Film by Villanova University Alumnus Anthony Giacchino Wins Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject
A film written and directed by Villanova University alumnus Anthony Giacchino `92 CLAS, won an Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 2021 Academic Awards. Giacchino graduated from Villanova University in 1992 with a BA in History and German. He would go on to earn a Fulbright scholarship and study in Germany.
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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.
13 additional students and alumni were selected as alternates and 38 earned recognition as semi-finalists. Villanova has been listed among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Students for more than a decade, and the University has had at least one student selected for the coveted award each year since 1994.
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.
Villanovans Receive “One Body in Christ” Award from Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Persons with Disabilities & Deaf Apostolate
Villanova University Director of Disability Services Steve McWilliams, PhD, and the University’s VUnited team have been named a recipient of the “One Body in Christ” Award from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Persons with Disabilities & Deaf Apostolate. The award was presented at the conclusion of the annual Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities on Sunday, April 25, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.
With a background in coral reef science, postdoctoral fellow Tory Chase, PhD, also has a keen interest in science communication. According to him, it is a very important skill for any scientist to have.