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SKALD, Villa Maria College’s 2011 Student Art and Literary Magazine Recognized for Excellence

By March 3, 2012March 5th, 2014Campus Blog

Villa Maria College’s creative arts and literary student-produced magazine, SKALD 2011, was recently recognized nationally in various contest reviews and critiques, receiving numerous accolades for both its content and design. SKALD, first developed in 1977, has received a First Place Award from the American Scholastic Press Association: a Gold Medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in its initial review, including a Gold Circle Award for Overall Design: Specialty Magazines to Graphic Design majors and SKALD staff members Dawn Hosie & Julee Strock. Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) also granted the publication “All Columbian Honors” for Organization, Content & Design. On March 18th at its Awards ceremony and dinner in New York City, CSPA awarded a Silver Crown to the 2011 edition; Crown Awards are the highest recognition given by the CSPA to a student print or online medium for overall excellence. . Villa’s SKALD is one of only fifteen collegiate magazines from fourteen colleges to be a national finalist in the 2012 judging. Graphic Design Professors Robert Grizanti and Julie Zack, and Joyce Kessel, Liberal Arts, are the publications faculty advisors.

The publication is available in the college admissions office.


Villa Maria College is a private, co-educational Catholic college specializing in the applied arts and music.  The College recently expanded its baccalaureate programs to include photography, graphic design, music (jazz concentration) and music industry.  Bachelors of Fine Arts degree programs include animation, creative writing and literature (NEW), fashion design and merchandising, and interior design.  Associate degree programs are offered in the applied arts; music, music (business), jazz; liberal arts; and other career fields.  In addition, the college is now offering a certificate program in Historic Preservation and Restoration (Interior Design). For more information call 716.896.0700