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Two Buildings on Villa Maria College’s Buffalo Campus Fitted with Solar Panels as Part of Nationwide Initiative by the Felician Sisters 150 150 Villa Maria College

Two Buildings on Villa Maria College’s Buffalo Campus Fitted with Solar Panels as Part of Nationwide Initiative by the Felician Sisters

 The installation of 516 solar panels onto two buildings on Villa Maria College’s campus has recently been completed. Solar panels were added to the rooftops of Felician Hall and the Athletic Center as part of a nationwide project funded by the Felician Sisters of North America, who sponsor Villa Maria College. To date, the solar…

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Villa Maria College Finishes With One of Lowest Student Loan Debt Figures Among All Private Schools in the U.S. 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Finishes With One of Lowest Student Loan Debt Figures Among All Private Schools in the U.S.

LendEDU, a marketplace for private student loans, student loan refinancing, credit cards, personal loans, and other financial products, recently published its third Student Loan Debt by School by State Report. The annual report is a comprehensive analysis of student loan debt statistics for over 1,000 colleges and universities throughout the United States. According to LendEDU, the total outstanding student loan…

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Year Long Sculpture Project Concludes for Associate Professor Jesse Walp 150 150 Villa Maria College

Year Long Sculpture Project Concludes for Associate Professor Jesse Walp

A sculpture project that was years in the making is finally complete. On Friday, July 13, 2018, Associate Professor Jesse Walp put the finishing touches on the 14-foot-wide, 26-foot-tall sculpture that he designed and created from scratch and transported it from Villa Maria College’s Art Shop to its permanent home on Old Falls Street in Niagara…

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Jesse Walp’s ‘Arch on Old Falls Street’ Installed 150 150 Villa Maria College

Jesse Walp’s ‘Arch on Old Falls Street’ Installed

Associate professor of interior design and art shop supervisor Jesse Walp has finally put the finishing touches on a sculpture that took him over a year to conceptualize, design and engineer. Walp and his team spent Friday, July 13th transporting the sculpture from Villa Maria College’s campus to Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls. Once…

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Villa Maria College Board of Trustees Appoints Interim President 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Board of Trustees Appoints Interim President

Dr. Matthew Giordano has been named interim president of Villa Maria College, Board of Trustees Chairperson Catherine Grantier Cooley announced today. Giordano will succeed Sister Marcella Marie Garus, C.S.S.F., who announced her retirement in March 2018 after serving as president for 40 years.  Giordano will begin service effective July 1st and remain until the permanent…

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Junior Francesca Bubb Claims First Place in AAF’s Annual Portfolio Day 150 150 Villa Maria College

Junior Francesca Bubb Claims First Place in AAF’s Annual Portfolio Day

Francesca Bubb, ’19, was the first place winner of this year’s Portfolio Day. Portfolio Day is an annual opportunities for college students to have their work reviewed by creative professionals who work in the Western New York area. Students from Villa Maria College, University at Buffalo, Buffalo State College, Daemen College, and Rochester Institute of Technology…

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Eye to Eye’s “Learn Different Day” Event for Parents and Students at Villa Maria College Celebrates Mentorship Among Buffalo Area Students With Learning and Attention Issues Free Event Features Expert Panel With Eye to Eye and Understood.org 150 150 Villa Maria College

Eye to Eye’s “Learn Different Day” Event for Parents and Students at Villa Maria College Celebrates Mentorship Among Buffalo Area Students With Learning and Attention Issues Free Event Features Expert Panel With Eye to Eye and Understood.org

On Saturday, April 14, Villa Maria College will open its doors to Eye to Eye for its Learn Different Day. Eye to Eye is a national mentoring and advocacy organization run by and for people with learning differences, and its Learn Different Day is a is a free, open forum of community, mentorship, learning, art and…

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Villa Maria College to Sponsor NCCC Film & Animation Fest 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College to Sponsor NCCC Film & Animation Fest

Every year, Niagara County Community College hosts a Film & Animation Fest. The event, which takes place on NCCC’s Sanborne, NY campus, attracts filmmakers, animators and video producers from the Western New York area and beyond. The day-long event includes an international film competition, screenings of all finalist films, exhibits, demonstrations, vendor displays, music; movie trivia,…

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After 50 Years of Dedicated Service, Villa Maria College President Sister Marcella Marie Garus Announces Official Retirement 150 150 Villa Maria College

After 50 Years of Dedicated Service, Villa Maria College President Sister Marcella Marie Garus Announces Official Retirement

Private, co-educational Catholic institution reflects on five decades of transformative leadership, while preparing for exciting new opportunities in College’s future BUFFALO, NY – After 50 years of ongoing service to Villa Maria College and its thousands of students, faculty, and alumni, Sister Marcella Marie Garus has announced her upcoming retirement, effective June 2018. A Buffalo…

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Villa Maria College Fights International Hunger With its 7th Annual “Feed My Starving Children” Volunteer Food Packing Event 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Fights International Hunger With its 7th Annual “Feed My Starving Children” Volunteer Food Packing Event

  Villa Maria College’s contribution to the international “Feed My Starving Children” meal project, in its seventh year this April, inspires students, staff and families to take creative approaches to teamwork and raising money — selling painting lessons, homemade Sicilian rice balls and even forgoing birthday presents. The campus tradition involves months of preparation and fundraising…

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