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Villa Students Remake Room for Special Spaces Buffalo 288 384 Villa Maria College

Villa Students Remake Room for Special Spaces Buffalo

Working with Special Spaces Buffalo, professional designer and Villa Maria College alumnae Reagan Hardie, Interior Design program students Emily Bolles ’15, Tara Clack ’15 and Kayla Alba ’16 remade a young girl’s bedroom. Over the course of several weeks, the Villa team designed and coordinated a dream bedroom for Talon, who is afflicted with a life-changing…

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SKALD 2014 Wins Silver in National Magazine Awards 570 780 Villa Maria College

SKALD 2014 Wins Silver in National Magazine Awards

For the second year in a row, Skald, Villa Maria College’s annual student magazine, was awarded a 2014 Silver Crown in the College Magazine category by The Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The national magazine awards were announced during the College Media Convention on Friday, March 13, in New York City. There were ten finalists competing…

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Head Coaching Positions Keep Villa Athletics Moving Forward 150 150 Villa Maria College

Head Coaching Positions Keep Villa Athletics Moving Forward

The Athletics Department at Villa Maria College continues to grow as the head coaching positions for men’s and women’s basketball and soccer have now been filled. Allan Monaco is the new Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Michael Ertel will coach men’s soccer, and Amanda Janosky will coach women’s soccer. Director of Athletics Don Silveri is also…

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Villa Wins Six at 2015 ADDY Awards 500 281 Villa Maria College

Villa Wins Six at 2015 ADDY Awards

Villa Maria College took home six awards in the 2015 Western New York ADDY Awards, organized by the Advertising Club of Buffalo, during an event at the Tralf Music Hall on Main Street, on Friday night. Graphic Design students took home five student awards, while SKALD, the college’s student magazine, won a professional Gold ADDY.…

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Villa Student Wins Big in ASID Student Design Competition 440 447 Villa Maria College

Villa Student Wins Big in ASID Student Design Competition

ASID Student Design Competition 2015 Interior Design student Tara Clack ’15 took home first and second place awards in the 2015 ASID Student Design competition. Held annually by the American Society of Interior Designers, Clack submitted designs to the competition for a bar and medical center to the local New York Upstate and Canada East chapter…

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Start-Up NY Approves Villa Application 150 150 Villa Maria College

Start-Up NY Approves Villa Application

Villa Maria College has had its application approved for the Start-Up NY program, the state organization announced on Friday. The college will now begin the process of receiving applications from businesses looking to invest in the East side and Cheektowaga communities, without having to pay taxes. Incepted in 2013, Start-Up NY is a state program…

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Don Silveri Appointed as new Director of Athletics 800 800 Villa Maria College

Don Silveri Appointed as new Director of Athletics

Villa Maria College has announced the appointment of Don Silveri as director of athletics for the college’s recently announced sports program. Silveri will bring his 38 years of experience as an administrator and coach to re-build the program, while also serving as head coach of the men’s basketball team, where his own coaching career began…

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New Faculty Publication: Classroom Quixote 683 1024 Villa Maria College

New Faculty Publication: Classroom Quixote

Director of the Creative Writing and Literature Program, Professor Joyce Kessel will be publishing her third book of poetry “Classroom Quixote” this spring. The book is a new collection of poems inspired by Kessel’s four decades in the classroom, celebrating the joys and struggles she and her students face in dealing with writing. As a…

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Villa Grads Have One of the Lowest Debt Levels at Graduation 750 750 Villa Maria College

Villa Grads Have One of the Lowest Debt Levels at Graduation

Villa Maria College grads have some of the lowest debt levels upon graduation of all private, non-profit four-year institutions in the region, according to a report released in November of 2014 from The Project on Student Debt at The Institute for College Access & Success. Student borrowers across the country owed an average of $28,400…

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Villa Maria College Launches New Athletics Program 800 800 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Launches New Athletics Program

Villa Maria College is getting back into the college sports game by launching their new athletics program. Beginning in fall 2015, students will be able to compete in inter-collegiate men’s and women’s soccer and basketball. Additional sports including tennis, golf, bowling, volleyball, and eventually lacrosse and rugby are part of the near future plans. Villa…

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