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St. Thomas Aquinas College Championed as a College of Distinction

Jul 16, 2019

St. Thomas Aquinas College Championed as a College of Distinction

College resource applauds the use of high-impact practices in professional undergraduate education

St. Thomas Aquinas College’s professional programming receives national endorsement for real-world preparation. Colleges of Distinction has advocated for schools whose undergraduate experiences are grounded in a philosophy of well-rounded, individualized engagement. The past 20 years have seen the job market and society at large change exponentially, making it even more necessary for graduates to enter the workforce with adaptability and sharp critical thinking skills. Such qualities are best developed through the very kinds of hands-on experiences offered every day at St. Thomas Aquinas College.

STAC’s specialized badges represent a curriculum that invests in students’ innovative, critical thinking. Colleges of Distinction further grants this honor after a thorough review on such qualities as accreditation, breadth of programs, and a track record for success.

STAC has received specialized recognition for its high-impact approach in business, education, and career development. These accolades stem from a need for college curricula that is comprehensive not only in course material, but also in practical and soft-skills development. STAC has met these needs with a blend of liberal arts education, program-specific training, and abundant opportunities for real-world application.

“Student success is a given at St. Thomas Aquinas College,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction. “All of its programs are backed with broad perspectives across the liberal arts. Every student is pushed to be inquisitive and active. And with such extensive experiential learning opportunities, it’s no wonder why STAC’s graduates feel expertly prepared.”

The School of Business: Globalization and the intricacies of modern business operations require effective communication and apt problem-solving strategies. STAC’s School of Business programs in Accounting, Finance, Hospitality Management, Management, Marketing, Sport Management, and an array of minor specializations, keep STAC’s future leaders adaptable as they grow alongside their industry.

The School of Education: STAC is proud to graduate future educators who are not only knowledgeable but also efficient mentors who provide empathetic support and novel teaching methods. Undergraduate programs include Adolescence Education, Art Education, Childhood Education, Childhood & Special Education, and Early Childhood & Childhood Education. Graduate MSEd and MST programs are available and Dual Degree programs and Certifications are offered.

Career Development: Few questions will be on students’ minds more often than some version of “What am I going to do after graduation?” Schools awarded with the Career Development badge have shown that they are well equipped to helping their students graduate with confidence. STAC’s Office of Career Development provides unparalleled support throughout every stage of career exploration, development, and application. It is an integral part of the educational process, assisting the student and alumni population in developing self-assessment, decision-making, and job search skills essential for a lifelong career and professional development. STAC’s career services are available from the student’s first day as a freshman through graduation, and beyond. STAC alumni continue to use the resources provided for personal career advancement and to fill positions within their companies.

To view STAC’s profile or to find more information about their innovative learning experiences, please visit: https://collegesofdistinction.com/school/st-thomas-aquinas-college/

About Colleges of Distinction: Colleges of Distinction has recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education for nearly 20 years. The member schools within the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. For more information, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.

Colleges of Distinction 2019-2020 Badge

College resource applauds the use of high-impact practices in professional undergraduate education

St. Thomas Aquinas College’s professional programming receives national endorsement for real-world preparation. Colleges of Distinction has advocated for schools whose undergraduate experiences are grounded in a philosophy of well-rounded, individualized engagement. The past 20 years have seen the job market and society at large change exponentially, making it even more necessary for graduates to enter the workforce with adaptability and sharp critical thinking skills. Such qualities are best developed through the very kinds of hands-on experiences offered every day at St. Thomas Aquinas College.

STAC’s specialized badges represent a curriculum that invests in students’ innovative, critical thinking. Colleges of Distinction further grants this honor after a thorough review on such qualities as accreditation, breadth of programs, and a track record for success.

STAC has received specialized recognition for its high-impact approach in business, education, and career development. These accolades stem from a need for college curricula that is comprehensive not only in course material, but also in practical and soft-skills development. STAC has met these needs with a blend of liberal arts education, program-specific training, and abundant opportunities for real-world application.

“Student success is a given at St. Thomas Aquinas College,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction. “All of its programs are backed with broad perspectives across the liberal arts. Every student is pushed to be inquisitive and active. And with such extensive experiential learning opportunities, it’s no wonder why STAC’s graduates feel expertly prepared.”

The School of Business: Globalization and the intricacies of modern business operations require effective communication and apt problem-solving strategies. STAC’s School of Business programs in Accounting, Finance, Hospitality Management, Management, Marketing, Sport Management, and an array of minor specializations, keep STAC’s future leaders adaptable as they grow alongside their industry.

The School of Education: STAC is proud to graduate future educators who are not only knowledgeable but also efficient mentors who provide empathetic support and novel teaching methods. Undergraduate programs include Adolescence Education, Art Education, Childhood Education, Childhood & Special Education, and Early Childhood & Childhood Education. Graduate MSEd and MST programs are available and Dual Degree programs and Certifications are offered.

Career Development: Few questions will be on students’ minds more often than some version of “What am I going to do after graduation?” Schools awarded with the Career Development badge have shown that they are well equipped to helping their students graduate with confidence. STAC’s Office of Career Development provides unparalleled support throughout every stage of career exploration, development, and application. It is an integral part of the educational process, assisting the student and alumni population in developing self-assessment, decision-making, and job search skills essential for a lifelong career and professional development. STAC’s career services are available from the student’s first day as a freshman through graduation, and beyond. STAC alumni continue to use the resources provided for personal career advancement and to fill positions within their companies.

To view STAC’s profile or to find more information about their innovative learning experiences, please visit: https://collegesofdistinction.com/school/st-thomas-aquinas-college/

About Colleges of Distinction: Colleges of Distinction has recognized and honored schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education for nearly 20 years. The member schools within the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. For more information, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.

For more information please contact Annie Lombardi at [email protected]

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located on 60 acres in Rockland County, NY which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College’s 2,800 full and part-time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across three Schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the Top-Tier for Regional Universities, by Colleges of Distinction in both its New York and Catholic editions, by Affordable Colleges Online as a top College in New York for Return on Investment, and is included as a Military Friendly School®. St. Thomas Aquinas College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; its School of Education is accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and its School of Business is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). For more information, visit www.stac.edu.