High Standards with Heart.

In a few years, Augusta Kennedy is going to make compassionate, ethical contributions to the health care field. Today, she is a nursing major in the BSN program at Aquinas College, heading to her next class and looking forward to graduation.

Augusta chose Aquinas for its rigorous academic reputation, its community feel and its innovative nursing program. She was impressed by the program’s deeply-rooted goal of respecting human dignity in every patient – it is what drove her to pursue nursing in the first place – and drawn to the strong foundation rooted in the liberal arts and traditional Catholic theology.

What she found at Aquinas was a unique academic culture designed to help students thrive. She found high expectations matched with unwavering support and teachers genuinely interested in their students.  She found an academic path personalized to her strengths and goals. And she found an incredibly close-knit community anchored by support, accountability, motivation and a steadfast common desire for success from faculty, classmates and the students themselves.

“An Aquinas education” she says, “is not just all about the individual – it is about the community.”

Augusta Kennedy, Class of 2018, Chicago, IL

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