Daemen Convocation to Welcome New Students, Open Academic Year

August 18, 2014

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AMHERST, N.Y. -- Daemen College will welcome more than 550 new students to the college community and celebrate the start of the new academic year at its 2014 Fall Convocation taking place at 11 a.m. Sept. 4 in the Lumsden Gym.

The all-campus event will feature remarks by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, Dr. Michael Brogan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, and other representatives from administration, faculty, staff, and the student body. A luncheon in the Wick Dining Room will immediately follow the event.

“Convocation is a wonderful opportunity for the entire campus to welcome new students to the Daemen community and to mark the beginning of another exciting academic year at our exceptional college,” said Olson.

This year’s welcome on behalf of the Daemen College/Rosary Hill Alumni Association will be given by Amherst native Annie Stoll ’08, who was nominated for a 2014 Grammy in the best recording package category for her design work on the Automatic Music Can Be Fun album. She was the youngest graphic designer nominated for a Grammy in the past decade and the youngest female designer in more than 20 years.

Now residing in New York City, Stoll is an associate art director at Sony Music Entertainment, having previously worked for Lucasfilm, Random House and photographer Anne Geddes.

She earned a dual bachelor’s degree in illustration and graphic design from Daemen and received the 2008 President’s Award at commencement. After graduating, she accepted a position at White Bicycle Design Studio where she worked on many Gold and Silver Addy award-winning projects.

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