AMHERST, N.Y. – Daemen College honored the accomplishments of six outstanding graduates at the college’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner held on Oc. 26.
“We are proud to recognize this year’s impressive group of honorees and to acknowledge their contributions to their professions, communities, and to our college,” said Daemen President Gary Olson. “Their achievements and leadership truly exemplify the highest standards of Daemen excellence. Congratulations to all our award winners.”
At the awards celebration, Olson presented the Distinguished Alumna Award, the highest honor bestowed to a graduate, to Dr. Adair White-Johnson ’86 of Powder Springs, Ga. The award recognizes a graduate who has achieved distinction in their career and in the community and has shown outstanding dedication to the college.
White-Johnson is a best-selling author and leading authority on motivating and inspiring others to make positive changes in their lives to overcome life’s challenges. She created The Empowerment House, where she coaches teens and women to become more resilient through life changes, and she also developed an empowerment and resiliency curriculum for teens.
Other 2018 awardees, who were selected by the National Alumni Board of Governors, include:
Past Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, family, friends, and members of the college community joined in the celebration for this year’s award honorees.