Celebrating 40 Years with the Founders
With the College’s 40th Anniversary year coming to an end, the alumni held one last celebration on June 30 with a dinner on the campus. The speakers for the evening were none other than three of the College’s founders, Dr. Ronald P. McArthur, Dr. John W. Neumayr, and Mr. Peter L. DeLuca. The three gentlemen graciously participated in a panel discussion whimsically entitled, “They have to Answer for What they Started: Questions & Answers with the Founders.”
“As alumni of the College, we have most directly benefitted from the vision and work of the College’s founders,” says Director of Alumni Relations Mark Kretschmer (’99). “The evening provided us not only with a chance to thank and applaud these great men, but also to tap into their wisdom, and to learn from their thoughts and experience.” With many alumni eager to express gratitude and pose questions, the festive occasion ran late into the night.
“The things we discover in the classroom, we recognize as true not because someone told us that they are true, but because we have reasoned to them for ourselves.”
– Thomas Cavanaugh (’18)
“Thomas Aquinas College is lending a helpful hand to the Church to fulfill her mission. There is no doubt that this Christian environment that is nurtured here is the main cause why there have been so many responses to the call of God to the priesthood and to the consecrated life in the female and male students of your College.”
– Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski
Congregation for Catholic Education