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Students receive a blessing from one of the College’s three chaplains with a first-class relic of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Please pray for Joseph Phillip Donald Kern, who for many years served as Thomas Aquinas College’s general counsel, and who died on December 1.

It’s finals week at Thomas Aquinas College, and the signs are everywhere.

New England news, alumni updates, photos & more

The fall the series featured four talks, all given by members of the College community.

Please pray for the Norm Goyette, Jr., who passed away today.

Friends of Thomas Aquinas College gathered in downtown Los Angeles on December 1 for the annual Christmas Dinner.

KEYT News 3 has produced a video about Thomas Aquinas College and how, by God’s grace and the efforts of many, it survived the the Thomas Fire largely unharmed.

In the waning days of the fall semester before final examinations, 13 Thomas Aquinas College juniors gathered in the rotunda of St. Thomas Hall Wednesday to sing.

One week after the men of Thomas Aquinas College squared off for the annual Turkey Bowl, the women met on the campus fields Sunday for the “Powder Puff Bowl”

The Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski, Bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts, recently appeared on WGBY-TV to discuss the College’s plans for a branch campus in his diocese.

On Saturday, December 1, the students of Thomas Aquinas College transformed St. Joseph Commons into a formal ballroom for the annual Christmas dance:

Olivia Cobb (’16) reports from Washington University in St. Louis, where she is “studying biostatistics and loving every minute of it” in one of the field’s top programs.

The pioneers, or settlers, who will launch Thomas Aquinas College’s New England campus next year gathered Monday night for a celebration of their shared venture.

Please pray for alumnus Douglas Alexander (’77), who suffers from serious dementia and is said to be declining rapidly.

At 6:28 p.m., one year ago, flames erupted just a half mile from the California campus of Thomas Aquinas College. 

Please pray for Joe Kern, who for many years served as Thomas Aquinas College’s general counsel, and who has fallen seriously ill.

Some 20 students gathered at the Ventura Planned Parenthood to sing Christmas Carols.

On Wednesday evening, students decorated the Ken and Joyce Skinner Coffee Shop for Christmas.

Five years ago, the College profiled alumna Dr. Caroline Johnson (’97), who, as a traveling internist, was the portrait of versatility.

Please pray for Margaret (Boersig ’81) and Dave Mason, parents of 10 children, including five alumni and one current student.

One of the College’s newest alumni priests, Rev. Miguel Batres, O.Praem. (’08), appears in a new video where he answers the question, What is the Mass?

Please pray for the repose of the soul of the Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin, and a longtime friend of the College, who died Saturday.

“What, exactly, can one do with a liberal education?”

On Saturday the upperclassmen squared off against the underclassmen in the College’s annual Turkey Bowl flag-football game.

On November 17 the Thomas Aquinas College Choir performed a complete, unabridged production of Handel’s Messiah at its fall concert in St. Cecilia Hall.

This is a time to give thanks for the many blessings we share.

A loyal and longtime friend of Thomas Aquinas College, Frances Scheller Morehart passed away on November 13, just one week short of her 94th birthday.

“Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) is back on track to open a branch campus in New England …”

Dozens of freshmen gathered in St. Cecilia Hall Thursday afternoon to learn about a tantalizing possibility: completing their course of studies on the New England campus.

Adapted from Dean Goyette’s report to the Board of Governors at its May 11, 2018, meeting.

The College’s new vice president for finance, Dennis McCarthy, met with members of the student business club on Sunday.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Raffaella Stroik, daughter of Duncan, the design architect of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel.

New England news, honoring Peter DeLuca, photos & more

The electronic newsletter of the Thomas Aquinas College Parents’ Association

Be sure not to miss these recent articles by alumni writers …

Two choirs from two of Southern California’s Christian colleges recently joined their voices on the campus of Thomas Aquinas College at the first-ever Gold Coast Christian College Fest.

 

There is one list on which Thomas Aquinas College is nowhere to be found: The 25 Colleges that Make the Most Money from Students’ Application Fees. 

Seminarians from St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo came to the California campus to battle students in a game of ultimate Frisbee.

College Consensus has ranked the College No. 18 on its list of “50 Underrated Colleges Doing Great Things.”

“You’ve been in Massachusetts because you’re a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College,” began host Cy Kellett on a recent episode of Catholic Answers Live.

At their annual retreat, members of the Board of Governors took time to honor the Board’s longest-serving member, Peter L. DeLuca.

The former campus of a boarding school, the beautiful, 100-acre property sits in the historic Connecticut River Valley.

The community surprised Fr. Buckley at lunchtime with a a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” and “For He's a Jolly Good Fellow.”

On this All Souls’ Day, please pray for ……

Photos of this year’s Halloween Dance, sponsored by the Sophomore Class.

Some 200 friends gathered on the New England campus on Sunday, rejoicing in the news that the College will soon offer its program of Catholic liberal education on the East Coast.

In anticipation this weekend’s Halloween Dance, students gathered in the campus coffee shop on Wednesday evening to carve pumpkins.

Thomas Aquinas College has received unanimous approval from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to open a branch campus in Northfield, Massachusetts. 

California-based Thomas Aquinas College has received approval from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to operate a branch campus here.

Thomas Aquinas College received approval from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to start a branch campus in western Massachusetts.

“What really matters is if I listen to the Church and learn from its wisdom,” says Isaac Cross (’19)

On Sunday, October 21, Thomas Aquinas College students performed in the first of this year’s two informal concerts — “Schubertiades” — in St. Cecilia Hall.

A semi-annual showcase of musical talents

Students participate in the semi-annual campus blood drive.

Thomas Aquinas College has received approval from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to open a branch campus and grant degrees in Western Massachusetts.

The city of Klamath Falls, Oregon, has a new City Attorney: Michael Swanson (’93).

New faculty, a student’s take on the dress code, college guides, photos & more

On the afternoon of Sunday, October 14, Thomas Aquinas College hosted a concert featuring Italian tenor Luciano Lamonarca in St. Cecilia Hall

On Friday night, groups of about 20 Thomas Aquinas College students from all classes gathered in classrooms across the campus for the All-College Seminar.

Alumni, parents of current students, and their families from throughout Southern California converged on campus Saturday for Alumni and Parent Day.

On Columbus Day, a 25-year old statue of the holiday’s namesake found a new home on the campus of Thomas Aquinas College.

​Early this year David Trull (’13) took three months from his career as a financial-services professional to serve as a volunteer for a Peruvian nonprofit that aids the poor.

Three New Tutors, Vice President, and Facilities Manager

This past weekend, retired tutor Dr. Carol Day and the College’s resident assistant, Jeannette Richard (’17), led a campout at the Sage Hill campground in Santa Barbara.

“The college I attend is admittedly not your average college …”

The American Council of College Trustees and Alumni has released its annual report on the curricular strength of American institutions of higher learning.

The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles paid a visit to St. Thérèse Hall. 

The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles report the wonderful news that they have welcomed Maggie Conklin (’17) as a new postulant.

This past weekend, the sophomores hosted an informal dance for members of the Freshman Class.

Bishop Daly’s Matriculation remarks from Convocation 2018

The National Catholic Register has selected Thomas Aquinas College as one of only 38 faithfully Catholic colleges and universities in its Catholic Identity College Guide 2018.

College Factual, a statistics-based guide, has ranked Thomas Aquinas College as No. 8 in the United States on its list of the 1,510 “Best Colleges for the Money.”

A group of Thomas Aquinas College students explored the natural beauty surrounding campus this past weekend with a backpacking trip to Topatopa Bluff.

On September 15, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, a group of students conducted a Rosary procession around the campus.

Friends and alumni of Thomas Aquinas College recently gathered in the Windy City for a seminar and planning meeting, followed the next day by a Mass and barbeque.

Mark Holtzman of West Coast Aerial Photography took some photos of the campus, which the company has graciously shared with the College.

Faith on View has ranked the College on its list of “Top Christian Colleges.”

Thomas Aquinas College has climbed 15 spots in the annual U.S. News and World Report college ranking.

A feature story in the New York Times describes the efforts of Beau Braden, D.O. (’00) to establish a hospital in his impoverished, rural community.

New property, new building, photos, college guides & more!

On Friday night the College hosted the inaugural concert of this year’s St. Vincent DePaul Lecture and Concert Series.

Juniors welcomed members of the Class of 2022 on Saturday night with a dance on the St. Gladys Patio.

For nearly 40 years, the College has operated on a 131-acre property. By God’s grace, the size of that property has now expanded more than six-fold.

Thomas Aquinas College has climbed 15 spots in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report college rankings, from No. 58 to No. 43 among national liberal arts college.

“The Church should immediately call for the end of hearing confessions face to face in ‘reconciliation rooms.’”

CNBC has named its “Top 10 Colleges for Financial Aid” and, for the second straight year, Thomas Aquinas College has made the list.

Alumna writer Sophia (Mason ’09) Feingold observes that the latest news of scandal in the Church has revived old arguments against priestly celibacy.

 This past weekend Seniors welcomed the new Freshman Class with a trip to the beach and a dance.

Thomas Aquinas College has earned a spot among the nation’s top scools,“based on what they are doing for the country,” according to Washington Monthly.

“In spite of all this,” writes the Rev. Mr. Andrew De Silva (’03) of the Church’s ongoing abuse scandal,  “I still feel called by God. Am I naive?”

Last Saturday members of the College community gathered on the athletic fields for the annual All-College Picnic.

Homily from the Mass of St. Cecilia, Dedication of St. Cecilia Hall

is Excellency visited the College’s Santa Paula, California, campus to impart his blessing on the recently completed St. Cecilia Lecture and Concert Hall.

President Michael F. McLean has recommended His Excellency’s letter to members of the Thomas Aquinas College community.

Some 135 students, hailing from 5 countries and 31 states, matriculated as freshmen at Thomas Aquinas College — the Class of 2022.

Remarks from the Matriculation Ceremony, Convocation Day 2018

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.