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Villa Animation student, faculty members featured in fan-drawn premiere of Bob’s Burgers new season

Villa Maria College Animation student Bridget McCleary ‘17 and Animation faculty members Lee Terwilliger ‘14 and Valery Amborski ‘14 each had their work selected and featured in a fan-drawn episode of Bob’s Burgers, which airs on FOX. Bob’s Burgers is a quirky, animated sitcom centered around the humorous mishaps of a family owned burger joint. Currently…

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Get Your Entries in for Our 2nd Annual Fall Photo Contest!

Villa Maria College is holding it’s 2nd Annual Fall Photo Contest! For the month of October, upload your 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 – $25 bookstore gift card…

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Villa Maria College Announces Fall Open House

On Friday, November 10, 2017, Villa Maria College is hosting its Fall Open House for students interested in learning more about attending the College. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and end around 12:00 p.m. Prospective students and their families can learn about Villa’s 18 academic programs, including Communications, Digital Filmmaking, Music, and our…

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From Syria to Buffalo: Sophomore LaCherie Reid Tells the Story of Ayla Abiad

When the International Institute contacted Villa Maria College’s Digital Media and Communication Professor Michelle Kearns to ask whether there was a student who may be interested in helping Ayla Abiad, a Syrian native, tell her story, Kearns knew exactly who to recommend. That was LaCherie Reid, a second-semester sophomore who was in the midst of a…

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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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