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Slideshows & Video: <br>The President’s Reception and Taco Dinner, 2018

Slideshows & Video:
The President’s Reception and Taco Dinner, 2018

Posted: May 15, 2018

On the eve of Commencement 2018, Thomas Aquinas College President Michael F. McLean hosted a late-afternoon reception for members of the Senior Class in the newly completed St. Cecilia Hall.

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    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
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    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
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    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
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    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
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    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
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    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
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    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
  • Presidents Reception 2018
    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
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    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
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    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
  • Presidents Reception 2018
    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
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    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
  • Presidents Reception 2018
    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
  • Presidents Reception 2018
    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
  • Presidents Reception 2018
    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
  • Presidents Reception 2018
    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
  • Presidents Reception 2018
    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
  • Presidents Reception 2018
    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
  • Presidents Reception 2018
    Slideshow: The President’s Reception
  • Presidents Reception 2018
    Slideshow: The President’s Reception

Afterward, the College Parents’ and Alumni Associations jointly hosted their fourth annual dinner for graduates and their families in St. Joseph Commons. Tlaquepaque, a popular local Mexican restaurant, served fresh tacos with all the fixings. The dinner marked an opportunity for the Alumni Association to welcome its newest members, the Class of 2018, and for parents to learn how their relationship with the College can continue through the Parents’ Association and its community of faith.

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    Slideshow: Taco Dinner
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As a token of their gratitude, the Associations presented each family with a bound copy of its student’s senior thesis, a note from Dr. McLean, and several Thomas Aquinas College stickers and postcards. Giorgio Navarini (’17) and his choral group of students and recent graduates, the Floriani, showed their appreciation by performing several a cappella songs for their friends and families. Two videos of their performances are available below:

Rev. Fr. Mark Bachmann

“What we learned about God in the curriculum — St. Augustine, the way he spoke about God, and St. Thomas’ treatise in the beginning of the Summa Theologica — really set me toward my vocation.”

– Rev. Fr. Mark Bachmann, O.S.B. (’82)

Co-founder and Subprior, Annunciation Monastery of Clear Creek

“May God bless Thomas Aquinas College for its excellent performance as a Catholic college since its foundation in 1971, a college where parents can send their children and be sure that this college is maintaining the best ideals of our faith and is giving not only information but formation.”

– Francis Cardinal Arinze

Prefect Emeritus

Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

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