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Commemorative Issue: The Thomas Fire

Thomas Fire Commemorative Issue

Table of Contents (articles open in PDF)


Grateful but Grieving
Thomas Aquinas College Survives Historic Fire that Bears its Name

Road to Recovery
Friends and Benefactors Step up to Support College in its Hour of Need

From the Desk of the President
After the Fire, Prayers and Gratitude

Good Neighbors
Tragedy Brings Out the Best in Surrounding Community

Terror, Hope … and Faith
Firsthand Reflections of Those who Remained on Campus

Abundance of Grace
College Buoyed by Prayers & Support During Thomas Fire

“All the Things of this World Will Pass Away”
Students Share their Memories of the Thomas Fire

Photos from the Thomas Fire
with a poem by Nico Silva (’20)

“Like a Third Set of Grandparents”
Evacuated Students Find Refuge and Solace with Heather and Bud Daily

Fire Babies
Two Tutor Families Welcome Newest Members During Thomas Fire

“We Can’t go Back to Where We Once Were”
Alumni Family Adjusts to Life Anew After Losing Home in Thomas Fire

Caregiver Calls on Alumni in Hour of Need

In Memoriam

College Update
Recent Events and Happenings

Campus Life Photos