On Campus with Curt: Villanova University

On Campus with Curt: Villanova University

Villanova University campus 

Villanova University in Pennsylvania was founded in 1842 as a Catholic institution by order of St. Augustine. The university traces its roots to old Saint Augustine's Church, Philadelphia, which the Augustinian friars founded in 1796. 

Villanova University campus

The school's motto is <em>Veritas, Unitas, Caritas</em> which means, "Truth, Unity, Love." Villanova boasts gothic revival architecture and enrolls 9,000 students annually. The university is also home to the Liberty Bell's "Sister Bell," the replacement ordered from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London after the original bell cracked in 1753. 

Villanova University chapel

The Villanova Wildcats compete in the Big East with six final four basketball appearances and three national title in 1985, 2016 and 2018.

Villanova University campus

Famous Villanovans include NFL Hall of Famer and actor, Howie Long; former NBA player and coach, Chris Ford; Former Second Lady of the United States, Jill Biden; New York Cardinal's, Archbishop John Joseph O'Connor; actor, Bradley Cooper; country singer, Toby Keith; and Milestone Traditions founder, Ron Brostrom.