Aquinas Magazine

Winter/Spring 2017 Magazine: Art & Community

Featured Stories Include:

AQ Welcomes New President Kevin G. Quinn, Ph.D.
Dr. Quinn knows supply and demand. from talking pro sports to rising tuition costs in the United States, economic theory flows naturally in and out of conversation with the economist-turned administrator, recently appointed the eighth president of Aquinas College. And from Quinn’s vantage point, demand for the Aquinas experience is both strong and understandable. >Read More

New Science Building Named for Sr. Aquinas Weber, O.P.
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, he wished the new addition to bear the name of a woman he has known and admired for many years, and who, in many ways, has made Aquinas College what it is today. >Read More

Alumnus Keeps Aquinas Connections Strong at Amway
A community constantly changes as people move and grow. A vital part of Aquinas’ values, community is about reaching out, working together, and creating something meaningful.

Science has always been a group effort for Adam Liberacki ‘12. As a child, he would turn up at science fairs toting wild experiments created with the help of his parents, both scientists themselves. >Read More

From Chem Student to CEO, Ted Thompson's Roots Run Deep
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 location of the chemistry lab. Thompson was at Aquinas to study the sciences, and that he did. His education, combined with his ingenuity and determination, launched a long and remarkable career for one of AQ’s most distinguished alums. >Read More

AQ Alumna a Resource to Low-Income Families in Chicago
“I’ve always wanted to work in public health…something that gives back to the community,” said Kathleen (Pollock) Lucking ‘09. Earning her bachelor’s degree at Aquinas and graduating to Detroit Mercy Dental School in 2013, Pollock studied biology and chemistry, and ultimately dentistry. Now working for Mobile Care Chicago, Pollock applies her passion for health by providing free mobile dental services to patients who cannot afford regular care, contributing a much needed service to community members. >Read More

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