Anthony Lucia

Physical Therapy

Year in School: Senior

Hometown/State: Waterbury, CT

High School: Holy Cross High School

Why did you choose Daemen College?

I knew Daemen was right for me ever since the first time I visited campus. I was sold on the close-knit community as well as the facilities all around campus. They had everything I desired from an academic and social standpoint.

Why did you choose your present major?

I love the interaction of working and motivating people. Physically therapy will allow me to do both of those things as I can show compassion for patients while helping them rehabilitate. I have also had to go through therapy, so I know what patients are going through and want to help them complete their journey to recovery.

Please describe your academic experience at Daemen College. (Ex: It is challenging, but I know it will prepare me for my career..etc)

Daemen college is the best place to go to prepare you for your career. It is challenging academically, but in the end, will be worth it. Daemen provides you will all the resources needed to fulfill your academic success.

Do you live on campus? Please tell us about your on campus experiences.

Living on campus has made the transition from moving away from home so much easier. Daemen is a very close community and everyone treats you as family. All the resources on campus are helpful in achieving academic success. Living at Daemen has been a great decision, both socially and academically.

Do you have a favorite campus activity?

My favorite campus activity are the intramural sports. They keep my athletic desire fulfilled without taking time out of my busy schedule. They allow me to have fun with my friends playing all kinds of sports (handball, dodgeball, volleyball, basketball) without the commitment that is required in an organized sport.  

What is your favorite campus hangout? Why?

My favorite campus hangout is the AWC center. The AWC center is used for academic classes along with a gym and weight room. After a long day of classes I can go run on the treadmill or weight lift.