Julia (Kittell) Coughlin '17 and Dillon Coughlin '20Julia graduated from Daemen in 2017 with a B.S. in Biology and in 2018, she married  Daemen alum Dillon Coughlin, PA '20. They have since had a beautiful baby boy, who will be two years old in August 2023!

In 2022, Julia was diagnosed with a brain tumor. When news of this situation circulated the Daemen community, the outpouring of love was absolutely unbelievable and it blew Julia and Dillon away. Peers, teachers, administrators and beyond sent cards, gifts, and delivered hot meals to their door- even professors neither of them had ever met or had in class! The bookstore sent a little Daemen stuffed animal for our son, cards, flowers. It was the most touching, beautiful gesture of love from a college community they could ever  imagine. To this day, they are humbled and honored to call ourselves Daemen alumni. They could never be more thankful.

Since recovering, Julia had her story published by two of the leading brain tumor research foundations in the United States- the American Brain Tumor Association and the National Brain Tumor Society.

Thank you to our Daemen community for so much support, strength, and love as we navigated our most difficult trial! - Julia & Dillon Coughlin