09/13/2018 - 11:21am - By Kelli Gimore Aquinas professors Jennifer Hess, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and Rob Peters, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, are well aware of the antibiotic crisis happening around the world. Which is why, when Dr. Hess heard about the Small World Initiative (SWI) — an innovate...Read more
09/13/2018 - 10:37am - irishdance_cropped.jpg New Irish Dance Club to Debut this Fall Aquinas College has embraced Irish culture since the early ‘70s. As the only college in Michigan to offer an Irish Studies minor, Aquinas’ interdisciplinary program offers a comprehensive understanding of Irish culture in both...Read more
09/13/2018 - 10:21am - quinn.jpg It is hard to believe that Terry and I have been Saints for a full year. It’s been quite a year, including the opening of Aquinas College's brand new chapel, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, and the start of our ongoing science expansion and renovation project. There is not a day that passes that...Read more
07/02/2018 - 10:53am - The Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI) announced a "Pathways to Careers in Health Care" initiative to engage with area colleges and universities through a $400,000 planning grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek. Shannon Wilson, executive director of GRAAHI,...Read more
06/28/2018 - 11:01am - GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – This fall, the Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College will celebrate its 22nd year by bringing back four prominent, nationally acclaimed writers to campus. The writers, who span multiple genres, will perform live public readings from the Wege Ballroom in addition to...Read more
06/14/2018 - 10:32am - CAEP-Accredited-Shield-2017-4C[1].png The School of Education at Aquinas College is now 1 of 147 providers in the U.S. meeting new, rigorous CAEP national accreditation standards to better prepare tomorrow’s teachers The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) recently...Read more
06/12/2018 - 4:08pm - 59647_17ea39a03f30ecf.jpg Aquinas College alumnus, associate professor of art and 2010 ArtPrize winner, Chris LaPorte, will lecture and preview ArtPrize: The Michigan Connection exhibit at Midland Center for the Arts on Friday, June 29, 2018, from 7 pm to 9 pm. LaPorte will speak about his art, his...Read more
05/21/2018 - 9:34am - Linda Hagan .jpg Aquinas College is pleased to announce that Dr. Linda Hagan has been named professor and chairperson of the Department of Business and will join the college for the 2018-19 academic year beginning in August. Dr. Hagan is currently a professor in the Department of Marketing at Walsh...Read more
05/11/2018 - 9:44am - Mayerlyn.jpg Mayerlyn Benscome didn’t need another challenge in her life. Life for the working mother of three young children was already an uphill climb, considering the Dominican Republic native does not speak English as her native language and she’s legally blind. So when she was making the...Read more
05/01/2018 - 1:20pm - Results of the 2017 Aquinas College First Destination Survey show that 95 percent of 2016-17 graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. The survey, which follows the National Association of College and Employers (NACE) standards and protocol, was taken by Career...Read more
04/23/2018 - 9:18am - CummingsPortrait.jpg Aquinas College is presenting the Norbert J. Hruby Emeritus Award to Sam and Janene Cummings at the annual Aquinas Emeritus Evening on Tuesday, May 8, at the Amway Grand Plaza. The Award, given each year since 1983, is given as a tribute to a person or persons in our community...Read more
04/19/2018 - 1:03pm - Aquinas senior Johnny Agar has been featured in a national Under Armour campaign starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Born with cerebral palsy, Johnny appears in an international commercial and film series debuting this week from Under Armour and New York advertising agency Droga5, as part of a...Read more
04/11/2018 - 1:37pm - image1.JPG by: Haley Brink '18 Before college, Jeff Luehm was drawn to history, social movements, and literature. At Aquinas, he appropriately found himself studying education with a major in history and a minor in language arts. “Aquinas really helped me explore those topics more and gave me a...Read more
04/10/2018 - 12:54pm - Lindsey_Bacigal.jpg Lindsey Bacigal graduated from Aquinas College in 2017 with a Communication major and a Women’s Studies minor and is now studying at National University of Ireland, Galway. She is a student in the Master’s Global Women’s Studies: Gender, Globalization and Rights program. Lindsey...Read more
04/10/2018 - 12:47pm - Kelsey Cotton.jpg In 2017, Kelsey Cotton graduated from Aquinas College with a major in Spanish and a minor in Women’s Studies. After graduation, she served a four-month term as an AmeriCorps service volunteer, facilitating service learning on an animal sanctuary in Southern Oregon. She currently...Read more
03/27/2018 - 9:28am - gerry2.jpg by Sandra Mitchell '91 Katie Fahey ’11 is a testament that Aquinas grads make a world of difference. Following the 2016 presidential election, frustration drove Katie to social media where she asked friends and family if they wanted to help her end gerrymandering, the manipulation of...Read more
03/05/2018 - 9:43am - Founded by and supporting women leaders since 1886, Aquinas College is proud of our faculty and alumni who have been recognized by the Grand Rapids Business Journal among the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan. You can see profiles of the honorees here. Dr. Nkechy Ezeh Faculty - School of...Read more
02/26/2018 - 10:11am - Aquinas College is pleased to welcome Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., director of the Vatican Observatory, to campus for a public lecture on Thursday, March 15 . Brother Guy’s presentation, entitled, “Astronomy, God and the Search for Elegance,” will reflect on science and aesthetics. The event will...Read more
02/13/2018 - 10:00am - The Wege Foundation will host the 22nd Wege Speaker Series on Thursday, April 12 at 4pm at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. This year’s speaker is Dr. J. Drew Lanham, ornithologist, conservationist and distinguished professor at Clemson University. Dr. Lanham is a widely published...Read more
02/08/2018 - 2:19pm - A common fascination with the inner workings of a cell brings biologists and chemists together in the overlapping fields of biochemistry and molecular biology. The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) major is excellent preparation for doctoral-level professional training (M.D./D.O./D.D.S./...Read more