Nazareth Puts Focus on Veterans in March Events

Published February 13, 2017

Nazareth College is hosting two events for student veterans in the month of March that will focus on their success and well being. This will include a networking event on March 8, and a film screening of “Thank You for Your Service” with a panel discussion on March 22.

The Veterans’ Networking Event will take place in the Forum of the Shults Center on March 8 from 5:30-8 p.m. [cancelled due to weather] and will include cocktails and snacks, dinner, as well as a guest speaker. Community professionals are invited to join student veterans from Nazareth College and Monroe Community College to build relationships, share experiences, and provide mentorship as the students prepare to join the local workforce. Register for this free event, open to the Nazareth and Rochester community

Additionally, the College is hosting a film screening of “Thank You for Your Service,” an award winning documentary about the failed mental health policies of the U.S. military and the tragic consequences. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with three veteran affairs specialists from the Rochester area. The film will be shown on March 22, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Forum in the Shults Center. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y., 14618. This event is free and open to the public.

Panel discussion members will include Todd Baxter, director of the Veterans Outreach Center in Rochester, Anthony Ziarnowski, Ph.D., director of the Vet Center in Rochester, and Kelly Noyes, member of the community care team at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.. For more information contact Leanne Charlesworth at or 585-389-2755; Chad VanGorder at or 585-389-5017.

Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,200 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.