AMHERST, N.Y. – A group of Daemen College athletic training students recently assisted with sprucing up the entryway at Amherst State Park as part of a community service project.
For the service effort, Daemen students weeded and mulched two large gardens in cooperation with Lois Shriver, chairperson of the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council. The effort was overseen by Rebecca Romano Besch, clinical assistant professor in the Daemen Departments of Athletic Training and Health Care Studies.
Participating students were Lucas Alioto of Sunderland, Ont., Kolleen Brown of Willet; Paulina Behrens of Buffalo; Caleb Earl of Kenmore; Mallorie Larson of Long Beach; Amanda Methe of Albany; Rachel Reichart of Marilla; Meghan Short of Sandown, N.H.; Morgan Stefanik of Corning; Stephanie Woleben of Brocton; and Luis Zuniga of Rochester.
“We feel it is important to foster civic engagement and to encourage students to support the well-being of our local communities,” said Dr. Nicole Chimera, athletic training program director and assistant professor. “By integrating service into the academic curriculum, we are enriching the educational experience while building strong connections in the community.”
Daemen will host an athletic training information night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Academic and Wellness Center at 4433 Main St., across the street from the college’s main campus. To register, call 839-8225.