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students at german career day
10/03/2016 - 9:57am - Nearly 400 high school and college students attended German Career Day hosted at Aquinas College on September 28. The German Career Day was sponsored and presented by the Goethe-Institut, Germany’s cultural institute that promotes the study of German abroad and encourages international cultural...Read more
09/26/2016 - 10:59am - The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Aquinas College $2,523,712 to address the shortage of English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual teachers in Michigan. Rui Niu-Cooper, Ph.D., associate professor of Education, was the driving force behind the college earning a five-year...Read more
Coach Bo in AQ uniform
09/16/2016 - 2:40pm - After an impressive career that has spanned five decades at Aquinas College, Athletic Director Terry Bocian (Coach Bo) has retired and the Aquinas community wants to celebrate his historic career! This open house will be a casual, family friendly fundraiser recognizing a true AQ legend during...Read more
"Best Colleges US News & World Report Regional Universities Best Value 2017" banner
09/13/2016 - 2:41pm - Aquinas College has been ranked as a top college in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. Aquinas College continues to be recognized as a top ranked “Best Values” college, according to 2017 rankings released by U.S. News and World Report. The College is ranked 3rd on the prestigious “Best...Read more
Stephen Barrows Headshot
09/12/2016 - 12:56pm - Dr. Juan Olivarez, president of Aquinas College, has announced that Dr. Stephen Barrows has been appointed executive vice president, provost and dean of faculty. Dr. Barrows stepped into the role on an interim basis in March after Dr. Gilda Gely accepted a position at a college out-of-state. Five...Read more
09/07/2016 - 11:59am - Aquinas College’s Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center will celebrate its 30 th anniversary by welcoming nationally syndicated columnist Dr. Gina Barreca back to campus on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. at Aquinas College’s Donnelly Center. The event is free and open to the public. The...Read more
Apartment E with cheering sports fans looking at the soccer field
08/26/2016 - 3:31pm - Aquinas’s newest residence hall, St. Rose of Lima, was recently LEED Certified. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Certification is given by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to recognize the world’s greenest, energy-efficient, and high performing buildings. St. Rose of...Read more
Casey Longo Headshot
08/26/2016 - 12:16pm - This fall Casey Longo ‘08 steps into a new role with East Grand Rapids High School football. Longo will be replacing Peter Stuursma, who has coached EGR for 16 seasons. An EGR alum himself, Longo volunteered to coach alongside Stuursma while studying at Aquinas. The two had bumped into each other...Read more
President Olivarez
08/16/2016 - 9:05am - The Aquinas College Board of Trustees announces the retirement of President Juan Olivarez, who will vacate his position June 30, 2017 after six years as president. The Board has formed a committee to discuss the process of selecting a new president. “I, along with the other members of the Board of...Read more
08/08/2016 - 2:55pm - Aquinas College has announced that Rick Heuvelman, James Rabaut and Sr. Barbara Reid, O.P. have each been appointed to a three-year term on Aquinas’ Board of Trustees. The Aquinas College Board of Trustees is a dynamic group of active and dedicated community leaders whose expertise ranges from...Read more
Awards Announcement
07/29/2016 - 11:30am - The Aquinas College Theatre Department has been nominated for 15 Grand Awards for the 2015-2016 season. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony which will be held on October 9. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Grand Awards, which are given annually to college and community...Read more
girl sitting and laughing with a book
07/29/2016 - 10:41am - People’s relationships with their faith can be deeply personal. Whether it is shared by millions, or a personal doctrine only one subscribes to, faith is profoundly individualistic. And while there are sharp differences among various religions, Kascha Sanor ‘17 urges us to “realize our...Read more
AQ softball player holding a bat and coach looking into field
07/21/2016 - 4:03pm - Three prominent figures in the Aquinas College Athletic Department will assume new duties this upcoming year. Crystal Laska has been promoted to Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Internal Operations. With her new responsibilities, Laska will step away from her coaching duties after...Read more
Professor talking to people sitting down
07/12/2016 - 9:27am - On June 15-16, 2016, Interchanges took place on the Renvyle Peninsula in Co. Galway, Ireland. This year is the second annual transatlantic conference on Education, research, and community engagement, an initiative between Aquinas College; Connemara West, Co. Galway; and Lourdes University, Ohio...Read more
06/28/2016 - 3:03pm - Recently, Interfaith at Aquinas was honored with the Better Together Rookie of the Year Award from the Interfaith Youth Corp. The award goes to a campus that joined the Better Together network during the year and created amazing change on campus during its first year. The group won $500 worth of...Read more
Two women standing
06/27/2016 - 10:46am - At the 2 nd Annual Breakfast of Conservation Champions presented by the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Aquinas alum Anne Marie Hertl ’11 received the George Heartwell Community Engagement Award. The event took place on May 23 rd at the Fredrick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and...Read more
Nick Davidson Athletic Director
06/22/2016 - 3:57pm - Q: How have your first couple of weeks at Aquinas been? A: They have been very good. A lot of focusing on listening and learning what we do in athletics here and integrating with the rest of the campus. Really focusing on trying to learn my staff, and learn our team, and see how we operate and if...Read more
Trish Castiglione Headshot
06/20/2016 - 11:43am - Dr. Juan Olivarez, president of Aquinas College, has announced that Patricia (Trish) Castiglione ‘92 has been named as vice president and executive director of the Aquinas College Foundation. Castiglione has been the interim vice president and executive director since last October. As vice...Read more
people walking out of a building
06/13/2016 - 1:02pm - Aquinas College proudly served as host to the 14th Biennial Colloquium of Domican Colleges and Universities the weekend of June 9. The colloquium gives the faculty, staff and students of Dominican colleges and universities the opportunity to reflect on the rich heritage of the Dominican Order,...Read more
Clare Shubert leads new Ford Museum
06/10/2016 - 10:33am - Over 1000 students from area schools attended the opening of the new Devos Learning Center, which was unveiled on June 7th along with the reopening of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. The museum has been undergoing a major renovation, and perhaps one of the most exciting changes is the...Read more

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