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Partnership with Nardin Academy Announced 150 150 Villa Maria College

Partnership with Nardin Academy Announced

Villa Maria College and Nardin Academy have entered into a partnership to create a new home for the academy’s athletic programs. For the duration of the three-year agreement, Nardin will be the primary tenant of the Villa Maria College Athletic Center on Doat Street. The center includes a full-size gymnasium, pool, locker rooms, and training…

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Villa Students Sweep Scholarship Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Students Sweep Scholarship Competition

Jessica Puskar, Lucy Norton, Ali Casarsa, and Grace Gruarin, all students of Villa Maria College’s Graphic Design program, took home all four awards in the Don Nichols Scholarship competition. The Advertising Club of Buffalo administers the annual competition, and announced the winners on April 11. The Don Nichols Scholarship competition awards promising communications students financial help…

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Skip Battaglia to Visit Animation Program 150 150 Villa Maria College

Skip Battaglia to Visit Animation Program

Renowned animator Skip Battaglia will be visiting Villa Maria College’s Animation program on Wednesday, April 16. Battaglia will be critiquing projects in the ANM 402: Senior Thesis Film Production II class, led by animation professor Sarah Hanson. While Battaglia will first be meeting with graduating seniors, all other students are invited to his presentation as…

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Felician Sisters Hold Service Day to Support Pantry 150 150 Villa Maria College

Felician Sisters Hold Service Day to Support Pantry

The Felician Sisters are sponsoring a “Felician Service Day” on Saturday, April 12, to support the Sister Mary Josette Food Pantry at Villa Maria College. From 9:00 a.m. until noon the Felician Sisters, who have taken an active role in supporting the good works of the pantry, along with the Felician Associates, will unpack, shelf…

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Skald 2013 Wins in National College Magazine Awards 150 150 Villa Maria College

Skald 2013 Wins in National College Magazine Awards

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association has awarded a 2014 Silver Crown in the College Magazine category to Skald, Villa Maria College’s annual student magazine. Awards were announced during the College Media Convention in New York City over the weekend. Cover of Skald’s 2013 issue. There were ten finalists in the category competing for either a…

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Rachel Thomas ’17 Wins Re-Fashionista Challenge 150 150 Villa Maria College

Rachel Thomas ’17 Wins Re-Fashionista Challenge

Villa Maria College students at the Re-Fashionista Challenge. Villa Maria College student Rachel Thomas ’17 took home first place in the Salvation Army Re-Fashionista Challenge on March 4, 2014. Participants were required to purchase second hand items from the Salvation Army and transform them into fashionable outfits. Thomas created a pencil skirt out of a sweatshirt, and a…

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Graphic Design Students Win Big at 2014 WNY ADDYs 150 150 Villa Maria College

Graphic Design Students Win Big at 2014 WNY ADDYs

Four Villa Maria College Graphic Design students took home eight awards in total at the 2014 Western New York ADDYs, given by the Advertising Club of Buffalo, during a ceremony at the Tralf Music Hall on Main Street, on Friday night. Brittney Sikora ’14 took five awards, winning Student Best of Show; a Gold Student…

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Villa Professor Wins Award at National Interior Design Conference 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Professor Wins Award at National Interior Design Conference

At the annual national Interior Design Educators Council, Inc.(IDEC) conference, Villa Maria College Interior Design professor Sandra Reicis was awarded the 2014 Teaching Excellence Award. Held this year in New Orleans, LA from March 6 through March 8, the conference brings together professionals from all over the world in the field of Interior Design. The mission of…

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Villa Maria College Announces Two Appointments to Board of Trustees 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Announces Two Appointments to Board of Trustees

Villa Maria College welcomes David F. Granville and James Pappas as two new appointments to the Board of Trustees. As a visual artist, James Pappas has had nearly 70 exhibitions across the United States, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean, spanning his forty-year career, receiving many awards for his work and community service. His main influences have…

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New Assistant Vice President, Animation Faculty, and Career Services Director welcomed at Villa 150 150 Villa Maria College

New Assistant Vice President, Animation Faculty, and Career Services Director welcomed at Villa

Villa Maria College welcomes Dr. Ryan Hartnett as the new Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, new Director of Career Services Blythe Kaczmarczyk, and Daniel Hopen as Animation Instructor. Hartnett brings with him to Villa ten years of higher education experience as a professor and an academic administrator, most recently at Trocaire Collge. His experience…

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