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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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Statement from President Giordano 150 150 Villa Maria College

Statement from President Giordano

June 2, 2020 Dear Villa Maria College Community, We are living through extremely challenging times, as a college, as a city, and as a nation. The unrest, confusion, pain, and outrage we are experiencing are clarion calls for the necessity—in fact, the urgency—of the core values of the Felician Sisters and of Villa Maria College:…

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Student Work Showcased in Virtual End-of-Year Shows 150 150 Villa Maria College

Student Work Showcased in Virtual End-of-Year Shows

One of the biggest losses of the Spring 2020 semester is the cancellation of all in-person end-of-year shows. These shows are annual opportunities for students to showcase the work they’ve created over the course of the academic year. For graduating seniors, these shows are the culmination of their college careers – their final chance to display what they have learned during their time at Villa.   Hosting these shows…

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Film Club Hosts Virtual Red Carpet Night 150 150 Villa Maria College

Film Club Hosts Virtual Red Carpet Night

Campus remains closed due to COVID-19, but an international pandemic won’t stop Villa Maria College’s Film Club from hosting a campus–favorite event, Red Carpet Night. For the first time in the popular event’s three-year history, the event will be held virtually.  The student-run event will be held this Friday, May 15. The live stream will…

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Outstanding Students and Honors Society Inductees Named, Faculty Awards and Promotions Announced for 2020 150 150 Villa Maria College

Outstanding Students and Honors Society Inductees Named, Faculty Awards and Promotions Announced for 2020

In the words of Dr. Ryan Hartnett, Vice President for Academic Affairs: “This year we were unable to gather for our annual Honors Convocation. Under ordinary circumstances, we would come together in-person as a community to celebrate significant academic achievements of our students and our faculty members. This year, though we cannot meet face-to-face, we…

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Villa Maria College Announces Plan for Phased Reopening of Campus 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Announces Plan for Phased Reopening of Campus

As we await a formal decision from elected officials, Villa Maria College has developed a plan that will allow for a phased reopening of its Buffalo, NY campus.  “Based on everything we are hearing right now, my assumption is that staff members will slowly return to campus over the summer, with many safety precautions in place. Having…

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Villa Maria Receives Federal Funding Through the CARES Act; Will Support Students During the COVID-19 Crisis 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria Receives Federal Funding Through the CARES Act; Will Support Students During the COVID-19 Crisis

Through the CARES Act, Villa Maria College has received funds from the federal government, which will be distributed directly to students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. This funding is to assist students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus, including eligible expenses under cost of attendance,…

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2020 ADDYs: Graphic Design Professor Julie Zack Wins Levy Osborn Award for Excellence in Communications; Students Earn 8 Awards 150 150 Villa Maria College

2020 ADDYs: Graphic Design Professor Julie Zack Wins Levy Osborn Award for Excellence in Communications; Students Earn 8 Awards

Before social distancing became a way of life, team Villa had the chance to celebrate the hard work of local advertising professionals at the 2020 ADDY Awards. As always, several of Villa Maria’s graphic design students submitted their work to be critiqued alongside the work of students from other local institutions. Twenty awards were given…

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