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06/26/2017 - 1:07pm - Responding to national and regional employment trends in the fields of health and medicine, Aquinas College will begin offering a major in Health Science in fall 2017. The program supports the college’s mission to provide a liberal arts education with a career orientation. The new Health Science...Read more
06/19/2017 - 9:54am - By: Doug Seites, ‘10 Aquinas College alum Father Steven W. Geerling ’96 was recently ordained by Bishop Walkowiak to the priesthood. The son of William (deceased) and Kay Geerling, Father Geerling completed his bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College in 1996. He received his Master of Divinity...Read more
06/15/2017 - 9:02am - Aquinas College is offering a new concentration in the Geography major of Geospatial Technologies. This new concentration will be serving students who have a strong interest in current technologies. With this concentration in Geospatial Technologies Aquinas will offer students a strong pathway into...Read more
06/14/2017 - 12:11pm - Starting in fall 2017, Aquinas College will offer a new Child Life Specialist major, preparing students to meet the needs of infants, children, adolescents, and their families who are facing medical procedures or developmental risks. The multidisciplinary degree will prepare students to handle many...Read more
06/14/2017 - 11:30am - New Major and Minor in Data Analytics Starting in fall 2017, Aquinas College will offer a major and minor in Data Analytics, a fast-growing field that prepares students to process and present data in an increasingly data-driven world. Graduates with this major or minor will be able to use...Read more
06/08/2017 - 9:34am - GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Dr. John Pinheiro, Aquinas College Professor of History, has been awarded the Angela Andrews Ryan – UNISTRA Scholarship , allowing him to study the Italian language and culture for one month in Perugia, Italy. The scholarship was founded by the Grand Rapids Sister Cities...Read more
06/07/2017 - 11:56am - By: Kailie West '17 Aquinas Professor of Communication, Dr. Dave Weinandy, chose this powerful affirmation when describing Elissa Hillary: “As a student, Elissa earned A’s in her courses. As a human being, Elissa earned A’s in living.” Now, as an alumni of Aquinas College, Elissa continues to earn...Read more
Wege Way Road Re-Route
06/06/2017 - 2:29pm - Construction has begun near the Aquinas College Robinson Road entrance to reconfigure Wege Way in anticipation of the $32 million expansion and renovation of the college's science facility. From the Robinson Road entrance, Wege Way will be altered to create a 90 degree curve from the entrance to...Read more
05/31/2017 - 9:54am - By: Jonah Chickering '19 John Lowery, a recent continuing education graduate at Aquinas College, is the owner of Applied Imaging, a Grand Rapids based company focused on all things technology. Applied Imaging started in 1987 as a reseller of office copiers but has since morphed into a solutions and...Read more
05/24/2017 - 11:08am - By: Katherine Kozal Lindsey Bacigal, an Insignis student and a Student Senator, who majored in Communication and minored in Women’s Studies, recently graduated in May 2017. But she has been part of many experiences that have developed her passion for empowering women. Lindsey described working in...Read more
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05/17/2017 - 9:19am - The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded Aquinas College $900,000 to address the shortage of qualified teachers of color willing and able to lead area early childhood education classrooms. In partnership with Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC), they will pilot Preparing Racially-...Read more
man sitting and woman standing
05/09/2017 - 2:20pm - President Juan Olivarez and his wife, Mary, will receive the 2017 Norbert J. Hruby Emeritus Award from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Aquinas College. The award is given annually as a tribute to a person or couple whose leadership, generosity and spirit of service have been sustained over...Read more
Paula Meehan
05/08/2017 - 4:37pm - At Saturday's commencement ceremony, President Juan Olivarez announced that not only will Paula Meehan receive this year's Spirit of Aquinas Award, but the award will bear her name for future recipients. The Spirit of Aquinas Award is given to an alumni staff member whose years of service and...Read more
mother and son
05/05/2017 - 10:13am - By: Lena Peak For any parent, the moment they see their child walk across the stage and receive their college degree is a special one. But for one mother/son duo, this year’s commencement ceremony will be extra sweet. Karen and Alex Karatkiewicz will both graduate from Aquinas College on Saturday,...Read more
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05/03/2017 - 11:16am - Beginning this fall, Aquinas College students will be able to select engineering as their career goal and earn a bachelor's degree through Western Michigan University's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. A partnership between Aquinas and WMU announced May 3 means that Aquinas students can...Read more
05/02/2017 - 9:11am - Aquinas student Johnny Agar was recently featured in an Under Armour ad that aired during Friday night's Detroit Tigers game. In March, Johnny's family posted a video to YouTube of Johnny training atop a video of Michael Phelps training. The video, Agar's family said, was intended to show Michael...Read more
Lindsey Friend
05/01/2017 - 3:27pm - By: Miranda Burel '17 Young adults face a tremendous amount of challenges. Balancing friends, homework, extracurricular activities, and internships, all while discovering your passion and career? That’s enough to test anyone. But trying to navigate all of life’s difficulties while relearning...Read more
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04/26/2017 - 9:47am - This April, the Aquinas College Sports Management program teamed up with the Grand Rapids Griffins to host a group sales classroom project. Modeled after the show "Shark Tank", groups of students gave five-minute presentations on group sales ideas that could be implemented during the Griffins' 2017...Read more
research symposium
04/24/2017 - 4:48pm - Aquinas College hosted it's ninth-annual Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Symposium on Wednesday, April 26. Nearly 60 students presented around 40 posters either as individuals or in teams, giving the students the opportunity to network with the community and build real-world...Read more
students digging on Earth Day
04/21/2017 - 11:36am - In honor of Earth Day, the Aquinas College community participated in the second annual We All Live Here Day of Service on April 21. Students, faculty and staff came together to complete projects at the Dominican Sisters Marywood Campus as well as on campus at Aquinas College. Crews worked to...Read more

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