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Alumni & Parent Day 2017: Photos & More

Alumni & Parent Day 2017: Photos & More

Posted: October 11, 2017

Alumni, parents of current students, and their families from throughout Southern California converged on campus Saturday for Alumni and Parent Day. The event began with Mass in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel, followed by brunch in St. Joseph Commons. In the afternoon, the College hosted three separate seminars, led by members of the teaching faculty, about St. Thomas Aquinas' writing on charity from the Summa Theologiae.

Meanwhile, children had fun at the student-organized Junior Olympics ...

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  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Junior Olympics
    Slideshow: Junior Olympics
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Junior Olympics
    Slideshow: Junior Olympics
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Junior Olympics
    Slideshow: Junior Olympics
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Junior Olympics
    Slideshow: Junior Olympics
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Junior Olympics
    Slideshow: Junior Olympics
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Junior Olympics
    Slideshow: Junior Olympics
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Junior Olympics
    Slideshow: Junior Olympics
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Junior Olympics
    Slideshow: Junior Olympics
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Junior Olympics
    Slideshow: Junior Olympics
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Junior Olympics
    Slideshow: Junior Olympics
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Junior Olympics
    Slideshow: Junior Olympics
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Junior Olympics
    Slideshow: Junior Olympics

... and, thanks to the past year's rains, the return of the annual Cardboard Yacht Race: 

  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Cardboard Yacht Race
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  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Cardboard Yacht Race
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  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Cardboard Yacht Race
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  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Cardboard Yacht Race
    Slideshow: Cardboard Yacht Race
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Cardboard Yacht Race
    Slideshow: Cardboard Yacht Race
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Cardboard Yacht Race
    Slideshow: Cardboard Yacht Race
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Cardboard Yacht Race
    Slideshow: Cardboard Yacht Race
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Cardboard Yacht Race
    Slideshow: Cardboard Yacht Race
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Cardboard Yacht Race
    Slideshow: Cardboard Yacht Race
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Cardboard Yacht Race
    Slideshow: Cardboard Yacht Race
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Cardboard Yacht Race
    Slideshow: Cardboard Yacht Race
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Cardboard Yacht Race
    Slideshow: Cardboard Yacht Race
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Cardboard Yacht Race
    Slideshow: Cardboard Yacht Race

Afterward the recreation continued with basketball and volleyball:

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  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- basketball and volleyball
    Slideshow: Basketball and Volleyball
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- basketball and volleyball
    Slideshow: Basketball and Volleyball
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- basketball and volleyball
    Slideshow: Basketball and Volleyball
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- basketball and volleyball
    Slideshow: Basketball and Volleyball
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- basketball and volleyball
    Slideshow: Basketball and Volleyball
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- basketball and volleyball
    Slideshow: Basketball and Volleyball
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- basketball and volleyball
    Slideshow: Basketball and Volleyball
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- basketball and volleyball
    Slideshow: Basketball and Volleyball
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- basketball and volleyball
    Slideshow: Basketball and Volleyball
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- basketball and volleyball
    Slideshow: Basketball and Volleyball
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- basketball and volleyball
    Slideshow: Basketball and Volleyball

In the evening, President Michael F. McLean welcomed parents and alumni at a reception in St. Gladys Plaza …

  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Reception
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  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Reception
    Slideshow: President’s Reception
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Reception
    Slideshow: President’s Reception
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Reception
    Slideshow: President’s Reception
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Reception
    Slideshow: President’s Reception
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Reception
    Slideshow: President’s Reception
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Reception
    Slideshow: President’s Reception
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Reception
    Slideshow: President’s Reception
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Reception
    Slideshow: President’s Reception
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Reception
    Slideshow: President’s Reception
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Reception
    Slideshow: President’s Reception
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Reception
    Slideshow: President’s Reception
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Reception
    Slideshow: President’s Reception
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- Reception
    Slideshow: President’s Reception

… followed by a barbeque dinner with students in the campus picnic area and an ice-cream social in St. Joseph Commons

  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- bbq and dessert
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  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- bbq and dessert
    Slideshow: Barbeque & Dessert
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- bbq and dessert
    Slideshow: Barbeque & Dessert
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- bbq and dessert
    Slideshow: Barbeque & Dessert
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- bbq and dessert
    Slideshow: Barbeque & Dessert
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- bbq and dessert
    Slideshow: Barbeque & Dessert
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- bbq and dessert
    Slideshow: Barbeque & Dessert
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- bbq and dessert
    Slideshow: Barbeque & Dessert
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- bbq and dessert
    Slideshow: Barbeque & Dessert
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- bbq and dessert
    Slideshow: Barbeque & Dessert
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- bbq and dessert
    Slideshow: Barbeque & Dessert
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- bbq and dessert
    Slideshow: Barbeque & Dessert
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- bbq and dessert
    Slideshow: Barbeque & Dessert
  • Alumni-Parent Day 2017 -- bbq and dessert
    Slideshow: Barbeque & Dessert

“It was a great time, bringing together so many parts of the College community,” says Robert Bagdazian, coordinator of the Thomas Aquinas College Parents’ Association. “We can’t wait to do it again next year!” 

Patrick Nazeck (’19) -- quote 2

“Here I am surrounded by other people my age who share my interests, who value their education as much as I do, and whom I can have fun with while still learning about big ideas. It is an awesome experience that I have never found anywhere else.”

– Patrick Nazeck (’19)

Ridgecrest, California

“Thomas Aquinas College is doing on the undergraduate level exactly what should be done. The College's alumni and alumnae prove that with this kind of education you can go on and do anything.”

– Dr. Ralph McInerny (†)

Scholar and Writer

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