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.
“I am so blessed and thankful to be in such a beautiful place, one that inspires me to inquire about, observe, and love God’s creation.”
– Michelle Lawless (’13)
“I thank you so much for what you are doing at Thomas Aquinas College. I hope there will always be a Thomas Aquinas College. Your contributions to the Church and the world are marvelous to behold.”
– John Cardinal O’Connor (†)
Archbishop of New York