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Student of the Month 2016-2017

student headshot - Jenna Murphy-Gast April 
Sophomore Jenna Murphy-Gast has been selected as the Student of the Month for April.  She is a biology major with a developmental psychology minor.  Jenna has been on the Dean’s List three times.  Jenna is part of the Insignis Honors Program.  She volunteers at DeVos Children’s Hospital and the Crisis Text Line.  She is an outstanding student employee in Campus Safety who maintains professionalism when working to promote the safety of all Aquinas community members.


student headshot - Jillian Langford March
Junior Jillian Langford has been selected as the Student of the Month for March.  Jillian recently presented her philosophy capstone paper at the Notre Dame Edith Stein conference and has received a summer scholar’s research grant.  Jillian is  a Theology major and has been on the Dean’s list three times.  She will be traveling to Ukraine to teach English to Catholic Seminaries and research Byzantine Catholicism. Jillian is the coordinator of youth ministry at St. Paul the Apostle Church and a liturgical minister on campus. Despite her hectic schedule, Jillian still finds time to help others by tutoring students who are struggling by editing papers of her peers.  Jillian has been chosen for the Theta Alpha Kappa Outstanding Undergraduate student in Theology.

student headshot - Cecilia Mannino February
Senior Cecilia Mannino has been selected as the Student of the Month for February. Cecilia is finishing her degree in Theology. She represents stewardship, authenticity and dedication. Cecilia has a vibrant personality and openness to help others through listening and attending to their problems, sometimes before her own. Cecilia is part of the Interfaith dialogue and has been on the Dean’s List three times.


Emma Wonsil - Student of the Month November
Senior Emma Wonsil has been named student of the month for November.  She is majoring in Biology and Psychology with a minor in History.  Faculty members are impressed with her classroom engagement and how she has extended the conversation about challenging ethical matters beyond the classroom. Emma is also extremely active in student life. She is a member of the Student Senate and works as a staff assistant in the Aquinas Advantage Center where she can often be found assisting students working on their international experience planning. Emma has also been on the Dean’s list five times.

Kascha Sanor October
Senior Kascha Sanor has been named student of the month for October.  Kascha has been on the Dean’s list six consecutive times. Kascha spends endless hours working as a retreat leader and is a huge part of the Campus Ministry and Service Learning departments.  Kascha serves as a global ambassador, has studied in Luneburg, Germany and has been on seven service learning trips.  Kascha has been instrumental in the initiation of the Interfaith Network at Aquinas.  She is a role model for integrating the Dominican pillars of prayer, study, community and service into her life and into campus as vice chair of the Student Senate.

student headshot - Anna Kenny

Aquinas College senior Anna Kenny has been selected as the student of the month for September. Anna is completing her Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Anna has been on the Dean’s list for each of her six semesters at Aquinas. She has been a resident assistant for two years and has worked in the writing center as a consultant for Aquinas students.

Additionally, Anna volunteers to lead an exercise class at a nursing home. Anna is a team leader as a student-athlete on the Saint’s softball team. She is seen to be a person who is happy to lend a helping hand and is first to volunteer.