125th Anniversary  

Aquinas College: The First 125 Years


About the Book

Aquinas College celebrates its 125th anniversary with the publication of a book detailing its growth for the last century and a quarter. Aquinas College: The First 125 Years is written by professor Gary Eberle. Against a backdrop of wars, the Depression, and the changing face of Grand Rapids, Eberle recounts the history of one of West Michigan's stand-out educational institutions.


Check It Out

Aquinas College: The First 125 Years is in circulation at the main branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library (111 Library Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503).

Aquinas College: The First 125 Years
To order Aquinas College: The First 125 Years, please download (pdf) and mail in the order form or order via credit card by calling the Aquinas Bookstore at (616) 632-2962.
Where to Buy
Aquinas College: The First 125 Years is available in the Grand Rapids area at:
Schuler Books & Music

2660 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Schuler Books & Music

3165 Alpine Ave., Walker, MI 49544

Schuler Books & Music 40 Fountain St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Aquinas College Bookstore Lower Level Wege Center, 1607 Robinson Road, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
About the Author
Gary Eberle Gary Eberle, M.A., professor of English, is the author of several books, including The Geography of Nowhere: Finding One's Self in the Postmodern World (Sheed & Ward, 1994); Angel Strings, a novel (Coffee House Press, 1995); A City Full of Rain, short stories (Xlibris, 2001), Sacred Time and the Search for Meaning (Shambhala, 2003) and Dangerous Words: Talking About God in the Age of Fundamentalism (Boston: Shambhala/Trumpter, 2007). His newest book is Aquinas College: The First 125 Years, a detailed history of the College. Eberle has twice been selected by the Student Senate as Outstanding faculty member of the year, and in 1994 he received an award from the Aquinas College faculty for outstanding scholarship.  He developed the Insignis Program for Honors Students in 1985 and directed it for 12 years.  His journalism and fiction have won awards locally and nationally, and his novel Angel Strings was named a “best book” by the New York Public Library in 1997. Active professionally, he has been president of the Mid-East Honors Association, the Michigan Honors Association, and has been an officer of the Michigan Association of Departments of English.