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Outstanding Students and Honors Society Inductees Named, Faculty Awards and Promotions Announced for 2020 150 150 Villa Maria College

Outstanding Students and Honors Society Inductees Named, Faculty Awards and Promotions Announced for 2020

In the words of Dr. Ryan Hartnett, Vice President for Academic Affairs: “This year we were unable to gather for our annual Honors Convocation. Under ordinary circumstances, we would come together in-person as a community to celebrate significant academic achievements of our students and our faculty members. This year, though we cannot meet face-to-face, we…

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Villa Maria College Announces Plan for Phased Reopening of Campus 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Announces Plan for Phased Reopening of Campus

As we await a formal decision from elected officials, Villa Maria College has developed a plan that will allow for a phased reopening of its Buffalo, NY campus.  “Based on everything we are hearing right now, my assumption is that staff members will slowly return to campus over the summer, with many safety precautions in place. Having…

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Villa Maria Receives Federal Funding Through the CARES Act; Will Support Students During the COVID-19 Crisis 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria Receives Federal Funding Through the CARES Act; Will Support Students During the COVID-19 Crisis

Through the CARES Act, Villa Maria College has received funds from the federal government, which will be distributed directly to students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. This funding is to assist students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus, including eligible expenses under cost of attendance,…

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2020 ADDYs: Graphic Design Professor Julie Zack Wins Levy Osborn Award for Excellence in Communications; Students Earn 8 Awards 150 150 Villa Maria College

2020 ADDYs: Graphic Design Professor Julie Zack Wins Levy Osborn Award for Excellence in Communications; Students Earn 8 Awards

Before social distancing became a way of life, team Villa had the chance to celebrate the hard work of local advertising professionals at the 2020 ADDY Awards. As always, several of Villa Maria’s graphic design students submitted their work to be critiqued alongside the work of students from other local institutions. Twenty awards were given…

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No Changes to Amount of Support Villa Maria Students Receive As Classes Shift from In Person to Online 150 150 Villa Maria College

No Changes to Amount of Support Villa Maria Students Receive As Classes Shift from In Person to Online

It’s no secret that students choose Villa Maria for the unmatched support they receive and the genuine sense of community they experience during their time at the College. Especially during the spring semester, the small campus is bursting with excitement, passion and activity. The unexpected and indefinite temporary closure of the Villa Maria campus due…

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Changes to the Admissions Process at Villa Maria Eases the Burden of Applying to College Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic 150 150 Villa Maria College

Changes to the Admissions Process at Villa Maria Eases the Burden of Applying to College Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation, students nearing the end of their high school careers may feel confused and anxious about the best way to continue applying to colleges. In response to these feelings of uncertainty, Villa Maria has made changes to its admissions process. “This is a confusing time for students who are…

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Villa Maria College Closes Campus in Response to COVID-19; Continues Academic Semester Online 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Closes Campus in Response to COVID-19; Continues Academic Semester Online

President Giordano announced that the Villa Maria College campus will close indefinitely beginning Sunday, March 22 at 2:00pm. Students will continue online classes for the remainder of the semester. No staff can report to campus as of Sunday evening. Previously, the College decided to suspend all in-person classes March 23rd, following spring break (March 15th…

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Villa Maria College Suspends All In-Person Classes Through April 14, 2020 in Response to COVID-19 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Suspends All In-Person Classes Through April 14, 2020 in Response to COVID-19

President Giordano announced that Villa Maria College will suspend all in-person classes March 23rd, following spring break (March 15th – 22nd) through April 13th in response to the concerns about COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus. All in-person classes will be shifted to fully online formats beginning Monday, March 23rd, the Monday after Spring Break.…

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Interior Design Program Celebrates 15th Aniversary, Student Awards. 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Program Celebrates 15th Aniversary, Student Awards.

 The Villa Maria College Interior Design program hosted a reception in honor of its annual Student Exhibition, which opened on February 28th.  This event marked a special milestone in the Interior Design program’s history, it’s 15th anniversary as a baccalaureate program, Villa Maria’s first such program.  A VIP reception with President Matthew Giordano, was held…

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Interior Design Alumna Named National Kitchen & Bath Association 30 Under 30 Class of 2020 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Alumna Named National Kitchen & Bath Association 30 Under 30 Class of 2020

Each year, The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) selects 30 exceptional young professionals to join its prestigious program. Among this year’s class is Jennifer Hutton, a 2011 graduate of Villa Maria’s interior design program. As a result, Hutton will travel to the 2020 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), which takes place in Las…

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