Avila News

November 2, 2017

Avila University Announces New Alumni Board Members

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(October 31, 2017) KANSAS CITY, MO – Avila University has announced eight newly installed members of its Alumni Board. The Avila Alumni Board serves as an advisory body with the responsibility to advise the University on alumni-related policies and activities.  

  1. Bernadette (Weeks) Barthweeks, ’09 (B.A. history), co-lead at St. Therese North Early Education
  2. Carmen (Canzonere) Bisacca, ’89 (B.A. psychology), teacher at Our Lady of the Presentation School
  3. Chantell Garrett, ’12 (M.A. management), senior stakeholder engagement advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  4. Emilee (Bilyeu) Rehling, ’10 (B.A., communication), marketing manager at Armed Forces Insurance
  5. Banen (Chaney) Royer, ’10 (B.A. religious studies), head cheer and dance coach at University of Saint Mary
  6. Ann (Ott) Ventrillo, ’72 (B.S.N. nursing), retired nurse
  7. Mindy Miller-Waldron, ’94 (B.A. art), digital media arts/art department instructor Olathe North High School
  8. Scott White, ’85 (B.S. chemistry), administrator principal HS&E at Honeywell FM&T

The new members join existing members of the Alumni Board:

  • Laura (Wilkerson) Barr, ’04 (B.A. Art, psychology)
  • Leonard Casey, Jr. ’07 (B.S.B.A. marketing)
  • Cassi (Kline) Furderer, ’05 (B.A. art)
  • Tamela Handie, ’93, ’99 (B.S.B.A., MBA marketing)
  • Emilee (Bickleman) Hill, ’12, ’16 (B.A. communications; MBA)
  • Cecile O’Hara, ’10 (B.A. political science/pre-law)
  • Brian Poterbin, ’07 (B.A. political science), Alumni board president
  • Jake Zinn, ’11 (B.S.B.A. marketing)

 

Avila University, a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is a values-based community of learning providing liberal arts, professional, undergraduate and graduate education to prepare students for responsible, lifelong contributions to the global community. Our approach to education brings out the best in our students, so they can bring out the best in others.

 

 

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The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award

 

That’s the Avila Promise.

The Arts at Avila: These Shining Lives

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February 22-25
Evening performances: 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday matinee: 2:00 p.m.
Goppert Theatre on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage

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University Closed Today

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Due to weather and road conditions, Avila University will be closed on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018.

Classes and events are canceled and offices will not be open today.

Overdose: The Opioid Epidemic film screening has been rescheduled for March 6. 

AU News

Avila University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit February 26-27, 2018 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Avila University has been accredited by HLC since 1946. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to the following address:

Public Comment on Avila University,
Higher Learning Commission,
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at www.hlcommission.org/comment.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by January 19, 2018.