Posts by: Daemen Today

Gary A. Olson, Ph.D., was inaugurated as the sixth president of Daemen College on September 20, at a formal ceremony on the Daemen campus. Dr. Olson began his term February 1.

The Inauguration took place in Wick Center, before members of the Daemen community, family members, business and government leaders, and members of the [...]

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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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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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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

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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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The Canavan Legacy Society recognizes a special group of people who have included Daemen College in their estate plans through their will, trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan, or other planned gift. Members want to ensure the continued strength and integrity of the College mission of education and service for future generations.

Anyone, regardless of [...]

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Some stars are fixed in the heavens, their light ever visible at a single point. And then there are shooting stars, which trace a swift and graceful arc across the sky, but once and briefly, their brilliance lingering in the mind’s eye. We wish on shooting stars.

Throughout the eighteen months of his [...]

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Funding Will Support Advanced Education of Diverse Students and Veterans

A competitive grant of $561,360 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded to the Daemen College Nursing Department will help to relieve the shortage of primary health care providers in the Western New York region. The funding will [...]

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There has been much excitement at Daemen College over the past several months – from welcoming our new president to watching the men’s and women’s basketball teams achieve a tremendous amount of success.

The lady Wildcats won the 2013 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. The Wildcats, making their first-ever [...]

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Memories of Rosary Hill abounded as members of the Class of 1962 celebrated their 50th anniversary on the Daemen campus Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8, 2012.

Friday’s activities included a welcome reception for the classmates in historic Rosary Hall, which served as the site of the entire College when [...]

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