Meet our President

A Letter from Sister Mary Sarah, O.P.,
President of Aquinas College

For a wise man in any branch of knowledge is one who knows the highest cause of that kind of knowledge, and is able to judge of all matters by that cause.
—St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica II-II q. 9 a. 2

Dear Friends,

Sister Mary Sarah Galbraith, O.P.When the first universities were established in the Middle Ages, they were the product of Catholic imagination and the desire to communicate the truths of the faith in a systematic, universal way. Like the great cathedrals that preceded them, the early Catholic universities were an outpouring of creative energy at the service of the Church during a critical time in the Church’s history. We are in our own time at a crossroads. The need for a robust, intelligent, faithful Catholic education has never been greater. Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee, is privileged to bear the name of one of the greatest Catholic minds in history, St. Thomas Aquinas and we are dedicated to the Church’s mission of imparting to others the beauty and majesty of the Catholic faith through the nearly eight hundred year old tradition of Dominican prayer, study, and teaching.

For more than 50 years Aquinas College has educated students in the liberal arts, teaching, nursing, and business by compelling them to think beyond the textbook and challenge the basic assumptions of our culture.  Much like the medieval university, Aquinas College finds itself happily at the crossroad where culture and faith meet. With a new residential life program and graduate studies in nursing science and education we offer a curriculum that enables our students to be salt and light for a world looking for true witnesses to the hope that is in Christ.

We welcome you to visit our 83 acre campus in Nashville, Tennessee to discover for yourself what it means to be distinctly Dominican, from the Heart of the Church in the Heart of the South.

God’s blessings to you,

Sister Mary Sarah Galbraith, O.P.
President

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"I was attracted to Aquinas because it taught the Catholic Faith and had a good nursing program."

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

The faculty is so nice and enthusiastic! They are always willing to help.

- Abbey
Student

The academic culture at Aquinas is both rigorous and incredibly supportive. Knowing that your professors believe in your ability to achieve is a powerful motivator to succeed confidently.

- Augusta K.
Nursing Student, Chicago, IL

"Going into the medical field, I especially wanted a school that valued the dignity of human life."

- Maria
Student

What I appreciate most about student life at Aquinas is the close-knit community in the dorms. It is supportive, academically focused and faith-rooted – and that doesn’t happen just anywhere.

- Gregory S.
Education student

Aquinas teaches me to think beyond myself and think about the common good and how to serve others.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

I would tell prospective students to make sure they visit for a day, just so they can see the atmosphere and experience what a day would be like if they attended Aquinas.

- Therese Y.
Aquinas Student

Aquinas has made me more aware of callings—a part of the whole person is that everyone has a calling, that everyone is unique and irreplaceable.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

When I got here, everyone already had friends established, but whenever I came in, they were so nice and included me. They welcomed me as if I was part of their family.

- Cinthia J.
Nursing student

I love all my professors. They care about their students and challenge them. Their faith is number one in their lives and that’s what matters the most to me.

- Lauren
Arts and Sciences student

An Aquinas education is not just all about the individual – it is about the community.

- Augusta K.
Nursing Student, Chicago, IL

Aquinas makes you attentive to the different ways that God leads us to a vocation.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

Here everybody knows each other. Even the teachers, they know you by name and they truly care. In high school with so many students it was so hard to know everyone. Here the teachers interact on a personal level.

- Cinthia J.
Nursing student

We're like a really close-knit community. We all know each other. We come together and truly care. It's not something you find in a bigger college where there are so many people. Here you have the opportunity to get to know everyone personally.

- Cinthia J.
Nursing student

"It has been a place where I have been able to get involved, meet fun people, and be challenged academically."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student