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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Meet University of St. Thomas

If you visit UST's website, you'll find a webpage deicated just for homeschoolers. I'm told they are a very homeschool-friendly university. Perhaps that is partly due to the fact that Dominic Aquila, UST vice president for Academic Affairs, and his wife, Diane, are the proud parents of 11 home-schooled children.(Read about their family.) Dr. Aquila will be joining us next week, along with Arthur Ortiz, to fill us all in on what we want to know about the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.

This webinar, like all of our webinars, will be a very interactive experience where you can ask all the questions you like of Dr. Aquila and Mr. Ortiz. I hope you all will be joining me at this informative event.

To register, simply click on the title below then scroll down to fill in the registration blanks.


Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Time: 8:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (7:30 Central)
Duration: 1 hour

About UST:
The excellence of University of St. Thomas’ programs continue to hinge on one-to-one engagement between faculty and students and the academic leadership of our faculty. Our students are well prepared to go out into the world to take their place as leaders of faith and character. We will continue to grow, to promote academic excellence, and to enhance our service to our community until we take our place among the best universities in the world.

So come and learn more about us!

Presenters' Biographies:
Arthur Ortiz is the Associate Director of Admissions for UST and has been in college admissions for 10 years. Arthur has given presentation at state and national higher education conferences regarding the value of recruiting home school students. A cradle Catholic, Arthur also oversees the Adult Catechism program at his parish - Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.

Dr. Dominic A. Aquila was named Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs on Dec. 1, 2008. He most recently served as Dean of Arts and Sciences from July, 2007 to the present. He brings to the University of St. Thomas 26 years of experience in public and private higher education. Among the institutions he has served are The Rochester Institute of Technology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Empire State College of the State University of New York, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ave Maria College and the University of Saint Francis (Fort Wayne, Indiana). Dr. Aquila took his Bachelors Degree in Music from The Juilliard School, the MBA from New York University, and his Doctorate in History from the University of Rochester and the University of South Africa. Before his career in higher education, Dr. Aquila performed as a percussionist with the New York City Opera, the American Ballet Theatre, the American Symphony Orchestra, the New York and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestras and a number of Broadway shows. He also managed the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Garth Fagan’s Dance Theatre. In June 2007 he received the Spes Nostra Award for service to Catholic Education from the National Association for Private and Independent Catholic Schools. Dr. Aquila and his wife, Diane, are parents of 11 children.

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