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At around 7:00 p.m. last Thursday night, Thomas Aquinas College launched a new website, replacing its beloved but well-worn predecessor, which served the College ably since 2011.

“Our new site reflects more than a year’s efforts on the part of a dedicated team here at the College, working with our partners at KWALL, who developed the site,” says Chris Weinkopf, the College’s director of communications. “We are thrilled with the way it’s turned out, and we are hopeful that it will help us better connect with prospective students, alumni, parents, benefactors, and other friends about our unique program of Catholic liberal education.”

While some of the improvements to the site are cosmetic, others reflect more substantial changes, including enhanced portals for alumni, students, and parents. Yet the most popular features of the old site — such as the Faith in Action blog and the constantly updated news page — remain, albeit with a revamped design that better suits today’s mobile and desktop platforms.

“The biggest difference, aside from the overall appearance, is that the new site is built to serve two campuses,” says Mr. Weinkopf.  After operating for nearly five decades in Southern California, the College opened a second campus on the historic, century-old former site of a New England preparatory school in 2019. The new website reflects this reality, offering news, events, a faculty/staff directory and Admissions information organized by campus.

Along with the visual improvements and enhanced accessibility, the new site features stunning video footage of both campuses atop each section’s landing page, plus a new welcome video, Seek First, produced by alumnus videographer Jake Schmiedicke (’09). The site also takes advantage of a wider aspect ratio by including panoramic banners and beautiful campus photography on most every page.

“We encourage our friends to check out the new site and visit it regularly,” says Mr. Weinkopf. “It’s a wonderful way to keep in touch with the College, to see what our students and alumni are up to, and to learn about how you can either take part in or support an academic program that is helping to renew the face of the Earth.”