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The legal-news website Law360 has identified 160 lawyers as its 2019 MVPs, including Raymond Tittmann (’94).

The students of Thomas Aquinas College, California, transformed St. Joseph Commons into a formal ballroom for the annual Christmas dance.

Chaplain Rev. Greg Markey and the Thomas Aquinas College Choir led a service of “Advent Lessons & Carols” in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel.

New crest, a time of Thanksgiving, photos & more!

On Friday night students at Thomas Aquinas College, California, gathered in St. Joseph Commons for a campus-wide contest based on the TV gameshow Jeopardy!

Miss Walsh is the founder and director of Secret Garden Educational Pathways, an online tutoring and remediation service for students with special needs.

The Washington Examiner recently featured a profile of alumnus Matt Valliere (’05), executive director of the Patients Rights Action Fund.

With the addition of the New England campus in August, the College had reason to revise its official crest and, as a result, it has now adopted — for the first time — a motto.

Writing in the National Catholic Register, Patrick J. Reilly considers a question often raised by Thomas Aquinas College’s prospective students.

The Thomas Aquinas College, California, Choir and Orchestra hosted a Thanksgiving Concert as part of the St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series.

For three decades, the students of Thomas Aquinas College have come together on a weekend in November for the Turkey Bowl, an annual flag-football game.

Just as the Pilgrims celebrated their safe arrival in New England with a Thanksgiving feast in 1619, so, too, did Thomas Aquinas College’s new campus on Saturday evening.

On Sunday evening President Michael F. McLean hosted students, faculty, and staff at an all-College Thanksgiving dinner.

“We should give thanks not only with our words but with our deeds as well, especially now as the semester draws to a close.”

The first of last year’s graduates to answer God’s call to the priesthood or religious is Sr. Mary Catherine Eddyblouin (’19).

The College has bid farewell to an alumnus who has been instrumental in establishing the New England campus, and who is now devoting his energies to editorial cartooning.

Georgia Snethun (’23) earned an ARCT diploma in speech arts and drama from the Royal Conservatory of Music, with the highest mark in all of Canada.

Please pray for TAC mother and grandmother Paule Ford, who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

What did Shakespeare make of the philosophical and theological learning that was available to him?

Students and faculty on the California campus honored “the first First Lady of Thomas Aquinas College,” Marilyn McArthur, celebrating her 90th birthday.

Praise from Massachusetts, the Mercury Transit, photos and more!

When the first snow of the season fell on the New England campus last week, three hearty souls decided to seek out more. 

Please pray for Quincy Masteller, the College’s longtime general counsel, who is undergoing treatment for bladder cancer.

Two months after he graduated from Thomas Aquinas College in 2018, Thomas O’Hara married classmate Misha (Johnston ’18), and the couple departed for Prague …

Dozens watched through a telescope, outfitted with a solar filter, that was the gift of a new friend and benefactor of the College, Mr. Paul Dougherty.

Major Tulsi L. Rogers (’98) recently participated in a mock trial at famed Courtroom 600 at the Justizpalast in Nuremberg, Germany.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Patricia Kessler (’87).

Fr. Markey sent an email to the College’s alumni and friends, asking for their help to make the century-old chapel on the New England campus a fitting home for Catholic worship.

Students at Thomas Aquinas College, California, performed in the first of this year’s two informal concerts — “Schubertiades” — in St. Cecilia Hall.

In this Month of the Holy Souls, please pray for all of the College’s deceased alumni, chaplains, governors, faculty, and staff.

Students prepare for, then celebrate, Halloween on the California campus.

As we approach the feast of All Saints and All Souls, please pray for the repose of the soul of Maria Fairman, wife of Michael Fairman ('87).

“One Christ Loving Himself: St. Augustine’s Theology of Deification”

In anticipation of last weekend’s “Harvest Dance,” the students of Thomas Aquinas College, New England, gathered Friday afternoon to carve pumpkins.

Each fall, during the mid-semester break for Don Rags, the students of Thomas Aquinas College host an Open-Mic Night to showcase their musical talents.

“Inspiring Heroes: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Christian Life”

“Thomas Aquinas College is offering nothing less than the chance to help ensure your child a life of faith [and] give them a broad ranging education.”

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Marie Ann Dean, who worked as an assistant librarian at the College from 2007 to 2008, and whose son, Edmund, is a member of the Class of 2010.

Students on the College’s new campus in Northfield, Massachusetts, held  an outdoor social last Friday.

One year ago, Thomas Aquinas College tutor Dr. Travis Cooper and his wife, Briena (Dunkel ’06), requested prayers for their then 8-year-old son, Damian.

The Cardinal Newman Society has profiled Rev. Gary Selin, S.T.D. (’89), formation advisor and assistant professor at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. 

Please pray for Noreen (Barr ’79) McCann, mother of Jack (’09), Molly (’11), Maggie (’13), Martin (’16), Patrick (’17), and Bridget (’20).

There was much joy and excitement on both campuses when His Holiness Pope Francis canonized St. John Henry Newman — the latest canonized saint in the College’s classical curriculum.

“We need ethical therapists, and this is why I have come to talk to you today,” Marietta Grumbine (’14) told a group of California students at a career talk about psychology and counseling. 

Last Saturday marked the first-ever Homeric Games of Thomas Aquinas College, New England.

Perfect scores, National Review, photos & more

Over Columbus Day Weekend, Head Chaplain Rev. Paul Raftery, O.P., led a group of some 30 California students on a backpacking trip to Topatopa Bluff.

Some 28 Massachusetts priests and deacons from Franklin and Hampshire counties met for their bimonthly meeting Monday at Thomas Aquinas College, New England.

“A Traditional Catholic College in the Second-Least Religious State”

After weekly matches that lasted throughout the first half of the semester, the intramural volleyball season came to an end on both campuses last Friday.

On Friday evening, groups of about 20 Thomas Aquinas College students from all classes gathered in classrooms on both coasts for the All-College Seminar.

On Saturday, students of Thomas Aquinas College, New England, enjoyed a game night in Gould Hall.

The St. Jerome Institute, a just-opened, classical high school in Washington, D.C., has hired Will Bertain (’08) as its first assistant headmaster.

Alumnus attorney Andrew Emrich (’93) returned to the California campus last week to offer advice to students who hope to pursue careers in law or public policy.

It was a “baptism by immersion” on Monday evening as the students of Thomas Aquinas College, New England, celebrated the opening of the aquatics center in Meany Gymnasium.

 This past weekend, the California sophomores hosted an informal, country-themed dance for freshmen in St. Joseph Commons.

One week after their California counterparts, the College’s New England students gathered last Thursday for an “On Tap” forum with their campus’ assistant dean for student affairs.

The American Council of College Trustees and Alumni has released its report on the curricular strength of American institutions of higher learning, and the College is at the very top of the list.

“This is really a powerhouse of Catholicism in the northern part of the Springfield Diocese,” says Bishop Rozanski.

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) recently announced that it has named Ken Colombini (’85) as its new communications director.

Last week a sign appeared on the bulletin board in Gould Hall: “Everyone is invited to a Party — Hosted by the CC.”

California students recenty gathered in St. Cecilia Hall for “The Assistant Dean on Tap,” an informal forum with the campus’ new assistant dean for student affairs, Dr. Jared Kuebler.

Throughout September there have been volleyball matches every Friday afternoon on the New England campus. 

A newly appointed member of the Planning Commission for the City of Santa Paula, Aaron Dunkel (’06) appreciates the municipal emphasis on the common good. 

The National Catholic Register has selected Thomas Aquinas College as one of only 38 faithfully Catholic colleges and universities included in its Catholic Identity College Guide. 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Helen Grace Puccetti, who died on August 29.

Each fall at Thomas Aquinas College the sophomores, juniors, and seniors take turns staging welcome events for the new freshman class. This past weekend, the sophomores had their turn.

On Friday night Thomas Aquinas College, California, hosted classical guitarist Paul Galbraith for its fall concert.

“”As students attend classes this year … some are seeing the usual crop of live oaks on the school’s California campus give way to dense New England forests.”

On September 8, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Head Chaplain Rev. Paul Raftery, O.P., led a Rosary procession around the California campus.

Three thousand miles and three hours apart, the two campuses of Thomas Aquinas College both celebrated the new academic year on Saturday with an All-College Picnic.

On Friday night Thomas Aquinas College, New England, hosted its inaugural concert, the Madison String Quartet.

Convocation on two coasts, the latest college guides, photos & more

Thomas Aquinas College has climbed 8 spots in the annual U.S. News and World Report college rankings, from No. 43 to No. 35 among the country’s national liberal arts colleges.

Each fall the sophomores, juniors, and seniors take turns hosting welcoming events for the new Freshman Class. This past weekend, it was the seniors’ turn.

Thomas Aquinas College has earned a spot among the nation’s top colleges and universities, according to Washington Monthly.

“A video on Twitter caught my eye: tutors at the new East Coast campus of Thomas Aquinas College recited the Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity.”

Opening Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College, California 

Throughout the day Friday, a mosaic artist installed in the façade of the College’s New England chapel an image of its newly declared patroness, Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

 

In a wide-ranging interview, he discussed topics ranging from history of the College to its students, its academic program, its spiritual life, and its new campus in New England.

The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus report the joyful news that two recent graduates have entered their novitiate.

Photos from the first-ever student social on the New England campus, held in Gould Hall just after Convocation Day and before the start of classes.

On the very first day of its inaugural academic year, Thomas Aquinas College, New England, was blessed with a meaningful gift ...

“None of us here today have come of our own initiative,” Rev. Joseph Illo told the 104 freshmen gathered on the campus of Thomas Aquinas College, California.

“Higher education is the response to a voice, the vox Dei, a vocation.”

“The Almighty has called us together, summoned us, to this chapel and this campus under the bluffs of the Topatopa range.”

Alumnus videographer Jake Schmiedicke (’09) has created a video recapping the events of Saturday’s Convocation exercises — the first ever at Thomas Aquinas College, New England.

“It is indeed a privilege to be with you this afternoon to celebrate this very historic day for Thomas Aquinas College.”

Thomas Aquinas College sophomore Clara Ramos said she’s been looking forward to being among the first students at the college’s New England campus ever since she applied.”

“You freshmen are about to begin four years of Catholic liberal education.”

Friday night, the members of the Thomas Aquinas College, California, Class of 2023 enjoyed a freshman social on the academic quadrangle.

On the morning of August 24, Thomas Aquinas College, New England, held its inaugural Convocation exercises.

“After 14 years without students, the Northfield campus will once again have inquiring young minds traversing the grounds this fall.”

Thursday marked the first full day of Freshman Orientation for the members of Thomas Aquinas College’s California Class of 2023.

Saturday’s New England Convocation Mass of the Holy Spirit marks the culmination of months of effort on the part alumnus woodworker George Krestyn (’03).

Members of the Class of 2023 began arriving on the California campus Wednesday morning for the start of the 2019-20 academic year.

“The Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, will celebrate the welcoming Mass for … Thomas Aquinas College.”

An article from the College's New England chaplain in the Greenfield Recorder

Jake Schmiedicke (’09) has created a recap video from the California High School Summer Program.

Summer in New England, photos and more!

Beginning on December 17, ending on Christmas day, the chaplains of Thomas Aquinas College will offer a novena of Masses in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel.