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Postcard Project 2020 celebrates Naz graduates with a special delivery

Published May 08, 2020

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!

Nazareth graduates would have been graduating this Friday, May 8 (graduate and doctoral degrees) and Saturday, May 9 (undergraduates), at the College's Golisano Training Center before the COVID-19 crisis changed our world. Instead, all college students finished their semesters online, and for seniors, that meant not getting to finish out their college journeys with many of the on campus memories of their final semester.

Nazareth College faculty and staff wanted each graduate to know that they are still being thought of and celebrated, so the Nazareth community united for the Postcard Project 2020.

Within just one hour of sending the campus-wide email, the spreadsheet was full with more than 100 participants — including trustees from the broader community — signing up for the project from departments College-wide. Even more people wanted to take part, so they sent in videos or written greetings that are posted on a Nazareth webpage, Congratulations Class of 2020.

Postcards should be arriving in graduates' mailboxes by Friday, May 8.

Nazareth College is still hopeful to hold Commencement on the new date of July 18.

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Celebrating the Class of 2020

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.

Some of the many faculty and staff who wrote personal postcard messages to each Nazareth graduate.