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The Nancy Haberman Gacioch, William T. Gacioch & Family Center for Visual & Performing Arts opened Thursday, October 4 on Daemen’s campus. Ceremonies were highlighted by a naming gift from Nancy Haberman Gacioch, a member of the Rosary Hill College Class of ’62, her husband, William, and their family. The $5.4 million Center [...]

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In a press conference June 25 at Daemen College, Daemen officials, New York Assemblyman Ray Walter (R), and New York State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R), announced a major change in New York State law that will improve access to healthcare that is high quality, yet less costly. The amendment to the law was initiated by [...]

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History came alive this past September at Daemen College as General Albin F. Irzyk (Ret) captivated an audience of faculty, students, local veterans and community members speaking about his firsthand experiences of World War II.

The 95-year-old General Irzyk came to Daemen with his wife of 65 years, Evelyn, on the invitation of college [...]

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In April at Daemen College, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer made the case that a new Veterans’ cemetery is critically needed in Western New York. “After numerous calls to the VA to designate a cemetery in that region, the VA finally agreed to build a much deserved Veterans’ Cemetery in Buffalo,” Senator Schumer noted. Schumer asked [...]

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During the spring semester U.S. Representative Kathy Hochul-D (26th District) spoke with Daemen students in a roundtable discussion on the need for low interest student loans for low and middle-income students who aspire to earn a college degree.

“It is crucial we keep college affordable for all our students,” she said. “Higher student loan interest [...]

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University of Botswana Students also Perform at Three Buffalo High Schools

Students and faculty from the University of Botswana Department of Visual Arts and Performing Arts presented an original stage production as part of the 2012 Daemen College Academic Festival. The group’s April visit to Daemen and Buffalo was part of a wide-ranging collaborative partnership [...]

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Following the 2012 Academic Festival, Dr. Thabo T. Fako, Vice Chancellor of the University of Botswana, and Director of Institutional Planning Dr. Phonan Jackalas were welcomed to the Daemen campus April 21-22. The back-to-back visits to Daemen represent the first stages of a collaboration between Daemen and the University of Botswana, centered on academic mutually [...]

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Nancy Haberman Gacioch ’62, speaking to the Class of 2012

With those words, Nancy Haberman Gacioch ’62, who studied economics and social studies at the former Rosary Hill College, now Daemen College, advised Daemen 2012 graduates to be true to themselves. A philanthropist and strong supporter of many Buffalo and Western New York [...]

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After having an opportunity this summer to meet and exchange outcomes with Daemen College nursing students and faculty, Jun Li, a master’s level nursing student from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, felt this was just a beginning.

“There should be more such exchanges,” she said. “We need more communication, more sharing of outcomes of treatment [...]

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Changing lives, often dramatically, was recognized by the Daemen College Associates in their 2012 Community Service Awards, presented on September 30 at Brookfield Country Club in Clarence, NY.

The Reverend Brian Rotach served United Methodist Churches in the Washington, D.C. area for four years, East Aurora for five years, and Buffalo for 26 years. For [...]

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For Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian, the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation’s recent medical mission to Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) was the trip of a lifetime. Karamanoukian’s grandparents, as toddlers, left NKR with their family. A region located in Europe’s Southern Caucasus between Armenia and Azerbaijan, NKR has endured numerous wars and been disputed between the two countries, [...]

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Daemen Joins NCAA

On December 6, 2012 By

Daemen College has been accepted for membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II. Daemen now becomes the first college in the Buffalo area to become affiliated with NCAA Division II. The Wildcats will immediately begin the three year transition to comply with all NCAA rules and regulations.

“This represents a great [...]

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Since taking the reins of the Daemen men’s basketball program in 1988, Don Silveri has seen dozens upon dozens of student-athletes come and go, the vast majority of whom work hard enough academically to walk across the stage at the College’s commencement ceremony each spring. While Silveri is, in his words, “prouder than anyone [...]

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A Message to Our Alumni

On December 7, 2012 By

A robust liberal arts program is one of the key principles upon which Rosary Hill and Daemen College were founded. The College enhanced this commitment in October, by unveiling the new Haberman Gacioch Center for Visual & Performing Arts. This long-awaited event was highlighted by the largest naming gift in Daemen’s history, from Nancy Haberman [...]

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Make the Dean’s List. Meet the president. See Niagara Falls while riding the Maid of the Mist.

For Daemen College’s 50th anniversary in 1997, a list of traditions — from the obvious to the adventurous — was created to give students a sense of milestones achievable during their Daemen years. Now the DC Book [...]

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On September 29, 30, and October 1, 2011, 29 members of the Rosary Hill College Class of 1961 reunited from around the country to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their graduation. Friday’s activities included an intimate welcome reception in historic Rosary Hall where classmates could casually reconnect and reminisce. Saturday included a campus [...]

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Alumni Reunion Weekend – July 27 & 28

This reunion weekend got off to a great start on Friday evening, July 27th, with an all reunion years boat cruise aboard the Miss Buffalo II. Departing from Erie Basin Marina on a perfect July evening, the cruise offered terrific views of Buffalo as a city on [...]

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Timothy K. Fisher, DPM ’02 Brings Innovative Podiatry and Wound Care Treatment to the Middle East.


There are more than 15 million people in the Middle East with diabetes, and it is estimated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the second highest incidence of the disease in the world. As many as [...]

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Glenn V. Woike, former Daemen College head librarian, passed away August 18, 2012, following a six-month battle with lung cancer. He was 67.

Woike, of the Town of Tonawanda, played a central role in the design and development of the Research & Information Commons, which opened in 2009.

He was born and raised in [...]

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