Daemen in the News

By | October 5, 2021

The future of college recruitment post-pandemic, Buffalo Business First

At Daemen College, admissions connected digitally with prospective students and their families at the start of the pandemic but prioritized holding all of its recruitment events in-person with safety precautions and restrictions.Daemen College Globe Emblem

“I think one of the things we did was show people we’re open and we still are,” said Greg Nayor, vice president for strategic initiatives. “We found ways to have events on campus and be safe. That was important for us. People don’t want to make a decision on a college they’ve never seen.”


Good Governance Or Extreme NIMBYism? Can Secure Borders With ‘Village’ Status?, The Shawangunk (NY) Journal

Unlike (New York) villages of old that were created to provide its residents with some service, the new villages are designed to protect the status quo, and in some cases drag religion, race and economics into the equation, says Lisa K. Parshall, a professor of political science at Daemen College in Amherst, New York.


Best colleges ranked: 6 Upstate NY schools make top 100 on U.S. News & World Report list, Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse.com)

UB drops in U.S. News & World Report college ranking, WBFO-NPR

Daemen College was ranked in the second tier of the National Universities list, where it has been since moving from the Regional Universities North category in 2019. Daemen was cited on the magazine’s Best Colleges Social Mobility list, which measures how well students do who have received Pell Grants. Daemen was also included on the U.S. News first-ever Best Undergraduate Nursing rankings.


Masked and mostly vaxxed, college students return to in-person classes, The Buffalo News

Daemen College in Amherst didn’t require the vaccine and achieved similar results as Hilbert, with 83% of students and 87% of faculty and staff reporting that they are fully vaccinated. And those numbers are likely to increase within the next few weeks, said Greg Nayor, vice president for strategic initiatives.

Unvaccinated students face restrictions. Athletes can’t travel to away games and must wear masks during practices and get tested three times per week. Students who live on campus will be placed in special housing and cannot host guests.

Nayor said he is confident in the college’s planning and preparation to prevent Covid outbreaks on campus but acknowledged the virus remains capable of outmaneuvering even the best planning.

“There’s a piece of luck involved in this too,” he said.