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Villa Maria College Celebrated Fifty-first Commencement 720 396 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Celebrated Fifty-first Commencement

Celebrating their Fifty-first Commencement, Villa Maria College recognized the Class of 2015 with a day of exercises that began with a Hooding Ceremony in the Villa Maria Convent Chapel, and closed with a reception on the campus lawn. Immediately following the ceremony, there was a Liturgy and then a brunch for all attendees. Commencement exercises…

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New Villa Maria College Athletics Identity Announced 641 554 Villa Maria College

New Villa Maria College Athletics Identity Announced

After weeks of voting, followed by a rigorous period of design, Villa Maria College has its new athletics identity, and a new mascot: The Villa Vikings. Tradition trumped change in the polls, as students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community gave the Vikings 37 percent of the total votes in the final round, beating out Valkyries,…

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Villa Sponsors 2015 Decorators’ Show House 1024 663 Villa Maria College

Villa Sponsors 2015 Decorators’ Show House

Using their talents to give back to the community, students, faculty and alumni of Villa Maria College are once again participating in the 2015 Decorators’ Show House. The results of their work will be on view to the public from April 25 through May 17. Along with The Buffalo News, the Junior League of Buffalo has…

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Graphic Design Students Win in Portfolio Review 150 150 Villa Maria College

Graphic Design Students Win in Portfolio Review

Two scholarships were awarded to Villa students at the Advertising Club of Buffalo Student Portfolio Review event on Saturday, April 12 in the Villa Maria College Library. Graphic Design students Grace Gruarin ’16 won second place, and Carl Hunley Jr. ’17 tied for honorable mention. The first,  third place and other honorable mention winners were students from RIT. There were  30…

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Villa Students Remake Room for Special Spaces Buffalo 288 384 Villa Maria College

Villa Students Remake Room for Special Spaces Buffalo

Working with Special Spaces Buffalo, professional designer and Villa Maria College alumnae Reagan Hardie, Interior Design program students Emily Bolles ’15, Tara Clack ’15 and Kayla Alba ’16 remade a young girl’s bedroom. Over the course of several weeks, the Villa team designed and coordinated a dream bedroom for Talon, who is afflicted with a life-changing…

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SKALD 2014 Wins Silver in National Magazine Awards 570 780 Villa Maria College

SKALD 2014 Wins Silver in National Magazine Awards

For the second year in a row, Skald, Villa Maria College’s annual student magazine, was awarded a 2014 Silver Crown in the College Magazine category by The Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The national magazine awards were announced during the College Media Convention on Friday, March 13, in New York City. There were ten finalists competing…

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Head Coaching Positions Keep Villa Athletics Moving Forward 150 150 Villa Maria College

Head Coaching Positions Keep Villa Athletics Moving Forward

The Athletics Department at Villa Maria College continues to grow as the head coaching positions for men’s and women’s basketball and soccer have now been filled. Allan Monaco is the new Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Michael Ertel will coach men’s soccer, and Amanda Janosky will coach women’s soccer. Director of Athletics Don Silveri is also…

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Villa Receives Grant for Online Classes 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Receives Grant for Online Classes

Villa Maria College has received a grant for online classes from the St. Francis Fund of Felician Services Inc. The $35,000 award will be used to secure a the vendor for a learning management system which can offer traditional and online course management, giving Villa Maria the capability to offer online courses and to partner with…

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Villa Wins Six at 2015 ADDY Awards 500 281 Villa Maria College

Villa Wins Six at 2015 ADDY Awards

Villa Maria College took home six awards in the 2015 Western New York ADDY Awards, organized by the Advertising Club of Buffalo, during an event at the Tralf Music Hall on Main Street, on Friday night. Graphic Design students took home five student awards, while SKALD, the college’s student magazine, won a professional Gold ADDY.…

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Start-Up NY Approves Villa Application 150 150 Villa Maria College

Start-Up NY Approves Villa Application

Villa Maria College has had its application approved for the Start-Up NY program, the state organization announced on Friday. The college will now begin the process of receiving applications from businesses looking to invest in the East side and Cheektowaga communities, without having to pay taxes. Incepted in 2013, Start-Up NY is a state program…

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