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Life at Aquinas College

Meet the Team

Say ‘hello’ to your 2021 First-year and Transfer Student Orientation Team! These amazing Saints will be your guide to getting acquainted to life at Aquinas College, and they can’t wait to meet YOU! We have 3 Student Workers and 34 Orientation Leaders who are so excited to welcome you to campus!

Josie Gonzalez - Student Worker
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Major: Elementary Education/Theatre Performace, ECE Minor
Favorite AQ Memory: Being in the AQ 2020 Spring Musical!
Fatima Bawah - Student Worker
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Major: Psychology and Theatre Performance
Favorite AQ Memory: Studying Aboard in London
 
 
 
Brandon McEachern- Student Worker
Hometown- Hudsonville, MI
Major: Biology/ Pre-Med
                                                                                                                
Austin Alferink
Preferred Named: Austin
Pronouns: He/Him
Class Status: Senior
Hometown: Allendale, MI
Major: Poitical Science
Fun Fact: I have 4 dogs, including one that came straight from Africa!
Zachary Avery
Preferred Named: Zach
Pronouns: He/Him
Class Status: Senior
Hometown: Jenison, MI
Major: Theatre for Social Change
Fun Fact: I am an amateur woodblock printmaker!
Megan Bopra
Preferred Named: Megan
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Senior
Hometown: Lapeer, MI
Major: Business Administration and Communications with a concentration in Human Resources
Fun Fact: I have worked five different jobs on campus at the same time.
Eliza Brown
Preferred Named: Eliza
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Junior
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Major: Psychology with Communications minor
Fun Fact: I love elephants and know lots of fun facts about them!
Maddy Cambell
Preferred Named: Maddy
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Sophomore
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Major: Social Studies, History, Secondary Education
Fun Fact: I plan to read 100 books this year!
Kaeleb Cogswell
Preferred Named: Kaeleb
Pronouns: He/Him
Class Status: Fifth Year Senior
Hometown: Jenison, MI
Major: Theatre for Social Change
Fun Fact: I have performed professionally on tour with the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, appearing most recently in their 2019 production of Romeo and Juliet as Benvolio.
Brianna Eisenga
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Nicole Estrada
Preferred Named: Nicole
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Senior
Hometown: Lansing, MI
Major: Communication, Sociology
Fun Fact: I can name all of the U.S. Presidents in order!
Brianna Haarer
Preferred Named: Brianna
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Junior
Hometown: Lansing, MI
Major: Business Communication Dual and Community Leadership
Fun Fact: Our Mascot for Aquinas College used to be a squirrel!
Adam Hausinfrats
Preferred Named: Adam
Pronouns: He/His
Class Status: Senior
Hometown: Senior
Major: Psychology and German
Fun Fact: I'm an only child
Chloe Johnson
Preferred Named: Chloe
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Senior
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Major: Communication with Marketing
Fun Fact: I am on the golf team & work at Chipotle!
Emma Kovacevic
Preferred Named: Emma
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Freshmen
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Major: Nursing
Fun Fact: I love traveling, I’ve been to 9 different countries.
Haley Kozal
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Lila Letica
Preferred Named: Lila
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Fifth Year Senior
Hometown: Auburn Hills, MI
Major: Women’s Studies
Fun Fact: I’m vegetarian!
Liam O'Brien
Preferred Named: Liam
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Class Status: Senior
Hometown: Jackson, MI
Major: Marketing
Fun Fact: I enjoy long distance bike riding and used to ride about 2-4 miles a day for a few years.
Hayden Regester
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Paul Reiss
Preferred Named: Paul
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Class Status: Junior
Hometown: Hudsonville, MI
Major: Accounting
Fun Fact: I love sunsets
Darrien Roberts
Preferred Named: Darrien
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Sophmore
Hometown: Otisville, MI
Major: Health Studies
Fun Fact: I love pineapple themed decorations
Kadynce Romijn
Preferred Named: Kadynce
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Sophmore
Hometown: La Salle, MB, Canada
Major: Chemical Physics
Fun Fact: I’m a goalie on the women's hockey team here at Aquinas!
Katie Schneider-Thomas
Preferred Named: Katie
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Sophmore
Hometown: Kent City, MI
Major: Communications with Theatre Emphasis
Fun Fact: My favorite national park is Grand Teton National Park
Maeve Senter
Preferred Named: Maeve
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Junior
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Business Administration and Sports Management
Fun Fact: I danced professionally with the Grand Rapids Ballet for the past two years!
Ashley Snyder
Preferred Named: Ashely
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Sophmore
Hometown: Middleville, MI
Major: Biology
Fun Fact: I use kids toothpaste because I cannot stand mint
Colin Tellkamp
Preferred Named: Colin
Pronouns: He/Him
Class Status: Senior
Hometown: Hastings, MI
Major: Computer Information Systems
Fun Fact: I’m a commentator for pro Rocket League events and tournaments!
Kennedy Thelen
Preferred Named: Kennedy
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Sophmore
Hometown: Wayland, MI
Major: Data Analytics
Fun Fact: I am currently on the women's soccer and cheerleading team at AQ!
Jean Tissot
Preferred Named: Jean
Pronouns: He/Him
Class Status: Sophmore
Hometown: Annecy, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Major: Business Administration and International Studies
Fun Fact: Before becoming an International Student at AQ, I’ve been a high school exchange student in WA for a year.
Caitlyn Tyson
Preferred Named: Caity
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Class Status: Sophmore
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Major: Early Childhood Education
Fun Fact: I used to raise baby chickens on my Grandparents’ farm
Grace Vanhaitsma
Preferred Named: Grace
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Sophmore
Hometown: Cadillac, MI
Major: Theatre for Social Change
Fun Fact: I love animal crossing, my dog, and Harry Styles
Finch Vanniman
Preferred Named: Finch
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Sophmore
Hometown: Central Lake, MI
Major: Environmental Studies
Fun Fact: I graduated with class of 22 students
Shelby Warner
Preferred Named: Joy
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Class Status: Senior
Hometown: Lansing, MI
Major: Developmental Psychology and Social work
Fun Fact: I have a cat named Fred, and I am on the cheerleading team!
Rylee Whalen
Preferred Named: Rylee
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Senior
Hometown: White Lake, MI
Major: Counseling Psychology
Fun Fact: I absolutely love the 80s music!
Julia Williams
Preferred Named: Julie
Pronouns: She/Her
Class Status: Sophmore
Hometown: Portage, MI
Major: Undecided
Fun Fact: I’m a 2nd degree black belt in Tae kwon do