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The College of Professional Studies 2014 Year in Review

As the year draws down to an end, The College of Professional Studies is looking back. We are reviewing the top ten moments from the year 2014; the moments that defined who we are as a college, and who we are as Villanovans. We made new friends, and sent graduates off to seize the future. In 2014 The College of Professional Studies expanded our family, our offerings, and, with the launch of our online program, our global reach.

Most importantly, in 2014 The College of Professional Studies was born.

So, every day until the end of the holiday break, join The College of Professional Studies on Facebook and Twitter in our celebration of the year that was. Check out our bulletin board outside of The Part-Time Studies Office in Vasey Hall.

And send us your memories of the year past! Photos, videos, or just a written note - we’ll post them on social media too! You can send your 2014 memories to, or just post them online using the hashtag #NovaCPS2014. Every moment matters, whether they make the top ten or not.

And from all of us at The College of Professional Studies – Thank You. Students and alumni like you make these memories last forever!

College of Professional Studies Winners

CPS Turkey Drive 2014!

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”  ― Charles Dickens

The College of Professional Studies, comprised of the Offices of Part-Time and Continuing Studies just completed the First Annual Food Drive in support of Campus Ministry. Our goals were modest – to give back to the community while fostering camaraderie amongst our students. A little bit of fun with our basketball giveaway did not hurt either!

Well, we are extremely proud to announce that the students of the College of Professional Studies exceeded our expectations by a mile! We received boxes of stuffing, cans of green beans, applesauce, and cranberry sauce – even a Turkey!

By final count the students of The College of Professional Studies donated an estimated 150 items to the campus ministry food drive!

In the spirit of giving, we won’t say congratulations – simply Thank You. Your efforts have given a family a little bit of hope this year. And that’s not too bad.

Students Tanya Brumbaugh and Phil Hoehn were our winners – but we’re all winners here! See the video of the contest drawing below!

Thanks Everyone! #NovaGiveStrong

National Non-Traditional Student Week 2014

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National Non-Traditional Student Week 2014 was celebrated from November 3-7. This was a celebration of the extraordinary lengths that part-time, evening, online, and/or adult students go through to complete their degrees. Though the terms and definitions may vary, there is no disputing the fact that non-traditional students constitute over one-third of all those seeking a degree.

Here at Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies our non-traditional students come from a variety of backgrounds. Whether it is a working parent, a military professional returning to civilian life, a career-changer looking for a non-credit certificate, or a working professional looking for a second chance, Villanova’s community of Non-Traditional Learners share both an ability to persevere and a desire to overcome and succeed.

Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies, including the Offices of both Part-Time and Continuing Studies, celebrated Non-Traditional Student Week 2014 with a number of fun and educational events. The goal was to both embrace our students and inform the Villanova community at-large in a fun and jovial way.

The calendar of events included a T-Shirt a-day raffle, a pizza/coffee event for our students, and an award for an outstanding non-traditional student leader. We will shared stories all week long of our students, and solicited stories from our students as well. Find us on Twitter and Facebook. Use the hashtag #NovaNTSW2014

National Non-Traditional Student Week 2014

Distinguished Student Award

And the vote is in...

We had a wonderful array of nominees for the Distinguished Student Award, (and we will continue to share these stories the rest of the week), but alas, there can be only one...

The Continuing Studies went to Cynthia B. Gamble who took home a gift card to the bookstore. It was a tie for the Part-Time Studies student winner! Ann Marie Walsh & Julie Wallace are our first ever Distinguished Student Award Winners! Julie took home a pair of basketball tickets and Ann Marie took home a gift card to the bookstore!

Their names will be engraved on a plaque in the office as well.

Let's congratulate them. And celebrate them!


Town Hall on new SHRM Competency based Certification:
October 27, 9-10:30 a.m.
Villanova Room in the Connelly Center

The College of Professional Studies hosted a Town Hall for the Philadelphia area Human Resources community with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on the new SHRM competency-based certification. Hank Jackson, SHRM president and CEO lead a discussion about the new SHRM-CP and SHRM – SCP certifications and took questions from the regional HR community. Villanova University is a key partner with SHRM in offering the new SHRM –CP and SHRM-SCP certification prep classes both in the classroom and on-line.


Movie Night @ Connelly Center Cinema

Villanova University hosted The Anonymous People, a feature documentary film about the 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply entrenched social stigma and discrimination have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades….Until Now.

Courageous addiction recovery advocates have begun to step out of the shadows to fuel a passionate new public recovery movement that will transform public perception, and ultimately the response to the addiction crisis…FOREVER.

Movie trailer:

First Financial Planning & Analysis Class
Congratulations to the students completing our first Financial Planning & Analysis Class!

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information about Villanova University's security policies and procedures and crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years. A hard copy is also available upon request through Villanova's Department of Public Safety by calling 610-519-6979.

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