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Alumni & Parent Day 2018: Photos & More

Alumni & Parent Day 2018: Photos & More

Updated: October 10, 2018

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. Later in the morning, the College hosted a seminar, led by members of the teaching faculty, about St. Thomas Aquinas’ writing on the Crucifixion and burial of Christ from the Compendium Theologiae:

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Then came a favorite annual kids’ event — the Cardboard Yacht Regatta: 

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Afterward the recreation continued with basketball and volleyball for the adults …

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… and, for the children, a student-organized Junior Olympics:

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In the evening, President Michael F. McLean welcomed parents and alumni at a reception in St. Gladys Plaza, followed by a barbeque dinner with students in the campus picnic area and an ice-cream social in St. Joseph Commons

“It was a blessed time, as always, having so many parts of the community in one place,” says Robert Bagdazian, coordinator of the Thomas Aquinas College Parents’ Association. “We can’t wait to do it again next year!” 

Isabella Hsu (’18) on discussion method

“In our classroom discussions, we are responsible for our own education. We have to get our hands dirty, to figure out the material, to let it become part of us and make us better people. That is real learning.”

– Isabella Hsu (’18)

Redondo Beach, California

“What you do here at this college is important not only for the individual salvation of your soul, but really as a witness to all of society.”

– Most Rev. Robert Francis Vasa

Bishop of Santa Rosa

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