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Villanova’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) provides an academically rigorous education to high achieving adults who are balancing educational and professional aspirations with life’s commitments.
Firmly believing that life experience is the kindling to the brightest futures, we offer learners of all ages an academically challenging and collegiate educational experience that is transformative.
Through a variety of education pathways, CPS enables students to enrich their lives, enhance their value in the workplace and pursue new careers.
Make today the day to change course, pivot to an alternate adventure, become who you've always said you'd become.
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In the most recent issue of One With Magazine, a publication from the Sisters of St. Joseph, Diane Maguire detailed her experience with the Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA) program, how it prepared her to advocate for migrants in need of aid, and the emotional response she felt during those experiences.
Amidst celebrations for the graduates of the class of 2022, Villanova University's College of Professional Studies (CPS) honored its students who excelled in the classroom in pursuit of their degrees. This spring, CPS honored a total of 62 students, with 51 of those students earning a bachelor's degree, 2 students earning an associate's degree, and 9 students earning a credit-bearing certificate.
Several students were honored with additional awards and recognition, based on their academic standing or overall performance during their time with CPS.
At commencement ceremonies around the globe every year, wide-smiling students in caps and gowns are congratulated by proud parents. Very rarely, however, are the students’ parents donning a matching cap and gown, graduating at the same time.
That’s exactly what happened to the Duffy family, as husband and wife Jim and Margaret Duffy earned their degrees from Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies at the same ceremony as their son Daniel.
For some adult college students, going back to school is driven by career interests. For others, it becomes a life changing experience. Michael DiMaio epitomizes the second group.
DiMaio is a veteran who overcame a variety of obstacles before finding his way to the College of Professional Studies at Villanova University. Now he is on track to graduate in May of 2023, poised to take new steps in his career, prepared to continue operating a non-profit organization he founded, and ready to capitalize on a new outlook on life.