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06/26/2020 - 4:27pm - Changes include leadership salary reductions, payroll reductions and a moratorium on staff travel and professional development GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Aquinas College will be taking actions that will address a budget shortfall in fiscal year 2021 that is the result of existing financial pressures and...Read more
06/19/2020 - 11:17am - We celebrate Juneteenth to commemorate the ending of slavery in the U.S. We honor these freedoms, advocate for justice and believe that Black lives matter. Also this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual...Read more
06/05/2020 - 2:41pm - campus_hp.jpg In the “ Saints Together: A Plan for Fall 2020 ,” launched today (June 5), Aquinas College provides a roadmap for students, faculty and staff to return to campus. The College will welcome students back to campus in August and will begin in-class instruction on Aug. 19, one week...Read more
05/31/2020 - 4:55pm - SocialPost053120.jpg The injustices directed at our African American sisters and brothers and communities of color have caused extreme outrage, sadness and division across the country. Our communities are hurting. This is unacceptable. Aquinas College is a place of welcoming, of learning and of...Read more
05/06/2020 - 11:12am - As the 2019-20 academic year concludes, Aquinas College is looking ahead to the fall semester. President Kevin Quinn has formed the AQ Opens Task Force to develop comprehensive and coordinated planning for students to return to campus for in-class instruction and other on-campus activities. The...Read more
04/28/2020 - 2:05pm - Aquinas College President Kevin G. Quinn issued the following statement on the death Monday of Deb Bailey, two-time member of the Board of Trustees and former member of the Alumni Board: “On behalf of the entire Aquinas College community, I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Deb Bailey,...Read more
04/27/2020 - 2:08pm - Nkechy.jpg Dr. Nkechy Ezeh , associate professor in the School of Education at Aquinas College, will receive the Grand Rapids Community College 2020 Distinguished Alumna award, the highest honor bestowed on an alumnus from the community college. She is receiving the award in recognition of her work...Read more
04/20/2020 - 12:59pm - Aquinas College has launched the Accelerated Master in Education (AME) program that will help address the urgent need for well-trained K12 teachers in the state and nationally. The program will prove especially helpful for rural and private schools to attract and retain teachers. According to a...Read more
04/08/2020 - 3:21pm - 040820_PressReleaseArt.jpg A national guide for colleges has recognized Aquinas College as one of the renowned 2019-2020 Colleges of Distinction for Aquinas’ individualized and engaging academic offerings and continued focus on student success and satisfaction. The national recognition is unique,...Read more
03/19/2020 - 8:38am - StephenGermic2.jpg After conducting a nationwide search, Aquinas College President Kevin G. Quinn has selected Dr. Stephen Germic as the College’s new provost and dean of faculty. Germic will begin his new role on July 1. Germic, a Michigan native, comes to Aquinas from Rocky Mountain College in...Read more
Paul Bee
02/13/2020 - 11:03am - Milwaukee Bucks executive and Aquinas College alumnus Paul Bee will deliver the commencement address to the College’s Class of 2020 on Saturday, May 9. “We are honored that Paul Bee will deliver the commencement address,” Aquinas College President Kevin Quinn said. “Mr. Bee maximized his experience...Read more
12/21/2019 - 12:28am - Aquinas College has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), an honor that validates what decades of AQ music alumni have known for many years. The Music program at Aquinas College has been recognized by alumni as providing opportunities for music students to develop...Read more
11/14/2019 - 10:42am - Aquinas College is launching The Aquinas Commitment , a signature program that will make attending Aquinas more affordable for students, help them graduate on time and lead them to discover a life of purpose and success in service to a just and sustainable world. The Aquinas Commitment consists of...Read more
11/08/2019 - 2:32pm - AQ 2030,” the 10-year vision and strategic plan for Aquinas College, connects the unique mission, talents and resources of the College to its serve students so that, in turn, they can use their gifts to lead a life of purpose and success in service to a just and sustainable world. President Kevin G...Read more
10/28/2019 - 10:41am - Jamey Limbers, clay.jpg The Michigan Mud Conference hosts a juried undergraduate ceramics show biannually. AQ student Jamey Limbers won “Best in show” at this statewide ceramics competition on October 19th. Attendees and judges saw his use of a hand-cut stencil and graffiti style as an unusual...Read more
10/14/2019 - 4:16pm - The recent events at Temple Emanuel have caused hurt among community members who are our close neighbors and friends. As a Catholic and Dominican institution of higher education, we reject acts of hatred—in this case, anti-Semitic vandalism—that target religious institutions. Core to the mission of...Read more
Gina Covert
09/23/2019 - 9:18am - Aquinas College President Kevin G. Quinn announced today that Gina Covert will be the new vice president for advancement . Covert has more than 22 years of higher education, foundation and nonprofit experience in Michigan and Colorado, and a record of success building strong relationships and...Read more
09/13/2019 - 10:48am - AQ_Science_Building_0041.JPG The 2019 academic year kicked off with a frenzy of excitement over the newly opened science wing of the Albertus Magnus Hall of Science at Aquinas College . The new wing, named after Sister Mary Aquinas Weber, O.P., features new research and teaching laboratories, a...Read more
09/09/2019 - 3:43pm - Aquinas College was among the list of “National Liberal Arts Colleges” in the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the nation’s 2020 Best Colleges, released today (Sep. 9). This National Liberal Arts Colleges list includes schools that emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half...Read more
Jochen Wierich
07/16/2019 - 9:54am - Aquinas College has selected Dr. Jochen Wierich as the Lena E. S. Meijer Professor in Art History. By separate appointment, Dr. Wierich will serve as the curator of sculpture and sculpture exhibitions for Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Dr. Wierich most recently served as senior...Read more

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