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Villa Maria College Announces Three Opportunities for Prospective Students to Visit its Buffalo, NY Campus 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Announces Three Opportunities for Prospective Students to Visit its Buffalo, NY Campus

Villa Maria is hosting three events this fall that give high school students and their families the ability to visit campus and learn more about the College’s academic, social, and spiritual offerings. Each event is free to attend, and will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet with faculty, current students and other college representatives,…

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Villa Maria College Hosts First College-Wide Service Day as Part of 2019 Heritage Days 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Hosts First College-Wide Service Day as Part of 2019 Heritage Days

On Saturday, October 5, Villa Maria students, faculty and staff will join forces in an effort to make the Buffalo community a better place through service. As part of 2019 Heritage Days, Dr. Donald Monnin, vice president for mission, has organized Villa’s first college-wide service day. Heritage Days are an annual series of events that…

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12% Increase in New Student Enrollment at Villa Maria College 150 150 Villa Maria College

12% Increase in New Student Enrollment at Villa Maria College

Despite the local and national trends of declining enrollment in higher education, Villa Maria College announced today that it has exceeded its Fall 2019 enrollment goal by 9%. The small, private College welcomed an incoming class consisting of 229 students; a 12% increase over last year’s incoming class, and the largest in three years. Brian…

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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

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 for all Buffalo students, daring to…

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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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