Rev. Cornelius M. Buckley, S.J., at the Votive Mass of St. Gladys
Maria and Anthony Dal Bello with Eustacchio Guadagnini and members of the faculty
Hardhats await the groundbreaking ceremony.
Student acolytes approach the site of St. Gladys Hall.
Rev. Hildebrand Garceau, O.Praem, delivers the invocation at the groundbreaking ceremony.
President Michael F. McLean welcomes the College’s guests.
Fr. Hildebrand sprinkles holy water on the ground.
Fr. Hildebrand blesses the site.
Dr. McLean and three representatives of the Fritz B. Burns Foundation — President Rex Rawlinson and Trustees Cheryl Robinson and Maureen Rawlinson — break the ground.
Dr. McLean and the Fritz B. Burns Foundation trustees
Chairman of the Thomas Aquinas College Board of Governors R. James Wensley thanks the Fritz B. Burns Foundation.
Rex Rawlinson, President of the Fritz B. Burns Foundation
Fr. Buckley delivers the benediction.
Scott Boydsten and Larry Rasmussen of Rasmussen & Associates, the architects for St. Gladys Classroom Building, with Dr. McLean and the Burns Foundation Trustees
Gladys Burns' daughter, Frannie Morehart, and grandaughter, Missy Mueller, sporting a necklace and earrings that belonged to Mrs. Burns.
After the groundbreaking, a celebratory luncheon in St. Thomas Plaza