AQ Alums Nominated for First-Ever Brilliance Awards

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Five Aquinas College alumni having been nominated for the West Michigan Woman Brilliance Awards. The awards, presented by West Michigan Woman Magazine, shine a light on "dynamic talent, spirit and intellect of local women and celebrate the brilliant and meaningful impact they have on our careers and the communities we live in." The goal of the event, in its first year, is to create positive change and demonstrate how sucessful women elevate other female leaders. 


Alums nominated include: 

  • Cindy Brown, '88 - Connector Finalist
  • Elissa Hillary '05 - Connector Finalist
  • Hannah Acosta '16 - Team Player Finalist
  • Brian Pangle '83 - Best Supporting Man Finalist
  • Monique Salinas '78 - Woman of the Year Finalist (pictured left) 

Dr. Nkechy Ezeh, Associate Professor of Education, has also been nominated as a Champion of Service Finalist.

"These strong and successful women represent the values Aquinas works to instill in our students," said Alexa Carey, Director of Alumni Engagement. "Their committment to service and social justice is a testament to the College's history of Dominican values. We are proud to count them among our thousands of alums worldwide." 

The winners will be announced at the April 26 event. For a full list of nominees, visit the West Michigan Women website