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08/02/2017 - 9:30am - By Jonah Chickering '19 Brandon Holstine graduated from Aquinas in 2013 after pursuing a dual major in Management Information Systems and Geography. While Holstine pursued Management Information Systems to ensure job security, his real passion was with Geography. This dual focus on passion as well...Read more
07/13/2017 - 3:19pm - By: Jonah Chickering '19 Zander Atwood was born and raised in Valparaiso, Indiana, but chose Aquinas College for his undergraduate education. Zander was interested in the excellent scholarship opportunities, smaller class sizes, and Aquinas’s excellent Sport Management program. He graduated in 2014...Read more
06/28/2017 - 9:30am - Photo credit: Stephanie Salmon Photography Aquinas College students studying in Ireland will soon have access to a state-of-the-art International Residential Education Center in the village of Tullycross, Ireland, home to the Aquinas Ireland Program for more than 40 years. The Center was unveiled...Read more
06/27/2017 - 1:42pm - By Miranda Burel ‘17 As human beings, we are the product of our environments, though we may not always realize it as we grow. Retrospect, however, shows us how each facet of our lives work together to help us find our passion. Hilary Atkin ‘07, draws upon all her life experiences in her work with...Read more
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
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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
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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