The 3rd Annual Building A Legacy Conference will be held on Saturday, March 20th!
This year's conference will look a little different so stay tuned as we release more info! Below you can see this year's general schedule and our students/guests for this year's conference.
Register today! Head to Eventbrite to reserve your spot.
Learn more about the conference tracks and possible session topics here.
Deadline to reserve your spot is Friday, March 12th @ 11:59pm EST
Students who wish to apply to leadership positions across campus should highly consider coming to the conference.
Attendance will be considered on all applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.
If you have questions regarding the conference, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Therese Bass, Director of Disability Services
- Kathryn Hammer, Director of Alumni Relations
- Heather Maclin, Director of Student Activities
- Akira McCalla, Student - Health Promotion
- Dr. Greg Nayor, Vice President for Student Affairs and Strategic Initiatives
- Kimberly Pagano, Assistant Dean for Student Engagement & Instructor
- Michael Paglicci, Assistant Director for Student Activities
- Kerry Spicer, Dean of Students
2021 Conference Agenda
9:15am -- 9:45am
Location: Duns Scotus Lobby
9:50am -- 10:00am
10:10am -- 11:00am
Breakout Sessions #1
11:10am -- 12:00pm
Breakout Sessions #2
12:00 -- 1:30pm
Lunch & Panel
Panel Topics: Self-Advocacy, Empathy, and Adaptability
Panelists: Kiara M. Dreyer, LMSW '20 | Michael Patane, MSPAS, PA-C '05 | Anibal Soler, Jr. '00 | Lucy Turnage '98
1:40pm -- 2:30pm
Breakout Sessions #3
2:30pm -- 2:40pm
2:40pm -- 2:45pm
Conference Wrap Up
Distinguished & Featured Guests
Throughout the conference there will be a number of guests that the committee has invited to speak on relevant topics happening all around us. Below, you can find information on last year's guests.
Panel Member #1
Area of Study: Social Work
Learn more about Kiara.
Panel Member #2
Area of Study: Physician Assistant
Learn more about Michael.
Panel Member #3
Area of Study: Education - Art-Teacher Certification
Learn more about Anibal.
Panel Member #4
Area of Study: Accounting
Learn more about Lucy.
Below are this year's incredible student presenters and a brief description of their presentation. We're constantly adding and changing our presenters information so check back often for updates on presenters and the sessions being held this year!
This presentation will explain how clearly defining one’s priorities then managing one's time so it can be spent on those priorities leads to effective leaders. A prioritization exercise and tips will be given on how to do so in an increasingly technology-dependent world.
In a constantly changing world, it is vital to include disabled people in leadership positions. Student leaders will eventually need to learn to advocate and accept differences as they enter the workforce. As they are historically marginalized and have lower employment and leadership position rates, including them can benefit both individuals, organizations, and companies in an infinite number of ways.
The most valuable thing to understand is yourself. Understanding your brand will broaden your horizons and allow you to be on the right track to being successful in all aspects of your life. This session is thought-evoking and interactive with the intent to help you to take the first step to leave a legacy.
This presentation is about taking every aspect students have learned throughout their journey in higher education and applying it to their everyday life after they graduate.
Though they can relate to mean the same thing just being self confident may not provide results. However, when you have self efficacy you have positive belief and capacity and skills to achieve your goals. This distinction is needed during postgrad and attendees will learn how to differentiate between them.
The Involved Student Leader presentation will help students who are involved find a balance between all the things that they do in and out of school. A time management example will be provided for students to see how they can plan. Students will also be introduced to steps that they can take to make time for themselves. The presentation will also help students to see if they are over involved and need to sort their involvement.
Started out as a class project, Wildcat Media & Entertainment made a tremendous effort to change the cultural dynamic on Daemen Colleges campus. With a range of different focuses, whether that relates to music, video production, sports, or events, Wildcat Media’s mission engages the community with a purpose of maintaining a diverse and inclusive platform while celebrating campus culture. Attendees will learn how to turn their ideas into practical, real world applications. So that way... You can do it too!