Fall Convocation held September 5
In Convocation Remarks, Paul Michaud '99, M.D. tells students not to underestimate the value of Liberal Arts Education
September 6, 2013
Information: Daemen College
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The Daemen College fall Convocation took place 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 5, 2013, in Lumsden Gym on the Daemen campus, 4380 Main Street, in Amherst.
Convocation is a Daemen tradition that welcomes new students to the Daemen College community and celebrates the beginning of each student’s academic experience at Daemen.
The event also represents an opportunity for all members of the Daemen community to assemble for the first time at the start of a new academic year. It provides members of the administration and faculty with an important opportunity to extend a sincere welcome to each new student, as well as returning students.
The speaker for the 2013 Convocation was Paul M. Michaud ’99, M.D.
A Daemen graduate with a B.S. in Physical Therapy, Michaud began his career path with a solid foundation. Following his graduation from Daemen, he went on to earn his Master's in Science Education from the University at Buffalo, and his Medical Doctorate from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
A Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, Dr. Michaud is the Chief of Radiology, and Nuclear and General Radiologist for the Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Additionally, he is Deputy Consultant for Nuclear Medicine for the Office of the Surgeon General. He previously worked as the Chief of Nuclear Radiology for the Eisenhower Medical Center and Nuclear and General Radiologist for Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
In his remarks, Dr. Michaud thanked his Daemen professors, singling out Vice President for Academic Affairs and Doctor of Physical Therapy Michael S. Brogan as his mentor, and someone "who has done so much to bring me to where I am today.
"At Daemen I learned how to take care of people. This is a cornerstone of my medical career. It is my philosophy today, and also that of my staff."
Dr. Michaud currently resides in Evans, Georgia, with his wife, Jamie, and their five sons Paul, James, Andrew, David, and Luke.