In their everyday lives, the College’s alumni are faithfully serving both Church and society. Yet perhaps nowhere are these good fruits more apparent than in the relatively large number of vocations to the priesthood and religious life to be found among Thomas Aquinas College graduates. Since the College’s inception, a steady 10 percent of its alumni have pursued a vocation. There are 74 alumni priests and more than 40 fully professed religious, with many more alumni in seminaries around the country and abroad.
In 2007, the Congregation for Catholic Education’s Office for Vocations asked then-College president Dr. Thomas E. Dillon to give an account for this phenomenon — why do so many priestly and religious vocations come from Thomas Aquinas College? The results of that inquiry can be found here.