Audio and Photos: Convocation 2012
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 371, including 181 men (49 percent) and 190 women (51 percent).
Audio from Bishop Cary’s homily at the Mass of the Holy Spirit:
Audio from Bishop Cary’s Matriculation Address:
Audio from Thomas Aquinas College President Michael F. McLean’s remarks to the Class of 2016:
Posted: August 20, 2012
“Thomas Aquinas College knows this — that the life of the mind involves the spiritual life as well — and that is why I have always thought of this institution as a college in the image and likeness of John Paul II.”
– George Weigel