The History & Mission of the Alumni Association

In 1968, Jean M. Carpenter '68 and other dedicated Alumni came together in a common bond to strengthen what would become a life-long relationship between the College and its graduates.

That was the beginning… In 1970, the St. Thomas Aquinas College Alumni Association was formally established to foster a unified spirit among the graduates of the College while furthering the mission, goals, and welfare of the institution. Jean Carpenter was elected as the Alumni Association's President, and a Board of Directors was selected to manage the affairs of the Association.

By 1986, Alumni totaled 3,500; the College added a Director of Development and Alumni Affairs position to the staff of its Office of Institutional Advancement. This underscored the importance of securing financial resources to support the future development of the institution, as well as the College's commitment to the professional management of its fund raising and alumni relations.

Today, the St. Thomas Aquinas College Alumni Association members more than  12,000 Alumni residing in 50 states and 14 foreign countries and is overseen by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and the Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Affairs in conjunction with the advice and counsel of the Association's Board of Directors.  The Board meets regularly to discuss the design and direction of alumni programs, services, and activities, and provides the voluntary leadership essential to the successful implementation of these programs and activities.

Interested in joining the Alumni Board of Directors?  Contact Joanne Favata ‘81, Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Affairs at 845-398-4284 or email



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