New Issue of Daemen Today Now Available

By | November 9, 2021

The Fall 2021 issue of Daemen Today – the college’s twice-yearly flagship publication – is now available.

Copies are free around campus and are also arriving in thousands of mailboxes around the country. Readers can also “Flip” through the magazine online.

The 34-page issue features the latest on the college’s initiatives, news from an eventful summer and fall, and stories on the accomplishments and enterprising spirit of its students, alums, faculty and supporters. 

“In this issue of Daemen Today, you will learn about the realization of many pursuits at the college – and the promise of our coming endeavors,” President Gary Olson writes in his letter to the college at the front of the issue.  

Highlights include:

  • Expression x Entrepreneurship – The cover story chronicles how Daemen fuses the arts and enterprise to drive economic growth and creative approaches to problem solving.

Taylore Passero

Featuring senior Sayeed Osorio ‘22, Professors Aaron Joyal, Christina Coyle-Lenz, Dan Shanahan and Bob Waterhouse – and an array of alums and others – the article demonstrates how the college and its community are at the center of what’s known as the Creative Economy.

  • A visit with Taylore Passero ‘16 ’17, aka @gyno_girls on TikTok, who translates her women’s health expertise into fun, informative social media – and has attracted a dedicated (and growing) following worldwide.

“I often hear: ‘Your videos are the health class I never got in school,’” she said. “That tells me I am exactly where I should be.”

“Every success at Daemen,” said Jordan, a New York City native, “stems from me taking that leap, and stepping out of my shell.”

“Daemen was the only school I considered attending,” said the three-time alum. “A small school with a family-like atmosphere was a perfect fit – and it’s still that way – it’s my home away from home.”

  • An interview with Trina Burress and Kawanza Humphrey; both high-profile bank executives, Trina ‘06 and Kawanza ‘06 are also Daemen alums, business partners – and sisters.

    Trina Burress and Kawanza Humphrey

The issue also features stories on Daemen’s newest athletic team – women’s lacrosse (which just introduced its first five recruits), the recent campus visit by NCAA President Mark Emmert to speak to student-athletes, a celebration of the inimitable Class of 2021 – and, of course, that time Drake dropped a surprise Daemen reference in a new track

And for good measure, who could forget when Daemen won “Best Local University” in a Buffalo News contest?