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Villa Maria College Physical Therapist Assistant Students Achieve 100% First Time Passing Rate of National Physical Therapy Exam

On July 6, 2017, 30 of the 32 graduates of Villa Maria College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program took the National Physical Therapy Exam. Exam results came in last week, and every Villa student received a passing grade on their first attempt. The average first time passing rate for all candidates from all United States-accredited PTA…

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The Achieve Program: Smoothing the Transition from High School to College

Between entering a new environment, a schedule change, and an intense workload, the transition from high school to college can be difficult for the best of students. These challenges can be especially intimidating for students with learning differences, who may need more support than the average college student. In 2015 Melissa Zgliczynski was the Director…

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Villa Maria College Named Finalist in Business First Buffalo’s Best Places to Work

Buffalo, NY – Villa Maria College was named a finalist in Buffalo Business First’s annual Best Places to Work. Finalist status was determined upon review of a 30-question survey that gathered information about employee satisfaction in regards to communication and resources, individual needs, manager effectiveness, personal engagement, team dynamics and trust in leadership. More than…

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Men’s and Women’s Basketball Earn Bids to USCAA National Tournament

In each program’s second season of existence, the Villa Maria College men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs have qualified for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II National Tournament to be held next week in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. The men’s team was announced as the tournament’s eighth-seed during a live stream selection show on Tuesday…

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Villa Maria College Announces Spring Open House

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. Held all…

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Sister Marcella Marie Garus, C.S.S.F., Statement on President Trump’s Recent Immigration Ban

Sister Marcella Marie Garus, C.S.S.F., Statement on President Trump’s Recent Immigration Ban Villa Maria College, a Catholic college and Felician sponsored ministry, stands in solidarity with the Felician Sisters and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in defense of human dignity by denouncing the President Trump’s executive order concerning U.S. immigration policy.  Following in the…

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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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Men’s Basketball Coach Don Silveri Earns 600th Career Win

In a dramatic, final-minute comeback, the #11 Villa Vikings defeated the #3 Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades 69-66. The Vikings, who trailed by as many as 7 multiple times in the second half, were down by 5 when freshman forward Gerald Bibbs forced an offensive rebound and scored 2 of his game-high 23 points to cut the deficit to…

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SKALD 2015 Recognized by The Columbia Scholastic Press Association

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association is honoring select contents from SKALD 2015, Villa Maria College’s annual literary and arts magazine, in its Gold Circle Awards. The Villa Community offers a well deserved congratulations to… Frederick Vicaretti, ’16, Photography: Certificate of Merit in Photography Portfolio (132) Ashley Smith, ’19, Creative Writing & Literature: Certificate of Merit for an Essay…

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Villa’s OTA Program Granted Accreditation

At its December 2-4, 2016 meeting, AOTA’s Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) reviewed the Report of On-Site Evaluation (ROSE) regarding the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Villa Maria College, and voted to grant a Status of Accreditation for a period of 5 years.  Many members of the Villa community assisted with the accreditation process, and…

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