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Local Paper Names TAC, New England,
as a “Top News Story” for 2019

Posted: December 26, 2019

The Greenfield Reporter, the 125-year old newspaper serving the Connecticut River Valley region of Western Massachusetts, has published its list of the area’s biggest stories of 2019. Not surprisingly, the opening of Thomas Aquinas College, New England, is among the top items:

NORTHFIELD — After years of anticipation, the 217-acre campus in Northfield was revitalized with student activity this fall for Thomas Aquinas College’s first semester on the East Coast.

“The semester went beautifully,” said Director of College Relations Anne Forsyth.

The school’s main campus is located in Santa Paula, Calif. The Northfield campus is now home to 60 students, with 30 freshmen and 30 sophomores who transferred from the West Coast campus.

The story also features a quote from the College’s associate director of Admissions on the New England campus, John Jost. “The thing that sticks out to me is the excitement that the students have had here on campus,” says Mr. Jost. “Everyone who is here is part of a new journey. … They’ve been really happy to be here.”

The College is already preparing for the second New England High School Summer Program — to take place from July 26 to August 8, 2020 — and spots are rapidly filling up for next year’s freshman class.