MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear Friends and Alumni of the College,
The Torch is a symbol of St. Thomas Aquinas College. It reflects our motto, “to enlighten the mind through truth.” Each day our dedicated faculty work with our students to awaken within them the thirst for knowledge so they may use this knowledge to build a holistic and sustainable world. Thank you for the example you are and bringing light and kindness into our global community.
As you know, this will be a year of transition as I celebrate 25 years of service at STAC and as we welcome a new president in July 2020. It is an honor to work with you as we continue to build the future of our college today.
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On behalf of the St. Thomas Aquinas College Alumni Association Board, we are delighted you are part of the STAC family. We want to have a meaningful and beneficial relationship with you and find ways for you and your family to connect with us. Please visit the STAC ALUMNI PAGE to share, connect, give, or register for events.
We are excited to share St. Thomas Aquinas College news. The College has added Exercise Science and Hospitality Management to over 100 majors, minors, and programs already offered.
With Smart Learning at the forefront of academics we provide state-of-the-art classrooms, a robotics lab, 3-D printers, an exercise science lab, and study centers to facilitate learning.
The Spartan Athletics Department added three new sports: Sprint Football, Women’s Bowling, and Women’s Triathlon.
The College is continually investing in the students of today and preparing for the needs of future students. We do this by elevating our academic programs, enhancing the campus, and building a rich community. To read more about all of the Program of Study and Student Opportunities, check out our BEST YOU EVER brochure.
Barbara Wallenstein ’90 James Russell ’99; ‘16
President of the Board of Directors Vice President of the Board Directors
To see the fill list of our Alumni Association Board Members, visit our web page.
What's Happening on Campus
St. Thomas Aquinas College Hosted Its 62nd Commencement Day
On Friday, May 10, 2019, close to 2,000 family and friends accompanied over 330 students who were awarded, Masters, Bachelors, and Associate Degrees.
According to Dr. Margaret Fitzpatrick, S.C., Ed.D., President of the College, “Commencement day is the best day of the academic year, we are able to celebrate with our graduates, their academic accomplishments, their holistic development, and their preparedness for their journey in life.”
The STAC Pledge program is a scholarship and career-readiness opportunity for all incoming first-year, full-time students. We help our students gain access to a top-rated education, so they can make a difference in their lives and the world.
Learn more about the STAC Pledge.
We continue to provide top-rated education. Our faculty comes together once a year to share current research interest in a casual and welcoming setting for an exchange of ideas. To read more about the research presented, see our Faculty Research Overview.
"This was another great year for the St. Thomas Aquinas College Track & Field team. The National Championship opportunities, awards, and honors that our athletes received this season are well earned, their hard-work and dedication to the program has certainly paid off in practices and competitions," said Head Coach, Lorne Marcus.
Alumni and Friends are Lifelong Members of our Community
The Office of Alumni Affairs works to bridge the gap between over 13,000 Alumni and STAC.
We do this through networking events, programs, email communication, social media platforms, College leadership roles, speaking, and volunteer opportunities, and we provide channels to give. To learn more visit us at STAC Alumni, or to donate to the STAC Annual Fund.
The Office of Development seeks to promote the Mission and Vision of the College, and partners with donors to maximize the impact of their gifts. For more information, please contact Linda LoRe at [email protected] or visit our website.
The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations identifies and engages prospective external partners and matches their philanthropic interests with the College initiatives. If it interests your corporation or foundation in learning more about potential funding opportunities or how to make connections on campus, please contact Rhonda VanAntwerp at [email protected] or visit our website.