The Business Department – News & Events

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New Safety Measures in Place in Anticipation of an In-Person Fall 2020 Semester - As Western New York begins to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Villa Maria College is pleased to announce that students will be able to return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. The semester will begin as planned on August 31. With a rigorous set of health and safety measures in place, […]
Villa Maria College Announces Plan for Phased Reopening of Campus - As we await a formal decision from elected officials, Villa Maria College has developed a plan that will allow for a phased reopening of its Buffalo, NY campus.  “Based on everything we are hearing right now, my assumption is that staff members will slowly return to campus over the summer, with many safety precautions in place. Having […]
12% Increase in New Student Enrollment at Villa Maria College - Despite the local and national trends of declining enrollment in higher education, Villa Maria College announced today that it has exceeded its Fall 2019 enrollment goal by 9%. The small, private College welcomed an incoming class consisting of 229 students; a 12% increase over last year’s incoming class, and the largest in three years. Brian […]
Richard Pinkowski Begins New Role as Vice President for Finance at Villa Maria College - On Monday, August 5, 2019, Richard Pinkowski began his role as vice president for finance at Villa Maria College. Pinkowski is a seasoned professional, who brings nearly 40 years of experience in both higher education and finance to the College. As the vice president for finance, Pinkowski is a key member of the executive management […]
End of Year Happenings at Villa - With so much to celebrate at the end of another academic year, it’s hard to keep track of all of the events that are taking place. Below is a list of some of those events, which take place both on and off-campus, showcasing the talented work of Villa’s students and faculty. April 4/11: Emerging Students […]
Board of Trustees Officially Appoints Dr. Matthew Giordano Fourth President of Villa Maria College - Nine months after being named interim president, Villa Maria’s Board of Trustees has officially named Dr. Matthew Giordano the College’s fourth president. Giordano is the first male, lay-person president in the College’s history. His appointment is effective immediately. “The Board is pleased to announce that Dr. Giordano will continue his leadership role as Villa Maria […]
President Giordano Featured on WBEN’s ‘Buffalo Means Business’ - On October 13, President Giordano sat down with Randy Bushover from WBEN as a guest on Bushover’s radio show, ‘Buffalo Means Business.’ The hour long show, which airs on Saturday evenings, is devoted to promoting local business and services. During Dr Giordano’s 13-minute segment, he and Bushover discussed everything Villa: from its current period of transition […]
2018 Honors Convocation Awardees - Honor Convocation is an annual event at which we celebrate our students’ academic achievements. This year’s Convocation was held on April 26, 2018. Eighteen students were recognized as outstanding in their major, for presenting at this year’s Symposium and received the faculty association achievement award, and 11 students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international […]
Alumnus John Ives Joins Villa Maria College as Vice President for Business Affairs - Villa Maria College announced that it has hired John Ives, ’96, for the role of Vice President for Business Affairs. Ives will provide leadership regarding the College’s business operations, facilities, technology, and campus safety. He will work to promote sustainability in College operations and move the institution forward with risk management, safety and security, technology, […]
Students Present their Research Papers at Villa’s Second Undergraduate Symposium - On Thursday, April 20, 2017 Villa Maria College held its second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Seven students presented original work they completed in their classes to an audience made up of fellow students, faculty and staff members, and administrators. Congratulations to the following students, whose presentations led to enriching academic discussions and gave the students the opportunity […]
Villa Maria College Statement on New York State Tuition Programs -   Villa Maria College is committed to providing an outstanding private, Catholic college experience at an affordable price for all students who desire to study with us. As the premiere student-centered institution in Western NY, we offer generous financial aid packages to students so that they can experience the supportive and nurturing environment that we […]
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 […]
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 […]
Villa Students Travel to Magic Market Week in Las Vegas - Villa Maria College Fashion Design & Merchandising students headed to Las Vegas to experience Magic Market Week, one of the most prominent fashion conferences in the world, February 17-20. Students on the trip learned about merchandising and buying, taking in presentations on global trend forecasting and “omni-channel” retail marketing. Heather Harris, a Villa Maria College Business Administration faculty […]
Villa Maria College Partners with Business Association - Sister Marcella Marie Garus, President of Villa Maria College, joined representatives from the City of Buffalo, M&T Bank, University at Buffalo, and members of the community, on Bailey Avenue for the kickoff event of the Bailey Avenue Business Association on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Villa Maria College has joined in partnership with the Bailey Avenue […]

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