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Michael Petrino, ’14, Joins Los Angeles-Based Trickfish Amplification as Touring Bassist and Multi-Instrumentalist

Trickfish Amplification, a California-based company that produces professional-grade musical instrument amplification product, has hired Michael Petrino, a 2014 graduate of Villa Maria College’s Music Industry program.  Petrino is an up-and-coming professional bassist with roots deep in the Buffalo, New York music scene. After graduating with an Associate Degree in Business from Bryant & Stratton College in 2008,…

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Villa Maria College Physical Therapist Assistant Students Achieve 100% First Time Passing Rate of National Physical Therapy Exam

On July 6, 2017, 30 of the 32 graduates of Villa Maria College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program took the National Physical Therapy Exam. Exam results came in last week, and every Villa student received a passing grade on their first attempt. The average first time passing rate for all candidates from all United States-accredited PTA…

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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,…

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Jonathan Rivera Perez Joins Villa’s Student Success Center

Jonathan Rivera Perez has joined the Villa Maria College community as an academic coach and student success coordinator. In his new role, Jon will advise incoming freshmen on their course of study, coordinate and supervise the Assisted Learning Lab (ALL) and tutoring services and work with community partners to develop and deliver workshops for those who…

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Villa Maria College to Construct New Gymnasium

Villa Maria College announced today that construction to expand its existing athletic facilities has begun. The College reintroduced its athletic program during the 2015-2016 academic year, with men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s soccer. Men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s bowling and men’s golf were added the following year. The reintroduction…

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Senior Melanie Daniels Wins ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Chapter 2017 Student Design Competition

During her junior year, Melanie Daniels designed Atelier Brewery, a fictitious restaurant located in Buffalo, New York. Proud of her work, Melanie decided to submit her design to the American Society of Interior Designers: New York Upstate/Canada East Chapter‘s 2017 Student Design Competition. This week she received notice from Janice Medina, the contest’s chairperson, that her…

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Photography Professor to Debut Exhibit at Burchfield-Penney

Michael Bosworth, a long-standing faculty member of Villa’s Photography program, will have an exhibit on display at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY. The exhibit, named ‘The House Has Gone Down and the Lamps Are Out,’ opens Friday July 14 and runs through September 24. ‘The House Has Gone Down and the Lamps Are…

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Graphic Design Student Published in Logo Lounge Volume 10

Dylan Nowak, a senior graphic design student, will have his work featured in the latest edition of Logo Lounge, the world’s largest logo search engine. According to Logo Lounge, Dylan’s Buffalo Ski Club logo was selected for inclusion in Logo Lounge Volume 10 from 40,000 logo submissions. All submissions were reviewed a panel of world-renowned designers, including…

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Students Embark on Italy Trip

On May 25, a handful of Villa students began a two-week study abroad program in Italy. Under the direction of Interior Design Professor Sandra Reicis, students will visit San Marco and Doge’s Palace in Venice. Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Colosseum and Borghese Gallery in Rome, the Vatican Museums, and Naples in Pompeii. The three…

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Graphic Design Students Place First and Second in AAF’s Annual Don Nichols Scholarship Competition

Each year, AAF Buffalo hosts the Don Nichols Scholarship Competition. The theme for this year’s competition was “Refugees,” and participants had to adhere to the following guidelines: The news has been filled with coverage of refugees. Men, women and children. Seeking asylum from war-torn countries, hoping for the chance at a better life somewhere else. Some countries welcome…

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