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Kristen Schober

California Closets Awards Annual Scholarship to Two Interior Design Students  150 150 Villa Maria College

California Closets Awards Annual Scholarship to Two Interior Design Students 

Two of Villa Maria College’s Interior Design students will begin the Spring 2021 semester on a high note,after learning they were awarded scholarships over the break.  Alexis Carrington’s scholarship-winning Interior Design Studio II Project. Alexis Carrington, a sophomore BFA student,was awarded a $2,000 scholarship and Lindsay Klaffka, a second year AAS student, was awarded a $500…

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2020 Yearly News Roundup 150 150 Villa Maria College

2020 Yearly News Roundup

It was a busy year here at Villa. As COVID-19 swept through the nation, things became a little different at Villa for the Spring and Fall Semesters. Campus closed for a short period of time, and classes switched from in-person to virtual. But our Faculty and Staff stepped up to the plate and continued to…

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Surviving the Pandemic One Photoshoot at a Time – an Interview with Alumna Heather Bellini, ’00 150 150 Villa Maria College

Surviving the Pandemic One Photoshoot at a Time – an Interview with Alumna Heather Bellini, ’00

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced business owners across the nation to reimagine the ways in which their businesses operate, creatively considering how they can best accommodate their customers while following the stringent safety requirements that have been imposed upon them.  One of those busines owners is Heather Bellini White, an alumna of Villa Maria College’s photography program. Since her graduation in the year 2000, White has been busy building…

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Fifth Annual #FallatVilla Photo Contest Winners Announced 150 150 Villa Maria College

Fifth Annual #FallatVilla Photo Contest Winners Announced

Throughout the month of November, Villa students snapped fall-themed photos and submitted them to the College’s annual photography contest. We received over 75 submissions, some of which are pictured below. All entries were reviewed by three members of Parkway, one of the College’s digital partners: Project Manager Jenna Hutzler, Designer Dana Kochems, and Creative Lead…

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Villa Maria College to Complete its Fall 2020 Academic Semester Online 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College to Complete its Fall 2020 Academic Semester Online

Villa Maria College announced today that, as of Monday, November 23, 2020, it will transition to all-remote instruction for the remaining three-and-a-half weeks of the fall 2020 semester. “As always, the safety of our students, faculty, and staff members is our paramount concern,” said Dr. Matthew Giordano, Villa Maria’s president. “It is unfortunate that we…

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DJ Schier Wins Distinguished Service to the Profession Award by CPSA-NYS 150 150 Villa Maria College

DJ Schier Wins Distinguished Service to the Profession Award by CPSA-NYS

Earlier this month, the College Student Personnel Association of New York State presented its Distinguished Service to the Profession Award. The award was presented to a professional with more than 10 years of experience who has contributed considerably to the higher education profession. Nominees must have made extensive efforts to impact change in student affairs…

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5th Annual Fall Photo Contest 150 150 Villa Maria College

5th Annual Fall Photo Contest

Villa Maria College is holding its 5th Annual Fall Photo Contest!  Between now and November 13, 2020, students are invited to upload fall-themed photos to social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) for the chance to be featured on Villa’s website & to win a prize!  1st Prize – $50 bookstore gift card  2nd Prize – $25 bookstore…

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Photography Professors Laura Snyder and Michael Bosworth Display Work in Invitational Exhibit; Selected to Give Artist Talk at Exhibit Reception 150 150 Villa Maria College

Photography Professors Laura Snyder and Michael Bosworth Display Work in Invitational Exhibit; Selected to Give Artist Talk at Exhibit Reception

The work of two of Villa Maria’s photography professors is on display in an Upstate New York invitational photography exhibition entitled “Continuing the Dialog: The State of Photography II.”   Michael Bosworth and Laura Snyder are among 29 photography artists and educators whose work was selected for the exhibit, which is currently on display in the Arts Center Gallery at…

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2020 Heritage Days Events Planned in Honor of The Felician Sisters 150 150 Villa Maria College

2020 Heritage Days Events Planned in Honor of The Felician Sisters

Next week, Villa Maria College will celebrate Heritage Week — an annual series of event that commemorate those who inspired and founded the Felician Sisters. “Heritage Days is an opportunity to share with our campus community the 800 year tradition begun by St. Francis of Assisi and handed down to the Felician Sisters who founded…

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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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