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Yearly Archives: 2021

Literacy Center Reaches Families and Teacher Candidates with Best Practices March 31, 2021

“They have a voice. They have something to contribute,” Dr. Donlon says about Aquinas College’s teacher candidates. Betsy Donlon is assistant professor of education at Aquinas College and coordinates the School of Education Literacy Center at Aquinas. Now in its...

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Aquinas Prepares to Celebrate 60th Anniversary March 30, 2021

Aquinas College, which first opened its doors in Fall of 1961, is soon approaching its 60th anniversary. The College is reaching out to its friends and alumni in an effort to gather memories from the history of Aquinas to share...

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Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Ross, J.C.L., ’17 March 22, 2021

Aquinas alumni are all over the world, transforming culture in Truth and Charity. Tyler W. Ross, J.C.L, ’17 currently serves as a canon lawyer in the newly-formed marriage tribunal which he helped establish in the Diocese of Knoxville. Aquinas: How...

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When Life Gives You Lemons March 03, 2021

By Sister Elizabeth Anne Allen, O.P., Ed.D. Note: This is the third in a 5-part series on the Teacher as Vessel. For earlier reflections, click here. It was the first year I taught seniors, about the second week of classes. ...

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Year of St. Joseph Resource for Home and School from the Center for Catholic Education March 01, 2021

Nashville, TN – During this Year of St. Joseph, parents, teachers, and catechists have a new tool to guide them in the rich Catholic teaching about this important saint. The Center for Catholic Education at Aquinas College released a resource...

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Black History Month Resource Highlights Contribution of Black Catholics in the United States February 11, 2021

February is Black History Month. The Center for Catholic Education at Aquinas College has designed a resource as an aid to teachers and catechists in planning activities and/or content for Black History Month. The resource focuses on highlighting the role...

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Alumni Spotlight: Rachel McKenzie Mathew, ’99 February 05, 2021

Rachel McKenzie Mathew, B.A., ’99 was named Distinguished Graduate by Christ the King School in Nashville this week. The award recognizes Mathew’s long service to children in the Catholic schools of Nashville, but also her own education in Catholic schools....

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University Catholic Appoints Aquinas Students to Leadership Roles February 03, 2021

University Catholic in Nashville (UCAT) has announced their slate of student leaders for 2021. Among them are Aquinas undergrads Daniel Kane Jr., ’23 and Pat McMahon, ’21, who will serve on the University Catholic Board.  “UCAT has four dimensions, Spiritual,...

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Aquinas College Mourns the Passing of Coach Charles Anderson February 02, 2021

The Aquinas College community mourns the passing of Coach Charles Anderson, who died on Wednesday, January 27, after his struggle with COVID-19. Coach Anderson made a lasting contribution to athletics at Aquinas College and in Tennessee. During his twenty years...

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Aquinas Graduates Emerge with In-Person Teaching Experience from Tennessee Catholic Schools February 01, 2021

This Fall, Aquinas College teacher candidates completed their clinical placements in person in Tennessee Catholic schools. Now, Aquinas graduates continue to apply what they have learned as they teach in schools across the state. These rising educators worked with children...

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