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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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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 students honored at National Philanthropy Day for intergenerational learning with St. John’s elders

Nazareth students studying aging alongside elders, and together supporting community nonprofit organizations, were honored September 9, 2022, with an Outstanding Young People in Philanthropy award. The Genesee Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals presented nine awards recognizing contributions that make our region a great place to live, work, play, and age well.

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Nazareth College announces Janet Anderson as executive director of Expansive Naz

Nazareth College is committed to transformative education for its second century and has hired Executive Director of Expansive Naz Janet Anderson to help lead that charge. She began at Nazareth on July 25. 

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Recent Nazareth graduate Adrien Stone earns international X-Culture business award

Working with three student teammates around the globe to help a backpack business expand has earned Adrien Stone '22 top global honors in a competition against more than 6,100 students from 171 universities.

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Nazareth named a 2022-23 College of Distinction

Nazareth College has been named a 2022-2023 College of Distinction — recognizing the College’s commitment to instilling the skills that allow students to become impactful changemakers who learn, grow, and succeed through Nazareth’s many opportunities for engaged and experiential learning.

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Nazareth students earn a record 10 Gilman Scholarships

Nazareth changemakers are making their mark worldwide as a record 10 students were selected as Gilman Scholars in the 2021-22 academic year, including eight students this spring. Several Nazareth Gilman scholars are attending programs this summer through Nazareth partners in Austria; England and Northern Ireland; and Italy, with two set to head to London this fall. 

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Nazareth students awarded Phi Kappa Phi study abroad grants

Three Nazareth students have received study abroad grants from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

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Nazareth College names new Konar Center Director Beth Lilach

Nazareth College welcomes Beth Lilach as the incoming executive director of the Konar Center for Tolerance and Jewish Studies. She comes to Nazareth with many years of experience working in various educational and leadership roles in Jewish studies.

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Nazareth students present at Phi Alpha Theta history honor society conference

Nazareth College history honor society 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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