Ventura County Star: On its 40th anniversary, Thomas Aquinas College is holding onto its original mission

Catholic traditions guide campus marking 40 years


By Jean Cowden Moore
Posted November 13, 2011 at 8:30 p.m

Thomas Aquinas College was founded 40 years ago to preserve traditional Catholic education in a world where other Catholic colleges gradually were growing more liberal.

As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, Thomas Aquinas is sticking steadfastly to that mission, requiring that students read the classics rather than textbooks, live in single-sex dorms with 11 p.m. curfews during the week and address each other as "miss" or "mister" in class....