Several students stand with piles of garbage bags full of donations for Mel Trotter and a Mel Trotter Truck

Aquinas Students Gather Truckloads of Donations for Mel Trotter Ministries

December 8, 2023

For the past three years, Aquinas Professor Mark O’Toole has assigned a special project to his fall classes. As they learn about the fundamentals of business, they also put those lessons into practice for a good cause: gathering donations for Mel Trotter Ministries, a nonprofit organization at the...

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Aquinas Performing Arts Center Celebrates 20 Years of Theatre on Campus

November 30, 2023

For the last 20 years, the Aquinas PAC has been home to not only productions by the Aquinas Theatre Department, but also Circle Theatre and the Catholic Secondary schools. In a collaboration unlike any in the country, these theatre organizations share space, support one another, and remind audiences...

Aquinas students visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s off-site collections.

History Comes Alive for Students At Community Archives and Research Center

November 8, 2023

Longer class periods in Aquinas’ block model pilot program mean students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in each subject. For this history class, that means they have time to visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s off-site collections and see the past up close.

Class trip to Mackinaw Island to study history and culture of Anishinaabe

AQ Cultural Learning Trip with Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

November 6, 2023

Immersive learning allows students to explore the culture of indigenous people in Michigan.

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Aquinas Students are Taking College One Class at a Time, Literally

October 24, 2023

Citing increased focus, reduced stress, flexibility, friendships and memorable experiences, students are thriving in the Block Model pilot program, also known as one-class-at-a-time scheduling.

The front of Holmdene Manor at night, with up-lighting and a glowing green light in the window

The Hauntings of Aquinas College

October 17, 2023

Are there ghosts on the campus of Aquinas College? Footsteps, voices and lights are just a few of the eerie reports of staff, faculty and students who live, study and work there. Read strange stories from Holmdene, Brookby, and Browne Center.

Students and Student Success Director Sara Haviland talk in the library at a table

Study Tables Offers Welcoming Community Space and Academic Support

October 4, 2023

Thanks to the Study Tables program, if students get stuck or stressed while working in the library, a wealth of resources are only a few steps away. Faculty and staff office hours, peer tutors, and Writing Center consultants are there every weekday to support students.

Aquinas College commencement

Aquinas College to Cover Full Tuition and Fees for Eligible Freshman

October 3, 2023

The Aquinas Assurance will allow eligible low-income families to send their 2024 high school graduates to Aquinas with no out-of-pocket payments towards standard tuition or fees.

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Program Builds Skills, Confidence and Connections among STEM Students

September 6, 2023

Seven years after its founding, the Juan Olivarez STEM Scholars Program continues to provide participants with the resources, community support and skill building workshops they need to succeed at Aquinas College.