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Villa Maria College Celebrates Grads from 2020 and 2021 in an Outdoor Ceremony; Awards Given to Madelyn Jensen and José Colón 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Celebrates Grads from 2020 and 2021 in an Outdoor Ceremony; Awards Given to Madelyn Jensen and José Colón

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Villa Maria College celebrated its 56th Commencement ceremony.   In the name of safety, this year’s event was held outside in front of the Main Building. The College’s first outdoor ceremony since 1986 recognized 119 graduates from the class of 2021 and 84 graduates from the class of 2020. Candidates from both years earned degrees in arts, science, business administration, fine arts, and applied arts. Additionally, 5 students earned certificates for completing the College’s Historic Preservation…

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Registration is Open for Villa Maria’s 10 Summer Camps  150 150 Villa Maria College

Registration is Open for Villa Maria’s 10 Summer Camps 

Villa Maria College is hosting 10 in-person summer camps this July. The camps, which were designed with high school students in mind, offer students the chance to learn more about a topic that interests them in an educational setting that is laid back and fun.   “Villa Maria’s diverse summer camp line-up allows high schoolers the opportunity to further develop their talents or…

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Villa Maria College to Include Books and Most Supplies for All Students in the Cost of Tuition, No Additional Tuition Increase 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College to Include Books and Most Supplies for All Students in the Cost of Tuition, No Additional Tuition Increase

The full cost of books and supplies is now included in the price of Villa Maria College’s tuition. This unprecedented announcement removes a major barrier to student success – the hidden cost of textbooks, art supplies, medical supplies, and more.  “Students come to Villa Maria to prepare for successful futures and to fine-tune their innate talents, not to worry about…

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Interior Design Students Win Bid for Space in the 2021 Decorators’ Show House 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Students Win Bid for Space in the 2021 Decorators’ Show House

The Junior League of Buffalo has announced its location for the 2021 Decorators’ Show House, and a group of 4 of Villa Maria’s interior design students will be contributing to the space. “I am pleased to announce that our students were awarded the space that we bid on for the 2021 Junior League Show House,”…

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Villa Maria College Announces High School Plus Program, Exceptional High School Students Can Earn College Credit for $100 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Announces High School Plus Program, Exceptional High School Students Can Earn College Credit for $100

Villa Maria College has launched a new initiative that allows students who excel academically to earn college credit while they are still in high school. The High School Plus Program, which will launch in August 2021, allows high school juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher to take a…

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Commencement Plans Amended to Include Two Guests Per Student Participant 150 150 Villa Maria College

Commencement Plans Amended to Include Two Guests Per Student Participant

As a result of the change in New York State’s guidelines, Villa Maria College will now allow a limited number of guests to attend its 2021 Commencement ceremony.   Each participating graduate may invite two guests to attend the May 22nd exercises alongside them. In order to attend the ceremony, which will still take place outside in front of the Main Building, all students and their two guests must RSVP at Villa.edu/commencement by Tuesday, May…

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Dr. Giordano’s Letter to the Editor Published on Chronicle.com  150 150 Villa Maria College

Dr. Giordano’s Letter to the Editor Published on Chronicle.com 

On April 14th, President Giordano wrote a letter to the editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education that was published online.   His letter was a pointed response to an article published last month entitled, “Rich Colleges Should Give Money to Poor Ones.” In this article, the author asserts that wealthy colleges can propel social justice forward by giving money to smaller, less affluent colleges who have a more…

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Graphic Design Students Earn 12 Awards, Sweep the Student Best in Show Category at AAF Buffalo’s 2021 American Advertising Awards 150 150 Villa Maria College

Graphic Design Students Earn 12 Awards, Sweep the Student Best in Show Category at AAF Buffalo’s 2021 American Advertising Awards

At a local award show unlike any other, after a year unlike any other, the impressive collection of awards earned by Villa Maria’s graphic students and alumni at the 2021 ADDY Awards was a welcomed sign of normalcy. Villa Maria’s graphic design students won a total of 12 advertising awards, including a clean sweep of…

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Villa Maria College’s 56th Commencement Ceremony Will Be Held In-Person on May 22, 2021 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College’s 56th Commencement Ceremony Will Be Held In-Person on May 22, 2021

Villa Maria College announced that it will hold a face-to-face Commencement ceremony in celebration of the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020. The ceremony, which will be held outside in front the Main Building, will take place on Saturday, May 22, 2021 beginning at 10 AM.   “We look forward to honoring the graduates from the…

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Villa Maria College to Implement Plans for an In-Person Semester for the Start of its Fall 2021 Semester 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College to Implement Plans for an In-Person Semester for the Start of its Fall 2021 Semester

Villa Maria College announced today that it intends to resume face-to-face classes this August, in alignment with the start of its Fall 2021 semester.  The College determined it has the necessary space available to safely deliver face-to-face classes on campus, something that College students overwhelmingly want. Villa Maria will follow federal, state, and local guidance on health protocols that will be in place.  Students will still have flexible options available to them…

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