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New Learning Differences Program Announced 150 150 Villa Maria College

New Learning Differences Program Announced

Another element of the Villa Maria College Visionary Plan will be realized with the launch of a new program to support students with learning differences. Starting in Fall 2015, the Achieve Program for Students with Learning Differences will provide students resources to help them transition smoothly into college and find their path to success. The…

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Feed My Starving Children Hosted by Villa for Third Year 192 88 Villa Maria College

Feed My Starving Children Hosted by Villa for Third Year

For the third year in a row, Villa Maria College will help feed needy children around the world by hosting a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8 in the college Dining Hall. Over 500 volunteers will work together packing over 100,000 meals by mixing vitamins, vegetables, soy,…

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2014 Universal Design Symposium Hosted on Campus 150 150 Villa Maria College

2014 Universal Design Symposium Hosted on Campus

Villa Maria College and the Interior Design program is proud to host the 2014 Universal Design Symposium, an all day symposium teaching the positive effects of Universal Design on life quality and home design, on Wednesday, October 22. The keynote address will be delivered by award-winning author Cynthia Leibrock, and will include other presentations from Dr.…

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Enrollment at Villa Increases Despite National Outlook 600 464 Villa Maria College

Enrollment at Villa Increases Despite National Outlook

Despite the lackluster forecasts and declining higher education enrollment numbers from institutions across the nation, Villa Maria College has posted an increase in enrollment over last year. Total enrollment rose to 490 students over last year’s total of 465. While still representing growth at a time when some local colleges are struggling, the number does fall…

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New Psychology Program Announced 150 150 Villa Maria College

New Psychology Program Announced

Villa Maria College announces the approval of a new Psychology Bachelor of Arts program. The New York State Education Department approved the program during a meeting on Tuesday, September 15. Students can immediately begin enrolling in the program, with classes scheduled to start in the spring 2015 semester. “The Psychology bachelor’s degree provides Villa a…

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Department Chair Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 347 600 Villa Maria College

Department Chair Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Incoming students crowded around the Felician Hall courtyard Thursday afternoon to watch Health sciences and business chair Todd Baker take the ALS Ice bucket challenge. What they didn’t expect is the broad challenge to the college’s Art department faculty including chair Sandra Reicis. “Sandra and I are the two longest-serving department chairs here at the college,”…

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Villa Welcomes new Vice President for Development 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Welcomes new Vice President for Development

Villa Maria College has announced the appointment of Thomas P. Honan as its new vice president for development. Honan will oversee all development functions at the college, including fundraising, external affairs and alumni engagement. His appointment marks another major change at the college, following the announcement of a new visionary plan in June. This is…

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Professor Opens New Show at Burchfield Penney Art Center 1024 768 Villa Maria College

Professor Opens New Show at Burchfield Penney Art Center

Assistant professor Jesse Walp celebrates the opening of “Ripe” his new show at the Burchfield Penney Art Center on August 8. As part of a show involving modern craft artists, Walk was awarded the 2014 Langley Kenzie Award last November, which led to an exhibition at the Buffalo Arts Center and now this show at the Burchfield…

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New Visionary Plan Announced for Villa 300 232 Villa Maria College

New Visionary Plan Announced for Villa

Villa Maria College is pleased to announce a new visionary plan that positions the institution as the premier student-centered college in Western New York. Developed over the last 12 months, the plan was approved by the Board of Trustees on June 18, and parts of it will begin to be implemented as early as this…

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Villa Receives Scholarship Fund Gift 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Receives Scholarship Fund Gift

Villa Maria College is honored to announce a $150,000 endowment gift to further support the Harry F. Dommer and Clara R. Dommer Scholarship fund. Announced at the Board of Trustees Dinner on Thursday, May 29, Clara Dommer explained that she wished to increase the reach of the fund so more students could benefit from a…

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