Alumni at Aquinas College

Alumni Association Leadership Council

The Alumni Association Leadership Council (AALC) oversees the outstanding Alumni Award programs, actively supports alumni engagement and serves as the liaison between Aquinas College Alumni and the Board of Trustees.

Council members voluntarily serve three (3) year terms. For more information on board expectations visit the AALC Expectations page.

Fill out this form to nominate a future councilperson. 

Meet Your Alumni Council 

Josh Marko '10
President

Josh’s journey following graduation from Aquinas has included nuclear power maintenance, managing a motorsports venue, and completing an MBA. He is a project manager with the Michigan Small Business Development Center at Grand Valley State University. Josh has also serves on the Executive Committee of American Model United Nations International. Josh states, “Aquinas has been central to my life since my father accepted a position at the College as a professor in 1989. My experience as a student was formative academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. I did not anticipate how significant and enduring relationships with peers, faculty and staff would become. These individuals continue to be a meaningful part of my day-to-day life. Serving on the Alumni Board is an opportunity to spend time with the AQ family, as well as to contribute to the mission of the institution that has brought me so much benefit.”

Will Eberle '10
Vice-President
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Will is presently a manager of Government Relations and External Affairs at E. ON. Will States: “I felt strongly the need to give back to the institution to help it continue and grow the great work it does to help educate and shape future generations of leaders”.

Sara Karasinski '10
Treasurer

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Sara presently works at Amway as a supply chain planner supporting China, India and Vietnam. Sara states, “I love the open community and 'home away from home' that is Aquinas. When this is paired with the excellent education AQ provides, you have an indispensable combination. I am passionate about the board because I want everyone who comes to AQ to have this feeling. I also want to drive more involvement from alumni and show them ways they can get involved and impact AQ's future.”

Loren Kajewski '09
President Emeritus

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After graduation, Loren joined Teach For America, teaching 7th grade math in St. Louis, MO. Loren presently works at Plante Moran, while pursuing his MBA at the University of Michigan. When not working or studying, Loren enjoys time spent with his wife Amy, and two daughters - Emma & Nora. Loren states, “Aquinas made me the person I am today. It taught me how to think critically & serve others. I met my best friends at AQ who I regularly keep in contact with to this day.”

Chris Abid '09
Advisor

Chris is the Athletic Director / Director of Student Activities at Kalamazoo Hackett Prep High School. "My wife and I are both AQ Alums and feel a strong sense for the purpose of Aquinas. The AALC is a great way to get involved and connect with other alumni as well as help attract new students."

Stathi Afendoulis '79
Advisor

Stathi is an educator and entrepreneur, with degrees in English and Theater and Performing Arts. He has worked professionally as a theater director and administrator; a professor of English, Theater and Communications; and a successful business owner in the retail clothing and dry cleaning industry. He is the founder and Executive Director of Lainie's Angels, a foundation named in memory of his daughter, which serves the families of children with cancer and blood disorders.  He is the co-author of "The Grieving Garden: Living with the Death of a Child" (Hampton Roads Publishing Company), and the author of many essays and blogs dealing with the effects of pediatric cancer and blood disorders on children and families. Stathi states, “I love the great sense of community and belonging instilled by the educational experience at Aquinas. Serving on the board helps perpetuate this legacy for future generations, and I am proud to be its messenger”

Jim Bolek '95
Advisor

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Jim is currently Vice President of Payroll Operations at BASIC. Jim states, "Having three kids there currently, I wanted to get involved more with the college and give back to a college that supported and shaped me."

Brad Bosserman '10
Advisor

Amelia Den Boer '13
Advisor

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Amelia is currently the Responsible Sourcing Specialist at Wolverine World Wide. Amelia States: “The most amazing experiences I had were opportunities that I would never have considered possible before AQ”.

Kevin Geary '86
Advisor

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Kevin is currently the Curator of Education at Tri-Cities Historical Museum. Kevin states: "Aquinas College and the years I spent studying there hold a special place in my heart. I have always wanted to give back to the place that gave me so much. Joining the AALC seemed like a great way to do that."

Kim Holt '94
Advisor

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Kim is presently the Michigan Territory Marketing Manager for Patriot Underwriters, Inc. Kim states, “I like AQ's passion for more than just a classroom education.  It's not simply a job here to educate, nor is it just strong classroom teaching that makes a capable graduate. It's the overall commitment to turn students into broadly rounded, socially engaged, well-prepared leaders that can have an impact on others.”

Barb (Folkema) Jourdan '84
Advisor

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Barb currently works as a Human Resource Consultant.
Barb states, “Aquinas is a great school and I hope to further alumni engagement.”

Alex Lentine '04
Advisor

Tim Lowe '02
Advisor

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Tim is currently a Member at McDonald Hopkins LLC.

Coby MacMaster '14
Advisor

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Coby is currently an Account Executive at SRTV. Coby states, "I joined the AALC because I wanted to be involved in the great things Aquinas College is doing in Grand Rapids and across the world"

Amy Marshall '08
Advisor

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Amy is currently the Co-Owner of Management Business Solutions. Amy states: “Aquinas holds a special place in my heart and I want to give back my talents that I have acquired over the years since graduation”.

Allyson Mills '13
Advisor

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Allyson presently works as a Special Events Coordinator at the Metro Health Hospital Foundation. Allyson states: “I graduated a semester early from Aquinas. After that, I couldn’t leave”.

Victor Notaro '89
Advisor

Steve Nicholoff '11
Advisor

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Steve is a CPA at Plante Moran.

Ruben Ornelas-Luna '12
Advisor

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Ruben currently works as a Sales Representative at Cintas. Ruben states, “I am grateful for the opportunities Aquinas has given me to be successful. I am passionate about serving the board because I want to give back for everything AQ has done for me!”

Chase Osbourne '05
Advisor

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Chase is presently the Director of Underwriting at Priority Health. Chase states, “I have many great memories of my time at Aquinas College. My education and experiences there have had direct and positive impacts on my life since graduating. Serving on the board is just one way I can help to give back to Aquinas. I consider it a great honor to represent alumni and work with other board members to support the college.”

John Shubert '05
Advisor

Joe Stankowski '16
Advisor

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Joe is presently an Account Executive at Quantum Leap Communications. Joe States: “If it wasn't for Aquinas College and the people that make AQ such a special place; I would not be in the position I am in today”.

Kyle Teeples '09
Advisor
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Kyle is currently an Insurance Agent at Olivier VanDyk Insurance Agency. Kyle States: “I felt that this was a great way to help spread the word about Aquinas and how amazing of a place it is”.

Jillian Wagner '10
Advisor

Jeff White '04
Advisor

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Jeff currently works at Gordon Food Service as the Executive Vice President of Business Transformation. "I appreciate life-long learning, and the many relationships that were provided by the support of Aquinas from athletics to opportunities professionally. I look forward helping share the message of Aquinas, and the opportunities, for future generations."