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

Fourth Annual #FallatVilla Photo Contest Winners Announced

As the end of fall approaches, so does the end of the annual #FallatVilla photo contest. This year, competition was stiff as over 70 entries were received! And the winners of the 2019 #FallatVilla photo contest are: First Place: Alyssa LaMartina, ‘21             Second Place: Stacy Braun, ‘19    …

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Matthew Giordano, Ph.D, to Be Inaugurated as Villa Maria College’s First Lay, Male President on November 15, 2019 150 150 Villa Maria College

Matthew Giordano, Ph.D, to Be Inaugurated as Villa Maria College’s First Lay, Male President on November 15, 2019

For the first time in the College’s history, a lay male will be officially inaugurated as Villa Maria’s president. The inauguration of Matthew Giordano, Ph.D., who was appointed the institution’s fourth president in March 2019, will take place on Friday, November 15, 2019. Inauguration day will begin will a full, Catholic mass as 12:30 PM,…

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Fourth Annual #FallatVilla Photo Contest Announced! 150 150 Villa Maria College

Fourth Annual #FallatVilla Photo Contest Announced!

Villa Maria College is holding its 4th Annual Fall Photo Contest! Between now and October 31, 2019, students are invite to upload 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 –…

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Immediate Past President Sister Marcella Marie Garus Returns to Campus for the Dedication of the New Meditation Garden Installed in Her Honor 150 150 Villa Maria College

Immediate Past President Sister Marcella Marie Garus Returns to Campus for the Dedication of the New Meditation Garden Installed in Her Honor

Before Villa’s 2019 Heritage Days concluded, the College planned a particularly special event that honored a Felician Sister who played a pivotal role at the institution for half a century. On Wednesday, October 9, the College community welcomed former president Sister Marcella Marie Garus back to campus for the presentation and dedication of a meditation…

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Students, Faculty and Staff Complete 600 Hours of Community Service Work During Villa Maria’s First Day of Service 150 150 Villa Maria College

Students, Faculty and Staff Complete 600 Hours of Community Service Work During Villa Maria’s First Day of Service

A group of 100 people from Villa Maria dedicated Saturday, October 5 to living out one of the College’s core values: solidarity with the poor. Students from all academic years and majors, and faculty and staff gathered at various locations around Buffalo to perform full day of volunteer work. The service day was held as…

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President Giordano’s Letter to the Editor Published in the New York Times Magazine 150 150 Villa Maria College

President Giordano’s Letter to the Editor Published in the New York Times Magazine

After reading a recent article published in the New York Times Magazine, Villa Maria College President Matthew Giordano, Ph.D. felt compelled to reply to the editor. The article, which spoke to the experiences of low-income college students as they navigated the college admissions process, focused on the elite colleges and universities and neglected to mention…

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Villa Maria College Announces Three Opportunities for Prospective Students to Visit its Buffalo, NY Campus 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Announces Three Opportunities for Prospective Students to Visit its Buffalo, NY Campus

Villa Maria is hosting three events this fall that give high school students and their families the ability to visit campus and learn more about the College’s academic, social, and spiritual offerings. Each event is free to attend, and will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet with faculty, current students and other college representatives,…

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Villa Maria College Hosts First College-Wide Service Day as Part of 2019 Heritage Days 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Hosts First College-Wide Service Day as Part of 2019 Heritage Days

On Saturday, October 5, Villa Maria students, faculty and staff will join forces in an effort to make the Buffalo community a better place through service. As part of 2019 Heritage Days, Dr. Donald Monnin, vice president for mission, has organized Villa’s first college-wide service day. Heritage Days are an annual series of events that…

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12% Increase in New Student Enrollment at Villa Maria College 150 150 Villa Maria College

12% Increase in New Student Enrollment at Villa Maria College

Despite the local and national trends of declining enrollment in higher education, Villa Maria College announced today that it has exceeded its Fall 2019 enrollment goal by 9%. The small, private College welcomed an incoming class consisting of 229 students; a 12% increase over last year’s incoming class, and the largest in three years. Brian…

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Dr. Ann Rivera Named Villa Maria’s First Dean of Faculty 150 150 Villa Maria College

Dr. Ann Rivera Named Villa Maria’s First Dean of Faculty

Just before the start of the Fall 2019 semester, Dr. Ann Rivera began a new role as Villa Maria College’s Dean of Faculty. A new position for the College, the Dean of Faculty will fulfill an important function at the institution by providing leadership to the faculty and managing academic policy and procedure. This includes…

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