Amherst Proclamation Recognizes Daemen’s ‘Great College’ Designation
August 4, 2014
Director of Institutional Communication
AMHERST, N.Y. – The Town of Amherst Board honored Daemen College today with a proclamation in recognition of the institution recently being named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as a “Great College to Work For,” a designation that places the Amherst college as one of the top 10 small four-year institutions to work for in the country.
Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette officially presented the proclamation to Daemen President Gary A. Olson at the Aug. 4 town board meeting.
“Daemen prides itself on being a devoted member of the Amherst community, and we are extremely honored that the town has recognized Daemen for earning this national distinction,” said Olson. “The dedicated, collective efforts of our faculty and staff have created an exceptional workplace at Daemen, and I’m immensely proud to serve as president of such an exemplary institution.”
The town board’s proclamation commends Daemen’s “success in providing a quality educational experience and a positive work environment.”
The 2014 “Great Colleges to Work For” list was based on results of a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities across the U.S. Daemen was included in the small four-year institutions (2,999 students or fewer) category.
In the survey, Daemen excelled in nine of 12 categories, with only three other small-size four-year institutions achieving honor roll status in nine or more areas. “It is remarkable for Daemen to have achieved being named in the top four of small-size four-year colleges in the country,” said Olson.
“Great Colleges to Work For” is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country.