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04/03/2017 - 12:05pm - Five Aquinas College alumni having been nominated for the West Michigan Woman Brilliance Awards. The awards, presented by West Michigan Woman Magazine, shine a light on "dynamic talent, spirit and intellect of local women and celebrate the brilliant and meaningful impact they have on our careers...Read more
students standing by AQ bus
03/23/2017 - 4:32pm - In the summer of 2016, the Aquinas College School of Education received the generous gift of a Winnebago motor home from the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids. Since then, the School of Ed has been using the motor home as a mobile classroom to take students on over 15 different site visits in Grand...Read more
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03/23/2017 - 3:58pm - Grade: Senior Major: Community Leadership & Spanish Minor: Women's Studies Hometown: Crown Point, Indiana Scholarships Received: Monica LaSarge Scholarship & Hansknecht Scholarship for Peace and Justice Jessica Zarik ‘17 is a graduating senior studying Community Leadership, Spanish, and...Read more
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03/23/2017 - 3:55pm - Grade: Junior Major: Art & Liturgical Music Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota Scholarships Received: Olivarez Family Scholarship Danielle Frenzel ‘18 is a Junior studying Art and Liturgical Music. Danielle’s family moved from St. Paul Minnesota to Israel when she was 10 years old. Frenzel graduated...Read more
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03/23/2017 - 3:35pm - Grade: Senior Major: Sociology and Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI Scholarships Received: Catholic Junior College Scholarship Mike Priest ‘17 is a graduating senior who was searching for a strong college community where he could be heavily involved...Read more
Student standing at podium outside
03/22/2017 - 9:18am - Grade: Senior Major: Community Leadership, German and International Studies Hometown: Traverse City, MI Scholarships Received: Sister Mary Luncinda Lehmkuhle, O.P. Scholarship Kascha Sanor ‘17 is a graduating senior that has immersed herself fully in the Aquinas College community. Kascha engages...Read more
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03/21/2017 - 9:25am - Over spring break, Aquinas students were given the opportunity to job shadow successful alums as part of the inaugural Take a Saint to Work Day. Each of the thirteen students involved were matched with an alum in their field of interest and spent half of a day exposed to various careers with the...Read more
Olivia singing while looking at a music folder
03/09/2017 - 4:53pm - “Qui bene cantat bis orat” - St. Augustine By: Lauren Fay Carlson '12 "I'm in almost every choir," said Olivia Vargas '18. A third-year student and liturgical music major, Vargas is the only student in the program who utilizes her voice as her primary instrument. Passionate about exploring her...Read more
woman in hockey uniform sitting on ice by an easel
03/09/2017 - 4:50pm - By: Doug Seites '10 Athletics and the arts are worlds that don’t often collide in college. Or at least, that is a common belief. But this isn’t the case at Aquinas College, where many student-athletes work hard to find the time to balance time on the field or court with time in the studio or...Read more
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03/09/2017 - 4:46pm - By: Dan Truel '09 Callie Cherry ‘16 understands why the starving artist stereotype persists. That doesn’t mean she accepts it. “I was working as the assistant curator for ArtPrize at Cathedral Square and I was seeing adult artists struggling. I was seeing the [art] students I was in contact with...Read more
woman talking to students
03/09/2017 - 4:42pm - By: Patricia Schlutt '16 Anne-Marie Oomen is a poet, playwright, memoirist and fiction writer, who has published books including “Love, Sex, and 4-H,” “Pulling Down the Barn” and “Uncoded Woman.” A visiting author in the Contemporary Writers Series, Oomen hosted a reading and “craft talk” as part...Read more
03/09/2017 - 4:38pm - By: Patricia Schlutt '16 In spring 2017, the 29th edition of the Sampler will appear on bookshelves, desks in the library, The Moose Cafe’ and tables in the Academic Building. The publication is Aquinas College’s way to celebrate outstanding student art and writing. Lambda Iota Tau, the former...Read more
a sister teaching young children about art
03/09/2017 - 4:33pm - In a classroom where vocabulary words are found on virtually every wall and surface, the words that come to mind when observing Sister Lucia Zapata’s ‘73 art class at St. Anthony Padua Catholic School are: ingenuity, diligence, curiosity and excitement. This Aquinas Saint earned her bachelor of...Read more
Music for the Soul - child holding drumstick
03/09/2017 - 4:30pm - By: Mary Webster '17 On November 12, 2016, the 7th annual Music for the Soul concert was performed by the Aquinas Music Department with help from certified music therapists. The evening's performance was attended by parents of differently-abled children, staff from the Diocese of Grand Rapids and...Read more
Theatre for Social Change
03/09/2017 - 4:24pm - By: Sandra Erskine Mitchell '91 New to Aquinas' Fine Arts Program this spring is a new major, Theatre for Social Change. This makes Aquinas one of only a few colleges in the region to offer this unique major. The Theatre for Social Change curriculum is intended to help graduates discover and bridge...Read more
Taylor Dorceta
02/24/2017 - 9:44am - Grand Rapids, Michigan - February 28, 2017 - The Wege Foundation will host the 21st Wege Speaker Series on Thursday, April 13 at 4pm at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. This year’s speaker is Dorceta E. Taylor, Ph.D., director of diversity, equity & inclusion at the University of...Read more
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom
02/14/2017 - 3:28pm - The Aquinas College Foundation is excited to announce that Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel, scheduled to open in fall 2017, has surpassed its fundraising goal of $4 million. In the College’s 129-year history, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom is the first building to be constructed specifically as a chapel on...Read more
sister talking to people with a microphone
02/02/2017 - 2:19pm - On Sunday, January 29, the Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids hosted more than 20 Aquinas Student Ambassadors for Mass and lunch at the Dominican Center. It’s a way that the students can learn more about the history of their college from the perspective of the women who founded it. The Sisters from the...Read more
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01/20/2017 - 9:49am - Nathan Schall Dual Major: Community Leadership & Geography Internship: Catholic Charities West Michigan "Grand Rapids turned out to be an amazing community," said Nathan Schall '16. A native of Fort Wayne, Ind., Schall was eager to dive into the welcoming community he experienced during his...Read more
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01/20/2017 - 9:34am - Megan Donovan Dual Major: Business Administration and Communication Internship: Mill Steel "It was all brand new," said Megan Donovan, '16, of her internship in the manufacturing environment of Mill Steel, a plant that distributes and processes flat-rolled steel products. This dual major in...Read more

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