Education Villanova University announces local 2012 graduates By Community Advocate Staff - July 26, 2012 0 22 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Villanova, Penn. – Local students graduated from Villanova University during a spring commencement ceremony, held May 20. Emily Coombs, of Southborough,? earned? a Bachelor of Arts, and Christopher Howard, also of Southborough, earned? a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.