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Villa Maria College Named a Finalist for the 2021 Business First’s Best Places to Work 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Named a Finalist for the 2021 Business First’s Best Places to Work

Villa Maria College has been named a finalist in the 2021 Business First’s Best Places to Work. According to Business First, this acknowledgement places the College among a group of elite companies based right here in Western New York.   To qualify, full-time faculty, full-time staff and part-time staff who work year-round were asked to complete an employee engagement survey, which was developed by Quantum…

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Villa Alumnus Lloyd Mitchell Featured on the Oxygen Network for a Second Time 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Alumnus Lloyd Mitchell Featured on the Oxygen Network for a Second Time

Lloyd Mitchell, a 2014 graduate of Villa Maria College, has been featured on the Oxygen Network for a second time. Mitchell, a freelance photographer, works to cover 17 different areas in his hometown the Borough of Brooklyn. There, he is often among the first to arrive at active crime scenes, where he photographs first responders, like the New York Police Department…

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New Scholarship Opportunity for New and Returning Students 150 150 Villa Maria College

New Scholarship Opportunity for New and Returning Students

Villa Maria College has announced a new scholarship opportunity to help both new and returning students pay for college. The Campus Ministry Mission & Service Scholarship was created to provide unique, rigorous, and rewarding educational experiences for students with a demonstrated commitment to community service and spiritual development through both curricular and co-curricular offerings, and…

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Villa Maria College to Implement Plans for an In-Person Semester for the Start of its Fall 2021 Semester 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College to Implement Plans for an In-Person Semester for the Start of its Fall 2021 Semester

Villa Maria College announced today that it intends to resume face-to-face classes this August, in alignment with the start of its Fall 2021 semester.  The College determined it has the necessary space available to safely deliver face-to-face classes on campus, something that College students overwhelmingly want. Villa Maria will follow federal, state, and local guidance on health protocols that will be in place.  Students will still have flexible options available to them…

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California Closets Awards Annual Scholarship to Two Interior Design Students  150 150 Villa Maria College

California Closets Awards Annual Scholarship to Two Interior Design Students 

Two of Villa Maria College’s Interior Design students will begin the Spring 2021 semester on a high note,after learning they were awarded scholarships over the break.  Alexis Carrington’s scholarship-winning Interior Design Studio II Project. Alexis Carrington, a sophomore BFA student,was awarded a $2,000 scholarship and Lindsay Klaffka, a second year AAS student, was awarded a $500…

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2020 Yearly News Roundup 150 150 Villa Maria College

2020 Yearly News Roundup

It was a busy year here at Villa. As COVID-19 swept through the nation, things became a little different at Villa for the Spring and Fall Semesters. Campus closed for a short period of time, and classes switched from in-person to virtual. But our Faculty and Staff stepped up to the plate and continued to…

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Surviving the Pandemic One Photoshoot at a Time – an Interview with Alumna Heather Bellini, ’00 150 150 Villa Maria College

Surviving the Pandemic One Photoshoot at a Time – an Interview with Alumna Heather Bellini, ’00

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced business owners across the nation to reimagine the ways in which their businesses operate, creatively considering how they can best accommodate their customers while following the stringent safety requirements that have been imposed upon them.  One of those busines owners is Heather Bellini White, an alumna of Villa Maria College’s photography program. Since her graduation in the year 2000, White has been busy building…

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Fifth Annual #FallatVilla Photo Contest Winners Announced 150 150 Villa Maria College

Fifth Annual #FallatVilla Photo Contest Winners Announced

Throughout the month of November, Villa students snapped fall-themed photos and submitted them to the College’s annual photography contest. We received over 75 submissions, some of which are pictured below. All entries were reviewed by three members of Parkway, one of the College’s digital partners: Project Manager Jenna Hutzler, Designer Dana Kochems, and Creative Lead…

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Villa Maria College to Complete its Fall 2020 Academic Semester Online 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College to Complete its Fall 2020 Academic Semester Online

Villa Maria College announced today that, as of Monday, November 23, 2020, it will transition to all-remote instruction for the remaining three-and-a-half weeks of the fall 2020 semester. “As always, the safety of our students, faculty, and staff members is our paramount concern,” said Dr. Matthew Giordano, Villa Maria’s president. “It is unfortunate that we…

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DJ Schier Wins Distinguished Service to the Profession Award by CPSA-NYS 150 150 Villa Maria College

DJ Schier Wins Distinguished Service to the Profession Award by CPSA-NYS

Earlier this month, the College Student Personnel Association of New York State presented its Distinguished Service to the Profession Award. The award was presented to a professional with more than 10 years of experience who has contributed considerably to the higher education profession. Nominees must have made extensive efforts to impact change in student affairs…

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