|Rosary Hill College|
|Motto||A World of Opportunity|
|Endowment||$21.2 million (2019)|
|President||Gary A. Olson|
|Colors||Blue and white|
Daemen College is a private college in Amherst, New York. Daemen was founded in 1947 by the Sisters of St. Francis. Daemen serves roughly 3000 students and has over 36 degree majors in business, healthcare and education for undergraduate and graduate students.
Rosary Hill College for women was established in 1947 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity. That order's founder, Mother Magdalene Daemen, was recognized when the school was renamed Daemen College in 1976 (the same year it became non-sectarian). The college has admitted men since the mid-1960s and graduated its first male student in 1968.
There are more than thirty undergraduate programs and six graduate programs at the college.
Daemen College has a competency-based core curriculum in which students are expected to master critical thinking and creative problem solving, information literacy, communication skills, affective awareness, moral and ethical discernment, contextual competency and civic responsibility. Also notable is Daemen's integration of service learning into the core curriculum.
Daemen College teams, the Wildcats, are part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), primarily competing as a member of the East Coast Conference. Formerly, the Daemen College Wildcats were part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the now-defunct American Mideast Conference. Men's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis and track and field. Women's sports include basketball, bowling, cross country, soccer, tennis, track and field, triathlon and volleyball. Names prior to Wildcats include the Rosary Hill College Angels, the Daemen College Demons, Golden Warriors and Warriors.
The college was the first private college in the Buffalo-Niagara region to start an official esports team. In 2018, the team competed in League of Legends, Hearthstone and Quake Champions.
- Ayke Agus, classical violinist and pianist, known primarily through her longtime collaboration with the violinist Jascha Heifetz.
- Gerald Beverly 2015, professional basketball player for Amatori Udine of the Italian Serie A2 Basket league.
- Catherine A. Carey 1967, former Clerk of the New York State Assembly from 1975 to 1984.
- MaryEllen Elia 1970, former New York State Education Commissioner and former superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Florida.
- Mary Ann Esposito 1964, creator/host of Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito, a cooking program that is the longest-running United States television series of its kind.
- Sue Falsone 1996, owns Structure & Function by Sue Falsone. She was head of athletic training and sport performance with United States men's national soccer team, the first female physical therapist in MLB and head athletic trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Geoffrey Gatza 2002, editor and publisher.
- Samuel Ouedraogo, basketball player and member of the Burkina Faso national basketball team.
- Liz Liddy 1966, former Dean of the iSchool at Syracuse University
- Linda L. Neider 1975, professor of management at University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School
- James K.Y. Kuo, professor of art. Kuo was an abstract expressionist painter. His works are in the Albright–Knox Art Gallery and the China Institute.
- Robert Morace, professor of English, an American writer, and author of several guide books on Scottish writers.
- Elizabeth Murray, instructor of art. Murray was a painter, printmaker, and draughtswoman. Her works are in many major public collections, including those of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
- Cajetan J. B. Baumann, an architect who designed the original library structure, Marian Library (now Haberman Gacioch Center for Visual & Performing Arts), Daemen Hall (currently the theatre space) and Duns Scouts Hall.
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- "Daemen esports". Daemen College Athletics.