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Neal J. Powless Hosts Inaugural Life’s Work Speaker Series, March 6

Published March 05, 2018

Nazareth College and the Center for Life’s Work are pleased to present Neal J. Powless ‘98 as the first participant in the Life’s Work Speaker Series on March 6 from 12:10-1:10 p.m. in the Forum of the Shults Center. Powless will deliver a talk on his life’s work spanning his experiences in professional sports, student affairs/higher education, cultural consulting, and film production. The presentation is free to attend and open to the Nazareth community. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y., 14618. The Life’s Work Speaker Series features accomplished alumni who return to campus to share their stories and journey in pursuing their life’s work.

Neal Powless is an athlete, scholar, filmmaker, and a traditional member of the Onondaga Nation and Eel Clan. Powless played lacrosse at Nazareth College while completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology before going on to play for five professional lacrosse teams and competing in six World Lacrosse Championships. Powless went on to earn his master’s degree in counseling at Syracuse University where he then served as a counselor in Career Services and later as assistant director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. He is recognized as a Ph.D. Fellow at the Samuel Irving Newhouse School of Public Communications.

As a filmmaker, Powless co-produced the major motion picture Crooked Arrows and the N.Y. Emmy Nominated documentary The Game of Life: Heart and Spirit of the Onondaga. Powless and his wife co-founded Indigenous Concepts Consulting to bridge Native American ideals and culture with organizations and individuals across the globe.

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Julie Long | Nazareth Chief Public Relations Officer | (585) 389-2456 |

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.