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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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Say Yes Buffalo Partnership to expand efforts to increase college completion rates for Buffalo public school graduates 150 150 Villa Maria College

Say Yes Buffalo Partnership to expand efforts to increase college completion rates for Buffalo public school graduates

The Say Yes Buffalo Partnership, a nationally renowned community collective centered on removing barriers to high school graduation, college access and completion is expanding its groundbreaking work to improve outcomes for Buffalo students. “Over the past six years the Say Yes Buffalo Partnership has worked tirelessly to improve outcomes for all Buffalo students, daring to…

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Dr. Ryan Hartnett Named Vice President for Academic Affairs 150 150 Villa Maria College

Dr. Ryan Hartnett Named Vice President for Academic Affairs

At the end of March, Dr. Ryan Hartnett was appointed Villa Maria College’s vice president for academic affairs. He has served as VPAA in an interim capacity since July 2018. “Dr. Hartnett has proven himself completely worthy of the full position,” said Dr. Matthew Giordano, Villa’s president. “He is an astute, hardworking, strategic leader and…

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Graphic Design Students Sweep AAF’s Annual Don Nichols Scholarship Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Graphic Design Students Sweep AAF’s Annual Don Nichols Scholarship Competition

AAF Buffalo announced the winners of its annual Don Nichols Scholarship Competition last week. Three of Villa’s graphic design students were awarded first, second and third place and three more received honorable mentions. This marks the fifth consecutive year in which Villa students have claimed the top spot in the competition, and the sixth consecutive…

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