Aquinas House Acting Director:
Fr. Francis Belanger, O.P.
Fr. Francis, originally from Rhode Island, is a 1989 graduate of Dartmouth College. He was blessed to take part in the ministry here under the leadership of both Msgr. William Nolan (a.k.a., Fr. Bill) and Fr. John McHugh, O.F.M. Cap., who between them served the students at Dartmouth for 52 years. After four years as an assistant chaplain at Aquinas House, he was named the pastor of St. Denis, the parish in Hanover, in 2010 – a post at which he remains. It is his joy once again to serve the students at Dartmouth until a permanent director is named.
Office Hours: Tuesday, 12:00-2:00pm, Friday, 1:00-3:00pm
Aquinas House Programming Director
I hope and pray for God’s abundant blessing on your time at Dartmouth! My name is Amy Smith, and my husband and I moved to Hanover at the end of July 2013. We met and were married in Tampa, Florida in January of 2013. While living in Tampa I taught children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a local public elementary school. My background is in Special Education; I received my undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida. I am from nowhere originally; it is a product of being raised as a ‘Navy Brat’. I am excited to be able to serve all of you at Aquinas House and to grow spiritually and intellectually with each of you over your course of study at Dartmouth. I love the Catholic faith, it is a treasure beyond measure, and I know God has big things in store for everyone here at AQ. My door is always open, and so is the Aquinas House. I look forward to meeting you and watching what God wants to do through you at Dartmouth, and in the future. Peace, Truth, Joy, and blessings – Amy
Aquinas House Administrative Business Manager
Emmaline Berg ’13
Major: Biology with a concentration in psychology
Hometown: Holliston, MA
Campus Involvement: Track & Field, AQ music program
Why do you continue to serve at AQ? I love singing at mass and organizing the music and love the welcoming, open atmosphere