New brick wall

New brick wallDaemen College concluded a three-year long campus beautification project this week with the completion of a decorative multi-tiered stone wall extending across the entire front of the campus along Main Street and down to the Getzville Road entrance near Curtis Hall. The recently completed portion of the wall was a 265-foot section located to the left of the Main Street campus entrance.

“Enhancing the college grounds helps us create a welcoming environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “And it demonstrates that we are good community members in that we have created a beautiful, park-like space available to be enjoyed not only by the Daemen family but also by the local community-at-large.”

The multi-faceted campus beautification project included installing matching stone signs at the campus’ three main entrances, planting nearly 200 trees, placing stone benches throughout campus, upgrading landscaping, and eliminating nearly 75 unnecessary metal signs.

“I am especially proud that the entire campus beautification project was subsidized by donors who contributed funds specifically for the project,” said Olson. “No college funds were used.”