Contact Admissions

Aquinas College
Office of Admissions
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 297-7545 ext. 460
(800) 649-9956 (out-of-state only)
(615) 279-3891 fax
email: admissions@aquinascollege.edu
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Meet the Admissions Team

Connie Hansom

Director of Admissions

Connie Hometown: Nashville, TN
Alma Mater: Bachelor of Business Education and Master of Business Education, Middle Tennessee State University
Interests: Gardening; being outside enjoying nature; reading; listening to music.
Contact Connie: (615) 297-7545, ext. 411, hansomc@aquinascollege.edu

Ian Turnbell

Admissions Counselor

Ian Hometown: Bowling Green, OH
Alma Mater: Miami University, B.S. ’04 Belmont University, M.B.A ’08
Interests: Music, movies, spending time outdoors and with friends
Contact Ian: (615) 297-7545, ext. 433, turnbelli@aquinascollege.edu

Sarah Babish

Admissions Counselor

Sarah Hometown: Clarks Summit, PA
Alma Mater: Elizabethtown College ’06
Interests: Going to concerts, spending time with friends, weekends at the lake, playing drums
Contact Sarah: (615) 297-7545, ext. 482, babishs@aquinascollege.edu

Anthony Lena

Data and Campus Visit Coordinator

Anthony Lena Hometown: Mount Juliet, TN
Alma Mater: Aquinas College, B.B.A. ’13
Interests: Performing as a professional balloon artist/comedian, playing sports (especially basketball, golf, and mountain biking), having intellectual conversations, hanging out with my family and friends, reading books, watching movies, and I love to travel because I’m a roamin’ Catholic.
Contact Anthony: (615) 297-7545, ext. 606, lenaa@aquinascollege.edu

Kara Knutti

Admissions Counselor

Kara K Hometown: Sterling, IL
Alma Mater: Northern Illinois University ’06
Interests: Chasing storms, traveling, going on adventures, and spending time with family and friends.
Contact Kara: (615) 297-7545, ext. 428, knuttik@aquinascollege.edu

Libby Carew

Admissions Receptionist

Libby Hometown: Tullahoma, Tennessee
Alma Mater: University of Tennessee – Knoxville; Middle Tennessee State University
Interests: Reading, music, art & photographs, movies, plays, cooking, plants, traveling, conversations, people.
Contact Libby: (615) 297-7545, ext. 460, carewe@aquinascollege.edu
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"I chose Aquinas because of the strong Catholic identity and the fact that it valued the Dominican tradition and, at the same time, it was located in the south in the city of Nashville."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

The residential community creates an environment of peace, love, caring, and tight bonds.

- Gregory S.
Education 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

"It is awesome that Aquinas is in Nashville."

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

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

- Abbey
Student

If you want to learn how to think, not only what to think, then Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College is the place to be. It provides a unique environment where you will be able to grow intellectually and spiritually, preparing you for anything the future could bring.

- Arts & Sciences Student

"I love the living arrangements at Seton Lodge because it's a super convenient location to the school, food, and shopping. It has also been a healthy study environment while at the same time a place filled with fun and a great group of people."

- Mary W.
Aquinas 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

The professors are superb. We have small class sizes and a close community and family feel. It fosters human flourishing. We love it!

- Arts & Sciences 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

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

- Augusta K.
Nursing Student, Chicago, IL

"I wanted to attend a small Catholic College where I could pursue nursing as my major. I wanted to be at a college with friendly people and where everyone knows everybody and the students are not just seen as a number but are seen as individual and unique people."

- Mary W.
Nursing Student

The Aquinas College program enables you to engage in course material in an in depth way because of the small class sizes and the teachers’ attention to detail.

- Arts & Sciences Student

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

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

"It is a beautiful up and coming campus… a peaceful quiet place where I could picture myself studying or where I could picture myself playing sports with other students."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student