Aquinas College Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

In the 1950’s The Bahamas was indeed a different place. It was a time of tranquility, with less crime, more neighborly concern and simple living. Yet in the background, subtle differences were festering to a point that threatened the very way of life in the bustling metropolis. Minority rule was the order of the day. There were barriers in just about every area of social strata. Movie theaters and clubs were segregated. Positions in banking, law and the other professions were limited to a miniscule number. Salaries and wages were different for persons performing the same jobs. However, in the field of education, change was beginning to blow and a soft gentle breeze was felt in December 1956, when five Dominican Sisters arrived in Nassau. These nuns would prove to be pioneers in business education at Aquinas College. They were Sister Jean Patricia McGowan, Sister Mary Adrian Brennan, Sister Carmel Decker, Sister Jean Kevin Afderherd and Sister Marie Peter Hafey. These Dominican sisters were given a two-storey building on Mount Rose Avenue, and it is there in the converted Hibiscus Inn, in January 1957, that Aquinas College was born. Read More . . .

A number of events have been planned to celebrate this major milestone in the life of this great academic institution. 

  • Friday, January 20, 2017– 60th Anniversary T-Shirt and Fun Day (Ties, Tutus, Tennis and Tiaras) 
  • Saturday, January 21, 2017– 60th Anniversary Walk-a-thon, Car Wash, Health Fair and Souse Out | Click here for more info | Download Registration Form Here
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017– Aquinas College Sports Day (at the New Stadium)
  • Friday, January 27, 2017– 60th Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving at 9:30 a.m. in Loyola Hall | Click here for more info
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017– 60th Anniversary Meet, Greet, Eat, Drink and “Aqua Splash” Dance in the Alumni Commons on the campus. | Click here for more info

Come and celebrate with us!