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Nathaniel Cassidy


To help deepen relationships within the broader TAC community, Thomas Aquinas College has hired Nathanael Cassidy (’22) as its new director of alumni and parent relations.

“Nathanael is a bright, affable, and enthusiastic champion of his alma mater,” says Vice President for Advancement James C. Link. “We are confident that he will do a great job of keeping both alumni and parents of students, past and present, engaged in the life of the College.”

A native of the United Kingdom, Mr. Cassidy came to the California campus as a freshman in 2018, then headed east to help settle the Massachusetts campus when it opened its doors in 2019. In 2022 he was among the 32 first graduates of Thomas Aquinas College, New England.

Following his graduation, Mr. Cassidy worked for AmPhil, a consulting firm that assists nonprofit organizations across the U.S. As an analyst, he handled client communications, project management, and a variety of writing and research projects that have prepared him well to become the College’s liaison to its parents and alumni.

During that time, he also kept busy in his personal life. In the summer of 2022, Mr. Cassidy returned to California to marry classmate Simone (Kelly ’22) in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel. The newlyweds then spent the next few months lovingly caring for Dr. Nancy Anne Faller, the New England campus nurse, who died of cancer last fall. This summer they welcomed the arrival of their first child, daughter Primrose Anne Mary Helena.

“I am deeply grateful to Thomas Aquinas College for giving me not only a fabulous education, but also many of my dearest friends, including my lovely wife and, now, our family,” says Mr. Cassidy. “I am thrilled to get to give back to the school that has given me so much, and I look forward to working closely with TAC parents and my fellow alumni.”

The Cassidys live on the New England campus, where they are actively involved in the life of the community. “No matter the coast,” says Mr. Cassidy, “TAC is home to us.”