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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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, […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
Student veterans supported when making transition from military to college life
Three years ago, Thomas Sprague was a combat engineer in the U.S. Army National Guard taking cover from mortar attacks in Afghanistan. Today, he is a student at Daemen College, taking classes toward a degree in business marketing, while he continues to serve as […]Continue Reading →
The exceptional achievements and valuable contributions of six outstanding Daemen College alumni were celebrated at the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner held in their honor on Nov. 7.
In addressing the more than 150 family, friends and members of the college community in attendance, Daemen President Gary A. Olson noted, “Since Daemen’s founding, our graduates […]Continue Reading →
Danielle Kehoe ’07 has helped Daemen secure millions in academic grants funding
When she was in high school, Danielle Kehoe, ’07, wrote down a list of the career choices that most interested her. College professor was at the top of the list. While her career path ended up taking her in a different direction, she […]Continue Reading →
Gloriajean LaSota, ’73, Business Administration, director of the Teacher Center of Cheektowaga, was selected by Buffalo Business First as a 2014 Women of Influence in the community supporter category.
Bonnie (Szymoniak) Cassidy, ’78, Medical Record Administration, received the 2014 Distinguished Member Award presented by the American Health Information Management Association, the […]Continue Reading →
Daemen College’s newly refurbished Veteran’s Center, which provides a welcoming campus space devoted to students who have served in the military, has been named in honor of alumna Nancy Haberman Gacioch, a long-time supporter and friend of the college.
The 500-square-foot Nancy Haberman Gacioch Center for Veterans was officially dedicated at a Sept. 12 ribbon-cutting […]Continue Reading →
Ever since she was a child, Annie Stoll, ’08, says she has been given countless opportunities to express her creativity and refine her artistic talents.
Her parents filled their Amherst, N.Y. home with music and plenty of books, crayons, pencils, and drawing paper to encourage Stoll’s imagination. In high school at the Buffalo Academy of […]Continue Reading →
The Rosary Hill College Class of 1964 celebrated its 50th Anniversary Reunion from Sept. 12–14 at Daemen College. At a reception and dinner Saturday evening, Daemen President Gary A. Olson welcomed nearly 90 guests at this joyous celebration, saying that “it’s wonderful to have you here and to have this opportunity to celebrate such […]Continue Reading →
A newly created Daemen College/Rosary Hill College alumni memorabilia collection featuring various college treasures, from a Rosary Hill blazer to mugs and photos, was unveiled in September in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.
The first showcase of its kind at the college, the memorabilia collection was made possible from a generous gift from […]Continue Reading →
Dianne Riordan, ’64, English, was featured at a book-signing event for her novel “The Names of My Mothers,” a book detailing the brief relationship she forged […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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, […]Continue Reading →
“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 […]Continue Reading →
A record-breaking number of alumni and their guests boarded the Miss Buffalo II Friday evening, August 9, to kick off the 2013 Alumni Reunion Weekend. For the over 100 alumni and guests enjoying a cruise on the Niagara River, the third annual Boat Cruise offered spectacular views of the Buffalo waterfront, a variety of food, […]Continue Reading →
The tournament was held Monday, June 17, at Park Country Club of Buffalo. In welcoming participants to the tournament, Daemen President Gary A. Olson said, […]Continue Reading →
For Sandra Armstrong Thomson ’66, Daemen College was an important step in a life trek that has taken her from elementary classrooms in Kenmore, New York, to federal courtrooms in Phoenix, Arizona, to refugee centers in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Born and raised in Kenmore, the former Sandra Armstrong earned a Bachelor’s degree in […]Continue Reading →
Lieutenant Commander Joyce Zongrone, ’70, English, was congratulated by Congressman Al Green, 9th District Texas on her US Navy retirement after 35 years of service. Her name was read into the Congressional record and the Congressman also presented her with a flag, which was flown over the Capitol in her honor.
Sheila […]Continue Reading →
The Canavan Legacy Society recognizes a special group of people who have included Daemen College in their estate plans through their will, trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan, or other planned gift. Members want to ensure the continued strength and integrity of the College mission of education and service for future generations.
Anyone, regardless of […]Continue Reading →
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