News Archive

Archive — 2022

Nazareth and St. John Fisher team up to bring survivor & mental health advocate to speak to students

Nazareth College’s Health and Counseling Services and Office of Veterans Services is partnering with St. John Fisher’s University’s Health and Wellness Center and Student Government Association to bring award-winning global speaker, best-selling author, and documentary filmmaker Kevin Hines to Rochester to speak as a suicide prevention and mental health advocate.

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Nazareth Occupational Therapy program three-year pass rate is perfect

Nazareth College’s B.S./M.S. in Occupational Therapy program is celebrating three consecutive years with a 100 percent passing rate on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (or NBCOT) exam.

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New Casa Italiana Director Joëlle Carota comes full circle from her time as Italian exchange student

Transformative experiences while studying at Nazareth College a decade ago as an exchange student from Italy attracted Joëlle Carota, Ph.D., back to campus as the new director of the Casa Italiana and a visiting assistant professor of Italian.

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Chemistry professor William Lammela teaching in Ireland as a Fulbright scholar

William Lammela, Ph.D., professor of analytical chemistry, is bringing active learning and an environmental focus to teaching this semester in Dublin, Ireland, as a 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Scholar.

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Natalie Wexler speaks October 19 on how to narrow the knowledge gap

How do elementary schools nationwide move the needle on stronger reading skills for all students? Education expert Natalie Wexler, author of The Knowledge Gap and co-author of The Writing Revolution, says the answer is to focus on more than teaching comprehension skills by adding content-rich subjects like social studies and science to build students’ knowledge beginning in kindergarten. Wexler brings her keynote address, The Knowledge Gap: What it is and How to Narrow it, to Nazareth College on October 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shults Center Forum. 

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Pioneering Journalist Jane Pauley is the headliner at Naz Weekend, October 21-23

One of broadcasting’s most respected journalists and host of CBS Sunday Morning, Jane Pauley is headlining Nazareth College’s first-ever Naz Weekend in October. Pauley will be the keynote speaker as Nazareth welcomes alumni, students, families, faculty, staff, donors, and the Rochester community for its biggest and brightest celebration — combining homecoming, reunion, and family weekend into one. Naz Weekend takes place October 21-23, 2022, with Pauley speaking on Saturday, October 22, at 10 a.m., in the Nazareth College Arts Center’s Callahan Theater.

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Nazareth ranks among the best in U.S News & World Report's 2022-23 Best Colleges

The 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges guide has again ranked Nazareth College in the top tier of colleges and universities for Best Regional Universities North, at No. 40. The College is also earning accolades in other recent rankings.

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Nazareth College welcomes Eleanor Oi as new director of student engagement and leadership

Nazareth College welcomes Eleanor Oi as the new director of student engagement and leadership. Oi’s role will be to manage all aspects of student engagement, including creating, implementing, and facilitating opportunities for co-curricular learning and student leadership development. She begins her position on September 12. 

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Nazareth students honored at National Philanthropy Day for intergenerational learning with St. John’s elders

Nazareth students studying aging alongside elders, and together supporting community nonprofit organizations, were honored September 9, 2022, with an Outstanding Young People in Philanthropy award. The Genesee Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals presented nine awards recognizing contributions that make our region a great place to live, work, play, and age well.

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Nazareth launches the Safe@Naz app

Nazareth College is introducing Safe@Naz, a new personal safety mobile app that provides students, faculty, staff, and community members an immediate connection to resources in an emergency, becomes the primary communication tool with Nazareth Campus Safety, and provides quick and easy access to safety resources (on and off campus) and departments (on campus).

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Nazareth College announces Janet Anderson as executive director of Expansive Naz

Nazareth College is committed to transformative education for its second century and has hired Executive Director of Expansive Naz Janet Anderson to help lead that charge. She began at Nazareth on July 25. 

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Nazareth College director of Residence Life is honored

Nazareth College Director of Residence Life and Community Standards Vicky Gebel is receiving accolades for her commitment to students along with her integrity and personalized approach to student development. She was awarded the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education: NASPA Region II Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional of the Year award at the annual conference hosted in June in Niagara Falls, New York.

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Recent Nazareth graduate Adrien Stone earns international X-Culture business award

Working with three student teammates around the globe to help a backpack business expand has earned Adrien Stone '22 top global honors in a competition against more than 6,100 students from 171 universities.

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Nazareth named a 2022-23 College of Distinction

Nazareth College has been named a 2022-2023 College of Distinction — recognizing the College’s commitment to instilling the skills that allow students to become impactful changemakers who learn, grow, and succeed through Nazareth’s many opportunities for engaged and experiential learning.

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Nazareth College hosts summer college fair July 14

Nazareth College welcomes college-bound students from across central and western New York to campus for a walk-in summer college fair.

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Nazareth students earn a record 10 Gilman Scholarships

Nazareth changemakers are making their mark worldwide as a record 10 students were selected as Gilman Scholars in the 2021-22 academic year, including eight students this spring. Several Nazareth Gilman scholars are attending programs this summer through Nazareth partners in Austria; England and Northern Ireland; and Italy, with two set to head to London this fall. 

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Nazareth students awarded Phi Kappa Phi study abroad grants

Three Nazareth students have received study abroad grants from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

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Ray Cruz named director of Campus Safety at Nazareth

Nazareth College is proud to name Ray Cruz as the College’s director of Campus Safety. He has been a member of Nazareth’s Department of Campus Safety for more than a decade, has a wealth of higher education public safety experience, and prides himself on the relationships he’s forged.

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Nazareth partners with PeerForward to bring first generation students to and through college

Several hundred high school students from more than 70 schools across the country, including the Rochester, New York area, are heading to Nazareth College this summer, July 11-31, for a life-changing experience intended to guide more young people to and through college. Nazareth is teaming up for a new partnership with PeerForward, a national nonprofit organization that uses an engaging peer-to-peer model to guide students in under-resourced schools to pursue four-year college degrees.

 

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Nazareth College names new Konar Center Director Beth Lilach

Nazareth College welcomes Beth Lilach as the incoming executive director of the Konar Center for Tolerance and Jewish Studies. She comes to Nazareth with many years of experience working in various educational and leadership roles in Jewish studies.

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