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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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Villa Faculty Member Selected as Finalist in the 42nd New Millennium Awards for Poetry

Joyce Kessel, an associate professor and the chair of Villa’s liberal arts and professional studies department, has been selected as a finalist in the 42nd New Millennium Awards for Poetry. Her poem, The Vigil, will be published in the next edition of  New Millennium Writings. Founded in 1996, New Millennium Writings is an American literary magazine that hosts…

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Accumulate: The Evolution of Ani Hoover

Artwork by Ani Hoover is currently adorning the walls and floor of Villa Maria College’s Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery. Hoover, a Buffalo, NY native, created Accumulate to represent her decision making in art making since 2010. Stick Stack, on view as part of “Accumulate” at the Paul William Beltz Family Gallery, Villa Maria College. Photo From…

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Get Your Entries in for Our Fall Photo Contest!

Villa Maria College is hosting its first Fall Photo Contest! Enter your for the chance to be featured on Villa’s social media & to win a prize! 1st Prize – $50 bookstore gift card 2nd Prize – $25 bookstore gift card Honorable Mention – Selfie w/ Brian Emerson All photos will be judged by the communications…

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Villa Maria College Recognized for Offering One of the Top Bachelors of Art Degree Programs in the Nation

Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource for online learning and college accreditation information, has released its annual rankings for the 2016-2017 Best Four Year Art Degree Programs in the Nation. Villa Maria College was ranked #5 on the list. According to Angela Hanners, Community for Accredited Online Schools’s director of communications, colleges must…

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Villa Launches Virtual Tour of Campus

In conjunction with Jim Grimaldi and Day Break TV Productions, Villa Maria College has launched a video that showcases its beautiful Buffalo, NY campus and highlights some of what makes Villa the premier student-centered college in Western New York. The narration provides an authentic account of Villa’s history, academic programs, student life, student support services and athletics. Joe Principato,…

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Villa Maria College’s Portfolio Day Featured on WNY Living

On Monday, October 3, 2016, Villa Maria College was featured on WNY Living. John Fucile, a digital filmmaking professor, and Kristen Schober, Villa’s communications specialist, spoke about Portfolio Day, an upcoming event in which high school students have the opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed by Villa’s art faculty. You can watch the full story here.…

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