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Avila Commencement Celebrates 391 New Graduates

Avila University Welcomes its 105th Graduating Class During commencement exercises on May 14 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, the Colleges of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Science & Health, and Professional Schools held individual graduation ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate degree earners throughout the day to fulfill social distancing requirements. “It is wonderful for...

Avila Assistant Professor Lida Khalafi Wins Nationwide Grant

Avila Assistant Professor Lida Khalafi, Ph.D., was recently awarded the Undergraduate Analytical Research Program (UARP) grant ($10,000) from the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP). This grant is awarded to promote high-quality, innovative undergraduate research in the field of analytical chemistry. This grant aims to promote the training and development of undergraduate students in...

Four Avila University Students Inducted Into AED Honor Society

On April 6th, 2022, Emilia Filby: Professional Health Science (Pre-Med/Pre-Pharm), Alexis Bates: Kinesiology, Michael Pinzino: Kinesiology, and Samantha Smith Professional Health Science (Pre-Occupational Therapy), were inducted into Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED). Alpha Epsilon Delta serves as an honor society and a service organization. Membership is based on each student’s scholastic achievement. By joining AED, students...
A social work student watches (right) as two nursing students ask the "patient" questions about her health.

New Nursing/Social Work Collaboration Invites Students Into Real-Life Simulations

“Social Workers and nurses work closely in any medical setting and we felt it would be useful for them to better understand each other’s roles when it came to caring for patients.  We also saw this as an opportunity to apply knowledge and increase team-building skills,” said Avila Assistant Professor and Director of Field Education,...

Education Takes Lead for Women in Leadership Positions

Women have been battling an uphill climb into leadership positions for decades and are slowly making headway, but gender equality remains an issue. Women are still fighting against gender pay disparities, a lack of opportunities and promotions against their male counterparts, and a missing voice at the table.  Women have faced harsh setbacks during the...
Close up of the statue of St. Teresa of Avila

Caring for “The Dear Neighbor” on Campus

The sense of community is one of the first things you feel when stepping foot on Avila’s campus. The Avila Care Team (ACT) is one of the support layers that provide that sense of community at Avila. Made up of Avila faculty and staff, ACT is dedicated to ensuring the campus community’s needs are met...
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