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Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

Daemen Convocation Welcomes New Students, Opens Academic Year

With the fall semester getting underway Sept. 2, Daemen College hosted a variety of campus activities for returning and incoming first-year students, including Fall Convocation to welcome more than 550 new students to the college community and to celebrate the start of the new academic year.

“The most important ability you will acquire in your college years is the ability to think critically and analytically about the world,” Daemen President Gary A. Olson said in his address to students at the all-campus event on Sept. 4. “As college-educated individuals, you will have the ability and the responsibility to always exercise your critical thinking skills.

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appoints Two Directors

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has appointed two new members to its leadership team. Meichle Latham has been named Director of School Based Services and Maria Picone has been named Director of the Family and Community Services Department, formerly known as the Metropolitan District Service Department.

Dennis Walczyk, Catholic Charities Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to promote Maria and Meichle to these leadership positions, and look forward to the expertise, passion, and energy they will bring to their new and increased responsibilities.”

As Director of School Based Services, Latham is responsible for overseeing the organization’s services currently delivered to Catholic, public and charter schools in Erie and Niagara counties. She also will establish and maintain connections with educational partners and work to expand services to schools not being served.

Jennifer Behm Named Partner at Berardi Immigration Law

Jennifer Behm Named Partner at Berardi Immigration Law

Berardi Immigration Law is pleased to announce that Jennifer Behm has been named Partner.

Behm joined Berardi Immigration Law as an Associate Attorney in 2011. She advises multinational companies and individual clients in all aspects of immigration law, including nonimmigrant visas, NAFTA matters, family and employment-based green cards, criminal waivers, consular processing and naturalization. A native of Phoenixville, PA, and current resident of Amherst, NY, she received her Juris Doctor from the SUNY Buffalo Law School in 2011 and a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008.  

Jasper Adams Named Automotive Service Excellence Instructor of the Year

Jasper Adams Named Automotive Service Excellence Instructor of the Year

 

Jasper Adams, automotive technology teacher at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, has been named to Automotive Service Excellence’s (ASE’s) inaugural class of Instructors of the Year.  

Adams has been teaching at Orleans/Niagara BOCES for 22 years and was recently honored along with nine other recipients at the ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

The Resource Training Center, S.E.R.V. Niagara Announce Scholarship Recipients

 

Two local veterans have been awarded scholarships through the Gary L. Valeri Scholarship Program by The Resource Training Center of Amherst and S.E.R.V. Niagara. The scholarship, named after the former husband of S.E.R.V. Niagara’s founder who lost his long battle with addiction, will help train veterans to work as Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC). 

Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen Student is First-Ever Intern in Village Mayor’s Office

Daemen College student Amy Grimes is gaining valuable experience this summer as the first-ever intern in the Village of Williamsville Mayor’s Office, a role that’s giving her the opportunity to assist with a historic preservation project and a major community development initiative.

“We are extremely pleased to have Amy on board and to be a part of enhancing her educational experience and professional development by engaging her in the work of village government,” said Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa. “In the few weeks she’s been with us, her contributions to our office have already had a positive impact.”

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Announces Two New Releases

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Announces Two New Releases

 

Two new books published by No Frills Buffalo recently hit bookstore shelves, including “Shadow Boxing: A Tom Donovan Mystery” by David Coleman, and “Post-Mortem Depression and Other Maladies of English” by Jimmy Neureuther.