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Congressman Gives Strategic Perspective on National Security at Daemen Lecture

Congressman Gives Strategic Perspective on National Security at Daemen Lecture

U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson of New York, a decorated Army war veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, shared his vision and proposed strategy to counter national security threats, at a Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held on Sept. 22.

Speaking before the Daemen community, area business leaders, veterans and members of the military, Gibson addressed the need to “secure our rights as a social contract, and to pursue an international policy of peace through strength and deterrence. We need to give our military and diplomatic leaders the tools to help shape policy in the Middle East and other trouble spots that threaten the United States.”

He added, “We have work to do to obtain deterrence and peace through strength. The men and women serving in our nation’s Armed Forces don’t expect much, but the least we can give them is the resources to do their critically important jobs.”

Daemen Unveils New Academic and Wellness Center

Daemen Unveils New Academic and Wellness Center

An important milestone in the growth of Daemen College was marked Sept. 17 with the official opening of its new Academic and Wellness Center, a $5.6 million refurbishment project that provides state-of-the-art learning facilities for health-related academic programs and fitness and recreational space for the college community.

The opening event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the completely refurbished building at 4433 Main St., located across the street from Daemen’s main campus.

“This is an exciting time at Daemen as we augment our exceptional facilities with the completion of this ambitious renovation project, which is a major step in expanding the college’s campus footprint,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are excited to open the doors to this new building and to provide our students a world-class facility that exemplifies excellence on our campus.”

Rural Outreach Center Provides Backpacks and School Supplies

Rural Outreach Center Provides Backpacks and School Supplies

 

In cooperation with the Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora, the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) distributed 120 backpacks filled with school supplies to local children. Children were participants in other ROC activities or were identified by schools as needing assistance.

Backpacks and supplies were donated by a variety of community groups and individuals. Many were donated as part of WGRZ’s “2 Pack a Backpack” promotion.

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Armed Services Committee Member to Address National Security at Daemen Lecture

Congressman Chris Gibson of New York, an Iraq War veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, will discuss the Middle East and other national security issues at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.

In his lecture, Gibson will address national security policy issues facing the U.S. Congress and the nation. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested by emailing officeofthepresident@daemen.edu.

At age 17, Gibson enlisted in the New York National Guard and later earned an ROTC commission at Siena College. He went on to complete a 24-year Army career, rising to the rank of colonel and was deployed seven times, including four combat tours to Iraq, deployments to Kosovo and Haiti, and deployment to the U.S.-Mexico border region to participate in counterdrug operations.

Daemen Earns National Honor As College of Distinction

Daemen Earns National Honor As College of Distinction

Daemen College has been selected for the eighth consecutive year as a College of Distinction as one of the best colleges in the nation for students to learn, grow and succeed.

“We are pleased to receive this prestigious national distinction again this year,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This award underscores that Daemen is among the best colleges in the country in its dedication to students’ success and to providing an engaging, active college environment at an affordable price.”

As a 2015-16 College of Distinction, Daemen has been honored for its exemplary commitment to student engagement, great teaching, creating a vibrant campus community, and successful outcomes.

Daemen Athletic Training Graduates Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Exam

Daemen Athletic Training Graduates Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Exam

Daemen College’s 2015 athletic training graduates have achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification exam, a rate that significantly surpasses the national average of 81 percent.

“We are proud of our newest athletic training graduates for attaining such a notable pass rate on this rigorous national certification exam, an achievement that’s a testament to the caliber of our students and the quality of excellence of our athletic training program,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.

Daemen Among Best in Private Colleges For Return on Investment

Daemen Among Best in Private Colleges For Return on Investment

A Daemen College education has been ranked among the top 200 of private colleges in the country for best return on investment (ROI), according to PayScale’s 2015 ROI Report. The college is listed at No. 186 in the category for private colleges.

Daemen has also been recognized as one of Upstate New York’s most sound financial investments, ranking 18th on ROI. Daemen is ranked in the top 20 of 37 Upstate New York colleges, joining other prestigious private institutions in the state such as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (No. 1), Colgate University (No. 7), and Skidmore College (No. 16).

The report examines the earning potential of graduates from public and private colleges and universities across the United States.