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Daemen Receives Prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Daemen Receives Prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Daemen College has been selected as one of 240 institutions nationwide to receive the 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, making it the second time the college has received this prestigious designation. Daemen is one of only two private institutions in Western New York of the five local colleges and universities to receive the classification.

“Being selected for this esteemed Carnegie national honor underscores Daemen’s campus-wide commitment to community partnerships, civic engagement and outreach in Western New York and well beyond our region,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This distinction is a significant credit to our students, faculty and staff and their exceptional efforts to strengthen and enrich the well-being of our communities.”

Pendleton Lions Club Makes Holiday Wishes Come True for BOCES Students

Pendleton Lions Club Makes Holiday Wishes Come True for BOCES Students

For over 20 years the Pendleton Lions Club has been playing Santa to Orleans/Niagara BOCES students at the North Tonawanda Learning Center.  The tradition started when the class was originally housed in Pendleton and the Lions continue their holiday visit with the children in the program.  “It’s a real highlight for us,” says Lions member Marty Cicatello.  “We really look forward to seeing the children’s faces when they see Santa and open their gifts.” 

The Lions Club collects donations throughout the year and talk to the teachers to see what the students need and want and do their best to accommodate them.  Each teacher takes a turn bringing out their students to Santa and the reactions are priceless.  Most of students squeal with delight and one little one would not let go, telling Santa that he is his best friend. 

 

WNY Trainers to Learn About Inclusive Fitness in Daemen Program

WNY Trainers to Learn About Inclusive Fitness in Daemen Program

A specialized education program for area fitness trainers and instructors on modifying exercise programs to make them more open and inclusive to individuals with disabilities will be offered as part of a newly established project at Daemen College.

The comprehensive “train the trainer” four-week program, which is free for fitness and exercise instructors, will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 13, 20 and 27 and Feb. 3 in Daemen’s Wick Campus Center. This first component of a two-phase project, “Get Movin’ – Exercise, Nutrition and Wellness: A Fitness Initiative for Individuals with Disabilities,” is being funded by a $50,000 Inclusive Fitness Field-Related Grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Council (DDPC). Daemen was one of only three organizations across the state to receive the grant.

Daemen Earns Fourth Top School Distinction From Military Advanced Education

Daemen Earns Fourth Top School Distinction From Military Advanced Education

Daemen College has been selected as a Top School in the 2015 Military Advanced Education’s Guide to Colleges and Universities, making it the fourth time the college has received this national designation.

The guide, which was released in the December issue of Military Advanced Education (MAE), represents the result of a questionnaire of military-supportive policies at more than 600 institutions across the country. It’s intended to arm students with information about colleges and universities that go out of their way to give back to men and women in uniform.

“Receiving this national distinction represents Daemen’s longstanding commitment to providing the best resources and support to help our student veterans be successful in their educational endeavors,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are grateful to once again be recognized by Military Advanced Education.”

NFADA AutoTech Competition Organizers Thankful for Sponsors, Scholarships

NFADA AutoTech Competition Organizers Thankful for Sponsors, Scholarships

 

The annual NFADA Ron Smith Memorial High School AutoTech Competition, an annual event sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 17. Winners will be crowned in both the diagnostic skills and tire-changing competition, and thanks to the generosity of several sponsors, prizes and scholarships will be awarded to hard-working local students.

Lyndonville School Staff Makes Holidays Brighter For Local Families

Lyndonville School Staff Makes Holidays Brighter For Local Families

The holidays hold a special meaning to everyone, but especially to children who look forward to unwrapping gifts on Christmas Day.  Unfortunately there are families who have been hit with hard times and are struggling to give their children a day of wonder and a nice family meal.  The Lyndonville Central School District staff is opening up their hearts and their wallets to fourteen local families to make sure that the holiday is brighter for all of them. 

 

Daemen Awarded Highest National Recognition in Community Service

Daemen Awarded Highest National Recognition in Community Service

Daemen College has for the seventh consecutive year been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service learning and civic engagement.

Daemen is one only five institutions in Western New York and among 35 colleges and universities in New York State to receive this national designation in the 2014 general community service category, which is awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

“This prestigious national distinction is a great tribute to our students’ exceptional dedication and hard work to a range of community service activities that have a positive, meaningful impact in our local, regional and international communities,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are immensely honored to be recognized for all of the college’s outstanding civic engagement efforts.”