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Nazareth students present at Phi Alpha Theta history honor society conference

Nazareth College history honors students recently traveled to Pennsylvania to present at the eastern Pennsylvania and central/western New York Regional Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society conference at Mansfield University.

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Nazareth celebrates Class of 2022 at 95th Commencement ceremonies, May 13 and 14

Nazareth College is celebrating the Class of 2022 at its 95th Commencement ceremonies in the Golisano Training Center on campus. The graduate ceremonies are Friday, May 13, at 6 p.m., and the undergraduate ceremonies are Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m. 

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Nazareth honored for its evolving partnership with Greece schools

The Greece Central School District — the 10th largest in New York state — honored Nazareth at the Greece school board meeting May 3, 2022, with a Power of Partnership award for teaming up to support children and families through multiple interprofessional initiatives. 

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Nazareth welcomes Maureen Forrester Finney as provost

Nazareth College welcomes Maureen Forrester Finney, Ed.D., as the new provost, the College's chief academic officer. With more than 20 years of experience in innovative excellence in higher education leadership, Finney's role is to shape and maintain the Nazareth learning community to prepare future-ready changemaking Nazareth graduates. She begins on or about July 1, 2022.

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Rochester Mayor Malik Evans celebrates youth development leaders in the Rochester community

Rochester Mayor Malik Evans ‘17G praised youth development professionals in a talk at Nazareth College and proclaimed Tuesday, April 26, “Thank a Youth Worker Day.” 

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Nazareth junior Ivy Dulysz selected for civic engagement fellowship

Nazareth junior Ivy Dulysz '23, (they/she)a music therapy major, has been selected for a 2022 Newman Civic Fellowship for their service work pursuing equity for people with autism and other marginalized groups. Dulysz joins 172 student civic leaders from 38 states, Washington, D.C, and Mexico to make up the 2022-2023 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.

 

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Nazareth students curate exhibit to educate about the impact of redlining in neighborhoods

American Studies graduate student Arlene Lopez ’18, ’22G and public history student Jordyn Bagley ’24 curated the exhibit Confronting Relics of the Past: The History and Impact of Deed Restrictions and Redlining in Brighton, on display at the Brighton Memorial Library’s main lobby until April 30, as a project for Nazareth’s Center for Public History. 

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New music therapy equivalency certificate program

Students who studied music for their bachelor’s degree have a new way to become a music therapist through Nazareth College, without the need for a second degree.

 

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RISE aims to strengthen and diversify the early childhood workforce

Rochester Scholars for Early Intervention — known as Project RISE — is designed to strengthen the early childhood workforce and to promote the development and well-being of young children (ages 0-8) and children with different abilities. Nazareth is uniquely positioned to contribute to workforce development efforts as it is the only regional college with a broad mix of allied health and early childhood education courses offering this specialized interprofessional concentration.

 

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New Funding to Diversify the Teacher Pipeline

Nazareth College was awarded $975,000 in state Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) II grant funding for students who live in New York and are from racial/ethnic populations historically underrepresented in the teaching field — especially males of color. The program is open to underrepresented racial/ethnic populations of all genders and non-gendered students.

 

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Lifting up excellent teaching and student support

"We are a community who cares about each other as people," said President Beth Paul, Ph.D., at the 2022 Naz Teaching Excellence and Student Success Awards ceremony. “We really do things differently here.”

For individualized, holistic care, for guiding students' learning and their growth, and for bringing creative innovation to their work, Naz honored six faculty and staff on March 24, 2022. 

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“Why We Sing” for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s, April 2

Interactive and accessible “Why We Sing” for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s, April 2. Nazareth School of Music choirs & music therapy program partner with Alzheimer’s Association for concert where dancing and singing are welcome and encouraged.

 

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Naz alumna and elementary band director honored for enabling more students to play

By raising money and resources to enable more students with limited family finances to play a music instrument, Heather Taylor ‘08, ‘12G has built the largest elementary band program among the Greece Central School District’s 18 schools. Her commitment and work have garnered multiple awards. 

Among the latest: the 2021-2022 Dr. William P. Foster Project Community Development Award, a national recognition of quality band programs, teaching excellence, and community impact in historically underserved communities. Traditionally awarded to secondary teachers, Taylor was the only elementary music teacher awarded this year.

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Naz academic advisor's passion for guiding students earns her an award

Amanda Myers’ dedication for guiding transfer students to create their own college path has earned her an award. The Nazareth academic counselor will be honored with an Excellence in Advising award for Region One by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising at a regional conference in March.

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Naz clinics named RBJ 2022 Health Care Hero for innovation

The York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute at Nazareth College is being recognized and honored as a model for health care innovation with its unique collaboration across health and human services academic programs and clinics that serve the Rochester region. Rochester Business Journal has selected Nazareth College’s York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute (YWRI) as a 2022 Health Care Hero in the Health Care Innovation category.

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Nazareth College School of Business and Leadership hosts Women’s Leadership Workshop Series

Presented by Nazareth's School of Business and Leadership, Nazareth’s Women’s Leadership Workshop Series will focus on skills and tools to advance as effective, successful, and fulfilled leaders.

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New partnership for Naz students to pursue chiropractic or clinical nutrition advanced degrees

Students who'd like to become a chiropractic doctor or clinical nutritionist have new opportunities to start their education at Nazareth College and seamlessly move on for a graduate degree from Northeast College of Health Sciences (formerly New York Chiropractic College) in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

 

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Two Nazareth students study abroad as Gilman scholars

Two Nazareth College students looking to enrich their future careers in education are traveling to France and Austria in spring 2022 with the help of Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. 

 

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