Meg Murphy ('22)“I found my way to Thomas Aquinas College through architecture,” says Meg Murphy (’22), one of the prefects for this summer’s High School Great Books Program in California. “My interest in the field realized an interest in me to learn so many other things first!” 

Although Meg is a member of this year’s California graduating class, this summer marks the first time she will serve as a prefect on the West Coast. “I’ve worked every program out at the New England campus,” says the lifelong Connecticut resident, recalling the last three summers, when she helped to blaze a path for the College in Northfield, Massachusetts. But as an adopted Californian for the last four years, Meg brings another heritage to the 2022 California Summer Program. “I look forward to sharing what I love and value about TAC,” she says with a smile, “from the perspective of a recent graduate.”

When the program is complete, Meg will pursue the love of architecture that brought her to TAC by taking a job with John Canning & Co. in her home state. “It’s a historic restoration company: Rather than building things from the ground up, they go into old buildings and restore them to what they originally looked like,” she explains. “I’ll be shadowing someone who has a hand in all the areas, so the hands-on work itself, as well as some of the business side.”

Her fascination with beauty makes Meg the ideal ambassador for the College, where students spend four years in dedicated pursuit of the true, the good, and the beautiful.