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Archive — 2022

Nazareth remembers professor, historian, and academic administrator Mary T. Bush

Nazareth is saddened to report the death of Mary T. Bush ’51, Ph.D., professor emerita of history and political science, and an untiring advocate for Nazareth. She was 94. 

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Nazareth supports student, faculty, and staff mental health through new collaborative

As mental health on college campuses continues to be a top priority, Nazareth is among six colleges and universities in New York state that are partnering to bring an innovative program to higher education to better support student, faculty, and staff well-being in times of individual or collective crisis.. Nazareth joins St. John Fisher University, Elmira College, SUNY Brockport, Northeast College of Health Sciences, and Le Moyne College in the pilot initiative to bring the Consortium on Trauma, Illness, & Grief — or TIG — to their institutions. 

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Nazareth alum returns to lead marketing

T.C. Pellett '98 joins Nazareth as the new director of marketing. In the position, Pellett will play a leadership role in expanding Nazareth's reach. He will connect students, alumni, and community members — here in Rochester and beyond — to the value of a Nazareth education and the values of the institution. He officially starts January 3, 2023.

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Nazareth College to become Nazareth University on June 1, 2023

In a historic move as Nazareth prepares to celebrate 100 years of educating its students, Nazareth's board of trustees voted to approve that the College will soon become Nazareth University. It is now with the New York State Board of Regents to approve Nazareth's university status.

Once approved, the name Nazareth University will officially take effect on June 1, 2023. The Nazareth community will thoughtfully transition to University over the next seven months.

 

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Millie’s Expansion to Enhance Student Experience

Nazareth College released plans to expand Millie's Cafe in the Lorette Wilmot Library in their current efforts to give this heart of campus more seating spaces and expand menu offerings.

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Nazareth alumna and special education teacher surprised with prestigious Milken Educator Award and $25,000

Nazareth alumna and Clyde-Savannah special education teacher Caitlin Garvey '11 received the surprise of a lifetime on November 4 when she was named one of the nation's best teachers during a schoolwide assembly of cheering students, appreciative colleagues, local dignitaries, and media. Garvey, who works with first, second, and third grades at Clyde-Savannah Elementary School, received the Milken Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation, which includes an unrestricted cash prize of $25,000.

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A local farm gives Naz students hope for the future of climate change

A field trip to see environmentally friendly practices at a local farm gave Nazareth students new understanding about agricultural strategies to address climate change.

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Damika Arnold joins Nazareth as new senior people officer

Nazareth welcomes Damika Arnold as its inaugural senior people officer. Arnold will lead campus-wide collaborative efforts to reimagine human resources and people-development functions at Nazareth. She started on October 31.

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Livia Sales-Genovés returns to Casa Hispana as full-time director

Casa Hispana at Nazareth College welcomes Livia Sales-Genovés as its new full-time director. She has volunteered with Casa Hispana for the past seven years and is thrilled to begin her role as director.

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Nazareth’s LifePrep@Naz honored with Cornerstone Award from The Arc of Monroe

Nazareth College is celebrating more than a decade since first opening its doors as home to LifePrep@Naz, an innovative program providing a fully immersive on-campus college experience for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Monroe is now honoring Nazareth with this year’s Cornerstone Award. It was presented at the 2022 A Toast to The Arc gala on October 21 for Nazareth’s integral part in sustaining and building The Arc of Monroe and supporting its programs and services. LifePrep@Naz is a reciprocal partnership between Nazareth College and two community partners: Victor Central School District and The Arc of Monroe.

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Christie Smith is new dean of first year admissions

Christie Smith joins Nazareth College as the new dean of first year admissions. In her position, Smith will work collaboratively across the Nazareth community with all academic departments and student services areas. 

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Shannon Lecture Series opens with Paul Wadell, November 10

"What kind of life is truly worth living? "Who should I be?" Paul Wadell, Ph.D., will discuss how to live vocationally along every step of a personal journey as the first keynote speaker in Nazareth's 2022-23 Shannon Lecture Series on Thursday, November 10, at 7 p.m., in the Otto Shults Community Center Forum. It is free and open to the public. 

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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 Glazer Music Performance Center.

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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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