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Nazareth College Hosts CGI U Regional Meet and Greet

Published September 12, 2017

Nazareth College welcomes all area college students who were selected for CGI U 2017 to attend a meet and greet on Friday, September 15 from 3 – 4:00 p.m. in the Lipson Lounge of the Nazareth Arts Center. The event is being hosted in collaboration with SUNY Geneseo and Hobart and William Smith Colleges in preparation of the CGI U meeting held this October in Boston. 

This meet and greet will be an excellent chance for CGI U attendees to prepare for the event next month at Northeastern University. The event will provide opportunity to network with Rochester area college students selected to attend CGI U 2017 and share their Commitment to Action by making an informal two-minute presentation of their project to the group. Additionally, students will be able to learn more about the CGI U experience from past attendees.

Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Bill Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. 

Five Nazareth College students are presenting their social innovation projects at the 10th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2017 at Northeastern University in Boston next month.

Nazareth College CGI U Commitments to Action that have been accepted:

Student Name: Shaina Louis (Business Administration major, 2018)

Name of CGI U Commitment to Action: My Foot is Still too Big for the Glass Slipper

Faculty Advisor: Advisement  through Nazareth College School of Management

Focus Area: Poverty Alleviation

Summary of CGI U Commitment to Action: Shaina is returning to CGI U following the success of her 2015 Commitment to Action, My Foot is Too Big for the Glass Slipper. That project connected female artisans in Haiti with employment opportunities. Her new project, My Foot Is Still Too Big For The Glass Slipper is focused on enhancing the lives of female inmates in prisons in Haiti. This initiative will provide hygiene items for inmates and a summer camp with meals for their children.

 

Student Name: Aubrey Baldauf (Social Work major, 2019)

Name of CGI U Commitment to Action: Smoothiepharm

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Leanne Charlesworth, Professor in Social Work

Focus Area: Public Health

Summary of CGI U Commitment to Action: Aubrey’s goal is to improve the health and nutrition knowledge of low-income individuals in Rochester. Her commitment is to teach people how to create healthy smoothies, starting a movement among low-income residents in transitional housing towards better health by making nutritious foods appealing and accessible.

 

Students’ Names: Alexandria Lovejoy (Nursing major, 2019) Caitlyn Paris-Woods (Nursing major, 2019)

Name of CGI U Commitment to Action: Woman to Woman

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Dahl Maher, Associate Professor and Chair in Nursing, Coordinator of Nursing Global Studies and Director of the Public Health Program

Focus Area: Public Health

Summary of CGI U Commitment to Action: The goal of Woman to Woman is to provide women with jobs who are seeking financial freedom and to benefit maternal and infant health in Kerala, India. The project would collaborate in partnership with local agencies in Kerala to create or support an already existing organization to develop and sustain baby boxes, boxes which contain needed supplies to care for newborns, within the community.

 

Student Name: Alyssa Gibson (Public Health major, 2019)

Name of CGI U Commitment to Action: Healthy Living in the Inner City

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Dahl Maher, Associate Professor and Chair in Nursing, Coordinator of Nursing Global Studies and Director of the Public Health Program

Focus Area: Public Health

Summary of CGI U Commitment to Action: Allysa plans to work with surrounding elementary schools in collaboration with her public health peers and advisors to educate children about the importance of proper hygiene techniques. Through her project, Allysa will provide the knowledge, skills and proper hygiene tools promote good health.

 

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Julie Long | Chief PR Officer | 585-389-2456 or jlong2@naz.edu

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 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life's work.