Graduates Showing their 50 Things to Do Medals at Commencement

Graduates Showing their 50 Things to Do Medals at CommencementMake 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 takes that idea one step further. Created by the Student Alumni Ambassadors in 2010, the DC Book is a great way to strengthen student involvement both on campus and in the community. Daemen students can document College memories and be rewarded in the process. The more traditions you complete, the more cool stuff you earn!

Each student experiences Daemen differently, but these 50 traditions enable students to experience Daemen together. This past May, five members of the Class of 2012 graduated having completed 40 or more traditions. Helen Lawrence, Emma Yingling, Sarah Hartman, Noelle Trometer and Alexis Ruffino all received medals for their achievement at Baccalaureate.

Lawrence, a physical therapy major, said her favorites are a three-way tie.

“I really enjoyed “Register for service learning and make a difference.” Living Opportunities of DePaul on Main Street in Buffalo gave me a truly unique opportunity. They are committed to providing quality senior living services, mental health treatment programs, addiction prevention and support programs, and a lot more. I made some lasting friendships with the residents there (I am still facebook friends/email buddies with some!).

My second favorite was “Meet the College President!” I was able to complete this one with Sarah Hartman, at President Anisman’s photography exhibit in the Daemen art gallery (a two for one tradition snag, cha-ching!). His photos were amazing.

My third favorite was #32, “Attend a Buffalo Bills, Sabres, Bandits, or Bisons home game!”