Colleges of Distinction 2017-18

Daemen College has been selected for the 10th consecutive year as a national College of Distinction in recognition of the institution’s excellence in undergraduate higher education and innovative learning experiences offered to students.

The college has also earned new special field of study distinctions in business, education, and nursing in honor of its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming.

“We are pleased that Daemen has once again earned this prestigious national designation and that three of our high-quality programs have been singled out for academic excellence,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.

As a 2017–18 College of Distinction, Daemen has distinguished itself in four areas considered key to an effective undergraduate education, including student engagement, great teaching, creating a vibrant campus community, and successful outcomes. To receive this designation, a college’s curriculum must emphasize such core competencies as critical thinking, writing, oral skills, research, and global perspective, and offer dynamic out-of-classroom learning and study abroad programs.

New field of study distinctions were granted to Daemen after a comprehensive vetting process, selecting schools that included qualities such as accreditation, breadth of program, and a track record for success.

In other recent distinctions:

  • Daemen’s Accounting Program has earned accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), making it one of only five colleges in the country to hold this new specialized accreditation.
  • The college’s continuing commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability has been honored with a Certificate of Donation in recognition of the institution’s contributions to a recycling fundraiser to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times.
  • Daemen received a finalist award in Buffalo Business First’s 2017 Western New York Healthiest Employer program, marking the third consecutive year the college has earned this regional distinction.