President’s Welcome

On November 25, 2013 By

It’s common to ask college presidents, especially upon the occasion of their formal Inauguration, “What is your vision for the future?” By that question, one usually means, Where do you intend to take the college? In what ways will the college be different five years from now—different from how it is today?

Any meaningful [...]

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New Clinic Tackles a Problem of Global Importance

Following nine months of highly successful operation, a formal grand opening of the Daemen Physical Therapy Inc. Wound Care Clinic was held June 12, 2013.

The Clinic serves individuals in Western New York who suffer from chronic wounds, which can often lead to complications, including decreased [...]

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Establishment of Empire Visual Effects puts Western New York in position to become a national leader in post-production

New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy came to Daemen’s International Center for Excellence in Animation in July to announce that New York State will support a partnership between Daemen and a start-up company, Empire Visual Effects, with [...]

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On Saturday, October 26th, a celebratory planting event was held for the culmination of Phase One of the Daemen College 100 Tree Challenge. Dr. Brenda Young, Daemen’s Director of Global and Local Sustainability, led a team of Daemen students, alumni,Trustees, faculty, staff as well as almost 100 volunteers from Re-Tree Western New York (WNY), [...]

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Five Daemen students traveled to Poland this summer to take part in a new exchange program between Daemen and East European

State Higher School in Przemyśl (PWSW).

Led by Daemen College Associate Professor of History Dr. Andrew Wise, a key focus of the program was to perform service learning work in the preservation and documentation [...]

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Daemen Professor of Biology Dr. Brenda L. Young, director of the Global and Sustainability Program, was honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for her role in promoting environmental education in Western New York.

Young was recognized by the EPA as the driving force behind Enviro-News, an electronic newsletter that serves as the focal [...]

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When Jeremiah Pedro left the Marines after thirteen years he chose to pursue a career in one of today’s most promising fields, paralegal services.

Kaeleigh Jessen had always been interested in the law so when she heard about the Daemen Paralegal Studies Certificate, she made sure she could fit it into her program plan.

Jeremiah [...]

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President Olson reminded members of the graduating class that perhaps the most important ability acquired in their college years is the ability to think critically and analytically about the world in which they live.

Olson spoke at the College’s commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 18, in Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo.

Olson, who holds [...]

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Renowned Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent, and best-selling author Rita Cosby gave a Daemen audience a first-hand account of history and current events. Cosby’s talk, “A Front Row Seat to History…and Getting Out Alive!” served as the keynote address to the 2013 Daemen College Academic Festival.

Cosby, who anchored highly rated primetime shows on [...]

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Lilly Ledbetter, whose efforts to establish equal pay for men and women resulted in President Barack Obama’s first piece of legislation — the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — spoke before a packed audience at Daemen College April 22, 2013. Ledbetter told the audience “We still have a long way to go in the battle [...]

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Daemen athletic training, physical therapy, nursing, physician assistant, and pre-med students again traveled with doctors from the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation on the organization’s second medical mission to Haiti.

In May, 2011, Daemen students traveled to Haiti with the Williamsville, New York based Foundation, to provide surgical and other treatments to the impoverished city of [...]

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The NCAA Division II membership committee informed Daemen College in mid-July that the committee has approved the College for advancement to Candidacy Year Two of the membership process. Daemen is seeking to become the first and only NCAA Division II institution in the Greater Buffalo region.

“This is a great honor for Daemen College [...]

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On Sunday, August 11, the Daemen College Athletic Department hosted its First Annual Wildcat Golf Classic at the Diamond Hawk Golf Course in Cheektowaga, NY. With over 100 participants, the event was a rousing success, according to Director of Athletics William Morris, raising funds to aid the Wildcat Club — the official athletics booster [...]

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Living The Dream

On December 9, 2013 By

Ye Wang is literally living out a childhood fantasy right here at Daemen College. The 6-foot-1 junior middle blocker on the Wildcats volleyball team always dreamed of coming to the United States to play at the college level while growing up in her native Beijing, China.

“Coming to America was my childhood dream. I’ve always [...]

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A record-breaking number of alumni and their guests boarded the Miss Buffalo II Friday evening, August 9, to kick off the 2013 Alumni Reunion Weekend. For the over 100 alumni and guests enjoying a cruise on the Niagara River, the third annual Boat Cruise offered spectacular views of the Buffalo waterfront, a variety of food, [...]

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Friends and supporters of the College enjoyed a perfect day on the links, for the 29th annual Daemen Golf Classic, presented by The Arthurs Malof Group at Morgan Stanley.

The tournament was held Monday, June 17, at Park Country Club of Buffalo. In welcoming participants to the tournament, Daemen President Gary A. Olson said, [...]

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Going Places

For Sandra Armstrong Thomson ’66, Daemen College was an important step in a life trek that has taken her from elementary classrooms in Kenmore, New York, to federal courtrooms in Phoenix, Arizona, to refugee centers in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Born and raised in Kenmore, the former Sandra Armstrong earned a Bachelor’s degree in [...]

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Class Notes

On December 9, 2013 By

Announcements seventies

Lieutenant Commander Joyce Zongrone, ’70, English, was congratulated by Congressman Al Green, 9th District Texas on her US Navy retirement after 35 years of service. Her name was read into the Congressional record and the Congressman also presented her with a flag, which was flown over the Capitol in her honor.

Sheila [...]

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