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Jesse Walp’s ‘Arch on Old Falls Street’ Installed 150 150 Villa Maria College

Jesse Walp’s ‘Arch on Old Falls Street’ Installed

Associate professor of interior design and art shop supervisor Jesse Walp has finally put the finishing touches on a sculpture that took him over a year to conceptualize, design and engineer. Walp and his team spent Friday, July 13th transporting the sculpture from Villa Maria College’s campus to Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls. Once…

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Graphic Design Students Sweep Top Spots in Annual AAF Buffalo Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Graphic Design Students Sweep Top Spots in Annual AAF Buffalo Competition

The 2017-2018 academic year may be over, but the summer break doesn’t stop Villa Maria College’s students from winning awards. Three of Villa’s graphic design students took the top 3 spots in the 2018 Don Nichols Scholarship Competition. Hosted annually by AAF Buffalo, the Don Nichols Scholarship Competition is a student communication contest that honors the memory…

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Jamie Wesolowski Takes Second in ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Annual Student Design Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Jamie Wesolowski Takes Second in ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Annual Student Design Competition

For the sixth year, a Villa Maria College interior design student has taken a top spot in the ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Annual Student Design Competition. Jamie Wesolowski’s healthcare design for Roswell Park’s Pediatric Infusion Center was submitted into the Junior/Senior Level Design Category. Submissions were required to have been created for a college studio course…

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Villa Maria College Board of Trustees Appoints Interim President 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Board of Trustees Appoints Interim President

Dr. Matthew Giordano has been named interim president of Villa Maria College, Board of Trustees Chairperson Catherine Grantier Cooley announced today. Giordano will succeed Sister Marcella Marie Garus, C.S.S.F., who announced her retirement in March 2018 after serving as president for 40 years.  Giordano will begin service effective July 1st and remain until the permanent…

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Sculpture Created by Assistant Professor of Interior Design Jesse Walp to be Permanently Placed on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls 150 150 Villa Maria College

Sculpture Created by Assistant Professor of Interior Design Jesse Walp to be Permanently Placed on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls

In just a few months, the middle block in the three-block strip between Niagara Falls and the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort will look a little different. Spectra Venue Management and Empire State Development, who are jointly managing the development of Old Falls Street, were looking for an artist to erect a public sculpture in that spot.…

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Animation Program Hosts Annual Showcase at North Park Theatre 150 150 Villa Maria College

Animation Program Hosts Annual Showcase at North Park Theatre

On Saturday, May 12, 2018 Villa’s junior and senior animation students gathered at Hertel Avenue’s North Park Theatre to screen the work they’ve created during their 3 and 4 years at the College. The day began with Buffalo’s first screening of The Velvet Underground Played at my High School. The seven-minute film, which was animated…

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Villa Maria College Celebrates 54th Commencement: Harkness, Principato, Rust and Say Yes to Education Buffalo to Receive Awards 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Celebrates 54th Commencement: Harkness, Principato, Rust and Say Yes to Education Buffalo to Receive Awards

Villa Maria College will celebrate its 54th commencement on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m. and takes place in the auditorium, will award degrees to 115 students. A total of 68 students will receive bachelor degrees: 9 bachelors of arts, 7 bachelors of science, 2 bachelors of business administration, 50…

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2018 Honors Convocation Awardees 150 150 Villa Maria College

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…

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Distinguished Interior Design Students of the Year Selected at the Program’s Annual Student Exhibition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Distinguished Interior Design Students of the Year Selected at the Program’s Annual Student Exhibition

Villa’s Interior Design program hosted a reception in honor of its annual Student Exhibition, which opened on April 13. Special recognition was offered to three students, who were named this year’s Distinguished Students of the Year. The work of 15 students was assessed on professionalism, creativity and complexity, and three winners were selected by a…

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Paige Berkheiser to Exhibit ‘Cracking the Food Code,’ an alternative photography collection starting April 26 150 150 Villa Maria College

Paige Berkheiser to Exhibit ‘Cracking the Food Code,’ an alternative photography collection starting April 26

Senior Photography major Paige Berkheiser is set to show her alternative photography collection “Cracking the Food Code,” at Aurora Brew Works. An opening reception is scheduled for April 26 from 6 PM-8 PM. “Food is a large part of our everyday lives. America and its food is an amalgam of many different cultures. The purpose…

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