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Kristen Schober

No Changes to Amount of Support Villa Maria Students Receive As Classes Shift from In Person to Online 150 150 Villa Maria College

No Changes to Amount of Support Villa Maria Students Receive As Classes Shift from In Person to Online

It’s no secret that students choose Villa Maria for the unmatched support they receive and the genuine sense of community they experience during their time at the College. Especially during the spring semester, the small campus is bursting with excitement, passion and activity. The unexpected and indefinite temporary closure of the Villa Maria campus due…

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Changes to the Admissions Process at Villa Maria Eases the Burden of Applying to College Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic 150 150 Villa Maria College

Changes to the Admissions Process at Villa Maria Eases the Burden of Applying to College Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation, students nearing the end of their high school careers may feel confused and anxious about the best way to continue applying to colleges. In response to these feelings of uncertainty, Villa Maria has made changes to its admissions process. “This is a confusing time for students who are…

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Villa Maria College Closes Campus in Response to COVID-19; Continues Academic Semester Online 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Closes Campus in Response to COVID-19; Continues Academic Semester Online

President Giordano announced that the Villa Maria College campus will close indefinitely beginning Sunday, March 22 at 2:00pm. Students will continue online classes for the remainder of the semester. No staff can report to campus as of Sunday evening. Previously, the College decided to suspend all in-person classes March 23rd, following spring break (March 15th…

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Villa Maria College Suspends All In-Person Classes Through April 14, 2020 in Response to COVID-19 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Suspends All In-Person Classes Through April 14, 2020 in Response to COVID-19

President Giordano announced that Villa Maria College will suspend all in-person classes March 23rd, following spring break (March 15th – 22nd) through April 13th in response to the concerns about COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus. All in-person classes will be shifted to fully online formats beginning Monday, March 23rd, the Monday after Spring Break.…

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Fourth Annual #FallatVilla Photo Contest Winners Announced 150 150 Villa Maria College

Fourth Annual #FallatVilla Photo Contest Winners Announced

As the end of fall approaches, so does the end of the annual #FallatVilla photo contest. This year, competition was stiff as over 70 entries were received! And the winners of the 2019 #FallatVilla photo contest are: First Place: Alyssa LaMartina, ‘21             Second Place: Stacy Braun, ‘19    …

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Matthew Giordano, Ph.D, to Be Inaugurated as Villa Maria College’s First Lay, Male President on November 15, 2019 150 150 Villa Maria College

Matthew Giordano, Ph.D, to Be Inaugurated as Villa Maria College’s First Lay, Male President on November 15, 2019

For the first time in the College’s history, a lay male will be officially inaugurated as Villa Maria’s president. The inauguration of Matthew Giordano, Ph.D., who was appointed the institution’s fourth president in March 2019, will take place on Friday, November 15, 2019. Inauguration day will begin will a full, Catholic mass as 12:30 PM,…

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Fourth Annual #FallatVilla Photo Contest Announced! 150 150 Villa Maria College

Fourth Annual #FallatVilla Photo Contest Announced!

Villa Maria College is holding its 4th Annual Fall Photo Contest! Between now and October 31, 2019, students are invite to upload fall-themed photos to social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) for the chance to be featured on Villa’s website & to win a prize! 1st Prize – $50 bookstore gift card 2nd Prize –…

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Immediate Past President Sister Marcella Marie Garus Returns to Campus for the Dedication of the New Meditation Garden Installed in Her Honor 150 150 Villa Maria College

Immediate Past President Sister Marcella Marie Garus Returns to Campus for the Dedication of the New Meditation Garden Installed in Her Honor

Before Villa’s 2019 Heritage Days concluded, the College planned a particularly special event that honored a Felician Sister who played a pivotal role at the institution for half a century. On Wednesday, October 9, the College community welcomed former president Sister Marcella Marie Garus back to campus for the presentation and dedication of a meditation…

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Students, Faculty and Staff Complete 600 Hours of Community Service Work During Villa Maria’s First Day of Service 150 150 Villa Maria College

Students, Faculty and Staff Complete 600 Hours of Community Service Work During Villa Maria’s First Day of Service

A group of 100 people from Villa Maria dedicated Saturday, October 5 to living out one of the College’s core values: solidarity with the poor. Students from all academic years and majors, and faculty and staff gathered at various locations around Buffalo to perform full day of volunteer work. The service day was held as…

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President Giordano’s Letter to the Editor Published in the New York Times Magazine 150 150 Villa Maria College

President Giordano’s Letter to the Editor Published in the New York Times Magazine

After reading a recent article published in the New York Times Magazine, Villa Maria College President Matthew Giordano, Ph.D. felt compelled to reply to the editor. The article, which spoke to the experiences of low-income college students as they navigated the college admissions process, focused on the elite colleges and universities and neglected to mention…

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