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

- Abbey
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

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

- Maria
Student

The people are great. It's like more of a family than just a college.

- Troy B.
Education student

I just like the rich Catholic environment here. You pray before class and before meals. There's a sense of community.

- Troy B.
Education 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

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

- Gregory S.
Education Student

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

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

I felt that teachers at Aquinas genuinely cared about by success and that was such a relief coming from such a big school.

- Veronica V.
'15, Management

"It is awesome that Aquinas is in Nashville."

- Mary F.
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

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

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

- Augusta K.
Nursing Student, Chicago, IL

What surprised me the most about Aquinas was the Catholic tradition and how everybody practices it at that level. I'd never seen anything like it, even as a cradle Catholic. It was a whole new thing compared how I'd always practiced.

- Jonathan V.
Business student

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

If you're looking for a close-knit community and a place to grow in faith and be in a college that truly knows its people and its professors, you'll definitely receive a great education.

- Cinthia J.
Nursing student

That first week of getting to know each other and having the camp Marymount experience, you felt instantly in place.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

I study Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College because the professors genuinely care about the formation of the whole person and want the mind to be formed in a truly classical education.

- Arts and Sciences student

"I wanted a strong Catholic college with a great Business program. I found them both at Aquinas."

- Scott A.
Management, '14

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

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

I have a strong sense of belonging here at Aquinas because I have been accepted, respected, and supported by the Aquinas community. I know that I am not just a number, but a human person wanted and recognized by the school.

- Mary-Frances N.
Nursing student

At Aquinas, everybody is considered equal and worthy of the respect and dignity that is due to all human persons made in the image and likeness of God.

- Mary-Frances N.
Nursing student

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

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major