Travis Hardin Headshot
06/08/2016 - 10:49am - Sometimes, all it takes is an instance to put you on the path to success. For Travis Hardin ‘99, these instances dramatically shaped his college career and, in turn, his life. During his senior year of high school, Hardin was unsure where he wanted to attend college. With a great passion for...Read more
Headshot of a woman
06/01/2016 - 3:02pm - For many, coming to Aquinas is coming home. It is a place where experiences and relationships thrive and push people to their greatest potential. For Kelly Dittmar ‘06, Aquinas has been a place of support for years, giving her incredible opportunities to turn her political passion into action. AQ...Read more
Jamaal Tarpeh with cast on arm
05/24/2016 - 9:36am - Passion is not only important, but necessary for pursuing what you love, and Jamaal Tarpeh ‘15 is enthusiastic as he heads to the University of Michigan Medical School in Fall 2016. While at Aquinas, Tarpeh pursued a major in Biology and a minor in Music Performance. Tarpeh found AQ while at...Read more
Nick Davidson Athletic Director
05/10/2016 - 10:35am - Dr. Juan Olivarez, President of Aquinas College, has announced the hiring of Nick Davidson as the College’s new athletic director. Davidson brings more than 12 years of experience to Aquinas, most recently as athletic director at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida. “Nick will be a great...Read more
Saint Thomas Aquinas Sculpture
05/05/2016 - 2:12pm - A commissioned sculpture of St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of Aquinas College, will be unveiled and blessed at a ceremony at the College’s newly renovated Fulton Street entrance on May 4, 2016 at 10:00 am. The artist is Jay Hall Carpenter, a nationally recognized sculptor who has created more...Read more
Saint Thomas Aquinas Sculpture
05/04/2016 - 1:22pm - A commissioned sculpture of St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of Aquinas College, was unveiled and blessed at a ceremony Wednesday morning. The sculpture, standing 17 feet tall, was created by Jay Hall Carpenter, a nationally recognized sculptor who has created more than 500 sculptures during...Read more
05/04/2016 - 9:01am - The blessing and unveiling ceremony for the St. Thomas Aquinas Statue at the Fulton St. entrance scheduled for Wednesday, May 4 has been moved inside due to rain. The ceremony will take place on the mezzanine of the Alksnis Athletic & Recreation Building at 10 a.m. A blessing and unveiling will...Read more
05/03/2016 - 1:35pm - This Spring, Aquinas College participated in an 8-week national waste competition called RecycleMania. The College finished 10th in the Country, and first in the State, in the Grand Champion Category. AQ has participated in RecycleMania since 2009, ranking 18th last year. RecycleMania is a friendly...Read more
05/03/2016 - 1:17pm - At Aquinas, even non-science students are getting a chance to experience deep sky objects. Through a program called iTelescope, students across all majors have been able to look at various telescopes across the world. The students picked an interesting deep sky object to image, such as nebulas,...Read more
05/03/2016 - 12:06pm - April 23, 2016 Aquinas College Students participated at the Wayne State University’s Center for Latin American and Latin@ Studies Conference. The event was the Seventh Annual "La Academia del Pueblo." The topic of the conference was (De)Colonizing the Mind: Knowledge from the Margins. Ms. Azra...Read more
Ramsey Lama Judge
05/02/2016 - 2:17pm - At his high school in Illinois, Ramsey Lama ‘04 had an idea that he wanted to study law. His time at Aquinas, studying political science and Spanish, only strengthened that desire. “I was a good writer, a good reader, and a good public speaker. So I figured, with my attributes, it was something I...Read more
Student sitting on mountain
04/21/2016 - 4:15pm - Life is made up of small moments. At times, they don’t seem like much, but sometimes they can mean the world to a person. Those small moments are common at Aquinas, and it is one of the first things that struck Janine O’Donnell ‘13 when she came. “I remember my acceptance letter was signed by hand...Read more
Pat Maguire next to his art
04/15/2016 - 11:08am - A powerful piece of art is like a vehicle, transporting the viewer to a state of contemplation. In the driver’s seat is Aquinas College alumnus Pat Maguire ‘11, whose deeply expressive oil paintings and installations are making a name in the art community. Many of Maguire’s pieces feature windows,...Read more
Student holding award
04/11/2016 - 4:33pm - Two AQ seniors, Laura Rico ‘16 and Elizabeth Sensing ‘16, were recipients of Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC) Commitment to Service Award for their dedication to community service. The pair were honored on April 7, 2016 at MiCC’s Awards Gala, held at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Center in East...Read more
Two students at Boston Marathon
04/05/2016 - 4:27pm - Aquinas College instills the pursuit of excellence in its students and graduates, and Brent and Kaitlyn Malaski are no exception. The married graduates were apart of the track and cross country teams while studying at Aquinas, Brent graduating in 2007 and Kaitlyn (Meernik) in 2010. They have...Read more
Jasmine Weston Headshot
04/01/2016 - 3:04pm - Drawn like many others to the friendly Aquinas community, Jasmine Weston, a Grand Rapids native, knew instantly it would be a good fit. “It matched my personality,” she says. “I thrive in small environments, and Aquinas fit that.” During her time at the school, Weston met so many people who made...Read more
Students holding AQ flag
03/29/2016 - 11:46am - In March 2016, Dr. Shelli Rottschafer’s Chicano Literature course, embarked upon an interesting opportunity to further investigate a unique perspective on Chicano Culture and Creative Expression by visiting the Pilsen Neighborhood of Chicago. While at the National Museum of Mexican Art, the...Read more
03/26/2016 - 1:36am - The Easter season is a time for Christians to embrace our faith and rejoice in the glory of Christ’s resurrection. As the season of Lent was a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, Easter is an occasion for hope and celebration. Walking around our beautiful campus this spring, we see the trees...Read more
students holding check
03/23/2016 - 12:23pm - On February 20, 2016, two AQ students attended the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Western Michigan chapter ACG Cup 2016 competition. The team consisted of Chloe Benzer and Ruben Sholinyan. Benzer is a business major with minors in economics, French, and math, who anticipates graduating in...Read more
03/16/2016 - 8:00am - edward-hirschWEB.jpg Grand Rapids, Mich. - On April 14, the Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series presents poet Edward Hirsch. Hirsch has published eight collections of poetry and five prose books and is currently the president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. What : Aquinas...Read more