Going 10 Rounds with Dean of Students Rod Takacs

St. Thomas Dean of Students Rod Takacs tackles a speed round of questions. As the highest ranking Lord of Discipline (in complete accord with goodness and knowledge), what’s the most outrageously creative albeit untruthful excuse/alibi that sparked your internal bemusement from a guilty party trying in vain to avoid inevitable wrath? "This has actually happened [...]

By |2019-06-12T09:51:30-05:00June 11th, 2019|Campus News, Faculty Profiles|0 Comments

Summer Message from President Fr. James Murphy, CSB

As we conclude the most recent academic year, I am drawn back in 2011 when I began teaching at St. Thomas. That year I was primarily involved with freshmen theology and encountered that group as they developed and matured into their 2015 graduation. Many of those young freshmen have since graduated from colleges and universities [...]

By |2019-06-04T19:18:50-05:00June 4th, 2019|Alumni, Campus News|0 Comments

Wolf ’19 Rockets to Eagle Baseball History and 2nd Round of 2019 MLB Draft to New York Mets

For weeks if not months, Josh Wolf ‘19 has been distinctly aware that one way or another, his near and far future was about to change in life-altering ways - a confluence of tantalizing talent, exhausting work and faraway dreams harbored by millions of boys through optimistic adolescence before hard realities arrive for most of [...]

By |2019-06-04T10:37:15-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Athletics, Baseball, Campus News|0 Comments

Senior Stories – Shane Williams ’19, Excellence and Ethic

Imagination and willpower were always the most important gifts granted Shane Williams ‘19. He applied the powerful pair in equal doses during a St. Thomas career marked by brilliance magnified by his own appreciation. “I love this school because of the opportunities for every student,” Williams says. “The gut-feeling to attend here was strong. That [...]

By |2019-05-30T16:19:05-05:00May 30th, 2019|Academics, Campus News, Swimming|0 Comments

Senior Stories – Plato Pappas ’19, Resounding Resolve and Purpose

Plato Pappas ‘19 leaves St. Thomas with a substantial record of academic acclaim and accomplishment. Pappas earned recognition as a National Merit Hispanic Scholar as well as entry into the National Honor Society, excelled in the rigorous economics curriculum and served on the student board of directors of the Houston Branch of the Dallas Federal [...]

By |2019-05-30T23:12:45-05:00May 30th, 2019|Academics, Campus News|0 Comments

Senior Stories – Daniel Griggs ’19, Late Awakenings

Daniel Griggs ‘19 impresses in first-time encounters as real and deep and earnest. And the deeply real and earnest feelings of his initial days and weeks as a St. Thomas newbie are as fresh as the sudden flurry of Instagram flashes. “I was terrified,” Griggs says. “I think I knew two people. And it took [...]

By |2019-05-31T10:23:42-05:00May 30th, 2019|Academics, Campus News|0 Comments

Twelve Eagle Scholar-Athletes Charting New Courses and Extending Careers to Collegiate Level

With every end, a new beginning. Twelve St. Thomas scholar-athletes across six sports are the latest Eagles to relish their childhood dreams becoming a starburst reality. The opportunity born of skill, passion and serendipity to extend athletic careers to the collegiate level came during the spring for Tucker Alch ‘19, Zach Blice ‘19, Alex Jacobs [...]

2019 Commencement Celebrates Basilian Ideal of ‘Teach Me Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge’

For 119 years St. Thomas has primed its graduates for a life of purpose and continual exploration - young men empowered to bridge divides and engage in public service, poised to pursue human aims and define true worth in the eyes of God. The latest commencement exercises proved triumphant, a reverence to Basilian principle in [...]

Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge Society Salutes Spirit of St. Thomas Mission

The principle of Teach Me Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge was the central life-steering belief and foundation upon which the Basilian Fathers established St. Thomas in 1900. Today, that ideal continues to shape who we are as a community, and propel us into an even more robust future. The annual GDK Society event celebrates those supporters [...]

By |2019-05-07T21:29:15-05:00May 7th, 2019|Alumni, Campus News, Support|0 Comments

Basilian Superior General Fr. Kevin Storey, CSB to Address 2019 Graduates

St. Thomas is proud to announce that former president Fr. Kevin Storey, CSB, Superior General of the Congregation of St. Basil, will deliver the commencement address at the school’s 119th ceremony May 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Granger Stadium. “Our graduation weekend is one of the most special celebrations in the life of our community [...]

By |2019-05-06T15:37:56-05:00May 2nd, 2019|Academics, Alumni, Campus News|0 Comments