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U.S. News’ Top 2021 Best College Rankings Released; Villa Maria College Included Twice 150 150 Villa Maria College

U.S. News’ Top 2021 Best College Rankings Released; Villa Maria College Included Twice

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today unveiled the 2021 U.S. News Best Colleges. For the first time in the College’s 40-year history, Villa Maria was included on two lists: Social Mobility and Best Regional College North. Social Mobility Economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college,…

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Villa Maria College Pushes Fall Athletics to the Spring Semester in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Pushes Fall Athletics to the Spring Semester in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to ongoing health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, Villa Maria College has suspended all fall intercollegiate athletic competition until the spring 2021 semester. This includes men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross-country. “The health and safety of our student-athletes is our primary concern. Because of this, we have made the…

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Villa Maria Details Plans for Reopening, In-Person Classes for its Fall 2020 Semester 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria Details Plans for Reopening, In-Person Classes for its Fall 2020 Semester

August is quickly approaching, and the College is excited to welcome all students, faculty and staff back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester.  Villa Maria will begin the Fall 2020 semester as planned on August 31, and College leadership has spent the summer months preparing to ensure all students receive the same personalized, hands-on academic experience to which they are accustomed, in an environment that has been optimized for the safety…

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Junior Graphic Design Major Lindsay Neilson Wins AAF Buffalo’s Annual Portfolio Review  150 150 Villa Maria College

Junior Graphic Design Major Lindsay Neilson Wins AAF Buffalo’s Annual Portfolio Review 

Earlier this summer, AAF Buffalo held its annual student portfolio review. The event, which was held online this year, gives current college students the opportunity to spend 20 minutes chatting with an advertising professional, asking questions and sharing their work.  According to AAF Buffalo, the day’s winners were selected a bit differently than in years past. Their blog states, “In order to offer opportunity to…

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Strongest Animation Projects Receive Faculty Awards  150 150 Villa Maria College

Strongest Animation Projects Receive Faculty Awards 

Earlier this summer, Villa Maria’s Animation Department hosted its annual screening. In past years, animation students, faculty and staff, parents and friends and members of the community have gathered at a local theatre to view the work animation students created throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.   This year, the event was live streamed on YouTube.…

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New Safety Measures in Place in Anticipation of an In-Person Fall 2020 Semester 150 150 Villa Maria College

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,…

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To the High School Class of 2020: Don’t Abandon College Plans 150 150 Villa Maria College

To the High School Class of 2020: Don’t Abandon College Plans

Earlier this month, Villa Maria College President Dr. Matthew Giordano collaborated with a community-wide partnership to send an important message to the recent high school graduates: finish high school strong, and strive to fulfill your college plans this fall.  Leadership from the Buffalo Public Schools, Say Yes Buffalo, Villa Maria College, Medaille College, SUNY Buffalo State, SUNY Erie, and the Buffalo College Success Network wants…

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Villa Student Takes Top Spot in AAF Buffalo’s Don Nichols Scholarship Competition for the 6th Consecutive Year 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Student Takes Top Spot in AAF Buffalo’s Don Nichols Scholarship Competition for the 6th Consecutive Year

Kelsey Sikora, a sophomore graphic design student at Villa Maria College, was named the first-place winner of the 2020 Don Nichols Scholarship Competition. Her win marks the sixth consecutive year in which a Villa student has claimed the top spot. This year’s competition, which was hosted by AAF Buffalo, required students to submit of a…

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Graduation Award Winners Named from Villa Maria’s Class of 2020 150 150 Villa Maria College

Graduation Award Winners Named from Villa Maria’s Class of 2020

Each year, Villa Maria College recognizes two members of its graduating class: one as the winner of the Blessed Mary Angela Student Award and the other as the winner of the Martin Wanamaker Spirit Award.   Named after the foundress of the Felician Sisters, the Blessed Mary Angela Student Award is given annually at Commencement to the most outstanding graduate of…

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Villa Maria College to Run 8 Virtual Summer Camps 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College to Run 8 Virtual Summer Camps

As social distancing continues, Villa Maria College has announced that it plans to run 8 virtual summer camps. High school students in the Western New York area and beyond are invited to participate in any number of the four-day long camps. “Our Summer Camps are a welcome tradition at Villa Maria College,” said Dr. Ryan…

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