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Dr. Ryan Hartnett Named Vice President for Academic Affairs 150 150 Villa Maria College

Dr. Ryan Hartnett Named Vice President for Academic Affairs

At the end of March, Dr. Ryan Hartnett was appointed Villa Maria College’s vice president for academic affairs. He has served as VPAA in an interim capacity since July 2018. “Dr. Hartnett has proven himself completely worthy of the full position,” said Dr. Matthew Giordano, Villa’s president. “He is an astute, hardworking, strategic leader and…

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Graphic Design Students Sweep AAF’s Annual Don Nichols Scholarship Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Graphic Design Students Sweep AAF’s Annual Don Nichols Scholarship Competition

AAF Buffalo announced the winners of its annual Don Nichols Scholarship Competition last week. Three of Villa’s graphic design students were awarded first, second and third place and three more received honorable mentions. This marks the fifth consecutive year in which Villa students have claimed the top spot in the competition, and the sixth consecutive…

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Commencement Speakers Named as Villa Maria College Prepares to Graduate its Largest Class in Over a Decade 150 150 Villa Maria College

Commencement Speakers Named as Villa Maria College Prepares to Graduate its Largest Class in Over a Decade

On Sunday, May 19, 2019 Villa Maria College will graduate 115 students; its largest class in recent history. A total of 115 students will receive degrees in animation, business, graphic design, interior design, music and more. As part of the ceremony, two student awards will be presented. After accepting their awards, the winners will individually…

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Academic Accomplishments Celebrated at 2019 Honors Convocation 150 150 Villa Maria College

Academic Accomplishments Celebrated at 2019 Honors Convocation

Ryan Weatherbee, ’19, poses with Professor Joyce Kessel. As each semester comes to an end, the College community gathers to recognize the academic accomplishments of our students at Honors Convocation. This year’s Honors Convocation took place on Thursday, April 26 in Villa’s on-campus auditorium. This year, 20 students were recognized for their achievements, and another…

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Forgotten Beauty, an exhibition by Stephanie Kaempf Opens at Starlight Studios 150 150 Villa Maria College

Forgotten Beauty, an exhibition by Stephanie Kaempf Opens at Starlight Studios

Stephanie Kaempf, a senior photography major, announced the opening of her photography exhibition, “Forgotten Beauty.” The exhibit opens on Wednesday, April 17 and runs through Friday, May 3, 2019. An opening reception will be held in Kaempf’s honor on Thursday, April 18 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Stephanie Kaempf, a dancer herself, has been…

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New Flexible Business Program Allows Non-Traditional Students to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Villa Maria College in 3 Years 150 150 Villa Maria College

New Flexible Business Program Allows Non-Traditional Students to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Villa Maria College in 3 Years

A major deterrent for any non-traditional student considering earning a degree is balancing academic requirements with additional responsibilities, like raising a family or holding down a full-time job. Villa Maria’s new Flexible Business program eliminates that obstacle by offering students to the ability to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration by attending classes at night…

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Villa Maria College Announces the Opening of its First Branch Campus in Rome, Italy 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Announces the Opening of its First Branch Campus in Rome, Italy

Today, April 1, 2019, Villa Maria College announces the opening of a branch campus in Rome, Italy. This announcement comes following the decision of the College’s newly-appointed il quarto president, Dr. Matthew Giordano, to extend his two-week pilgrimage permanently. Dr. Giordano respectfully requests to be referred to as Dottore Matteo Giordano, Presidente from now on.…

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2019 Distinguished Interior Design Students of the Year Named 150 150 Villa Maria College

2019 Distinguished Interior Design Students of the Year Named

Villa’s interior design students spent the last weeks of January hustling to put the final touches on their designs that were displayed in the Paul William Beltz Family Art Gallery throughout February. The exhibit displayed a mix of work created by sophomore, junior and senior students, who spent the first half of the semester conceptualizing…

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Liz Bukowski, Villa Maria photography alumna, Opens Solo Show at CEPA Gallery 150 150 Villa Maria College

Liz Bukowski, Villa Maria photography alumna, Opens Solo Show at CEPA Gallery

Liz Bukowski stands with “Calvary Soldier #1,” an archival inkjet print, at the opening of Hallow Ground. Exhibits open and close in the CEPA Gallery every day. Photography exhibits, media arts exhibits, performances, and more are always on display in one of Buffalo’s most popular galleries. Among those most recent openings was Hallow Ground, which…

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New Year, New Counseling Center 150 150 Villa Maria College

New Year, New Counseling Center

One of the many services available to Villa Maria College students is the Counseling Center. Led by two new additions to Villa’s staff, the Counseling Center provides supportive services that promote the emotional well-being and enhance personal growth that contributes to students’ academic success. Supported by Jessica Siegel and Phoebe Allen, the Counseling Center has…

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