Emeritus Evening

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Cocktails: 6 p.m. - Welcome and Dinner: 6:45 p.m.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI

Emeritus Evening at Meijer Gardens

Join us as we celebrate our Catholic and Dominican heritage by honoring the incredible contributions made by our Dominican Sisters and Dr. Paul Farr!

The Dominican Sisters founded what is now known as Aquinas College in 1886. There have been over 2,000 Dominican Sisters who have attended and graduated and over 180 who have been a part of faculty and staff at Aquinas College. We will look back at the contributions they've made, the lives they've influenced, and the impact they have made in the West Michigan community. Dr. Alicia R. Córdoba will present the Dominican Sisters with the President’s Award.

Dominican Sisters at 2023 Welcome Home event

Dr. Paul FarrDr. Paul Farr received his B.A. from Harvard University and M.D. from Boston University. After completing his training in gastroenterology, Dr. Farr and his young family came to Grand Rapids in 1980. He practiced at Trinity Health Grand Rapids, formerly Saint Mary’s Hospital, for thirty-six years. He became involved in the local and state Medical Societies and served on numerous boards of directors including Trinity Health Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Symphony, Opera Grand Rapids, Faith Hospice, Holland Home and OLLI at Aquinas. Now retired for eight years, Dr. Farr feels lucky to have had a great career in a city that values collaboration and volunteerism.

Proceeds from this event will support the Aquinas College Annual Scholarship Fund and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Aquinas College.

NOTE: As of April 24, online registration is closed. If you would like to purchase tickets to Emeritus Evening, please call 616-632-2805.



Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Matt Hoffman at 616-632-2820 or hoffmanm@aquinas.edu

Emeritus Evening Sponsorship Opportunities

Emeritus Evening Sponsorship Opportunities