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durneyGreetings From the Provost

Whether you are a current student, a prospective student, parent, or curious visitor, welcome to our electronic venue!  I wish you well as you actively engage in your college decision-making, or as you pursue your academic goals right here within our college community.

As I say frequently in many venues, all of us here at St. Thomas have dedicated our professional lives to helping our students succeed.  That involves a great deal of personalized attention, especially from our Academic Affairs team, anchored by our terrific faculty!  As a liberal arts college, we want you to enjoy exposure to a variety of different disciplines, no matter what major you have chosen.  And our faculty work diligently to insure that you will graduate as a thinker and a lifelong learner…and there’s no better way to achieve that goal than to experience many intellectual traditions.

We continue to enhance our degree programs, insuring that they remain current and invigorating, and we continually look for new offerings which might appeal to new students.  Our most recent major is a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, which came on the heels of a new program in Sports Management Studies, but these are only samples of the more than 100 majors, minors and specializations available to you!  Many of our degree programs involve practical internship experiences, all have some ethical component embedded in the core courses, and several of our curricular offerings have co-curricular experiences built in.  We also boast a wide variety of graduate opportunities, a fine example of which is NYU’s graduate MSW program which is offered here on our campus, and which is available to qualified St. Thomas seniors in their second semesters.

One critically important consideration for you to include in your college-search thinking is this – our faculty are focused on exemplary teaching, and working tirelessly with students to achieve their academic goals.  Every student has a faculty adviser who works with him/her individually, and serves as a resource for a variety of things, including professional aspiration discussions.  We also have varied academic support services available to all students to help insure that success.

You will find many of the specifics within these electronic pages.  But please feel free to contact anyone in the Academic Affairs area for further information or counsel.  We wish you great success in your many endeavors, and stand ready to assist whenever we can be helpful.

Best wishes!

Dr. John Durney
Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs




St. Thomas Aquinas College
125 Route 340
Sparkill, NY 10976



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