Hilbert College Receives Grant from USA Volleyball

Release Date:
September 1, 2003
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hilbert College announced that they have received a grant from USA Volleyball and the Men’s NCAA Grants Committee for sponsoring Men’s Volleyball.

Grants are being awarded to increase the number of Men’s Volleyball programs participating at the NCAA Division III level.

“Based on the talent pool in the Western New York area, sponsoring a Men’s Volleyball program was a logical step,” said Richard Walsh, Director of Athletics. “Other local Division III schools, such as D’Youville and Medaille, have had success with their programs.”

While the program is still in its infancy and looking to achieve the success other Division III programs have had, Walsh knows the school made the right decision.

“Thanks to the generosity of USA Volleyball, it is a win-win situation for everyone. The money will help offset some of the travel cost associated with sponsoring Men’s Volleyball.”

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.