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Outstanding Alumni Awards

Brooke Redding ’09, ’11G

GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) Award Winner

Brooke Redding ’09, ’11G embodies Nazareth’s commitment to intellectual and ethical values through her professionalism and dedication to improving the lives of others.

Brooke graduated from Nazareth with a doctorate of physical therapy. Since September 2011, she has worked as a physical therapist at Mary Cariola Children’s Center in Rochester, N.Y., providing services to students with disabilities ages 2 to 21. She also provides physical therapy services for patients of Highland Hospital.

Brooke carries a diverse and complex caseload and incorporates a variety of evidence-based techniques to meet individualized goals. She is proactive in finding solutions to improve client care. Brooke was instrumental in the recent acquisition of a LiteGait at Mary Cariola. This is a training device that provides an ideal environment for physical therapy for a wide range of patients. She completed research for the suitable device and also secured the donation of a treadmill that fits underneath. Brooke’s decision to work at Mary Cariola is a testament to her character, her compassion, and her love of the children she serves. Amid a myriad of career choices in her field, she chose to work at a place that not only enhances her career, but also enriches the community.

Brooke’s connection to Nazareth and the physical therapy program remains strong. In 2011, she assisted as a part-time lab instructor for the P.T. department and still assists with various labs and courses. She was also involved in a research project at Nazareth that appears in the June 2014 issue of the Physical Therapy Journal. Brooke personifies Nazareth’s values of lifelong learning, compassion, and service to others.


Nancy Griffin Shadd ’64

Nancy Griffin Shadd ’64 embodies Nazareth’s commitment to lifelong learning and service to others.

Nancy graduated from Nazareth with a major in speech correction and also received a master’s in speech-language pathology from SUNY Geneseo in 1969. She completed a certificate of advanced study in education administration from SUNY Brockport in 1988. Nancy has put her degrees to use in several educational institutions, including Monroe #1 BOCES, where she served as principal and then director of support services until her retirement in 2003. Her volunteer work also exemplifies the passion for lifelong learning she says began at Nazareth. She currently serves as the co-president of the Fairport Area Branch of the American Association of University Women, a national organization that promotes equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. She also sits on the Board of Trustees at the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House in Rochester, N.Y.

Nancy’s connection to Nazareth has never waned. Formerly the president of Nazareth’s alumni board, she has always acted as the class of 1964’s liaison to the College, including helping to plan several successful reunions. She has also volunteered her time for alumni scholarship search committees, Nazareth’s strategic planning committee, and the alumni mentor program. Nancy’s gift of time and talent to the College demonstrates her strong commitment to Nazareth’s past, present, and future.


Colleen Fallon Arnold ’79

Colleen Fallon Arnold ’79 graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business economics from Nazareth College in 1979 and a master’s in business administration from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management in 1981.

Colleen began her career at the IBM Corporation shortly thereafter and is now Senior Vice President, Sales & Distribution, accountable for revenue, profit, and client satisfaction in North America and Europe, and IBM’s industry client segment globally. In this role she has responsibility for IBM’s worldwide results, which exceeded $100 billion in 2013.

In her previous role as Senior Vice President, Application Management Services, Colleen led IBM in providing clients with an integrated approach to managing their application portfolios, including the buildout of IBM’s Global Business Services (GBS) delivery capability model.

Other senior positions at IBM include general manager, GBS Strategy, Global Consulting Services and Service Oriented Architecture, Global Industries and Global Application Services; and general manager of Northeast Europe, including eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and South Africa, responsible for revenue, profit, and client satisfaction for the full range of IBM products and services in these regions. Colleen also served as general manager, IBM Global Services Australia and New Zealand, where she led a team delivering the integrated technology for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In other positions, Colleen played a key role preparing IBM clients for the Year 2000 transition and led IBM’s efforts in the emerging business areas of wireless computing and digital media.

Colleen is a member of IBM’s Performance Team of senior executives as well as the IBM Client Experience team. She serves on the Board of Directors for Cardinal Health and the Whitman Advisory Council at Syracuse University.

Colleen credits her time at Nazareth with giving her the edge that she needed to start a business career.

To nominate an alum for consideration for the 2015 Outstanding Alumni Awards, go to go.naz.edu/nominate-alumni.

Brooke Redding

Brooke Redding '09, '11G

Nancy Griffin Shadd

Nancy Griffin Shadd '64

Colleen Fallon Arnold

Colleen Fallon Arnold '79