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11/09/2020 - 3:00pm - The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s 2020 Sustainable Campus Index lists Aquinas College as one of the top performers in the area of waste, a category that assesses waste minimization and reduction construction, waste diversion and hazardous waste management...Read more
11/06/2020 - 2:48pm - The Princeton Review listed Aquinas College as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges in its Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition . This is the 10th time the Aquinas has made the list. The guide notes the broad range of sustainability activities at Aquinas, from its seven...Read more
10/29/2020 - 2:49pm - Bridget Gibley graduated from Aquinas in Spring 2020 with a major in English Literature and minors in Spanish, Irish Studies, and Women’s Studies. Although Gibley’s graduation was not what she expected, given the Covid-19 pandemic, she has been surprised with what life has given her since...Read more
10/22/2020 - 5:18pm - Aquinas College President Kevin G. Quinn issued the following statement on the passing of Peter Secchia, a donor and friend of the College. “We at Aquinas College join those in West Michigan and beyond in mourning the loss of Peter Secchia. We are deeply thankful for Peter's many contributions to...Read more
10/15/2020 - 11:18am - The Committee to Honor César E. Chávez has planned a 20th Anniversary Gala with virtual opportunities spread over three days this month. Events saluting the legacy of the civil rights activist and labor leader will include his son and grandson, and presidents from Aquinas College, Davenport...Read more
10/09/2020 - 12:17am - Aquinas College verifies that an individual named Adam Fox, one of 13 men charged on October 8 with conspiracy to commit kidnapping of the governor, is not an Aquinas College alumnus nor affiliated with the institution. Recent media reports have mistakenly identified the charged individual as an...Read more
10/08/2020 - 5:32pm - Aquinas College President Kevin G. Quinn issued the following statement on the passing of Robert “Bob” Woodrick, former Trustee and long-time friend of the College. “We’ve lost a great leader in our community with the passing of Bob Woodrick. On behalf of our entire Saints community, I extend our...Read more
10/07/2020 - 3:51pm - ThomasPolett_headshot.jpg Dr. Polett is in his second full year as director of bands at Aquinas College. In addition to his teaching duties, he directs the Aquinas Summer Jazz Camp and performs in west Michigan with a number of groups, including the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra. Previous to that, he...Read more
10/07/2020 - 3:44pm - kelli.PNG This summer, Kelli Smith ’07, participated in an email interview with Chair, Barbara Witham McCargar. This is what she shared after just finishing her 9th year at Wayland Union Schools teaching grades six-12 band. Her bands have consistently received superior ratings at Michigan School...Read more
10/05/2020 - 5:33pm - Dr Luis Tomatis.jpg Aquinas College President Kevin G. Quinn issued the following statement on the passing of Dr. Luis A. Tomatis, Trustee Emeritus, long-time Saints supporter and friend of the College. “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Luis A. Tomatis. On behalf of everyone at...Read more
09/11/2020 - 3:44pm - For the second consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report recognizes Aquinas College for helping students who face economic challenges complete their degrees and get jobs after graduation. “Part of Aquinas College’s Catholic and Dominican mission is to prepare our students to lead lives of...Read more
08/18/2020 - 2:48pm - From an early age, Stephen was drawn to church music and began his playing at St. James Church in Mason, MI on the piano and then the organ. In 2017 and with great encouragement from one of his mentors, Ben Koval ‘14 who was serving at a parish in Ohio at the time, Stephen transferred to Aquinas...Read more
08/18/2020 - 2:43pm - Flutist Carmen Maret (mah-RAY) and guitarist Andrew Bergeron (BER-jer-on) formed the Folias (FOAL-lee-us) Duo in 2003. Their name “Folias” comes from “La Folia”, a timeless European melody which has been recycled through many cultures over the span of centuries, with each culture adding their own...Read more
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

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