Celebrating 40 Years with the Founders
With the College’s 40th Anniversary year coming to an end, the alumni held one last celebration on June 30 with a dinner on the campus. The speakers for the evening were none other than three of the College’s founders, Dr. Ronald P. McArthur, Dr. John W. Neumayr, and Mr. Peter L. DeLuca. The three gentlemen graciously participated in a panel discussion whimsically entitled, “They have to Answer for What they Started: Questions & Answers with the Founders.”
“As alumni of the College, we have most directly benefitted from the vision and work of the College’s founders,” says Director of Alumni Relations Mark Kretschmer (’99). “The evening provided us not only with a chance to thank and applaud these great men, but also to tap into their wisdom, and to learn from their thoughts and experience.” With many alumni eager to express gratitude and pose questions, the festive occasion ran late into the night.
“We’re aiming for the truth in all we learn here, and developing the skills to apply that truth. This formation will keep me strong for life.”
– Aileen McCarthy (’14)
“I was moved and edified by your remarkable fidelity to St. Thomas Aquinas. Your academic program proposes an original way of training men and women capable of reading, thinking and interpreting tradition correctly.”
– Marc Cardinal Ouellet
Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops