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Interior Design Students and Faculty Lend Their Talent to Ronald McDonald House by Decorating for the Holidays 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Students and Faculty Lend Their Talent to Ronald McDonald House by Decorating for the Holidays

Just before Thanksgiving, a group of students studying interior design at Villa spent some time volunteering at the local Ronald McDonald House. Located on West Ferry Street in Buffalo, the Ronald McDonald House aims to “keep families close” by providing lodging and emotional support for families of children receiving medical treatment in Buffalo.  Markisha Harris, ’21, was…

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Associate Professor Sarah Hanson and 2012 Graduate Joel Murphy Attend CTN animation eXpo in Burbank, CA 150 150 Villa Maria College

Associate Professor Sarah Hanson and 2012 Graduate Joel Murphy Attend CTN animation eXpo in Burbank, CA

Each year, the world’s top animators gather in Burbank, California for the CTN animation eXpo, an artist-to-artist social enterprise who’s mission is to connect, develop and inspire creators in and around the animation, visual efx, and video game industries. This year, Sarah Hanson, an associate professor of animation at Villa, and Joel Murphy, a 2012 graduate…

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Western New York Musician, Former Villa Maria Music Student Will Holton Featured on WGRZ’s commUNITY Spotlight 150 150 Villa Maria College

Western New York Musician, Former Villa Maria Music Student Will Holton Featured on WGRZ’s commUNITY Spotlight

Will Holton didn’t start playing the saxophone until his senior year at Buffalo Traditional High School. Previously, he had dedicated most of his time to his involvement with JROTC. Once his path shifted and he became more focused on music, he enrolled into Villa Maria’s Music program, where he studied jazz performance. Despite his dedication…

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3rd Annual #VillaFallPhoto Contest Winners Announced! 150 150 Villa Maria College

3rd Annual #VillaFallPhoto Contest Winners Announced!

During the month of October, Villa students were invited to submit their fall-themed photos to the College’s third annual #VillaFallPhoto contest. This year, we received over fifty submissions, some of which are pictured below. The submissions were judged by Jenna Hutzler, graphic designer, and Taylor Flynn, contest specialist, at Parkway Digital. They helped to select…

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President Giordano Appears on WNY Living, in Buffalo News 150 150 Villa Maria College

President Giordano Appears on WNY Living, in Buffalo News

“When you think about a school like Villa Maria College, you can love what you’re doing and have it be a career,” said Janet Snyder to Villa’s President Dr. Matthew Giordano on the October 27th episode of WNY Living, on which President Giordano appeared. During the five-minute segment, the pair discussed President Giordano’s vision for…

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Villa Maria College Celebrates 2018 Heritage Days 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Celebrates 2018 Heritage Days

In the beginning of this month Villa Maria College celebrated Heritage Week, an annual series of event that series of events commemorating those who inspired and founded the Felician Sisters. “These were strong, bold, visionary women, and they still are,” said Dr. Matthew Giordano, Villa’s president. If you are ever looking for inspiration to create…

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California Closets Hosts Interior Design Students, Announces Scholarship Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

California Closets Hosts Interior Design Students, Announces Scholarship Competition

This month, a group of sophomore interior design students visited the Buffalo location of California Closets. During their outing, students learned more about the company’s 30-year history and how they work with their clients to design and install quality custom storage solutions for closets, bathrooms, garages and more. Nicole Sansano, a 2013 graduate of Villa’s interior design…

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President Giordano Featured on WBEN’s ‘Buffalo Means Business’ 150 150 Villa Maria College

President Giordano Featured on WBEN’s ‘Buffalo Means Business’

On October 13, President Giordano sat down with Randy Bushover from WBEN as a guest on Bushover’s radio show, ‘Buffalo Means Business.’ The hour long show, which airs on Saturday evenings, is devoted to promoting local business and services. During Dr Giordano’s 13-minute segment, he and Bushover discussed everything Villa: from its current period of transition…

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Villa Maria College Launches eSports, Offers Scholarship Opportunities for Students Interested in Gaming in College 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Launches eSports, Offers Scholarship Opportunities for Students Interested in Gaming in College

Beginning immediately, students at Villa Maria College can participate in College-sponsored eSports, a competitive gaming league in which students form teams and compete against other colleges and universities. The College is now actively recruiting new students to join the eSports program and is offering scholarships for those interested in gaming at Villa. The student-athletes on…

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Get Your Entries in for Villa’s 3rd Annual Fall Photo Contest 150 150 Villa Maria College

Get Your Entries in for Villa’s 3rd Annual Fall Photo Contest

Villa Maria College is holding it’s 3rd Annual Fall Photo Contest! In October, Villa students are invited to upload their fall-themed photos to social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) for the chance to be featured on Villa’s website & to win a prize! 1st Prize – $50 bookstore gift card 2nd Prize – $25 bookstore gift card…

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