Alumni at Aquinas College

The Paula T. Meehan Spirit of Aquinas Award

We celebrate an alumnus/a who has served the college as a staff member for 10+ years and whose years of service and tireless dedication to Aquinas College has helped shape the culture of the campus, impacted the quality of the student experience and elevated the College’s reputation both within and outside the campus community at the annual A Celebration of Saints Auction and Awards Gala.


2017 Recipient

Paula T. Meehan The “Paula T. Meehan Spirit of Aquinas Award” was created to honor Paula Meehan for her 42 years of service to Aquinas College. Paula’s work has resulted in the creation of thousands of who we know today as “beloved alumni” many of whom personally credit her for their reason in becoming a student at Aquinas. As an alumna herself, Paula brought to her work a passion and commitment that is extremely vital in the workplace. The College campus has been dramatically impacted by her spirit and energy over these past 42 years. She will always be a shining example of the Spirit of Aquinas.



This award is given to a recipient that fully meets the criteria, has served more than 10 years with the College, and is granted upon the recommendation and full support of the President within 12 months of the recipient’s retirement date. This Award does not need to be given on an annual basis, but can be, should the intended recipient be worthy of the honor.