Daemen Named College of Distinction by National Organization
Daemen Named College of Distinction
July 23, 2013
Contact: Mike Andrei
Interior of Research and Information Commons (RIC)
Daemen College in Amherst has just been named a “College of Distinction, 2013-2014” by a national organization devoted to rating colleges and universities nationwide. The organization, Colleges of Distinction, provides information to students, parents, and counselors so they can make informed decisions about which colleges to apply to.
The organization defines a college of distinction as one that is nationally recognized by education professionals as an excellent school, is strongly focused on undergraduate teaching, provides a wide variety of innovative learning experiences and opportunities for personal development, and is highly valued by graduate schools and employers.
“Daemen College has demonstrated repeatedly that it is a college of national distinction, and this new rating highlights that progress,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “We are proud to receive this new national rating.”
In presenting Daemen’s rating, the organization pointed to the fact that the college has been named to the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past four years, that it was awarded the Presidential Points of Light National Service Award for students’ volunteer work, that its athletes have won 13 Conference Championships in the last 10 years, and that it has been awarded designation as a Veteran Friendly College.
“Daemen College is consistently gaining a more national profile as a college of excellence,” said Mike Brogan, Dean of the College. “And we are proud that we are being recognized throughout the nation.”
The official certificate from Colleges of Distinction cited Daemen for four areas of distinction: engaged students, superior teaching, a vibrant campus community, and successful outcomes.