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#TBT Lorenzo Neal ’16 Extends Family Football Legacy with Commitment to Purdue University

By |2020-02-24T10:39:34-06:00November 14th, 2019|Athletics, Football|

This story was originally published in February 2016. A longer than expected recruiting craze was not near enough to rattle the resolve of Lorenzo Neal ‘16. The 300 pound-plus defensive dynamo originally announced a verbal commitment to the University of Utah in August, backed away from that pledge during his robust senior season, and then [...]

Capital Gains || 15th Annual Scholarship Breakfast Salutes Basilian Spirit of Giving

By |2022-05-05T11:57:02-05:00May 4th, 2022|Academics, Alumni, Campus News, Student Life|

For 122 years, St. Thomas has embraced its goal, its passion, its obligation to provide a supportive, safe environment for Eagle students to thrive, empowering them to create positive change everywhere life takes them. The 15th Annual Scholarship Breakfast honored both donors and current recipients, and the tradition of philanthropy that remains vital to the [...]

‘Be A Coffee Bean’ || Damon West from Rock Bottom to Rebirth Through Positive Change

By |2022-12-15T10:45:02-06:00December 12th, 2022|Alumni, Campus News, Student Life|

Today’s tale is of recovery and the long road to redemption. A ringleader in a rash of addiction-fueled robberies resurrects from his self-created smoldering crater to signal a warning bell and become a beacon of hope. An outrageous reversal from rock bottom. Reborn. To be a coffee bean. Damon West, wannabe college quarterback turned fast-talking [...]

Patrons of Promise || St. Thomas Immersion Trip and Right of Dignity

By |2023-02-01T12:35:04-06:00December 9th, 2022|Academics, Alumni, Campus News|

During the recent Thanksgiving holiday season, a select group of St. Thomas scholars was inspired with an appreciation for all the many blessings life has bestowed on them. Instead of flooding stores and retail websites on America’s so-called Black Friday to grab never say die deals in the spirit of materialism, the senior students gave [...]

Mothers’ Club

By |2023-01-12T14:28:57-06:00July 25th, 2018|

MOTHERS' CLUB For more than a half century, the St. Thomas Mothers’ Club has served as a vibrant and invaluable volunteer support group, assisting in more than 30 events throughout the academic year, including the annual Auction & Gala, our signature fundraiser Round-Up and culminating with the annual Style Show & [...]

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Landmark Event || Eagle Football Selected for Inaugural Catholic Bowl at Ford Center at The Star

By |2021-08-06T12:25:18-05:00April 15th, 2021|Alumni, Athletics, Campus News, Football|

On Saturday, September 4, the St. Thomas football program will launch more than its first road trip of the promising 2021 season. A large contingent of the Eagle community will unite in North Texas for the inaugural four-team Catholic Bowl at the Ford Center at The Star indoor stadium connected to the headquarters of the [...]

Long Island to Lone Star || Kevin Silva ’21 Rewarded for Blind Faith Investment in St. Thomas

By |2021-07-01T10:54:32-05:00June 8th, 2021|Alumni, Athletics, Campus News, Football, Student Life|

Kevin Silva ‘21 never should have entertained a senior-only quicksilver stay at St. Thomas. He never should have left his family and friends and life as he knew it for a great unknown 1,700 miles across 10 states away from his home. He never should have dropped absurdly out of nearly nowhere (well, actually, Long [...]

Valedictorian Grant McCoy and Salutatorian Grayson Drinkard || Brothers in Arms Leading Class of 2020

By |2021-01-26T16:03:57-06:00May 20th, 2020|Academics, Campus News|

First, they were friends in kindergarten. Then classmates at Roosevelt Alexander Elementary School in Katy. And Beckendorff Junior High. When choosing his high school destination, Grant McCoy ‘20 exercised a bold decision to not follow his sister’s path to a macro public experience. He opted for the rich heritage of Basilian education at St. Thomas. [...]

Aspirations Becoming Expectations || Eagle Basketball in Year 1 with Head Coach Karnell James

By |2021-01-26T16:04:41-06:00January 7th, 2021|Athletics, Basketball, Campus News, Student Life|

An unmistakable St. Thomas spirit resonates deeply regardless of its origin. Karnell James was once a basketball scoring machine at Division III University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Now his singular drive is focused on coaching the Red & White to prominence within the state’s private ranks. James was promoted in April 2020 [...]

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