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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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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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New Safety Measures in Place in Anticipation of an In-Person Fall 2020 Semester 150 150 Villa Maria College

New Safety Measures in Place in Anticipation of an In-Person Fall 2020 Semester

As Western New York begins to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Villa Maria College is pleased to announce that students will be able to return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. The semester will begin as planned on August 31. With a rigorous set of health and safety measures in place,…

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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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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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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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End of Year Happenings at Villa 150 150 Villa Maria College

End of Year Happenings at Villa

With so much to celebrate at the end of another academic year, it’s hard to keep track of all of the events that are taking place. Below is a list of some of those events, which take place both on and off-campus, showcasing the talented work of Villa’s students and faculty. April 4/11: Emerging Students…

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Board of Trustees Officially Appoints Dr. Matthew Giordano Fourth President of Villa Maria College 150 150 Villa Maria College

Board of Trustees Officially Appoints Dr. Matthew Giordano Fourth President of Villa Maria College

Nine months after being named interim president, Villa Maria’s Board of Trustees has officially named Dr. Matthew Giordano the College’s fourth president. Giordano is the first male, lay-person president in the College’s history. His appointment is effective immediately. “The Board is pleased to announce that Dr. Giordano will continue his leadership role as Villa Maria…

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President Giordano Featured on WBEN’s ‘Buffalo Means Business’ 150 150 Villa Maria College

President Giordano Featured on WBEN’s ‘Buffalo Means Business’

On October 13, President Giordano sat down with Randy Bushover from WBEN as a guest on Bushover’s radio show, ‘Buffalo Means Business.’ The hour long show, which airs on Saturday evenings, is devoted to promoting local business and services. During Dr Giordano’s 13-minute segment, he and Bushover discussed everything Villa: from its current period of transition…

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2018 Honors Convocation Awardees 150 150 Villa Maria College

2018 Honors Convocation Awardees

Honor Convocation is an annual event at which we celebrate our students’ academic achievements. This year’s Convocation was held on April 26, 2018. Eighteen students were recognized as outstanding in their major, for presenting at this year’s Symposium and received the faculty association achievement award, and 11 students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international…

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