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Undergraduate Admissions E-Newsletter - Fall 2014

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 Welcomes Students Back to Campus
Aquinas College Announces Lineup for Contemporary Writers Series
Aquinas College Students in the Land of Enchantment
Aquinas College Hires Dr. Gilda Gely as Executive Vice President and Provost
Alumna Chelsea Nix ‘09 is Having a Global Impact
First All-Female Student Senate Executive Committee
Campus Ministry Serving Campus-Wide: Meet the team
 
Aquinas College Welcomes Students Back to Campus

There are nearly 500 new students (freshmen and transfers) that arrived on campus this fall. The incoming freshmen class of 2018 presents a strong academic profile, holding an average 3.5 GPA and 24 ACT. As part of Aquinas’ global recruitment efforts, the College is pleased to welcome students from all over the world to campus. They are coming to Aquinas from Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, El Salvador, India, Saudi Arabia and the Ukraine, to name a few. >Read More

Class of 2018

 

 
Aquinas College Announces Lineup for Contemporary Writers Series
Contemporary Writers Series

Best-selling author and spoken word poet Sarah Kay is one of four speakers who will be presenting during the 17th season of Aquinas College’s Contemporary Writers Series program. This year the lineup also features poet Gregory Orr, essayist John D’Agata, and Michigan resident and novelist Peter Ho Davis. 

"We are delighted to welcome these dynamic and renowned writers to Aquinas College for the Contemporary Writers Series," said Dr. Shelli Rottschafer, director of the Contemporary Writers Series. "Each year we strive to find respected writers who will appeal to multiple audiences and create thought-provoking conversations. This year we truly have diverse and engaging writers, and we are excited to share the lineup with the community." >Read More

 

 
Aquinas College Students in the Land of Enchantment

The spring semester section of Dr. Shelli Rottschafer’s Chicano literature class traveled to New Mexico on a service learning trip this past June. The trip’s itinerary, infused with the Aquinas charisms of service, study and community, focused on visiting all of the places that the class had studied earlier in the year. >Read More

Land of Enchantment
 

 
Aquinas College Hires Dr. Gilda Gely as Executive Vice President and Provost

Dr. Gilda Gely

Aquinas College president Dr. Juan Olivarez is pleased to welcome Dr. Gilda Gely as the school’s next executive vice president and provost.

 

“We’re excited to welcome Dr. Gely to Aquinas College,” said President Olivarez. “With more than 25 years of higher education and teaching experience, she will be an incredible asset. She has proven herself to be an inspirational and motivating leader, an innovative thinker who has created new programs and structures in response to expressed needs, and an integral part of the Grand Rapids community. She will bring a wealth of knowledge to Aquinas that will be of great value, and her background will allow her to begin immediately contributing and helping to grow our educational institution. >Read More

 

 
Alumna Chelsea Nix ‘09 is Having a Global Impact

When selecting a college, I lingered; I did not know exactly what I wanted for my future. As many often say, I felt that Aquinas College chose me. It was an excellent beginning for my new life, post high school. I studied, learned, played, met new people, and tried to take advantage of every presentation, club, or activity I could possibly fit into my day.

 

Four short years later, I graduated with a Liberal Arts degree. I majored in communication with minors in studio art and German. However, when I look back on Aquinas, I don’t talk or think about that diploma I received that represents those four years. I feel I received an education in the values of Aquinas College. It was there that I explored and questioned important areas of life, such as: prayer, study, service, and community. Aquinas gave me the space I needed to creatively pursue and discover my passion. >Read More

Chelsea Nix ‘09
 

 
First All-Female Student Senate Executive Committee

Student Senate Executive Committee

Founded by the Dominican Sisters, Aquinas College has had its fair share of strong women leaders. nonetheless, there may be a first this coming year. Senior Madeleine Burns, junior Hannah Acosta and sophomore Zoë Collenburg are going to be possibly the first-ever all-female Executive Committee of the Aquinas Student Senate. The three women come from different backgrounds and experiences, but they share a common goal - helping the students of Aquinas. >Read More

 

 
Campus Ministry Serving Campus-Wide: Meet the Team

Aquinas College, as a Dominican institution of higher education, excels at preparing students to meet future opportunities and challenges through the lens of faith and reason. The Catholic intellectual tradition fosters an environment in which reason can be explored and developed, while providing a milieu in which faith is integrated into the learning environment and into the day-to-day activities of the Aquinas College community. >Read More

Campus Ministry Team
 
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