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Villa Animation student, faculty members featured in fan-drawn premiere of Bob’s Burgers new season - Villa Maria College Animation student Bridget McCleary ‘17 and Animation faculty members Lee Terwilliger ‘14 and Valery Amborski ‘14 each had their work selected and featured in a fan-drawn episode of Bob’s Burgers, which airs on FOX. Bob’s Burgers is a quirky, animated sitcom centered around the humorous mishaps of a family owned burger joint. Currently […]
Graphic Design Student Dylan Nowak Receives Recognition from TSN on Anaheim Ducks Jersey Concept - Dylan Nowak is a sports graphic artist and a senior in Villa Maria College’s graphic design program. In his spare time, Dylan enjoys designing jersey and logo concept designs for professional sports teams. One of his most recent concept designs was for the Anaheim Ducks, professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California. The touted jersey design […]
Villa Maria College’s Art Gallery to Display “The Villa Connection: Current/Former Art Faculty From the Gerald Mead Collection” - On Friday, September 22, Villa Maria College will host an opening reception in its Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery in celebration of a new art exhibit, “The Villa Connection: Current/Former Art Faculty from the Gerald Mead Collection.” The event will run from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. This exhibition, selected from the extensive collection of Gerald […]
Spring Open House Date Announced - On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Villa Maria College is hosting its Spring Open House for students interested in learning more about the college. Prospective students and their families can learn about our 18 academic programs, including emerging majors in psychology, digital media and communication, digital filmmaking, and our recently-accredited occupational therapy assistant program. Open house […]
SKALD 2015 Recognized by The Columbia Scholastic Press Association - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association is honoring select contents from SKALD 2015, Villa Maria College’s annual literary and arts magazine, in its Gold Circle Awards. The Villa Community offers a well deserved congratulations to… Frederick Vicaretti, ’16, Photography: Certificate of Merit in Photography Portfolio (132) Ashley Smith, ’19, Creative Writing & Literature: Certificate of Merit for an Essay […]
Accumulate: The Evolution of Ani Hoover - Artwork by Ani Hoover is currently adorning the walls and floor of Villa Maria College’s Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery. Hoover, a Buffalo, NY native, created Accumulate to represent her decision making in art making since 2010. That year marked a change in her work from painting to collage, assemblage and ultimately to sculpture and fiber based […]
‘An Overwhelming Familiarity,’ Art Show by Fine Arts Instructor Sara Zak on Display in the Castellani Art Museum - Wonderful. Gorgeous. Fragmented. Blurred. These are some of the words used to describe Sara Zak’s paintings from her show, An Overwhelming Familiarity. Currently on display in Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum, An Overwhelming Familiarity is composed of 12 large-scale paintings that tell a series of multi-layered narratives. Built primarily around recurrent imagery of a blissful young girl, a swing, suspension apparatus, […]
Villa Maria College Recognized for Offering One of the Top Bachelors of Art Degree Programs in the Nation - Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource for online learning and college accreditation information, has released its annual rankings for the 2016-2017 Best Four Year Art Degree Programs in the Nation. Villa Maria College was ranked #5 on the list. According to Angela Hanners, Community for Accredited Online Schools’s director of communications, colleges must […]
Villa Students Use StoryCorps for Learning - Founded in 2003, StoryCorps is an American non-profit organization that aims to record, preserve, and share the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs. StoryCorps is currently in Buffalo, NY working with WBFO 88.7 and Canalside to document the stories of Buffalonians. Several Villa students were able to attend a StoryCorps’ presentation at WBFO to learn more […]
Villa Maria College’s Portfolio Day Featured on WNY Living - On Monday, October 3, 2016, Villa Maria College was featured on WNY Living. John Fucile, a digital filmmaking professor, and Kristen Schober, Villa’s communications specialist, spoke about Portfolio Day, an upcoming event in which high school students have the opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed by Villa’s art faculty. You can watch the full story here. […]
Villa Maria College Reports Increase in Enrollment, Adds New Faculty - For a second year in a row, Villa Maria College has reported a positive growth in its enrollment. The incoming class grew by 8% from the previous year, increasing the College’s total enrollment to nearly 600 students. This growth is attributed to the successful implementation of the College’s Visionary Plan, which led to the launch […]
Villa Maria College to Host 2nd ‘Wake up the World!’ - Villa Maria College is set to host the second installation of “Wake up the World,” an art show featuring the works of consecrated religious men and women. An opening reception is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 7 :00 p.m. The event will take place in the Library at Villa Maria College, […]
2015 Designer's Show House Villa Sponsors 2015 Decorators’ Show House - Using their talents to give back to the community, students, faculty and alumni of Villa Maria College are once again participating in the 2015 Decorators’ Show House. The results of their work will be on view to the public from April 25 through May 17. Along with The Buffalo News, the Junior League of Buffalo has […]
Graphic Design Students Win in Portfolio Review - Two scholarships were awarded to Villa students at the Advertising Club of Buffalo Student Portfolio Review event on Saturday, April 12 in the Villa Maria College Library. Graphic Design students Grace Gruarin ’16 won second place, and Carl Hunley Jr. ’17 tied for honorable mention. The first,  third place and other honorable mention winners were students from RIT. There were  30 […]
Three Students Win in the Don Nichols Scholarship Competition - Villa students took home a number of the awards in the annual Don Nichols Scholarship competition for the second year in a row. Jessica Massaker ’17 won 1st place, Jessica Puskar ’16 won 3rd place, and Samantha Lonczak ’17 received an honorable mention. The Don Nichols Scholarship competition awards promising communications students financial help for their […]
Todd Baker Takes the ALS Challenge Department Chair Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Incoming students crowded around the Felician Hall courtyard Thursday afternoon to watch Health sciences and business chair Todd Baker take the ALS Ice bucket challenge. What they didn’t expect is the broad challenge to the college’s Art department faculty including chair Sandra Reicis. “Sandra and I are the two longest-serving department chairs here at the college,” […]
Jesse Walp's "Ripe" at the Burchfield Penney Art Center Professor Opens New Show at Burchfield Penney Art Center - Assistant professor Jesse Walp celebrates the opening of “Ripe” his new show at the Burchfield Penney Art Center on August 8. As part of a show involving modern craft artists, Walk was awarded the 2014 Langley Kenzie Award last November, which led to an exhibition at the Buffalo Arts Center and now this show at the Burchfield […]
20th Annual High School Photography Exhibition High School Photography Students Awarded Scholarships - Villa Maria College is proud to host the 20th Annual High School Juried Photography Exhibition this May. Students from a number of area high schools submitted works for the juried exhibition. Awards include first, second and third place, ten honorable mentions, and two $2000 scholarship awards. Download a full list of all the winners and participating students. […]
Juniors and Seniors at the 2014 Villa Maria College Animation Screening. Animation Program Celebrates Students - Villa Maria College Animation program screened the work of its students on Saturday, at the Animation Screening event held in the Dipson Amherst Theater on Main St. in Buffalo. The Junior and Senior short films, which were reviewed by a select jury of faculty and professionals, were screened to a packed room. Both junior and senior […]
Villa Students Attend NY 11 Plus - Villa Maria College Interior Design students Harrison Walsh ’14, Jillian Schultz ’14, and Kimberly Ewing ’14 traveled to Albany, NY for the opening reception of the 2014 New York Eleven Plus Interior Design Student Exhibition on April 7. The students were joined by Assistant Professor Natalia Albul on the trip, and they displayed student work and participated in a […]

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