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THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE E-LETTER

SEPTEMBER 2012

 

 

 

 

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Slideshow: Matriculation 2012Slideshow: Praying for the Unborn in Honor of Andrew Moore ('14)

 

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Slideshow: Matriculation 2012
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& Audio: Convocation 2012

 

Slideshow: Orientation 2012
Slideshow: Orientation 2012

 

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Summer Program Last Day
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  UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Feast of Bl. Mother Teresa
September 5

 

Admissions Visits: Southern California
September 10-27

 

Admissions Visits: Texas
September 10-12

 

Admissions Visits: Northern California
September 11-12

 

Lecture: Rev. Robert Spitzer, S.J.
Magis Center of Reason and Faith
September 14

 

Admissions Visits: Oregon
September 17-18

 

Tutor Talk: Dr. Christopher Decaen
September 19

 

Admissions Visits: Washington
September 19-20

 

Fall Concert
String Trios by Mozart and Haydn
September 28

 

Alumni Day
October 6

 

Columbus Day
October 8

 

Admissions Visits: Southern California
October 11 - November 8

 

Admissions Visits: Arizona
October 12-16

 

Don Rags
October 16-18

 

Feast of All Saints
November 1

 

Board of Governors Retreat
November 2-4

 

Admissions Visit: Carmel, Calif.
November 6

 

Lecture: Dr. Jeremy Holmes ('99)
Academic Dean
Wyoming Catholic College
November 16

 

IN MEMORIAM
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.

 

Robert C. Berlo
August 1, 2012
Legacy Society Member

 

John S. Schmitt
August 22, 2012
Former Tutor
Father of Julia (Six ’81), Nicholas (’82), Sr. Mary Juliana, O.Cist. (’86), Stephanie (Langley ’89), Carl (’90), Samuel (’92), and Clare (Metilly ’94)

 

HEAD OF THE CLASS
Top Ratings from Princeton Review, Forbes

The Princeton Review features Thomas Aquinas College in the 2013 edition of its annual guide, The Best 377 Colleges, which includes only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year institutions. The guide gives the College perfect scores of 99 for both academics and financial aid, and a score of 97 for quality of life.

Meanwhile, Forbes has once again named Thomas Aquinas College to its selective list of America’s Top Colleges. In its latest evaluation of the country’s top 650 schools, the nation’s leading business magazine places Thomas Aquinas College within the top 20 percent of all institutions, the top 100 private colleges and universities, and the top 10 Catholic schools.

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THE CLASS OF 2016 HAS ARRIVED!
Photos & Addresses from Convocation 2016

On Monday, August 20, 2012, some 102 students from across the country and abroad matriculated as freshmen at Thomas Aquinas College — the Class of 2016. The morning began with a Mass of the Holy Spirit in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel, with the Most Rev. Liam Cary, the newly installed Bishop of Baker (Ore.), presiding. Following the Mass, students, faculty, and staff convened in St. Joseph Commons for the Matriculation Ceremony. Members of the Class of 2016 hail from 4 countries, 25 states, and the District of Columbia. They bring the College’s total enrollment to an all-time high 370— due to the College's extraordinary retention rate — and they include 180 men (49 percent) and 190 women (51 percent).

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Convocation 2012

 

 

 

CULTURE OF LIFE
Students Pray for the Unborn in Honor of Andrew Moore (’14)

Lining the sidewalk outside the Planned Parenthood facility in Ventura, Calif., this Saturday were some 180 Thomas Aquinas College students who prayed for, and with, their departed friend, Andrew “Kent” Moore (’14). The gathering served to pay tribute to Kent as well as to continue his work. A dedicated advocate of unborn children and their mothers, Kent spent countless hours outside this clinic and others praying for an end to abortion. This summer, while participating in a Crossroads pro-life walk across America, he was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle in Indiana. His classmates were not only shocked and devastated by the news, they were also determined — determined to honor Kent in the way that they knew he would want to be honored: by serving Christ by in the unborn.

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RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Commission Finds College Has 0%
Student Default Rate


According to newly released data from the California Student Aid Commission, Thomas Aquinas College alumni have a 0.0 percent default rate on their student loans — a testament to the College’s affordability, the generosity of its benefactors, and the character of its graduates. Nationwide, the student-loan default rate stands at 8.8 percent. Of the 443 public, private, and proprietary colleges and universities in California, Thomas Aquinas College is one of only seven whose graduates receive federal student loans but do not default on them.

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DEFENDING FAITH, REASON  & LIBERTY
A Letter from President Michael F. McLean

As believers, we are destined for heaven, but we must work out our salvation here on earth, ever mindful of Our Lord’s exhortation to “be in the world, but not of it.”

As citizens of both “the city of man” and “the city of God,” to quote St. Augustine, our graduates understand the threat posed by unrelenting attacks on the fundamental rights and institutions we hold dear — religious freedom, marriage and the family, and even life itself. They know that much is at stake for those who desire to live according to God’s law in a society that is turning its back on it.

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Dr. McLean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Aquinas College
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