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Strongest Animation Projects Receive Faculty Awards  150 150 Villa Maria College

Strongest Animation Projects Receive Faculty Awards 

Earlier this summer, Villa Maria’s Animation Department hosted its annual screening. In past years, animation students, faculty and staff, parents and friends and members of the community have gathered at a local theatre to view the work animation students created throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.   This year, the event was live streamed on YouTube.…

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New Safety Measures in Place in Anticipation of an In-Person Fall 2020 Semester 150 150 Villa Maria College

New Safety Measures in Place in Anticipation of an In-Person Fall 2020 Semester

As Western New York begins to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Villa Maria College is pleased to announce that students will be able to return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. The semester will begin as planned on August 31. With a rigorous set of health and safety measures in place,…

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To the High School Class of 2020: Don’t Abandon College Plans 150 150 Villa Maria College

To the High School Class of 2020: Don’t Abandon College Plans

Earlier this month, Villa Maria College President Dr. Matthew Giordano collaborated with a community-wide partnership to send an important message to the recent high school graduates: finish high school strong, and strive to fulfill your college plans this fall.  Leadership from the Buffalo Public Schools, Say Yes Buffalo, Villa Maria College, Medaille College, SUNY Buffalo State, SUNY Erie, and the Buffalo College Success Network wants…

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Villa Student Takes Top Spot in AAF Buffalo’s Don Nichols Scholarship Competition for the 6th Consecutive Year 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Student Takes Top Spot in AAF Buffalo’s Don Nichols Scholarship Competition for the 6th Consecutive Year

Kelsey Sikora, a sophomore graphic design student at Villa Maria College, was named the first-place winner of the 2020 Don Nichols Scholarship Competition. Her win marks the sixth consecutive year in which a Villa student has claimed the top spot. This year’s competition, which was hosted by AAF Buffalo, required students to submit of a…

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Graduation Award Winners Named from Villa Maria’s Class of 2020 150 150 Villa Maria College

Graduation Award Winners Named from Villa Maria’s Class of 2020

Each year, Villa Maria College recognizes two members of its graduating class: one as the winner of the Blessed Mary Angela Student Award and the other as the winner of the Martin Wanamaker Spirit Award.   Named after the foundress of the Felician Sisters, the Blessed Mary Angela Student Award is given annually at Commencement to the most outstanding graduate of…

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Villa Maria College to Run 8 Virtual Summer Camps 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College to Run 8 Virtual Summer Camps

As social distancing continues, Villa Maria College has announced that it plans to run 8 virtual summer camps. High school students in the Western New York area and beyond are invited to participate in any number of the four-day long camps. “Our Summer Camps are a welcome tradition at Villa Maria College,” said Dr. Ryan…

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Statement from President Giordano 150 150 Villa Maria College

Statement from President Giordano

June 2, 2020 Dear Villa Maria College Community, We are living through extremely challenging times, as a college, as a city, and as a nation. The unrest, confusion, pain, and outrage we are experiencing are clarion calls for the necessity—in fact, the urgency—of the core values of the Felician Sisters and of Villa Maria College:…

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Villa Maria Receives Federal Funding Through the CARES Act; Will Support Students During the COVID-19 Crisis 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria Receives Federal Funding Through the CARES Act; Will Support Students During the COVID-19 Crisis

Through the CARES Act, Villa Maria College has received funds from the federal government, which will be distributed directly to students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. This funding is to assist students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus, including eligible expenses under cost of attendance,…

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2020 ADDYs: Graphic Design Professor Julie Zack Wins Levy Osborn Award for Excellence in Communications; Students Earn 8 Awards 150 150 Villa Maria College

2020 ADDYs: Graphic Design Professor Julie Zack Wins Levy Osborn Award for Excellence in Communications; Students Earn 8 Awards

Before social distancing became a way of life, team Villa had the chance to celebrate the hard work of local advertising professionals at the 2020 ADDY Awards. As always, several of Villa Maria’s graphic design students submitted their work to be critiqued alongside the work of students from other local institutions. Twenty awards were given…

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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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