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Nazareth Celebrates 91st Commencement, May 13

Published May 01, 2018

Nazareth will celebrate its 91st annual Commencement ceremony at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y., on Sunday, May 13, 2018 with an address from Michael Park ‘90, Broadway star of Dear Evan Hansen. Park will deliver the address to the Class of 2018 in a joint ceremony with 401 undergraduate students, 130 graduate students, 46 doctorate of physical therapy students. The Nazareth ceremony begins at 9:45 a.m. For more information, please contact Julie Long, chief public relations officer of Nazareth College at (585) 389-2456.

Park is currently starring on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen, in the role he originated, as Larry Murphy. Dear Evan Hansen was named Best Musical at the 2017 Tony Awards. He also originated the Broadway role of Angus Tuck in Tuck Everlasting (2016), as well as Monty in the Off-Broadway production of Violet (1997). He may be best known for his TV portrayal of Jack Snyder on As the World Turns, a role he began in 1997 and held for 13 years. Park earned two consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in As the World Turns.

For the first time, Nazareth will be offering a live stream of the ceremony for family and friends unable to attend. Watch the Nazareth College Commencement live here on May 13 at 9:45 a.m.


For More Information

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 2,300 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.