“The newest Catholic college campus in America is one of the best I’ve seen.”
So wrote Thomas Carroll, superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Boston, upon visiting TAC’s new campus in Northfield, Massachusetts, last fall. “All the students at Thomas Aquinas College want to be here,” he continued. “And, in none of the classes did I witness any student as much as glance at a cell phone. This alone counts as a certified miracle these days.”
Writing for Boston’s archdiocesan newspaper, The Pilot, Mr. Carroll implored Catholic parents to give the College serious consideration:
“Thomas Aquinas College is offering nothing less than the chance to help ensure your child a life of faith, give them a broad ranging education that likely will prepare them better for the varied careers they will have over a lifetime,” he argued. “These are skills and gifts that will prepare them well in life and the workplace.”
Let’s be frank: The sort of environment, the sort of campus life, the sort of students that Mr. Carroll describes are exceedingly rare these days. While much of academia can today be characterized as hotbeds of ideological extremism and student madness, at TAC, he writes, “the seriousness of purpose I witnessed was breathtaking.”
If you would like to support a different sort of college, one with a “breathtaking” seriousness of purpose — where love of God and neighbor are still the highest ideals — would you please make a gift to our ongoing Week of Giving? Thanks to a friend of the College, Dr. Melissa Buckley, all gifts made by June 30 will be matched, dollar for dollar, at no cost to you.
In his article, Mr. Carroll wrote, “If you’re a grandparent worried about whether your grandchildren will remain faithful Catholics, don’t save your money for an inheritance. Instead, help pay for your grandsons and granddaughters to attend Thomas Aquinas College.”
Likewise, if you’re worried about the future for our young people, the vitality of the Church, or the well being of our society, there is no better investment to be made. Friends have already contributed $301,419 to this year’s Week of Giving. If you have not already, please join them by making a gift of your own. And if you have, may God bless you for your generosity.
We are grateful,
Paul J. O’Reilly, Ph.D.
Vice President for Advancement
Thomas Aquinas College