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Seriously Ill Student Receives Nursing Degree

Seriously Ill Student Receives Nursing Degree

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Daemen College President Gary A. Olson conferred a bachelor’s degree in nursing to student Paula Williams, who is seriously ill with breast cancer, at a private on-campus ceremony held Dec. 16 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. She completed the academic requirements in the fall semester to receive her nursing degree, which was presented in advance of the college’s annual commencement ceremony in May.

“We are all very proud of Paula for persevering through her illness to receive her degree,” said Olson. “She is courageous, tenacious, and an inspiration to everyone at Daemen.”

A graduate of the former Buffalo General Hospital School of Nursing, Williams held various staff and leadership positions at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. In recognition of her professional excellence, she was awarded a scholarship from the Kaleida Health Foundation.

Area Leaders Address Race and Higher Education

Area Leaders Address Race and Higher Education

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Several leaders from the Buffalo Niagara region engaged in an insightful dialogue on race and higher education at a panel discussion held Jan. 8 as part of the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series.

The discussion, which was moderated by Dr. Isiah Marshall, Jr., Daemen associate professor of social work and master of social work program director, included panelists Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown; Dr. Catherine Fisher Collins of the New York State Education Department Board of Regents; Dr. Gary A. Olson, president of Daemen; Dr. Katherine S. Conway-Turner, president of SUNY Buffalo State; and Dr. Cynthia Zane, president of Hilbert College. As noted in the discussion, creating a safe and inclusive environment for all members of a campus community is key to promoting diversity at colleges and universities.

Super Sunday Open House Planned at Mary Queen of Angels School

Super Sunday Open House Planned at Mary Queen of Angels School

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, providing a quality education for students in Pre-K, UPK, Kindergarten and Grades 1 through 8, will hold a Super Sunday Open House from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at the school, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace (off George Urban Boulevard), Cheektowaga. 

Highlighting the open house will be a tour of the school, which will give guests an opportunity to view the innovative Media Arts Center, SmartBoard demonstrations, music and art rooms, science lab and much more. Refreshments will be served. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet students, teachers and the school principal, MaryAlice Bagwell. 

High School Seniors to Compete in NFADA AutoTech Competition

High School Seniors to Compete in NFADA AutoTech Competition

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College will host the 2016 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition on Saturday, Jan. 16. The competition features teams of two high school automotive seniors who will go through a series of diagnostic, workstation and performance tests to measure their automotive technical skills and abilities. The WNY Ford Dealers are the vehicle sponsors and will be providing six 2016 Ford F150s for the students to compete on.

The competition, to be held at the Erie Community College-Vehicle Technology Training Center at 5885 Big Tree Road in Orchard Park, will be open to the public beginning at 9 a.m. It concludes with an awards ceremony at approximately 3 p.m.

Mary Queen of Angels Students to Present Annual Christmas Play

Mary Queen of Angels Students to Present Annual Christmas Play

The annual Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Christmas play will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, in the Villa Maria College auditorium, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Buffalo. This year’s play, free and open to the public, is titled “O My Stars ... It’s Christmas!”  

The school’s Universal Pre-K students will perform at 7 p.m., followed by Pre-K 3 & 4 students, and then the school band. The play will immediately follow the band performance.

Mary Queen of Angels School is located at 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga. For more information, please visit www.mqangels.com or follow the school’s Facebook page for frequent updates. 

 

 

Daemen Launches New Certificate in Executive Leadership

Daemen Launches New Certificate in Executive Leadership

AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College will launch in January a new advanced certificate program in executive leadership and change (ELC), which is designed to prepare working professionals for leadership positions in business, health professions, higher education, and nonprofit organizations.

“This new advanced certificate program will offer students a great opportunity to develop essential leadership skills and build competencies in areas that will be beneficial to career advancement,” said Dr. John S. Frederick, executive director of the Daemen Center for Executive Leadership and Change. “With this advanced training, students will be better positioned to take on leadership roles and be more marketable in the workplace.”

Noted Expert to Reflect on Legacy of Nuremberg Trials at Daemen Lecture

Noted Expert to Reflect on Legacy of Nuremberg Trials at Daemen Lecture

The 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials will be commemorated with a special lecture by renowned legal scholar John Q. Barrett, scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct 21 in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center Social Room.

“The 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials: What Happened Then and Why It Matters Now” will be addressed by Barrett, a noted expert on Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, the chief prosecutor of Nazi war criminals in Germany. The Daemen Paralegal Studies Speaker Series lecture is free and open to the public.

Fifty years after Jackson’s death, Barrett discovered and edited Jackson’s now acclaimed memoir, “That Man: An Insider’s Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Barrett, a professor of law at St. John’s University, is currently writing a biography on Jackson, a Western New York native who is considered one of most revered lawyers in U.S. history.