Daemen College and SUNY Erie Community College (SUNY Erie) have formed a new educational partnership designed to provide student veterans and military aligned students a seamless transition from earning a SUNY Erie associate’s degree to completing a bachelor’s degree at Daemen.
The memorandum of agreement for the dual admission program was officially signed in March by Daemen President Gary Olson; SUNY Erie President Dan Hocoy; Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college; and Mr. Richard Washousky, SUNY Erie provost and executive vice president.
“This unique private-public collaboration will provide a clear path for student veterans and military aligned students to further their SUNY Erie education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Daemen,” said Olson. “We are excited to partner with our colleagues at SUNY Erie to promote academic and student success, and we welcome the opportunity for their student veterans to join our campus community, where they will greatly benefit from the depth and breadth of our academic offerings and highly supportive learning environment.”
Hocoy noted, “We are delighted to establish this agreement with Daemen and to create a smooth transition for student veterans from completing a SUNY Erie associate’s degree to a bachelor’s degree at Daemen. This is a valuable option that will help our student veterans further their college education toward a successful career.”
Under the new agreement, student veterans and military aligned students may apply to the dual admission program at the time of submitting their SUNY Erie application or prior to completing 30 credits. Students will be eligible for transfer admission into parallel degree programs at Daemen upon completion of a SUNY Erie associate’s degree and upon having met the required minimum grade point average for admission to the college.
Students may transfer to a number of degree programs at Daemen, including accounting, biology, business administration, health promotion, nursing, and social work, among others.