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Nazareth Honors Staff Dedicated to Student Success

Published November 28, 2016

The Retention and Student Success Advisory Group of Nazareth College has announced the recipients of the first annual Student Success Awards. These awards are presented to faculty and staff that are committed to building, fostering, and advancing a culture of student success among the Nazareth community.

The recipient of the 2016 Mentor Award is Greg Foran, assistant professor and director of the college writing program in English and Communication. This award is given to an individual who helps students optimize their educational experience through opportunities or guidance that led to significant achievement.

The recipient of the 2016 Student Support Award is Jamie Fazio, director and Catholic chaplain in the Center for Spirituality. This award is presented to an individual who promotes student success through nurturing their connection to campus and making them feel like a supported member of the community. Honorable mentions for this award included Linda Crandall and Diana Krenzer.

The recipients of the 2016 Staff Innovation Award are Information Technology Services staff members Josh Loucks and Mike Scalise (Naz mobile app), and Christina Driessen (Conversation Partners Program). This award honors faculty and staff members who improve the quality, service level, or efficiency of a program, service or process, and therefore directly or indirectly impact the student experience through these creative innovations.

The 2016 Student Success Awards will be presented Wednesday, November 30 at 4:00 p.m. in the Forum of the Shults Center.


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 2,300 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.