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Undergraduate Admissions E-Newsletter - Winter 2015

Welcome to the Aquinas College E-Newsletter - your source for the latest news and events happening at AQ! Read on to find out what amazing things AQ faculty, staff, students and alumni are up to as well as what exciting projects are going on at Aquinas.
 
Aquinas College Receives Prestigious Community Service Honor
Aquinas College Announces Spring Semester Art Gallery Exhibits
Three Grand Rapids Colleges, Including Aquinas College, Receive $65,000 Grant from Grand Rapids Community Foundation
The Aquinas College Foundation Announces $2.5 Million Gift from Wege Foundation
Aquinas College Student named Independent Student by Michigan Colleges Alliance
Alumna Profile: Molly Piecuch
Alumnus Attributes Harvard Success to AQ Experience
Visit Aquinas for Fine Arts Day – Friday, March 20, 2015
Fall Sports Wrap-Up
 
Aquinas College Receives Prestigious Community Service Honor

Aquinas College was named to the President’s 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, marking the second year in a row Aquinas has received this award. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Recipient institutions reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. >Read More

Community Service

 

 
Aquinas College Announces Spring Semester Art Gallery Exhibits

Art Gallery

All shows and opening receptions are free and open to the public. >Read More

 

 
Three Grand Rapids Colleges, Including Aquinas College, Receive $65,000 Grant from Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Aquinas College, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University announce that they are sharing a $65,000 grant from Grand Rapids Community Foundation to create and support a two-year Engaged Departments Initiative. Michigan Campus Compact, which promotes the education and commitment of Michigan college students to be civically engaged citizens, joins these institutions of higher education as a critical partner. >Read More

Grand Rapids Community Foundation
 

 
The Aquinas College Foundation Announces $2.5 Million Gift from Wege Foundation

Peter Wege

Aquinas College and the Aquinas College Foundation announced a $2.5 million gift from the Wege Foundation to establish the first-ever economicology program at the collegiate level in the nation; which the late Peter Wege envisioned for Aquinas. Peter Wege coined the term economicology to define the balance necessary between the economy and ecology. He believed in the importance of educating the public about how a prosperous economy depends on maintaining a healthy environment. >Read More

 

 
Aquinas College Student Named Independent Student by Michigan Colleges Alliance

Mary Schomisch hails from the rural community of Fowler, Michigan. She is a senior at Aquinas College studying accounting and business administration. >Read More

Mary Schomisch
 

 
Alumna Profile: Molly Piecuch

Molly Piecuch

Some students spend their high school, college and even post-grad years wondering what they want to do with their lives, trying to narrow down their options, and make that final decision. However, for Aquinas graduate Molly Piecuch ’14 there was no such struggle. “I declared my major freshman year. I knew I wanted to work with a non-profit, and Aquinas had a community leadership program.” The community leadership major with the emphasis in non-profit and a minor in business, was a good fit for Molly and the program lead her on a journey she never would have imagined. >Read More

 

 
Alumnus Attributes Harvard Success to AQ Experience

As a freshman at Aquinas in the fall of 2005, I never could have imagined myself going from Aquinas to the United States Senate to Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government to pursue a master’s degree. I know, however, that I wouldn’t have been able to do the things I’ve done in my career without the solid liberal arts foundation and sense of service to the community that I built during my time at Aquinas. >Read More

Will Eberle
 

 
Visit Aquinas for Fine Arts AQDay - Friday, March 20, 2015
Fine Arts AQDay

Fine Arts AQDays are for high school students interested in theatre, music, art and creative writing. Entertaining! Exciting! Fun! All words to describe AQ's annual exploration in the arts. Play your instrument, sing, act, draw, paint, write, sculpt - it's here for you as you attend two interactive sessions (14 entertaining breakout sessions offered), featuring Aquinas professors. The day includes a tour of our beautiful 107-acre campus and a complimentary lunch. >Read More

 

 
Fall Sports Wrap-Up

Men's Cross Country

  • 2014 WHAC Champions
  • 12th WHAC title in the last 15 years
  • Fifth place finish at NAIA National Championships
  • Third Straight Top Five Finish
  • Ranked in the NAIA Top 25 for 145 consecutive weeks dating
    back to August 22, 2000

 

Men's Soccer

  • 11-8-1 Overall Record, 4-5-1 WHAC Record
  • Fifth place finish in the WHAC
  • Three different goalkeepers record WHAC Defensive Player of the
    Week Honors
  • Signature victory: 1-0 victory on October 15th over then ranked #1
    and eventual National Champion Davenport

 

Volleyball

  • 24-11 Overall Record, 15-7 WHAC Record
  • Fourth place finish in the WHAC
  • Season long ten match win streak between Oct. 24 and Nov. 14
  • Serve percentage - .952 (School Record)
  • Reception percentage - .944 (#2 All-Time)

Women's Cross Country

  • 2014 WHAC Champions
  • Fourth WHAC title in the last 6 years
  • Ninth place finish at NAIA National Championships
  • Second Highest Finish at Nationals in School History
  • #4 All-Time Team Time (94:00) at WHAC Championships

 

 

Women's Soccer

  • 11-2-6 Overall Record, 5-1-3 WHAC Record
  • Third place finish in the WHAC
  • Recorded 12 shutouts and 0.49 goals against average (Both school records)
  • Signature victory: Last minute 1-0 victory over then ranked #14 Davenport.


Men's Cross Country

 
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