseph University for her bachelor’s degree in special education. This year, she completed her master’s degree in education at Thomas More, where she also received the Ruth Wernersbach-Shreve Award. Dingler will be starting her 10th year of teaching at Dixie Heights High School this fall as a special education collaborator working with freshmen. Dingler and her husband, Andrew, have three sons: Grayson, who is three, Daniel, who is two, and Oliver, who is three months. Dingler and her family love to play outside, go swimming, visit the zoo, and play together constantly.