News & Events

  • May 12, 2016: Two Villanova undergraduates have been chosen to attend the U.S.-U.K. Summer Institutes for U.S. undergraduates. These institutes provide U.S. undergraduate students the opportunity to go to the U.K. on a short-term academic and cultural summer program. Mackenzie Niness ‘18, of Sutton, MA, will attend the University of Bristol Summer Institute for Young American Student Leaders, and Rachel Schlegel ’19, from Millstone Township, NJ, will attend the Queen’s University Belfast Summer Institute.


  • May 6, 2016: 13 Villanova students, representing all four undergraduate colleges, have been selected to receive 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Grants. Enmanuel Almonte ’16 will study computer vision capabilities for robotics at the Universidad de Chile, Lauren Rutherford ’13 will study the medical implementation of Colombian Constitutional Court Ruling C-355/2006, Joseph Schaadt ’15 will study the fundamentals of evaporation in microchannels at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, Patrick Smith ’16 will study community understanding and perceptions of Lesotho’s national health reform initiatives, and Thomas Trainer ’15 will study the intersection of the performance arts and political processes in Jamaica. The remaining 8 students received an English Teaching Assistantship: Rishi Chauhan ’16 and Andrew Moffa ’16 in South Korea, Aisha Chughtai ’15, James DiGregorio ’16, and Adam Vincent ’16 in Turkey, Cherisse Smith ’14 in Macau, Mary Trotter ’16 in Malaysia, and Stephen Wemple ’16 in Vietnam. Once again, Villanova was named a Fulbright U.S. Student Top Producer. At least one Villanova student has earned a coveted Fulbright scholarship each year since 1994.


  • February 16, 2016: Brandon Wesley ’16 has been named one of the 35 winners of the prestigious Gates-Cambridge Scholarships. Established by a donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the scholarship supports postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England. Wesley, a Chemical Engineering major from Freehold, NJ, will pursue a PhD in Surgery, with a focus on using stem cell therapies to treat degenerative diseases.


  • May 19, 2015: Kim Cahill, the Villanova School of Business director of the Center for Global Leadership, has been selected to receive a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant. She will participate in the 2015 Fulbright Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education in Germany from October 10-24, 2015. Cahill will serve as an educational ambassador and increase VSB’s engagement with Germany’s academic partnerships and international internship opportunities.


  • May 12, 2015: Nine Villanovans have been selected to receive 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Grants, allowing them to serve as international cultural ambassadors by performing research or teaching English in foreign countries. Cristina Rocca '15 will conduct research in Mexico. The other eight scholars will serve as English Teahing Assistants: Brigid Connolly ’15 in Costa Rica; Shondaray Ducheine ’15 in Greece; Tiffany Ferrette '15 in Colombia; Rachel Finkelstein M.A. ’15 in Mexico; Bridget Kiley B.A. ’13, M.S. ’15 in Greece; Richard Packer ’15 in Turkey; Janine Perri ’15 in South Korea; and Savannah Trifiro ’15 in Indonesia. Villanova is llisted among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Students by the Fulbright Program
  • May 4, 2015: Keith Martinez '15, Presidential Scholar, has been named a 2015 Truman Scholar. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to making a difference through public service. Keith is a Communication major and plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona.