Celebrating our Centennial

September 2024 marks 100 years of challenges overcome and successes earned since Nazareth’s founding in response to the needs of the time.

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A two-year celebration

To commemorate and honor this incredible milestone, we are planning collaborations, celebrations, and impact during the year before and after Sept. 24, 2024, to advance Nazareth’s work to lead through empathy, equity, and innovation.

We will share opportunities to reflect on our heritage and take action as courageous changemakers who are open to possibilities and passionate about changing the world around us for the better.

Reflect on our heritage

  • Faces of Nazareth: Any member of the Naz community can be part of this commemorative art mosaic project. See the instructions and draw your self-portrait on the Faces of Nazareth Drawing Form.
  • Naz Centennial History Book: Alumni from any year are encouraged to take part between August 2023 and February 2024.
  • Nazareth Centennial Podcast: Professor Timothy Kneeland features people and stories from Nazareth’s first 100 years.
  • Time capsule collection: Mail items to the Alumni Engagement office to offer for the centennial time capsule that’s being created. You also can give items to the Naz archive.

Learn and take action

  • Centennial Summits: Our first Centennial Summit focuses on the topic of human rights in Burma. Entitled "Burmese Changemakers Living in Exile: Frontline Reports on Land Rights, Religious Freedom, Burmese Jewry, and Gendered Violence," this Centennial Summit takes place on October 10 from 9 am - 4 pm. Those interested in attending can register here. A second Centennial Summit is being organized for spring 2024, regarding responsible technology and artificial intelligence. Details on this event and more coming soon.
  • Leadership talks: Tune in virtually to hear from some of Nazareth's leaders and learn about what's happening now on campus.
  • Faculty lectures: It's back to school! Relive your time in the classroom learning from Nazareth's beloved faculty.
  • Global Days of Service: Live out Nazareth's mission and vision through volunteer-led opportunities to engage in your local community.

Ideas for former stables site

Background: The Sisters of St. Joseph, Nazareth’s founders, once kept horses in a small paddock and barn between Golisano Academic Center and Golisano Training Center. The horses and the wooden structures (which became structurally unsound and unsafe) are gone, and we’re inviting ideas of ways to honor the original use of the space and reimagine it for the next 100 years.

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Centennial Communications

Information for Naz faculty and staff: Centennial Communications