August 2014

Welcome to the Academic Grants & Sponsored Program Services and Title III Newsletter

The August 2014 newsletter features the following items:

  • Arthur O. Eve HEOP successfully renewed
  • Nursing Department awarded over $680,000 to provide advanced education for primary care nurses
  • Dr. Michael Brogan selected for Fulbright Specialist Program
  • Register Today-Dr. Henry J. Durand Workshop-August 14, 2014
  • Second Annual SMART Summer a Success
  • New Academic Orientation segments for Welcome Back Weekend
  • Daemen team attends conference on First-Generation students
  • The Learning Center Academic Coach Training Program (ACTP) Redesign
  • Register Today - Teaching & Learning with Technology-Multiple Sessions
  • Title III funds available
  • Office of Academic Grants & Sponsored Program Services--here to help

Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program Successfully Renewed

Every five years, Daemen College applies to the New York State Education Department for competitive renewal of its Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program. In July, the College received the good news that Daemen’s program has again been renewed and fully funded at over $360,000 per year. Daemen College also contributes funding to the program. Read More » 

Nursing Department Awarded Over $680,000 to Provide Advanced Education for Primary Care Nurses

Daemen College has been awarded a two-year $681,600 grant from the federal Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) to offer primary care training to nurses in an effort to address a shortage of qualified providers in medically underserved areas. Dr. Mary Lou Rusin authored the competitive proposal and is serving as the Project Director. Read More »

Dr. Michael Brogan selected for the Fulbright Specialist Program

Dr. Michael Brogan, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, has been selected for the prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program, which connects U.S. scholars and professionals with counterparts at overseas institutions. As a Fulbright Specialist, Brogan will travel this fall to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine where he will engage in a project on Western learning theories and the teaching and learning process in health professions education. Read More »

If you are interested in learning more about Fulbright opportunities for faculty and administrators, please contact one of the two Daemen faculty Fulbright Campus Representatives: Danielle Woodman Kehoe, Executive Director, Office of Academic Grants & Sponsored Program Services at or Ann Robinson, Executive Director of Global Programs at

Dr. Henry J. Durand Workshop Thursday, August 14th

“Making the Transition from High School to College Culture: Academic Skill Issues Facing Students that All Faculty and Staff Need to Know” will take place Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Alumni Lounge. Wick Center. Presenting will be Dr. Henry J. Durand, Senior Associate Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, State University of New York at BuffaloRegister Today

Second Annual SMART Summer a Success

For the second year in a row, with Title III funds, Daemen offered an innovative Summer Bridge program, which concluded this past Friday.  A two-week residential summer bridge program, SMART Summer is a key intervention of the Title III grant.  This program allows the College to provide support to incoming first-year students beyond those already served by the existing Arthur O. Eve HEOP summer program.   Read more » 

Welcome Back Weekend will include new Academic Orientation segments

On Sunday, August 31, incoming first-year students, as part of Welcome Week, will experience two new programs in support of their success. Read more »

Daemen Faculty and Administrators participate in national symposium on First-Generation Students

A Daemen contingent, comprised of Dr. Intisar Hibschweiler, Professor and Department Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science; Dr. Denise Mills, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Modern Languages; Dr. Bruce Shields, Associate Professor/Certification Officer of Undergraduate Programs, Education; Laurie Walsh, Associate Professor, History and Political Science; Dr. Blake Thurman, Executive Director of Retention Activities, Title III; and Karen Moronski Chapman, Data Analyst, Institutional Effectiveness & Title III, traveled to Baltimore, MD in July to attend the CIC/Walmart Foundation Symposium on First-Generation Students. Read more » 

Learning Center Academic Coach Training Program (ACTP) Redesign Project

The Learning Center Academic Coach Training Program (ACTP) Redesign Project is currently underway. Lindsay R. Masters, Writing Specialist applied for Title III Student Success funds to research and implement the initiative. Read more »

Student Success Committee invites proposals for Professional Development, Course Redesign, and Student Success Initiatives

The Student Success Committee continues to invite faculty and others to apply for Title III funds for professional development, course redesign, and student success projects. Proposals are sought from faculty teaching gateway courses, faculty in any department who are working on interventions for students underprepared for college-level work, and faculty developing strategies to promote the success of students who are underrepresented in higher education. Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis during the academic year. See the Title III website for samples of funded proposals.

The Office of Academic Grants & Sponsored Program Services is here to help!

Do you have an idea for a grant project? Whether you have been awarded numerous grants or have never written a proposal, the Office of Academic Grants and Sponsored Program Services is interested in hearing from you.

For more information, contact Danielle Woodman Kehoe, Executive Director, Academic Grants & Sponsored Program Services at

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Wow! Did you know Daemen’s faculty members are active in their own education?

Natural Sciences Professor Brenda Young will be attending the Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology in Panama and presenting a paper on our sustainability efforts.

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Student Profiles

David - International Business

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David was an international student from Caracas, Venezuela. He majored in International Business and had an internship at Liberty Pumps, which eventually turned into a job.