The Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE Center) at the Villanova School of Business (VSB) has announced the winners of the annual Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence (ICE) Awards. Five students were selected to receive this honor: Joanna Schaff ’15 COE, Alyssa Nazar ’15 CLAS, Stephanie Rozalski ’15 VLS, Teresa Yang ’15 CON, and Sergio Rizzuto-Flancbaum ’15 VSB. Hezekiah Lewis, III, M.F.A, assistant professor of film studies, earned the faculty ICE Award.
The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, Villanova University President, announced that Madeline Bell, President and Chief Operating Officer at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), will address the Class of 2015 as the University’s commencement speaker. Bell, a 1983 graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, will also receive the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. The University’s 172nd commencement will be held Friday, May 15 at 4 p.m., in Villanova Stadium. In the event of severe weather, the ceremony will be held in The Pavilion. read more
Villanova University junior Keith Martinez ‘16 has been awarded a 2015 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, President of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, announced the names of the 58 Truman Scholars selected from a field of 688 candidates attending U.S. colleges and universities. The Truman Scholarship Foundation recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to making a difference through public service. read more
Villanova University’s 2015 Leadership Summit will bring together thought leaders in healthcare and related fields to explore the critical topic of “Collaboration and Innovation in Healthcare.” Highlighting the Summit is a keynote address by Paul A. Tufano, Esq. ’83, ’86, chairman and chief executive officer of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, one of the nation’s leading Medicaid Managed Care organizations, headquartered in Philadelphia. Tufano also serves as Chair of Villanova University’s Board of Trustees. read more
Set against the backdrop of an impoverished Costa Rican community, a family struggles against systemic poverty. That is the subject of “One is No One” an inspiring film written and produced by students from a social justice documentary course in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). The official premiere of the film will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. read more
Two faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University were awarded grants from the Fulbright Association to support their research and teaching in 2015-16. Paul Steege, PhD, associate professor, History, and Susan Mackey-Kallis, PhD, associate professor, Communication, will spend the spring 2016 semester fulfilling their Fulbright awards abroad. read more
The Center for Church Management and Business Ethics (CCMBE) at the Villanova School of Business (VSB) has come to an agreement with the Pontifical Lateran University (PUL) in Rome to collaborate during the second year of their International School of Pastoral Management. The CCMBE will provide online and in-person education alongside professors from the PUL to students from around the world. In addition to the presence of faculty from the Master of Science in Church Management (MSCM) program in Rome, an annual, one-week summer program will be established for students from the PUL on the Villanova campus. read more
Villanova University’s College of Engineering has received four leadership gifts totaling $21.5 million, as part of the University’s $600 million Comprehensive Capital Campaign, “For the Greater Great®: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change.” Highlighting these gifts is a $13.5 million commitment from Jan and Paul J. Varello, ’65 College of Engineering (COE) – CEO of Sterling Construction Company, Inc. – which marks the second largest ever made to the University. read more
Cinco de Mayo—the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Although Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, festivities in the United States have evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty experts can elaborate on the history of the holiday, as well as discuss the significance of the celebration in Mexico.