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Doughterty Family College first year students attend an event at DFC

Making the Impossible Possible

Learn more about St. Thomas’ new pathway to a bachelor's degree for those facing barriers to higher education.

Building New Pathways

St. Thomas opened the doors of Dougherty Family College in 2017. Many students face multiple barriers to pursuing a college degree, including financial, academic and social obstacles. DFC gives motivated, hardworking students the opportunity to succeed by providing an alternate pathway. Your support can change the course of a life.


Emily Wingfield

Director of Development, DFC
Emily Wingfield
Phone Number
(651) 962-8014
DFC student, Leslie, works in lab with other students

Hear from DFC students

“Dougherty Family College is closing the education and workforce gaps and providing a hand to young people to give them a boost up. We have faith in them.”

– Dean Alvin Abraham