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From the President

On December 5, 2016 By

The Daemen College campus is abuzz with excitement. Early in the fall semester, we welcomed back to campus a beloved alum: New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, who delivered an inspiring Convocation speech to our new students as they began their academic journey at Daemen. We are proud to count the commissioner as one […]

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Harris Beach PLLC has been named sponsor of Daemen College’s highly-regarded Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series, which brings top government and public officials and business leaders to campus to share their unique perspective on critical state, national, and international issues.

Recent featured speakers in the lecture series have included: John Catsimatidis shared his life journey from […]

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Daemen College celebrated the completion of its totally redesigned campus dining and entertainment venue, newly named The Den, at a grand opening held on Sept. 9 in the Wick Campus Center.

“This campus space has undergone a remarkable transformation into a modern, spacious dining and entertainment facility located right in the hub of student […]

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For the ninth consecutive year, Daemen College has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction in honor of the institution’s excellence in undergraduate higher education and innovative application of high impact educational practices.

Daemen was selected as a 2016–17 College of Distinction for its exemplary commitment to student engagement, great teaching, creating a vibrant […]

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Daemen College has received reaccreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which commended the college for the quality of its self-study report. The Middle States Commission officially reaffirmed Daemen’s 10-year accreditation at its June 23 meeting.

“This resounding approval for accreditation with commendation from the Middle States Commission speaks to Daemen’s high […]

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New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, ’70, a Daemen College graduate, welcomed more than 570 new students to the college at the 2016 Fall Convocation held on Sept. 8.

Offering the welcome on behalf of the Daemen College/Rosary Hill Alumni Association, Elia encouraged students to explore new opportunities and to take an active role […]

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Daemen 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 […]

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As a major initiative in fostering a healthy college environment, Daemen College has implemented a new tobacco-free policy.

In doing so, Daemen joins more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the U.S. that have made a strong commitment to promoting the health and well-being of their college community by creating a 100 percent tobacco-free […]

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Daemen College has completed extensive updates and improvements to one of the institution’s main science classrooms, the first of many anticipated renovations to science facilities housed in the college’s Duns Scotus Hall.

With a focus on enriching the learning experience, the refurbished space features state-of-the-art classroom technology, modern seating that allows for easy transition […]

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Surviving perilous combat missions in Afghanistan and a horrific helicopter crash, Army veteran Nicholas Pilozzi,’17, pursued his college degree in memory of fellow fallen soldiers.

Nicholas Pilozzi, ‘17, Won’t Quit.

Before attending Daemen College, Pilozzi experienced harrowing Army combat in the mountains of Afghanistan and personal tragedies that would have stopped anyone in their tracks. But […]

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Christian Brandjes

On December 6, 2016 By

Associate Professor of Theater Director of Visual and Performing Arts

Christian Brandjes has acted in countless performances since earning a bachelor’s degree in English and theater from the University of Vermont and a master of fine arts in acting from Brandeis University. He has directed a variety of plays, from Shakespeare to “Godspell.” He has […]

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Excitement and joy filled the air at Daemen College’s 65th annual commencement to celebrate the Class of 2016 at undergraduate and graduate ceremonies held May 21 in Kleinhans Music Hall. More than 1,025 degrees were conferred this year, including Daemen’s first graduates in the master of public health, master of social work, and master’s […]

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Lights, Camera, Action

On December 6, 2016 By

When the filmmakers of “Marshall” were scouting locations to shoot scenes in the Buffalo area, they came upon Daemen House. Daemen College’s presidential residence had the ideal historic look and architecture to fit the motion picture set in the 1940s.

In the end, it was a Hollywood moment for the college. Production crews moved […]

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Ashley Cheff ‘16

On December 6, 2016 By

Bachelor’s Degree: Political Science
Graduate Major: Public Health
Hometown: Niagara Falls, N.Y.

 

How would you describe Daemen in three words?

Personable, supportive, and professional.

Why did you decide to attend Daemen College?

I chose Daemen College because I like that it is a small-size school and has faculty who are very […]

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“Moving the Honors Program to this new location exemplifies the value and distinction of being a part of a special educational experience at the highest academic level.” – Dr. Michael Brogan, ‘84, ‘04

Daemen College has opened its first-ever dedicated honors facility, dubbed Honors House, located in a newly renovated home near the college’s […]

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Who Was Seen Where

On December 6, 2016 By

Brunch with the Easter Bunny 2/6 Scholars Day Alumni 3/20 NYC Alumni Visit 6/1

Art Show 7/9 Boat Cruise 7/9 Daemen Day at Buffalo Bisons Game 7/29 Daemen Day 9/9 Sabatino Scholarship 9/11

Entrepreneurship Lecture: “Dream, Girl” 9/28

50 Plus Mass and Brunch 9/16 –18

 

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The benefits associated with Daemen College’s rise to NCAA Division II have been well documented, especially when it comes to on-field competition. Since moving to Division II, Daemen’s student-athletes have been involved with unique opportunities offered to NCAA student-athletes that have enhanced their experience outside the rigors of intercollegiate athletic competition.

Last spring, women’s basketball […]

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Behind the Scenes

On December 7, 2016 By

Jacquelyn “Jacki” Rizzo,’70, brings theatrical background and creative energy to the world of federal law enforcement

Jacki Rizzo says she has the unique but likely largely unknown distinction of being the only theater arts graduate at Rosary Hill College (now Daemen College) with a major in scenic design. “The major was discontinued shortly after I […]

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Class Notes

On December 8, 2016 By

Announcements 1970s

Honor Martin, ’73, English, was featured in a Buffalo News story in July 2016 for her work as vice president of clinical services at Aspire of Western New York.

 

 

 

Dr. James Ramsey, Jr., ’79, History and Government, has been appointed clinical assistant professor and director of the first […]

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Annual Report 2015-16

On December 8, 2016 By

June 1, 2015 –May 31, 2016 1947 Society $10,000+

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BlueCross Blueshield WNY
John Castle, ’15
Robert and Carol Chur
Richard and Leslie Day
*Adrian Dedecker, Jr.
Dale Demyanick, ’79 and Patricia Smith
Earle I Mack Foundation, Inc.
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Alumni Couple

On December 8, 2016 By

Matt McGrath, ’87 Humanities, Philosophy and Religion Valerie (Vacanti) McGrath, ’87 Physical Therapy

 

How they Met

Matt and Valerie met during their freshman year at a social event in the Daemen “Rat” (Rathskeller) dining area. As students, Matt played on the men’s basketball team and was editor of the Ascent, the campus newspaper, […]

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Thank You!

On December 8, 2016 By

Dolores Attea Sapienza, for inspiring others to reconnect with their alma mater.

As a member of the second graduating class of Rosary Hill College (now Daemen College), Dolores Attea Sapienza has given her all to her college family for more than 50 years. She began her alumni involvement soon after graduating in 1953. Even a stint […]

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