From the President

On April 23, 2014 By

With the remarkable progress that Daemen College has made as we move to new levels of excellence, the college is a changed place, both literally and figuratively. Looking back on all that Daemen has achieved since I had the privilege of joining this exceptional college in February 2013, I am amazed at all that [...]

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Move to Division II embraces a blend of academic excellence & competitive sports

For nearly 30 years, David Skolen has, more or less, called Daemen College home. First as a student-athlete and later as a coach and athletics administrator, Skolen has experienced all that Daemen athletics has to offer. With a contagious buzz around [...]

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Move To 2 Campaign

On April 24, 2014 By

This is Daemen College’s first major fund-raising campaign aimed at providing direct financial support to the college’s 14 intercollegiate athletic teams as it progresses to full NCAA Division II membership.

Objectives: Boost Daemen’s overall athletic scholarships budget. Provide necessary increases to team travel budgets. Assist in the creation and/or renovation of athletic facilities. Initiatives: [...]

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Remembering Dr. Robert S. Marshall, third president of Daemen College

Dr. Marshall, the third president of Daemen, who served from 1974 to 1996, passed away after a long illness last September in Pittsford, N.Y. He was 79-years-old. As the college remembers Dr. Marshall in this issue of Daemen Today, it also recognizes the former president’s [...]

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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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Rosary Hill/Daemen College Items Sought for Display We all have that one space in the house.

It might be your attic or maybe your basement. It’s where your college memorabilia is stored with items that have great sentimental value to you and bring back many fond memories. Now, there is a special place to [...]

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College is the catalyst for Lois Ann Healy Beaver ‘63 and a 46-year career with the Food and Drug Administration

A total of 12 patents bearing the name of Lois Ann Healy Beaver ‘63 have been approved around the globe, including by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. To put that achievement in perspective, [...]

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“Know yourself. Never forget where you came from, and reach back to help someone else come forward too.” Dr. Alpha Alexander, co-founder of Black Women in Sport Foundation

These words quoted by Daemen College Vice President for Institutional Advancement Dr. Richanne C. Mankey, captured the essence of five alumni honored at the Daemen College 2013 Distinguished [...]

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Class Notes

On April 25, 2014 By

Announcements 1960s

Virginia Buscemi, ‘66, Spanish, and her husband, Leonard, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Their life is filled with love, including their two sons and two granddaughters.

Dorothy Mueller, OSF, ‘66, Elementary Education, a Daemen trustee, celebrated her 50-year Jubilee with the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity.

Edith Wyss, OSF, [...]

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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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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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