A longstanding tradition continues this week when the latest chapter of Villanova's incredible Olympic story begins in Tokyo, Japan. Three former Wildcats will represent their countries in the Olympics – triathlete Summer Rappaport (United States) along with track & field athletes Patrick Tiernan (Australia) and Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Ireland). In addition, men's basketball head coach Jay Wright is an assistant coach for Team USA.
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Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing's Dr. Sunny Hallowell Selected as Prestigious Macy Faculty Scholar
Sunny G. Hallowell, PhD, PPCNP-BC, IBCLC, a pediatric nurse practitioner and assistant professor at the Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing (FCN), has been selected as a Macy Faculty Scholar, following a highly rigorous and selective national process.
Five Pa. Universities Receive National Science Foundation Grant to Create Professional Development Program for Secondary STEM Teachers
Lisa Marco-Bujosa, PhD, assistant professor of Education, is part of a group of researchers that will be working together to create a professional development program for 7-12 grade STEM teachers to design learning experiences and curriculum that focus on social justice issues in the communities in which their students live and learn.
The VUAA Board consists of 25 members across class years and colleges who represent the association within the University community and provide alumni perspective to support the association’s overall direction.
Villanova Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jay Wright to be Inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Villanova head coach Jay Wright will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of its class of 2021, it was announced today on ESPN. In 27 seasons as head coach, including seven at Hofstra University (1994-2001) and the last 20 at Villanova University, Wright has notched 612 victories, including both the 2016 and 2018 NCAA national championships.
Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Receives $2.5 Million Gift from Bedford Falls Fund
Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing has received a $2.5 million commitment from the Bedford Falls Fund to expand its Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree track. This gift will allow the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing to increase access to the program through scholarship support to incoming students, creating new pathways for those who already have a college degree to embark on a nursing career.
Villanova School of Business Professor Jonathan Doh Elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Management
AOM is the largest and most prestigious professional organization of management scholars globally. Election as an AOM Fellow is a permanent designation and honors a select group of scholars who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management and distinguished themselves at the top of their fields
The award recognizes colleges, universities and districts that “enable students to learn what they naturally do best and apply their strengths to thrive in school and all areas of their lives.” Villanova, along with Georgia State University, were selected from a small number of finalists among the more than 1,000 schools which partner with Gallup on their strengths-based strategy.
In fall 2016, with the input of industry leaders, engineering alumni, faculty and students, Villanova University’s College of Engineering launched Career Compass, a required, credit-bearing professional development program for undergraduates.