The Building A Legacy Conference is back!
Saturday, February 26th 2022
9:45am - 4:00pm
The Building A Legacy Student Leadership Conference is back for next semester! The Building A Legacy Conference is Daemen's very own student conference where both aspiring and experienced student leaders can learn from one another about best practices in being a leader here at Daemen. This half day conference will provide students the opportunity to learn from one another and to learn from our distinguished Daemen alumni.
Looking to present to your peers? Submit a session proposal! Submit your session proposal by clicking here. Session Proposals are due January 14th, 2022. Notification of session approval will go out on January 21st, 2022. More info about presenting can be found by clicking here.
- Kathryn Hammer, Director of Alumni Relations
- Heather Maclin, Director of Student Activities
- 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
2022 Conference Agenda
9:30am-10:00am | Wick Lobby
10:00am-10:45am | Wick Social Room
Welcome: Dr. Greg Nayor
Keynote Introduction: Dr. Greg Nayor
Keynote Speaker: TBD
11:00am-11:50am | Various Locations in DS & RIC
Breakout Session #1
12:00pm-1:30pm | Wick Social Room
Lunch & Leader Panel
Panelists: Amanda Best '16, Kari Achatz '07, Panel Member #3: TBD
1:45pm-2:35pm | Various Locations in DS & RIC
Breakout Session #2
2:50pm-3:40pm | Various Locations in DS & RIC
Breakout Session #3
3:45pm-4:00pm | Wick Social Room
Closing: Dr. Greg Nayor
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 this year's guests.
Kari Achatz '07
Middle School Visual Arts Teacher | Nichols School
Learn more about Kari Achatz '07 on her website.
Amanda Q. Best '16, BS, MAOL
Business Administration - Marketing
Learning Specialist, Talent Development | Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York Inc.
Learn more about Amanda Q. Best '16 on Linkedin.
David A. Johnson ‘10, ‘16
Interdisciplinary studies, Leadership & Innovation-Higher Education
Director of College Counseling | Buffalo Prep
Learn more about David A. Johnson ‘10, ‘16 on LinkedIn.
Below we will list the student presenters for this year's conference. Want to be featured here and present to your peers? Then submit a session proposal today! Session proposals are due by January 14th. Notifications on selected sessions will be sent on January 21st. Students can earn $100 for their session so don't delay and submit yours today!
Required Attendance Information
Attendance at this year's conference is required for a number of student leader positions. Students who plan to apply or return to these positions will be required to attend. Below is a list of student leader positions that should plan to register for the event:
- Admissions Event Assistant
- Campus Activities Team (CAT)
- Diversity Ambassador (DA)
- Graduation Week Committee Member
- Greek Life/Inter-Greek Alliance (IGA)
- Orientation Leader & Senior Orientation Leader (OL, SOL)
- Peer Mentor
- Resident Assistant (RA)
- Social Media Team
- Student Alumni Ambassador (SAA)
- Student Government Association (SGA)
- Student Traditions Committee Member
- Tour Guide (TG)
- Wick Building Manager
- Wildcat Wellness (WW)