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Kristen Schober

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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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Fashion Students Rock the Runway at Affinity

Each year, Villa’s Fashion Design and Merchandising students collaborate to produce a fashion show that showcases the work students created during the fall and spring semesters. This year’s installment, Affinity: Together We Grow, took place on April 29, 2017. According to Shaniqua Hammond, a senior in Villa’s Fashion Design and Merchandising program and an organizer…

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Associate Professor Elizabeth Battaglia Wins Two Awards

On March 4, Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Elizabeth Battaglia attended the Phi Alpha Theta New York Regional Conference at Brockport and was awarded the “Outstanding Paper Award” for her paper, “Women as Producers and Consumers of Popular Culture in the Theaters of Nineteenth Century Buffalo, NY.” Last month, she was awarded the…

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Digital Filmmaking Students Complete Buffalo Niagara Film Commission’s 2017 Production Assistant Certification Program

This month, six of Villa’s Digital Filmmaking students attended a Production Assistant Training and Certification Program hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission and was held as the WNED Studio in downtown Buffalo. During the program, students were introduced to some of the basic tasks a Production Assistant manages, like how to read daily call sheets, how…

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Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker Set to Accept Founder’s Award, Address Graduates at Villa Maria College’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony

Buffalo, NY – Villa Maria College announced today that Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, president and CEO of Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, will accept the Founder’s Award on behalf of Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo at the College’s 2017 Commencement ceremony. The Founder’s Award is given to a person or persons who have made an outstanding…

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Voyager

Check out the latest edition of the Voyager for a recap of this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium, info on professional development, submitting to SKALD ’18 and more.       Voyager 05.04.17

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2017 Honors Convocation a Success

Each year, students, families, faculty and staff gather in our recital hall to celebrate the academic achievements of our students throughout the school year. This year’s event took place yesterday, April 27, 2017.  Twenty-three students were recognized as outstanding in their major, for presenting at this year’s Symposium and as a Who’s Who, and 21 students were inducted into…

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Music Chair Casuccio 1/2 of Rock Duo A&L

Anthony Casuccio, assistant professor of music and the chairman of Villa’s music department, has been a producer for more than 25 years. He worked with Johnny Cash and Buffalo’s Aqueous before teaming up with Lana Marie, the lead singer and bass guitarist of Black Widow, to form A&L. A&L is a pop/rock duo that’s put out an EP…

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Director of Student Life Named 2016-2017 Buffalo State Internship Supervisor of the Year

DJ Schier, Villa’s director of student life was named Buffalo State’s 2016-2017 Internship Supervisor of the Year. According to Buffalo State, DJ has proven himself to be a unique contributor to Buffalo State and the Western New York community, and was chosen as an award recipient from a pool of exceptionally motivated and competent supervisors. The criteria for…

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