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Student of the Month


The Aquinas Student of the Month is chosen by a committee of faculty overseen by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and is given out in September, October, November, February, March and April. The award is based upon a student's academic record, research and leadership during the previous month at Aquinas College. Winners receive either a $25 bookstore or food service gift card.


Nomination Form (Due: Seven days before the end of the month.)

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Students of the Month: 2013-2014 Academic Year

April 2014
Alexis Worthington Alexis Worthington, who graduated from Aquinas on May 10, has been chosen as our April Student of the Month. Alexis is a member of the Insignis Honors Program as well as the LIT the honors society for English majors. In April she presented a paper at the GR Area Intercollegiate Honors Conference, a conference she helped to organize. She is a member of the AQ dance team and she serves as the President of the Gender Studies Club. She does this all while holding down several jobs including working writing consultant and as a student assistant to the I&E program.
March 2014
Corey Giffel is the Student of the Month for March 2014. Corey started at Aquinas in the fall of 2013 and has already emerged as an exceptional leader inside and outside of the classroom. His work ethic and strive to better the community has been referred to as “unparalleled.” Corey is majoring in Business Administration and a member of the hockey team. In his extra time he works at a soup kitchen and has helped to build an ice rink at Wilcox Park.
February 2014
Michael Weber


Michael Weber has been chosen as the Student of the Month for February. He is sophomore majoring in Business Administration/Sports Management with dual majors in Communication and an emphasis in Marketing.  Michael has been on the Dean’s List.  He is on the men’s soccer team and interning both at College Prep Soccer and Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame. Michael finds time to volunteer at Goodwill.

November 2013
Michael Gagnon


Aquinas College senior Michael Gagnon has been selected as the Student of the Month for November. Michael is the captain of the men’s soccer team and helps with fundraising and promotional posters for the team. He has been on the Dean’s List six times since he started in the fall of 2010. He is majoring in both International Business and Math. Michael also volunteers for both Junior Achievement and the Mike Herman Memorial Soccer Camp. Michael started College Prep Soccer, LLC in 2012, a soccer camp that helps high school soccer players achieve their goal of playing college soccer.

October 2013


Aquinas College senior Emily McAfee has been selected as the Student of the Month for October. She was recently named the Habitat Volunteer of the Month and is the president of the Habitat for Humanity Club on campus.
Emily is an outstanding student who finds time to serve others.  Recently, Emily was inducted into the German Honor Society.  Emily is a wonderful example of how the charisms of Aquinas College are being lived by its students.

September 2013
Jared King


Aquinas College senior Jared King has been selected as the Student of the Month for September. Jared is a math major and an active member of the Math Club. Jared has been on the Dean’s List for five semesters. Jared was an Orientation Leader and is on the Student Senate Commuter Committee. He is actively involved as a commuter student and is a role model as a successful and involved commuter student. Jared also finds time in his schedule to help at Sunday School at St. Mary’s Church.

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