At the close of Thomas Aquinas College’s 1989 Commencement ceremony, new graduate Annie (Tobias ’89) Walsh excitedly embraced her mother, and a photographer from the Ventura Star–Free Press caught the moment in a joyful photo that made the next morning’s edition (June 11, 1989):


Annie (Tobias ’89) and and her mother at Commencement 1989


Thirty-two years later, Mrs. Walsh and her husband, Dr. Thomas Walsh (’78), returned to the California campus Saturday for the graduation of their daughter Cecilia (’21). To mark the occasion, mother and daughter re-enacted the scene from 1989, captured below:


Cecilia Walsh (’21) hugs her mother, Annie (Tobias ’89), at Commencement 2020


Congratulations to the Walshes and the Class of 2021!