Haylee Thornley

Haylee Thornley

Hometown: Batavia, NY 

Major: Physical Therapy 

Graduating Year: 2025 (BS) 2027 (DPT)

Why did you choose Daemen?

I chose Daemen because the small close-knit atmosphere felt like home. The first time I visited campus everyone was so friendly and welcoming, I was immediately drawn to come here.

In what ways are you involved on campus?

I am involved in the Student Physical Therapy Association, Legacy Program and I am a Trustee Scholar.

What advice would you give to a prospective student?

The advice I would give is to choose a school that feels like a second home to you. It's important to be somewhere where you feel genuinely happy and welcomed.

What excites you most about being a tour guide?

I'm excited to meet all of the prospective students and show them around our campus! I love talking and meeting with new people and it's something I look forward to!

What is your most memorable moment at Daemen?

My most memorable moment at Daemen was getting to meet my roommates for the first time. It was exciting and I've met so many great people in such a short amount of time!

How has Daemen changed or shaped your life?

Since this is my first time being on my own, I've learned a lot about myself. Whether it being my study habits or the activities and people I want to involve myself with, I've found a new sense of independence.

Who inspires you the most?

The person that inspires me the most is my mom. I aspire to have her motivation, dedication, and work ethic to be as successful as her one day.