09/12/2017 - 2:57pm - By: Sandra Mitchell, '91 When Darrell “Ted” Thompson arrived to Aquinas College in the late 1940s, it was at a time when the entire Robinson Road campus consisted only of Holmdene and its Carriage House. It was the Carriage House that held Thompson’s interest while at AQ, because that was the...Read more
09/12/2017 - 2:44pm - By: Gary Eberle This fall, at the request of an anonymous donor and longtime friend of Sister Aquinas, the addition to Albertus Magnus Hall of Science will bear the name Sister Aquinas Weber Hall. The lead donor for the new science building project did not want his own name on the building. Instead...Read more
09/12/2017 - 6:00am - Aquinas College has been ranked as a top college in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. Aquinas College has been ranked in the top 50 among the “Best Regional Universities (Midwest)” and among the “Best Value Regional Universities (Midwest)” according to 2018 rankings released by U.S. News...Read more
09/07/2017 - 10:30am - GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – This fall, the German Studies Program at Aquinas College will host the 2017 German Campus Weeks, an outreach effort from the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. that will feature educational and cultural events for high school students, college students and community members...Read more
08/25/2017 - 11:01am - STEM Scholars is a new program at Aquinas that brings together selected students from underrepresented populations and provides skills development before they begin their first year studying STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) at the college level. The inaugural group of eleven...Read more
08/14/2017 - 8:31am - GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Representing the largest investment in the history of the college, Aquinas’ $58 million “Contributing to More” Campaign includes new science facilities, enhancements to technology, scholarship and professorship support and campus beautification to support their concentration...Read more
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