Eagle Athletics in Surreal and Sobering Waiting Game During COVID-19 Suspension

They were on buses, in locker rooms, in class, or at home when the news came. They all knew it was a possibility but hoped, even prayed, it wouldn't happen. But just like that, with a phone call, text, tweet, or a few words from their coach, St. Thomas scholar athletes learned that their seasons [...]

By |2020-03-27T00:56:58-05:00March 26th, 2020|Athletics, Student Life|0 Comments

St. Thomas Campus Community Transitions to Distance Learning in Response to COVID-19

On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic - an outbreak of a serious new disease with sustained transmission throughout the world. St. Thomas stakeholders and academic executives immediately began planning a response to the global outbreak of COVID-19. President Fr. James Murphy, CSB and principal Dr. Aaron Dominguez ‘96 [...]

By |2020-03-24T23:16:56-05:00March 24th, 2020|Academics, Campus News, Student Life|1 Comment

Message to St. Thomas Family | Reconvening for Remote Learning and Looking Head

St. Thomas Family, A hallmark of our Basilian institution since its inception in 1900 is its unshakable sense of community. Our purpose is always the health and well being of our scholars, faculty, and staff, and that priority has dramatically heightened during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We pray that our extended Eagle families are safe [...]

By |2020-03-23T15:00:20-05:00March 23rd, 2020|Academics, Alumni, Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments

Superb Eagle Soccer Season Caps Sublime Four-Year ‘Tour de Force’ Run

The end zone scoreboard at Bryan High School dripped frigid mist in a miserable mid-February night, the equally familiar and unsavory result chilled the Eagle Soccer contingent to the bone in a way Mother Nature could never match. Crooked numbers were flanked by a clock ticking to triple zeroes aligning with the finality of a [...]

By |2020-03-13T11:46:56-05:00March 12th, 2020|Athletics, Campus News, Soccer, Student Life|0 Comments

Round Up 2020 | Resonate Essence Greater Than Scholars Raising $525K for Tuition Assistance

Pause if the resounding Round Up refrain sounds more than familiar. Riveted scholars rack another outrageous total in raffle ticket sales - $525,370. Crashing the half-million-dollar mark for the fourth consecutive year. Raising a raucous seven-year sales spike to more than $3.6 million. Yes, $3.6 million. All proceeds benefiting St. Thomas tuition assistance. Eagles rallying [...]

By |2020-03-03T21:46:21-06:00March 3rd, 2020|Alumni, Campus News, Student Life|3 Comments

GALLERY | Round Up 2020 Celebrates St. Thomas Basilian Values

The St. Thomas Basilian Fathers and stakeholders extend their deepest appreciation to all in the extended Eagle community for again making our Round Up celebration a student fundraising event unmatched anywhere in the United States, generating more than $525 million for St. Thomas tuition assistance and more than $3.6 million since 2014. Eagles caring for [...]

By |2020-03-04T10:02:52-06:00March 3rd, 2020|Alumni, Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments

Ash Wednesday Mass | Lenten Focus on Prayer and Sacrifice

The St. Thomas campus community was blessed to share in the Holy Mass of Ash Wednesday with Fr. Mitch Dowalgo, CSB serving as principal celebrant with president Fr. James Murphy, CSB concelebrant. The assembled scholars, faculty, and staff were encouraged to renew their hope in Christ’s promises and their own commitment to follow Him ever [...]

By |2020-02-28T14:24:46-06:00February 26th, 2020|Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments

Eagle Scholars Champion Forensics, Quiz Bowl, Social Justice and Choir

Four St. Thomas scholars championed at the 46th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament, the largest and most prestigious high school speech and debate tournament in the country. Patrick Pham ‘21 placed 7th in Informative Speaking and reached the octa-finals with Gus Boettcher ‘21 in Duo Interpretation. Luke McLane ‘22 advanced to the double octa-finals in [...]

By |2020-02-26T10:16:11-06:00February 25th, 2020|Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments

20 in ’20 | The Most Impactful Identities of St. Thomas Academics and Development Since 2010 | Third in Series

How do we remember our contributors? Some leave indelible impressions through tenure over years or even decades, thereby becoming part of an institution’s fabric through their dependable presence. Others shine brightly, creating unforgettable memories regardless of their longevity. Others still permeate our consciousness for their role as selfless facilitators, whether lifting colleagues or the community [...]

By |2020-03-06T10:58:25-06:00February 17th, 2020|Academics, Alumni, Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments

#TBT Grand Houston Homecoming for Jordan Craig ’07 | National Tour Debut in ‘Phantom of the Opera’

This story was originally published in November 2018. There are forever bright new stars bursting on the Broadway and Hollywood scenes interpreting iconic roles, only to soon vanish from sight, seemingly cast in a meteor shower radiating from one point in the night sky, yet with a descent as rapid as the rise, never reaching [...]

By |2020-02-18T13:38:28-06:00February 13th, 2020|Alumni, Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments