Mission

Save a quarter, save a life: WNY residents gather to pack meals for starving children around the world 150 150 Villa Maria College

Save a quarter, save a life: WNY residents gather to pack meals for starving children around the world

For the eighth year in a row, Villa Maria College will host “Feed My Starving Children” food packing sessions to help fight hunger worldwide. This year, the event will be held in the Athletic Center on campus at 240 Pine Ridge Road Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6. Volunteers and donations are needed to…

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Dr. Don Monnin Promoted to Vice President for Mission, Becky Strathearn Joins as Director of Admissions 150 150 Villa Maria College

Dr. Don Monnin Promoted to Vice President for Mission, Becky Strathearn Joins as Director of Admissions

This year, Dr. Donald Monnin was named the College’s new Vice President for Mission. Dr. Monnin takes on the role after the retirement of longtime employee Sister Louis Rustowicz. As Vice President for Mission, Dr. Monnin serves as a member of the College’s collaborative leadership team and plays a key role in overseeing operational aspects…

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Villa Maria College Celebrates 2018 Heritage Days 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Celebrates 2018 Heritage Days

In the beginning of this month Villa Maria College celebrated Heritage Week, an annual series of event that series of events commemorating those who inspired and founded the Felician Sisters. “These were strong, bold, visionary women, and they still are,” said Dr. Matthew Giordano, Villa’s president. If you are ever looking for inspiration to create…

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Villa Maria College Announces Date for 6th Annual Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Announces Date for 6th Annual Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event

The College aims to pack 100k meals for hungry kids, hundreds of volunteers and donations needed Feed My Starving Children MobilePack, a quiet Villa Maria College tradition with roots in the Haitian earthquake, seeks help from Western New Yorkers for two things: donations to cover the $22,000 cost of packing 100,000 meals, and volunteers to…

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Villa Maria College Receives $35,000 Grant from the St. Francis Fund of Felician Services, Inc. 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Receives $35,000 Grant from the St. Francis Fund of Felician Services, Inc.

A $35,000 grant Villa Maria College recently received from the St. Francis Fund of Felician Services, Inc., will be used to address the problems of access to a college education and persistence to graduation for low-income and at-risk students, with a focus on Buffalo’s East Side and its large immigrant/refugee population. Specifically, Villa Maria will…

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Villa Students Participate in Sleep Out for the Homeless 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Students Participate in Sleep Out for the Homeless

On February 3, 2017, it was 17 degrees in Buffalo, NY, with  ‘feels-like’ temperature of just 1 degree. That didn’t stop 3 Villa students and two staff members from participating in Sleep Out for the Homeless, an event in which participants spent hours outside in an effort to experience how the homeless population in our community lives.…

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