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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
man sitting at Western table and man sitting at AQ table
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
three people sitting at an AQ Saints table
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
President Olivarez
04/12/2017 - 1:42pm - Greetings, Mary and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy Easter. For Christians this day of resurrection is held as the most holy of all days. It is the day that we celebrate hope and the promise of new life. Opportunity and renewal abound throughout every...Read more
President Quinn
04/11/2017 - 5:57am - The Aquinas College Board of Trustees has announced that Dr. Kevin Quinn has been appointed the 8 th president of Aquinas College. President-elect Quinn is currently the dean of the Schneider School of Business and Economics at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. His appointment at Aquinas...Read more
woman holding a plate
04/10/2017 - 10:17am - By: Miranda Burel '17 “Food is a gift you get to enjoy three times a day,” she says. “It’s necessary and pleasurable, and you’re allowed to be creative with it.” Sherman has worked in the food industry for years, as a ravioli runner, pastry chef, caterer, and numerous other jobs. Now she is...Read more
people standing by flags
04/04/2017 - 12:17pm - At a flag raising ceremony in Tullycross, Co. Galway, Ireland on April 4, Aquinas College officially launched their new Ireland Study Abroad Program. Although Aquinas College has brought students to the Connemara village for 44 years, this year marks a change in the structure and delivery of their...Read more
woman standing at podium
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
student laying on ground looking at nature
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
student holding child
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
AQ baseball player running bases
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
two people standing outside by a building smiling
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

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