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Villa Maria College Celebrates 54th Commencement: Harkness, Principato, Rust and Say Yes to Education Buffalo to Receive Awards 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Celebrates 54th Commencement: Harkness, Principato, Rust and Say Yes to Education Buffalo to Receive Awards

Villa Maria College will celebrate its 54th commencement on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m. and takes place in the auditorium, will award degrees to 115 students. A total of 68 students will receive bachelor degrees: 9 bachelors of arts, 7 bachelors of science, 2 bachelors of business administration, 50…

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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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Strong Showing for Villa’s Music Department in 4th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll 150 150 Villa Maria College

Strong Showing for Villa’s Music Department in 4th Annual JazzBuffalo Poll

The fourth annual JazzBuffalo Poll results are in, and Villa’s faculty and alumni were named as winners in several categories. According to JazzBuffalo, the poll is a casting of ballots by readers of JazzBuffalo, audiences, fans, musicians, and supporters of jazz.  The poll is not a “best of” from a critic point of view.  Rather, it…

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Michael Petrino, ’14, Joins Los Angeles-Based Trickfish Amplification as Touring Bassist and Multi-Instrumentalist 150 150 Villa Maria College

Michael Petrino, ’14, Joins Los Angeles-Based Trickfish Amplification as Touring Bassist and Multi-Instrumentalist

Trickfish Amplification, a California-based company that produces professional-grade musical instrument amplification product, has hired Michael Petrino, a 2014 graduate of Villa Maria College’s Music Industry program.  Petrino is an up-and-coming professional bassist with roots deep in the Buffalo, New York music scene. After graduating with an Associate Degree in Business from Bryant & Stratton College in 2008,…

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2017 Honors Convocation a Success 150 150 Villa Maria College

2017 Honors Convocation a Success

Each year, students, families, faculty and staff gather in our recital hall to celebrate the academic achievements of our students throughout the school year. This year’s event took place yesterday, April 27, 2017.  Twenty-three students were recognized as outstanding in their major, for presenting at this year’s Symposium and as a Who’s Who, and 21 students were inducted into…

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Music Chair Casuccio 1/2 of Rock Duo A&L 150 150 Villa Maria College

Music Chair Casuccio 1/2 of Rock Duo A&L

Anthony Casuccio, assistant professor of music and the chairman of Villa’s music department, has been a producer for more than 25 years. He worked with Johnny Cash and Buffalo’s Aqueous before teaming up with Lana Marie, the lead singer and bass guitarist of Black Widow, to form A&L. A&L is a pop/rock duo that’s put out an EP…

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Students Present their Research Papers at Villa’s Second Undergraduate Symposium 150 150 Villa Maria College

Students Present their Research Papers at Villa’s Second Undergraduate Symposium

Gabe Marrone presents “Too Personal?,” a look at how social media impact an individual’s ability to get a job. On Thursday, April 20, 2017 Villa Maria College held its second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Seven students presented original work they completed in their classes to an audience made up of fellow students, faculty and staff members,…

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Villa Grads, Faculty Win in JazzBuffalo Poll 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Grads, Faculty Win in JazzBuffalo Poll

The JazzBuffalo Poll has announced the winners of its 2016 poll, and several member of the Villa community were recognized. The JazzBuffalo Poll is designed for the readers of JazzBuffalo and audiences of jazz performances to recognize outstanding jazz artists and jazz performances in 2016. The poll is an interactive, audience-based platform that allows jazz fans…

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Spring Open House Date Announced 150 150 Villa Maria College

Spring Open House Date Announced

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Villa Maria College is hosting its Spring Open House for students interested in learning more about the college. Prospective students and their families can learn about our 18 academic programs, including emerging majors in psychology, digital media and communication, digital filmmaking, and our recently-accredited occupational therapy assistant program. Open house…

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Villa Maria College Announces a Change to Its Spring 2016 M&T Concert Series Line Up 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Announces a Change to Its Spring 2016 M&T Concert Series Line Up

Free Monthly Concerts Open to the Public  Buffalo, NY – Villa Maria College has announced a change in one of the entertainers scheduled for its M&T Concert Series for the spring 2016 semester.  Dr. Bevely Smoker’s performance has been canceled. Instead, The Decho Ensemble will perform. The Decho Ensemble, founded in 2011 by saxophonists Sarah Marchitelli…

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