ALHANA Graduation Ceremony

What is the ALHANA Graduation Ceremony?

The ALHANA (African, Latinx, Hispanic, Asian, Native American) Ceremony symbolizes and commemorates the rite of passage for learners and scholars who are transitioning from institutions of higher learning to the next chapter of their lives. The ALHANA Graduation Ceremony has deep history and is an important experience for our students.

Mission Statement

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion's ALHANA Ceremony is an event which recognizes, acknowledges, emphasizes, and celebrates the educational achievement of Daemen College graduates. Our intent is to celebrate academic excellence of the graduates as they begin a bright, hopeful future, while simultaneously affirming the role of graduates in the future growth of Daemen College.

Purpose/Statement of Celebration

Our purpose is to share and celebrate a heritage rich in tradition with the Daemen community.  We also invite family and friends to share in this ceremony. An keynote speaker delivers words of encouragement and expectations to the graduating class. Classmates share their experiences while at Daemen, special performances by current students follow, and finally, each graduate receives an ALHANA stole to be worn at their graduation ceremony.

This celebration is an opportunity to demonstrate the pride in the intersection of cultural history and our hope for future graduates of Daemen College. Students are encouraged to remember those who came before, students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds who have made their mark on the Daemen campus and completed their academic journeys in their respective disciplines. During the ALHANA Ceremony we celebrate their individual accomplishments, as well as the accomplishments of the entire graduating class.

 

Click here to view the 2021 ALHANA Ceremony!

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 12pm

 

Class of 2021 ALHANA Graduates

Nia

Abraham

MS

Physician Assistant Studies

Aaliyah

Abraham

BA

English Professional Writing and Rhetoric

Jessica

Adams

BS 

Nursing

Ingrid

Alberto

BA

Social Work

Salina

Alvarado

BS 

Nursing

Gerline

Andre

BS 

Nursing

Emeriza

Arce

BS 

Nursing

Albert

Barnes

MSW

Master of Social Work 

Ziv

Basden

BS 

Business Administration-Sport Management

Sougandhika

Bharadwaj

BS 

Natural Science-Health Science 

Lexie

Blackwell

MSW

Master of Social Work - Advanced

Marchelle

Brooks

MPH

Public Health/Health Prom - Community Health 

Joshua

Bruggeman

BS 

Health Promotion-Comm Hlth-Principles 

Stephanie

Bryant

MS

Nursing Education

Joshua

Campos Almonte

BS 

Business Administration

Lizandro

Chino

BA

Social Work 

Siddika

Choudhury

BS 

Nursing

Jemal

Clarke

BFA

Graphic Design

Leecia

Clinkscales

BS 

Business Administration

Selena

Collins

MSW

Master of Social Work - Advanced

Samantha

D'Agostino

BA

Psychology

Jamal

Davis

MS

Leadership and Innovation -Business

Kalichia

Decembre

BA

Liberal Studies 

Darian

Decker

DPT

Physical Therapy 

Clarisa

Delgado

BS 

Early Ch Ed/Special Ed:English Area 

Michael

Dellaneve

BS 

Nursing

Jeffrey

Duah

MSW

Master of Social Work - Advanced 

LaTrina

DuBois-Hornsby

MS

Adult - Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Christine

Echevarria

BS 

Nursing

Arieona

Ellis

BS 

Paralegal Studies 

Samantha

Esnaola

MS

Adult - Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Mikey

Eve

BS 

Business Administration-Sport Management

Jordy

Fernandez

BS 

Business Administration-Human Resource Management

Madison

Flores

BS 

Paralegal Studies 

Bintou

Fofana

BS 

Accounting BS

Alliya

Foster

BS 

Health Promotion-Comm Hlth-Principles 

Sereena

George

BS 

Natural Science-Health Sci/Physical Therapy 

Daniel

Gilbert

DPT

Physical Therapy 

Shaniah

Goldsmith

BS 

Nursing

Camille

Green

DPT

Physical Therapy 

Pierina

Guaba

MS

Applied Behavior Analysis

Tiera

Henry

BS 

Nursing

Nicolas

Hernandez

BS 

Natural Science-Health Sci/Physical Therapy 

Sarah

Hill

DPT

Physical Therapy 

Da'shawn

Hines

BS 

Business Administration-Marketing 

Chetrece

Huff

BA

Social Work 

Kavya

Jacob

BS 

Natural Science-Health Sci/Physical Therapy 

Annika

James

BS 

Paralegal Studies 

Samuel

James

BS 

Nursing

Ashli

Jeune

MPH

Public Health - Community Health

Payeton

Jones

MS

Applied Behavior Analysis 

Jevon

Jordan

BS 

Business Administration- Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt

Danielle

Juby

BS 

Health Promotion-Comm Hlth-Admin Aspects Hlth Track 

Melissa

Kelley

BA

Liberal Studies 

Marissa

Kelley

BS 

Nursing

Berttila

Kyovi

BA

English Professional Writing and Rhetoric 

Justin

Lee

BA

Social Work 

Kyisha

Lindsay

BS 

Nursing

Alicia

Longmore

MS

Alt Cert:Childhood Special Ed -Trans B (Brooklyn)

Terry

Maclin

BS 

Nursing

Jaymie

McCarley-Furey

MS

ABA

Francesca

McCool

BS 

Nursing

Shamale

McMillan

MS

Nursing Executive Leadership

Lauren

Merkle

BS 

Natural Science-Health Sci/Physician Assistant Studies

Donovan

Morris-Fisher

BS 

Business Administration-Sport Management

Akayla

Mozee

BA

Social Work 

Khamera

Muhammad

BA

Political Science 

Victoria

Muto

DPT

Physical Therapy 

Remi

Navy

BS 

Nursing

Oluebube

Nduka

DPT

Physical Therapy 

Shemar

Noel

BS 

Business Administration- Operations & Supply Chain Mgmt

Kassandra

Nolet

BA

Psychology

Alexis

Otero

BS 

Health Promotion-Comm Hlth-Principles 

Delano

Patterson

BS 

Business Administration

Christel

Perry

BS 

Paralegal Studies 

Ina

Pryor

BS 

Nursing

Jessica

Pullins

BA

Social Work 

Keira

Ramos

BS 

Nursing

Lavaugn

Reeves

BS 

Nursing

Nikolas

Rivera

BS 

Natural Science-Health Sci/Physician Assistant Studies

Michael

Robinson

MS

Leadership and Innovation-Non-Profit Organizations

Celeste

Rodriguez

MSW

Master of Social Work - Advanced MSW

Lucy

Rosario

MS

Leadership and Innovation-Health Professions 

Russell

Ruffin

BFA

Art-Draw/Illus SP - Illustration Emphasis 

Sydney

Saccone

MS

Physician Assistant Studies

James

Salinas

BS 

Business Administration-Marketing 

Francesca

Santana

BA

Liberal Studies 

Ashley

Schoenhardt

DPT

Physical Therapy 

Bilal

Shah

BS 

Natural Science-Health Sci/Physician Assistant Studies

Zachary

Smith

MS

Physician Assistant Studies 

Telena

Smith

BS 

Psychology BS

Anthony

Speights

BS 

Business Administration-Sport Management

Herman

Ssozi

BS 

Nursing

Sanaa

Syed

BS 

Nursing

Jeison

Taveras

BA

Liberal Studies 

Shelmy

Thachet

MS

Physician Assistant Studies 

Stephanie

Thomas

MS

Physician Assistant Studies 

Allen

Thomas

BS 

Natural Science-Health Sci/Physician Assistant Studies

Denee

Tidwell

MPH

Public Health - General Track MPH

Jordan

Vazquez

BA

Mathematics-Adolescence Education

Alexis

Villarrubia

BS 

Natural Science-Health Sci/Physical Therapy 

Jiazhen

Wang

BS 

Natural Science-Health Science 

Alean

Watson

BS 

Nursing

Sarah

Weeden

BS 

Nursing

Cassandra

White

BS 

Nursing

Natasha

Whitfield

BS 

Nursing

Elizabeth

Willett

BS 

Childhood Ed/Special Ed-English Area 

Isaiah

Williamson

BA

Psychology

Jose

Williamson

BFA

Graphic Design

Thomasina

Wilson

BS 

Accounting BS

Kurt

Woods

MS

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner-Accel

Hazuki

Yasui

BS 

Nursing