Established in 1998, the Order of St. Albert is named for the great 13th century bishop and celebrated scientist. In addition to being the instructor of our patron, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Albert the Great was a friend and adviser to popes, bishops, kings, and statesmen. Membership in the Order of St. Albert is reserved for those benefactors whose generosity to Thomas Aquinas College has been exceptional. For, just as St. Thomas would not have risen to the heights that he did without the aid of his mentor, so, too, Thomas Aquinas College could not accomplish the good that it does without the generosity of these benefactors.
Members of the Order of St. Albert are awarded a cast bronze bust of St. Albert the Great modeled on the statue that stands in the College’s academic quadrangle just outside the science hall, and their names are engraved on its pedestal.
|1998||Mr.† and Mrs. James Barrett|
|Dr.† and Mrs. Harry Browne|
|Mrs. George V. Caldwell †|
|Mr. and Mrs. Carl Karcher †|
|Mr. and Mrs. Francis Montgomery †|
|Mr. Henry Salvatori †|
|Mr. Thomas P. Sullivan|
|1999||The Dan Murphy Foundation|
|The Fritz B. Burns Foundation|
|The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation|
|2001||William H. Hannon Foundation|
|Mr.† and Mrs. Harry G. John|
|2008||The Family of R. Scott & Lannette Turicchi|
|Mr. Richard L. Noble †In Memoriam|
|The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation|
|2009||Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Smeed|
|2010||Mr. and Mrs.† Edward N. Mills|
|Dr. and Mrs. Henry J. Zeiter|
|2011||Miss Kathleen Burke|
In 2008 the Family of R. Scott & Lannette Turicchi, shown here with that year’s Commencement Speaker, His Eminence George Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, were inducted into the Order of St. Albert.
“When you’re discussing the great works you have to assimilate what’s being said by the author to your own understanding. Rather than passively receiving information, we’re becoming self-learners and independent thinkers, making the great ideas our own.”
– Matthew Duggan (’18)