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Videos: Celebrating the TAC Class of 2020!

Posted: May 16, 2020

Today marks the originally scheduled date of Thomas Aquinas College’s 2020 Commencement exercises, which have been postponed until a time when all can gather together once more. Nonetheless, the College is still awarding diplomas today (via mail) to its 95 newest graduates, whose accomplishments are being celebrated both on campus and in homes across the country.

To commemorate the occasion, we have compiled the above video, in which President Michael F. McLean, Dean John Goyette, several tutors, and this year’s scheduled Commencement Speaker — the Most Rev. Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois — extend their best wishes and congratulations to the Class of 2020. The College’s Chaplains, meanwhile, have offered a livestreamed Mass for the Graduates in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel:

The graduates are also doing some celebrating of their own! Led by Abby Hidley (’20), they have produced a slideshow — in addition to an epic Senior Boast — in honor of their achievements:

To bless the Class of 2020 on its way, members of the College community have offered up a spiritual bouquet consisting of:

  • 310 rosaries
  • 131 Divine Mercy Chaplets
  • 471 Memorares
  • 21 holy hours
  • 50 Masses
  • 61 Holy Communions

We look forward to Commencement Day 2020, when all can “tell each other with joy and gladness all that has happened,” as Alyosha says in the graduates’ Class Quotation from Fedor Dostoyevsky’s Brothers Karamazov.

St. Joseph, Patron of the Class of 2020, pray for us!