Introducing one of Capture Higher Ed’s newest partners, Daemen College. Located on a 50-acre campus in Amherst, N.Y., Daemen is a private, nonsectarian, comprehensive college offering a balance of liberal arts and professional programs to approximately 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students.
Established as Rosary Hill College by the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity in 1947, the school originally was a liberal arts college for women. It became co-ed in 1971; and five years later became independent and nonsectarian, changing its name to Daemen College. The institution’s namesake, Magdalene Daemen, was a Dutch woman who dedicated her life to working with the poor. She was the founder of the Sisters of St. Francis.
Committed to an academic atmosphere that leads to open inquiry and debate, Daemen has achieved a creative balance between programs providing career preparation and education in the liberal arts. Its programs prepare all students to expand their horizons beyond the classroom through internships, service-learning, clinical and field experiences, collaborative research with faculty and study abroad.
The college’s core curriculum is designed to develop students’ skills in seven areas that will benefit them personally and professionally throughout their lives. The seven core elements are Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving, Information Literacy, Communication Skills, Affective Awareness, Moral and Ethical Discernment, Contextual Integration, and Civic Responsibility.
The college is also home to several centers and initiatives that reach out far beyond the campus and its classrooms. Each is designed to help others while at the same time enrich and empower those who participate in such acts of kindness and caring. These include the Teacher Leadership Quality Partnership, Center for Special Education and After-School Programs, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and the Paul A. Saffrin Center for Sustainability and Civic Engagement.
Outside the classroom, Daemon offers an active student life program with a full calendar of campus events. It also has 16 men’s and women’s, NCAA-Division II varsity sports teams. The Wildcats compete in the East Coast Conference.
The mission of the college is to prepare students for life and leadership in an increasingly diverse and complex world by integrating the intellectual qualities acquired through the liberal arts with the preparation necessary for professional achievement.
We are proud to welcome Daemen College to the Capture family of partners.