Daemen student Derrick Lemon

Derrick Lemon

Lead Tour Guide

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Major: History and Political Science

Graduating Year: 2023

Why did you choose Daemen?

I chose Daemen because I could tell after my first visit how much the faculty and staff here care about the students and want them to succeed. I also noticed how it was a smaller campus which I knew could give me more opportunities to build close relationships!

In what ways are you involved on campus?

I am the Lead Tour Guide for the Admissions Office which means I have more of a leadership role and I have more responsibilities than a regular tour guide would!

What advice would you give to a prospective student?

Some advice I would give to a prospective student is to make the choice that you feel is the best fit for you and not anyone else. I would also tell them to visit as many campuses as possible and take tours!

What excites you most about being a tour guide?

What excites me most about being a tour guide is the fact that I get to meet new people almost everyday and I get to show them how much I love the campus and talk about all the great things I get to do here. 

What is your most memorable moment at Daemen?

My most memorable moment at Daemen actually happened at my first year orientation. There were a bunch of games set up for the students to enjoy and I was able to make a lot of memories with some new people who I met that have become lifelong friends!

How has Daemen changed or shaped your life?

Daemen has shaped my life because of the experiences I have had that I would not be able to get if I were not here. 

Who inspires you the most?

I am inspired the most by my mother, growing up and seeing her work hard for me and my family has motivated me to continue working hard to pursue my dreams.