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Office of Student Life

Sister Mary Cecilia Goodrum, O.P. Vice President for Student Life Office of Student Life (615) 297-7545 x412

M.Ed., Northwestern University of Louisiana
M.A., Providence College
M.A., Trevecca Nazarene University
B.S., Belmont University

Cathy Hendon, Ed.D. Coordinator of Career Services Office of Student Life (615) 297-7545 x462
Father Kevin McGoldrick Campus Chaplain Office of Student Life (615) 297-7545 x220
Bryant Morin Coordinator of Student Activities & Campus Ministry Office of Student Life (615) 297-7545 x607
Marisa Quinn Director of Residential Life Office of Student Life (615) 297-7545 x631
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The faculty, together with the Dominican Sisters, play a big role in ensuring that my fellow students and I have a very fruitful, and satisfying experience at Aquinas.

- Mary-Frances N.

On one of my free days I traveled to Rome very early in the morning. I arrived inside St. Peters before the tourists and allowed the silence of the Basilica’s grandeur to penetrate my being. For an hour, the only sound I heard was that of the consecration bells, the heartbeat of the Church. AquinasAbroad provided me the opportunity to stand in the atrium of the Church, to feel His closeness, and to contemplate His directive to “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 19).

- Olivia

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

- Augusta K.

I wanted to attend a college where I would be allowed to freely and fully practice and grow in my faith, while receiving a dynamic, modern nursing education.

- Mary-Frances N.

You go to house lunches and it's not just students, it's faculty and administrators eating together, so you get to know them on a personal level. It's like a family dinner.

- Troy B.

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

- Ana T.

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

- Scott A.

"It is awesome that Aquinas is in Nashville."

- Mary F.

The house lunches are a huge sense of community, and we genuinely talk to each other regardless of age, station, or ties into the school environment. I think the religious tradition has a lot to do with that.

- Troy B.

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.

You have opportunities for daily mass or adoration, or living on campus, three days a week we hold rosary walks and night prayer. You don't find that anywhere else.

- Cinthia J.

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.

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

- Troy B.

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.

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.

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

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

- Gregory S.

I've ever had a sister as a teacher. It breaks downs stereotypes and misconceptions about being taught by a sister. They are lovely and intelligent and a reminder of the love that God has for us. They take such a sacrifice but there is such joy in that, and it reminds you that to live for others is the love that this world needs more of.

- Ana T.

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.

My time in Italy was a constant encounter with God through beauty, a beauty found in the landscape, the architecture, the art, the people (the Italians and my classmates and the saints), and in the opportunity to slow down and soak it all in.

- Beth

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

- Ana T.

For me, my abroad experience was a time to build my relationship with God without the distractions of home life, while keeping in mind that home life is where I am to bring my newfound gifts back.

- Tyler

I'm Catholic. I just love that the school can live by its faith values because faith plays a big role in my life.

- Cinthia J.

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.

In my country, when someone smiles or says hi and you don't know them, it is weird because they only greet you if it is family. So here when strangers do it they are trying to be nice, they are not trying to get anything from you. The South is friendly and I am adjusting to it.

- Mary-Frances N.

Student Life Events

Upcoming Events

Wed 25

Synaxis of St. John the Divine

Wednesday, January 25 @ 4:30 pm
Wed 25

March for Life 2017

Wednesday, January 25 @ 10:00 pmSaturday, January 28 @ 5:00 pm
Fri 27

Socratic Club Colloquium: Whither Donald Trump?

Friday, January 27 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm