Posts by: Daemen Today

Daemen College’s newly refurbished Veteran’s Center, which provides a welcoming campus space devoted to students who have served in the military, has been named in honor of alumna Nancy Haberman Gacioch, a long-time supporter and friend of the college.

The 500-square-foot Nancy Haberman Gacioch Center for Veterans was officially dedicated at a Sept. 12 ribbon-cutting [...]

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Daemen College’s Rosary Hall, recognized for its Italian Renaissance Revival architecture and designed by one of most prominent Buffalo architects of the early 20th century, was officially honored as a historic landmark at a celebration held July 1.

The college hosted the celebration in Rosary Hall in honor of this distinguished designation by the [...]

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Daemen College has been named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as a “Great College to Work For,” an elite distinction that places the college as one of the top 10 small four-year institutions to work for in the nation. This marks the first time Daemen has been selected for this [...]

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As higher education faces many changes and challenges, student affairs leaders from colleges and universities from across the United States discussed the latest issues and effective programs at a conference hosted this summer on the Daemen College campus. It was the first time the national conference was hosted by Daemen.

The three-day residential program, [...]

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Daemen College has been awarded a two-year $681,600 grant from the federal Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) to offer primary care training to nurses in an effort to address a shortage of qualified providers in medically underserved areas.

The grant will fund Daemen’s Advanced Education Nursing Traineeships, for which the college has received more [...]

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Daemen College has received New York State Department of Education approval to offer a master of public health degree that started this fall, making it the only MPH program available at a private college in Western New York.

The new 45-credit graduate program, which includes specialty tracks in epidemiology and community health education along [...]

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A new Daemen College Presidential Medal of Honor has been instituted at the college to recognize individuals who serve as a strong, positive role model for students and alumni.

The medal honors individuals who have made a significant effort to improve the quality of life in Western New York, have made contributions toward the growth [...]

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Excitement reigned on a brilliant spring day as nearly 910 undergraduates and graduates in the Daemen College Class of 2014 began the next journey of their lives and were cheered on by exuberant family and friends at the college’s 63rd commencement ceremony held May 17.

With a capacity crowd filling Kleinhans Music Hall to [...]

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The Rosary Hill College Class of 1964 celebrated its 50th Anniversary Reunion from Sept. 12–14 at Daemen College. At a reception and dinner Saturday evening, Daemen President Gary A. Olson welcomed nearly 90 guests at this joyous celebration, saying that “it’s wonderful to have you here and to have this opportunity to celebrate such [...]

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A Special Thank You!

On November 18, 2014 By

Daemen College extends sincere thanks to the more than 1,000 donors who gave a total of $1,251,000 during the 2013–14 fiscal year. Your generous support has made a real impact in the lives of our outstanding students and committed faculty and has helped make a difference across our campus.

Gifts to Daemen have benefited [...]

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For nearly five decades, Professor Peter A. Siedlecki has been an everpresent figure on the Daemen College/ Rosary Hill College campus. Perhaps closest to his heart during his 49 years of dedicated service has been the college’s honors program.

His notable commitment to the program has been fittingly embodied with the naming of the Dr. [...]

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A newly created Daemen College/Rosary Hill College alumni memorabilia collection featuring various college treasures, from a Rosary Hill blazer to mugs and photos, was unveiled in September in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

The first showcase of its kind at the college, the memorabilia collection was made possible from a generous gift from [...]

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Class Notes

On November 19, 2014 By

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Mary Kay Poppenberg, ’61, English, was awarded the Allerton Lifetime Achievement Award by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh in the 2014 Tribute to Women Leadership Awards.

Dianne Riordan, ’64, English, was featured at a book-signing event for her novel “The Names of My Mothers,” a book detailing the brief relationship she forged [...]

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Congressman Brian Higgins and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor were the first featured speakers in the newly established Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, which brings top government and public officials to campus to share their unique perspective on critical state, national and international issues.

Higgins kicked off the lecture series with an exceptionally [...]

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Relations among the Polish, Ukranian and Jewish populations in the historic lands of Galicia, which encompass parts of modern-day Poland and Western Ukraine, were explored in an insightful lecture at Daemen College presented by Dr. Tomasz Pudłocki, assistant professor of history at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.

The lecture, “Galicia: One Land, Three Nations,” focused [...]

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Students and advisors from colleges from throughout the region gathered at Daemen College in February for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (CASE ASAP) District 2 conference, the first-time the event was held on Daemen’s campus.

Hosted by the Daemen Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA), nearly 100 attendees participated [...]

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The 2003-04 Daemen College men’s basketball team and former men’s basketball player Steve Chandler were formally inducted into the Daemen College Athletics Hall of Fame as the Class of 2014 at an on-campus ceremony held Feb. 8.

“On behalf of the Athletics Hall of Fame Committee, we were delighted to induct such worthy representatives [...]

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