05/16/2023 - 9:32am - WIP_17-3 (1).jpg Business Pitches by Aquinas College Students Win Prize Money in MWest Challenge On April 19, 2023, 15 teams from Aquinas College drove to Grand Rapids Community College Technical Center with poster boards and PowerPoints, ready to pitch products and services to a jury of Grand...Read more
04/24/2023 - 9:49am - Sister Aquinas Portrait Happy 100th Birthday to our Chancellor Emerita, Sister Mary Aquinas Weber, O.P. ‘58 Aquinas College celebrates the birthday of Sister Mary Aquinas Weber O.P. who turns a momentous 100 years old on May 2, 2023. Sister Aquinas, Chancellor Emerita of Aquinas College and former...Read more
04/21/2023 - 1:55pm - AQ Students Research Sustainability with Residents of Beacon Hill at Eastgate Senior Living Community BeaconHillSustainableBusinessTeam.png Six sustainable business majors in this year’s Sustainable Business Innovations Lab were not sure what to expect when they learned that once a week for eight...Read more
03/30/2023 - 12:28pm - Demand among Aquinas College’s incoming freshmen for an innovative first-year pilot program is significantly higher than anticipated. Sixty percent of this year’s applicants indicated an interest in block scheduling, which allows students to complete one course at a time. From the 60% of interested...Read more
03/29/2023 - 12:36pm - Ted Thompson 3.jpg We at Aquinas College are saddened to learn of the passing of Darrell “Ted” Thompson, a close friend of the College and dedicated supporter of the sciences. I extend my sympathies to Ted’s wife, Rita; his children; his grandchildren; and his great granddaughter. Ted was 93 years...Read more
03/17/2023 - 1:36pm - IMG_5568_1680.jpg When it comes to indigenous histories, there’s a significant knowledge gap in many students’ educations. Ask yourself how many federally recognized tribes in your state you can name right now. If you’re in Michigan, the answer is twelve. “People need to know there are indigenous...Read more
03/13/2023 - 11:42am - miriam-pederson-graphic.jpg Today our community mourns the loss of Miriam Pederson, a beloved Professor Emeritus of English at Aquinas College. I extend my deepest sympathies to Professor Emeritus Ron Pederson, husband to Miriam; Miriam’s son, Ben; daughter, Madeline; son-in-law, Luke Eschenburg;...Read more
02/10/2023 - 2:12pm - "The denial of this sacred right is a tragic betrayal of the highest mandates of our democratic tradition" -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Voting Rights MLK_2023-4-s.jpg On Monday, January 16, 2023, faculty, staff, students, and community members gathered at the Art and Music Center to honor,...Read more
12/15/2022 - 8:55am - May the joy and peace of Christmas be with you and your family, now and throughout the new year. Thank you to AQ Saints everywhere for spreading the news of Christ's birth and being the light of the world. Merry Christmas! "peace, peace, peace on earth and good will to all this is a time for joy...Read more
12/08/2022 - 10:36pm - Mel_Trotter_Donation-425.jpg During the fall semester of 2022, Aquinas College students collected $169,286 worth of clothes and health supplies for Mel Trotter Ministries, as a part of their “Principles of Marketing” class. The class objective was for each of the six groups in class to acquire $10,...Read more
11/30/2022 - 3:15pm - Peter-Carolyn-Sturrus-2021_Albertus_Magnus_Grand_Opening.jpg The Aquinas College community joins West Michigan in mourning the death of philanthropist and business leader Peter Sturrus, who died on November 27, 2022. He was 89. “Peter and his wife Carolyn played a deeply influential role in the...Read more
11/15/2022 - 3:14pm - Grand Rapids, Michigan, November 15, 2022 - The Aquinas College Board of Trustees is excited to announce it is adding two new members: Conor Dugan and Nazar Massouh ’95. Conor-Dugan.jpg Conor Dugan serves as Senior Counsel at Warner Norcoss + Judd LLP in Grand Rapids, where he has worked as a...Read more
11/02/2022 - 12:40pm - Grand Rapids, Michigan, November 2, 2022 – Aquinas College is deeply committed to protecting the safety of its campus community. To strengthen its commitment, the college has extended its partnership with the YWCA West Central Michigan and the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) to create a...Read more
10/04/2022 - 9:33am - COURTESY OF WOOD TV8 AND EIGHTWEST (Sept. 29, 2022) – Aquinas College welcomes students of all backgrounds to thrive in their education and transition into good jobs after they graduate. Today we’re joined by the school’s new president, Dr. Alicia Córdoba, to talk about the great opportunities...Read more
09/20/2022 - 10:20am - laporte_hp.jpg With ArtPrize 2022 happening now through October 2, WOOD TV8 found it a good time to reflect on the Aquinas College connection to ArtPrize . It was Chris LaPorte's monumental drawing “Cavalry, American Officers, 1921” which won ArtPrize in 2010. That piece is now on display near the...Read more
09/15/2022 - 12:37pm - Best-College-2022-1680x773.jpg For the third year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has recognized Aquinas College for helping students who face economic challenges complete their degrees and obtain jobs after graduation. Aquinas tied for 48th on the list of Top Performers on Social Mobility...Read more
09/08/2022 - 3:12pm - Thomas-Fox-Statement.jpg Aquinas College President Alicia Córdoba issued the following statement on the passing of Tom Fox, long-time Saints supporter and friend of the College. “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Tom Fox. He was a leader in the West Michigan community and supported...Read more
08/29/2022 - 10:39am - We are highlighting a few wonderful internship opportunities that Aquinas students participated in during the summer of 2022. Tyler Szturm is a sports management and marketing major and a member of the AQ men's hockey team. This summer, Tyler interned in Grand Rapids with the sales department at...Read more
08/29/2022 - 10:21am - We continue to highlight great career opportunities with a unique project between a faculty member and student! Jen Lendrum (Assistant Professor of Sociology) and Ada Shaw ‘23 (Sociology and Spanish major) spent the summer of 2022 researching ethnography in Grand Rapids and did so by traveling on...Read more
05/12/2022 - 5:17pm - Several Aquinas College business students recently teamed up and excelled at the MWest Challenge , West Michigan’s regional business plan competition. More than $12,000 in prize money was awarded to college teams that entered the competition and developed new ventures based on their own ideas...Read more