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Dr. Ann Rivera Named Villa Maria’s First Dean of Faculty 150 150 Villa Maria College

Dr. Ann Rivera Named Villa Maria’s First Dean of Faculty

Just before the start of the Fall 2019 semester, Dr. Ann Rivera began a new role as Villa Maria College’s Dean of Faculty. A new position for the College, the Dean of Faculty will fulfill an important function at the institution by providing leadership to the faculty and managing academic policy and procedure. This includes…

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Richard Pinkowski Begins New Role as Vice President for Finance at Villa Maria College 150 150 Villa Maria College

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…

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Villa Maria College Adds Five to its Athletics Staff 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Adds Five to its Athletics Staff

In preparation for the upcoming 2019-2020 season, Villa Maria College has announced five more additions to its athletics department’s administrative and coaching staff. The following individuals will help lead the Villa Vikings’ growing athletics program: Desmond Randall, head men’s basketball coach Michael McCarthy, head women’s basketball coach Robert Cathcart, head cross country coach Jhon Guarin,…

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Say Yes Buffalo Partnership to expand efforts to increase college completion rates for Buffalo public school graduates 150 150 Villa Maria College

Say Yes Buffalo Partnership to expand efforts to increase college completion rates for Buffalo public school graduates

Buffalo, NY (June 11, 2019) – The Say Yes Buffalo Partnership, a nationally renowned community collective centered on removing barriers to high school graduation, college access and completion is expanding its groundbreaking work to improve outcomes for Buffalo students. “Over the past six years the Say Yes Buffalo Partnership has worked tirelessly to improve outcomes…

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Amanda Janosky Takes on Expanded Role as the Villa Vikings Director of Athletics 150 150 Villa Maria College

Amanda Janosky Takes on Expanded Role as the Villa Vikings Director of Athletics

In addition to serving as the longstanding head women’s soccer coach, Amanda Janosky will now serve as the Director of Athletics for Villa Maria’s growing athletics program. “Amanda has a strong understanding of the opportunity to grow and develop Villa’s athletic programs,” said Brian Emerson, Villa’s vice president for enrollment management. “Her years of experience…

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Interior Design Students Win Both Awards at 2019 IIDA NY Gala 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Students Win Both Awards at 2019 IIDA NY Gala

Just before the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year, two interior design students added an additional award to their resumes. Angela Cerroni, ’22, and Briana Chriss, ’19, were awarded first and second place, respectively, in the Student Work category at the 2019 IIDA NY Gala.  All interior design students in Western New York were able…

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Dr. Ryan Hartnett Named Vice President for Academic Affairs 150 150 Villa Maria College

Dr. Ryan Hartnett Named Vice President for Academic Affairs

At the end of March, Dr. Ryan Hartnett was appointed Villa Maria College’s vice president for academic affairs. He has served as VPAA in an interim capacity since July 2018. “Dr. Hartnett has proven himself completely worthy of the full position,” said Dr. Matthew Giordano, Villa’s president. “He is an astute, hardworking, strategic leader and…

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Graphic Design Students Sweep AAF’s Annual Don Nichols Scholarship Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Graphic Design Students Sweep AAF’s Annual Don Nichols Scholarship Competition

AAF Buffalo announced the winners of its annual Don Nichols Scholarship Competition last week. Three of Villa’s graphic design students were awarded first, second and third place and three more received honorable mentions. This marks the fifth consecutive year in which Villa students have claimed the top spot in the competition, and the sixth consecutive…

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Commencement Speakers Named as Villa Maria College Prepares to Graduate its Largest Class in Over a Decade 150 150 Villa Maria College

Commencement Speakers Named as Villa Maria College Prepares to Graduate its Largest Class in Over a Decade

On Sunday, May 19, 2019 Villa Maria College will graduate 115 students; its largest class in recent history. A total of 115 students will receive degrees in animation, business, graphic design, interior design, music and more. As part of the ceremony, two student awards will be presented. After accepting their awards, the winners will individually…

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Interior Design Student Work Shines in 2019 Decorators’ Show House 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Student Work Shines in 2019 Decorators’ Show House

Last week, a group of 14 Villa Maria interior design students put the finishing touches on a project that’s been in the work for over a year. In October 2018, the team of 15 began the process of the designing a space in the 2019 Decorators’ Show House, a private residence that opens its doors…

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