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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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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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No Changes to Amount of Support Villa Maria Students Receive As Classes Shift from In Person to Online 150 150 Villa Maria College

No Changes to Amount of Support Villa Maria Students Receive As Classes Shift from In Person to Online

It’s no secret that students choose Villa Maria for the unmatched support they receive and the genuine sense of community they experience during their time at the College. Especially during the spring semester, the small campus is bursting with excitement, passion and activity. The unexpected and indefinite temporary closure of the Villa Maria campus due…

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Changes to the Admissions Process at Villa Maria Eases the Burden of Applying to College Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic 150 150 Villa Maria College

Changes to the Admissions Process at Villa Maria Eases the Burden of Applying to College Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation, students nearing the end of their high school careers may feel confused and anxious about the best way to continue applying to colleges. In response to these feelings of uncertainty, Villa Maria has made changes to its admissions process. “This is a confusing time for students who are…

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Villa Maria College Closes Campus in Response to COVID-19; Continues Academic Semester Online 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Closes Campus in Response to COVID-19; Continues Academic Semester Online

President Giordano announced that the Villa Maria College campus will close indefinitely beginning Sunday, March 22 at 2:00pm. Students will continue online classes for the remainder of the semester. No staff can report to campus as of Sunday evening. Previously, the College decided to suspend all in-person classes March 23rd, following spring break (March 15th…

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Villa Maria College Suspends All In-Person Classes Through April 14, 2020 in Response to COVID-19 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Suspends All In-Person Classes Through April 14, 2020 in Response to COVID-19

President Giordano announced that Villa Maria College will suspend all in-person classes March 23rd, following spring break (March 15th – 22nd) through April 13th in response to the concerns about COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus. All in-person classes will be shifted to fully online formats beginning Monday, March 23rd, the Monday after Spring Break.…

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Interior Design Program Celebrates 15th Aniversary, Student Awards. 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Program Celebrates 15th Aniversary, Student Awards.

 The Villa Maria College Interior Design program hosted a reception in honor of its annual Student Exhibition, which opened on February 28th.  This event marked a special milestone in the Interior Design program’s history, it’s 15th anniversary as a baccalaureate program, Villa Maria’s first such program.  A VIP reception with President Matthew Giordano, was held…

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Fourth Annual #FallatVilla Photo Contest Announced! 150 150 Villa Maria College

Fourth Annual #FallatVilla Photo Contest Announced!

Villa Maria College is holding its 4th Annual Fall Photo Contest! Between now and October 31, 2019, students are invite 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 –…

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President Giordano’s Letter to the Editor Published in the New York Times Magazine 150 150 Villa Maria College

President Giordano’s Letter to the Editor Published in the New York Times Magazine

After reading a recent article published in the New York Times Magazine, Villa Maria College President Matthew Giordano, Ph.D. felt compelled to reply to the editor. The article, which spoke to the experiences of low-income college students as they navigated the college admissions process, focused on the elite colleges and universities and neglected to mention…

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