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Archive — 2020

Nazareth College now offers CFP board registered certificate program in financial planning

Financial planning professionals who want to become certified financial planners can now get prepared and qualified to take the exam through Nazareth College.

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Born for this — new School of Music Director Davies brings a life-long love of music to Nazareth

Davies, who holds a doctorate in musical arts, came to Nazareth College this July to lead the School of Music.

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Getting to know: Josh Newby, Assistant Professor in Chemistry & Biochemistry

What advice would chemistry Prof. Josh Newby, Ph.D., give to his teenage self? "You are more capable than you think you are. Take more time to relax and enjoy life as it happens. Don’t let disappointment get you down. The Star Wars prequels will pass."

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The Department of Justice Awards Nazareth Nearly $300K for Peer-to-Peer Education to reduce sexual violence

Nazareth College pursued and received a nearly $300,000 grant awarded from the Department of Justice to fund an innovative project that will engage and train current college students to be peer-to-peer educators in an effort to prevent and reduce sexual violence on campus.

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Nazareth Ranked as "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2021 guide has again ranked Nazareth College in the top tier of colleges and universities for Best Regional Universities-North, at No. 45, based on academic quality indicators such as graduation rates and faculty resources. The region covers 11 states and the District of Columbia. The 2021 edition also rates Nazareth highly as a Best Value School, at No. 29 in the region, and at No. 21 as a Best College for Veterans.

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Nazareth College named to Princeton Review’s “Best 386 Colleges” Guide for 2021

Nazareth College is proud to be on the list for the 13th consecutive year as one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.

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"A classroom full of beds" is how Vicky Gebel approaches Residential Life

Vicky Gebel, Nazareth's new director of residence life and community standards, is in her 13th year working in collegiate residential life — plus a year as resident assistant herself. She originally studied to be a teacher. "I still consider myself an educator," she says. "My classroom is just full of beds now instead of desks!"

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School of Education Earns National Accreditation

Nazareth College’s School of Education has earned national accreditation of its educator certification programs from the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

 

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Grants fund York Institute clinics

Two grants totaling $40,000 from the Glover-Crask Charitable Trust are providing support to educate future health care professionals, form community partnerships, and provide care to underserved people from the Rochester area through Nazareth College's nationally recognized on-campus clinics in the York Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute (York Institute).

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Nazareth College Launches Mentor Collective Program to Increase Student Persistence and Connection

Nazareth College officially announced the implementation of a new program aimed to support College-wide goals of increasing retention and student sense of belonging. This fall, incoming students at Nazareth College were invited to be matched with upper-division students through Nazareth's Mentor Collective (Big Flyer/Little Flyer Program), a social mentorship program that supports students' persistence and connection to the school.

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Nazareth College’s 10th President Elizabeth Paul, Ph.D., begins July 1

Nazareth College welcomes new President Elizabeth "Beth" L. Paul, Ph.D., as she officially starts her tenure as Nazareth's 10th president on July 1.

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Nazareth College has top undergraduate and graduate programs in Rochester in RBJ 2020 Reader Rankings

Nazareth College's undergraduate and graduate programs are earning top marks in the Rochester region in the new 2020 Reader Ranking Awards from the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record.

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Naz Giving Day surpasses its goal in support of students

The Nazareth College community showed the world it is better together while surpassing its goals on  Naz Giving Day.

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Lisa Durant-Jones named interim vice president for Community and Belonging at Nazareth College


Nazareth College has named Lisa Durant-Jones as interim vice president for Community and Belonging for the 2020-21 year, starting August 1, 2020. She is moving into the role after serving as the associate vice president for Academic Affairs and Graduate Initiatives since July 2017.

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Nazareth President Braveman and incoming President Paul respond to recent incidents of racism

We watched with horror and disgust the video of a Minneapolis police officer killing George Floyd, a black man who was handcuffed and held to the ground for over eight minutes with a knee to his neck while other officers watched. This killing came in the wake of the recent killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man out for a run in Georgia. Then, while not involving a killing, there was the recent incident in Central Park where a white woman called the police because Christian Cooper, a black man who was bird watching, asked her to put her dog on a leash as required by Park rules. She called the police claiming that an African American man was threatening her. These recent incidents of intentional racism occurred against the backdrop of the structural racism that reveals itself in the disproportionate COVID-19 illness and death rates among people of color.

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Nazareth College begins fall semester on campus on August 17

Nazareth is planning changes to the College's fall academic calendar. Minimizing population travel and movement has proved a key strategy in maximizing the health and safety of communities by reducing potential exposure and transmission of the COVID-19 virus. In light of the potential for future waves of the virus, particularly in the fall months, the new schedule allows the College to maximize time on campus and reduces the impact of large-scale travel:

Nazareth plans to start classes on August 17 on campus.

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Nazareth hosting Class of 2020 Commencement ceremonies as online event, July 18

In the context of current and projected limitations regarding large group gatherings mandated by New York state, Nazareth College has come to the difficult decision to host its Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremonies as an online event on July 18.

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Nazareth College committed to on-campus college experience in fall 2020

Nazareth College is focused on the future and has multiple teams planning for an on-campus college experience for the fall semester. With the prioritization of safety and student success at the forefront, the College expects to offer in-person classes in the fall. Protocols will be in place to protect the health and safety of students, employees, and the larger community due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Interprofessional education makes Nazareth a finalist for Phi Kappa Phi Excellence in Innovation Award

The national Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that Nazareth College is among three finalists for the honor society's 2020 Excellence in Innovation Award. The $100,000 award, given once every two years, recognizes one institution of higher learning for achievement in finding powerful answers to important local, regional, national, or global challenges. The 2020 recipient will be announced Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

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Postcard Project 2020 celebrates Naz graduates with a special delivery

Nazareth College graduates are not able to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas for what was their original Commencement weekend, so Nazareth faculty and staff are sending congratulations to them with the Postcard Project 2020!

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