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Part of the 2020-21 St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series, Thomas Aquinas College, New England

Workers have completed the installation of a double gate in the altar rail in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel on the campus of Thomas Aquinas College, New England.

Br. John Winkowitsch, O.P. (’04), will be ordained to the transitional diaconate — the third of four alumni to be ordained this year!

Dr. Neumayr came home from the hospital several days later than had been anticipated after his heart valve replacement surgery.

In addition to earning a spot in the Top of 50 of U.S. News’ annual rankings, Thomas Aquinas College has this year claimed No. 3 in the United States for social mobility.

Opening Lecture in the 2020-21 St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series, Thomas Aquinas College, California

Preview Text: Princeton Review, Faith in Action, Reopening New England & more ...

Hard though it may be to believe, the adorable redheaded boy from the College's longstanding ad is now a member of the Thomas Aquinas College Class of 2024.

Throughout the work, Mrs. Montanaro also shares details of her own life as a Third Order Carmelite living in the Western Massachusetts countryside. 

Dr. Neumayr will undergo heart surgery; Mrs. Neumayr is receiving treatment for a recent burn.

Br. Michael Thomas Cain (’18) and Br. Kevin Peter Cantu (’15) made their first vows as members of the Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus.

Opening lecture in the 2020-21 St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series

By God’s grace, a towering crucifix will one day become an iconic part of the New Mexico skyline, thanks in no small part to alumnus Erik Bootsma (’01).

The College’s friends and alumni have provided funding for 69 items on a gift registry of re-opening needs, totaling more than $30,000 in value. 

The online consultancy has included the College in its 2021 “Top 25 Best Colleges in the Far West” and and “Top 25 Best Rural Colleges” rankings.

On August 15, the Feast of the Assumption, Rev. Mr. Robert W. Andrews became a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

So much lies ahead of you. But what is crucial is that you find the right path to follow; to walk down the right road that will safely lead you into your future.

What role does the Church, who is our mother and teacher, expect us to play in the Spirit’s divine activity of renewing the face the earth?

In pursuing this education we hearken to Our Lord’s command to “be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

Mary Catherine Eddyblouin (’19) has received the habit of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, and the religious name Sr. John Henry.

John Paul II Athletic Center, remembering Andrew More, alumni news, and more

Thomas Aquinas College provides one of the best undergraduate educations in the country, according to The Princeton Review.

As part of the re-opening plan, the College is renovating the antiquated Tracy Student Center so that it will be a fun, desirable spot for students to gather without leaving campus. 

Mr. May has now authored a book detailing how history’s great thinkers provide invaluable insights into some of the most critical technological challenges of our times.

Organizers of a recent college conference asked Thomas Aquinas College to present a two-minute video explaining TAC and its program of Catholic liberal education …

As part of a regional effort to bid His Excellency farewell, the College’s associate dean, Dr. Thomas J. Kaiser, has recorded the above video, expressing the College’s gratitude and best wishes

Alumni are supporting vulnerable Native American populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The forthcoming athletic center on the California campus will be named for St. John Paul II, a beloved pope and a champion of sport and physical fitness.

On this day eight years ago, Thomas Aquinas College learned the tragic news that one of its students, Andrew “Kent” Moore (’14), died that very morning 

“It’s miraculous,” says Dr. Nancy Faller of the journey that brought her from an evacuation hospital in Vietnam to Thomas Aquinas College.


On the California campus, construction has begun on a new athletic center, made possible by a $15 million grant from the Fritz B. Burns Foundation of Los Angeles. 


“The emergence of AI is pushing everyone into understanding what education ultimately means.”


Fr. De Silva serves in the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, as well as in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps. 

“While I was on campus, I sat in on some classes, and one particularly captivated me.”

Part two of our introductions to the 2020 Summer Program prefects for Thomas Aquinas College, New England!

The second annual High School Summer Program for Thomas Aquinas College, New England, is right around the corner!

Summer Program, Bishop Barron, outpouring of generosity & more!

The Omaha World-Herald named a member of the incoming freshman class, Ambrose Terneus, to the paper’s 2020 All Metro Academic First Team.

Drawing on her experience of applying Catholic Montessori principles to the raising of nine children, Mrs. Sweeney is sharing her knowledge with other parents.

Only four year since his graduation, Louis Knuffke (’16) has been named the headmaster of the Chesterton Academy of Annapolis, Maryland.

Part three of the 2020 Summer Program prefects for Thomas Aquinas College, California!

In continuation of the three-part series we began last week, here is part two of our introductions to the 2020 Summer Program prefects for Thomas Aquinas College, California! 

Audio of the funeral homily for Fred Arthur (’96) by Rev. Ramon Decaen (’96)

At the end of last week, Thomas Aquinas College, California, was forced to say goodbye to the stately oak tree on the academic quadrangle.


Anthony and Audrey were faithful contributors to Thomas Aquinas College for many years.

Please pray for Dr. Norman P. De Silva (’75), a member of the College’s first graduating class who later served as a member of the teaching faculty.

Against all odds, the 2020 High School Summer Program is just around the corner! 

Hundreds of friends made gifts to the College, collectively surpassing the campaign’s goal on its final day.

“Like their counterparts in city streets, our students also grapple with matters of truth, justice, and human dignity, but with some rather important differences …”

Nearly 50 years ago the founders of Thomas Aquinas College made an audacious commitment.

What the superintendent of Boston's Catholic schools had to say after visit to TAC, New England.

In the last four years, more than 60 colleges nationwide — 17 of them in New England — have closed their doors, merged, or announced plans to do so.

“I don’t bring something special to the priesthood; the priesthood is something that God gives to me.”

“The chapel at Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) in Santa Paula, California is a must-see for Catholics.”

This photo is no sign of the times. Rather, it is a sign of contradiction, a reminder of the difference that TAC graduates are making in the world.

Dr. Kathleen Sullivan (’06) has been named a full-time faculty member in Christendom’s Department of English and Literature.

The Most Rev. Robert E. Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, joined the community of Thomas Aquinas College as its members prayed the Holy Rosary on Friday, June 19.

Ours is a world which increasingly insists that faith and reason are incompatible.

Evelyn Murray, a new graduate of Notre Dame Academy High School in Los Angeles, was recently profiled by Angelus News.

The Federalist is among the key texts of the American founding.

In the 16 years since she first learned of Thomas Aquinas College, Dr. Melissa Buckley has proved herself to be not only a good friend, but an inspiring one.

Fred Arthur (’96) passed away this afternoon in California.

Mr. Arthur, a husband and father of four, is struggling in his battle with cancer. 

His Holiness Pope Francis has named the Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski as the new Archbishop of St. Louis, Missouri.

The Most Rev. Robert E. Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, will join the community of Thomas Aquinas College as its members pray the Holy Rosary for the sanctification of priests on Friday, June 19.

Celebrating the Class of 2020, Videos & More

The three alumnae nurses profiled on this blog nearly two months ago continue to inspire the faithful across the country.

We are, alas, still unsure whether we will be able to hold the program on either campus.

Back in March, just before COVID-19 forced students home early for the year, Thomas Aquinas College, California, hosted an informal concert, or “Schubertiade,” in St. Cecilia Hall.

Tom Brittain (’96), a legendary high school football coach in the Phoenix area, is taking the reins at Chandler Prep charter school with his son Joshua Brittain (’15).

Tom is humorous, he is direct and he is at the same time the most genuine and truly humble man I have known.

After the gift of baptism and a young life in a Catholic family, I have the gift of being in the right place at the right time.

After 41 years of faithful service, Thomas J. Susanka — erstwhile director of admissions and, later, gift planning — retired from the faculty of Thomas Aquinas College at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.

Dr. Sampo was the founding president of Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts in Warner, New Hampshire, and a lifelong champion of Catholic liberal education.

As the headmaster of Gregory the Great Academy in Elmhurst, Pennsylvania, Sean Fitzpatrick (’02) knows well the importance of a graduation ceremony in the life of a student. 

Two members of the College’s Board of Governors have agreed to match all gifts made to the College in the final days of Fiscal Year — up to $350,000 total!

Tim Cantu (’10)

“Thomas Aquinas College was outstanding preparation for my future career. The great books curriculum hones critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that are absolutely essential every day in law school and as an attorney. To receive this education while also attending a school with a deep and profound Catholic culture was the most valuable college experience I could have had.”

– Tim Cantu (’10)

Attorney, Pepple Cantu Schmidt