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Nazareth University sees record interest and Class of 2028 applications at historic level

As Nazareth University celebrates its centennial in 2024, it is seeing record interest from prospective students for the fall. Nazareth received the largest number of first-year applications in the school’s 100 years — more than 5,000  — representing all 50 states and 70 countries. That is a 44% increase in first-year applications from 2023. 

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Nazareth celebrates its first Commencement ceremonies as University, May 17 & 18

Nazareth University has a lot to celebrate: Its Class of 2024 is the first class graduating from the renamed Nazareth University and Nazareth turns 100 this year, making this year’s grads also the final graduating class of Nazareth’s first century! The 97th Commencement ceremonies take place in the Golisano Training Center on campus. The graduate ceremony is Friday evening, May 17, at 6 p.m., and two undergraduate ceremonies are Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All ceremonies will be livestreamed.

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Nazareth students earn honors at Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society conference

Nazareth University students presented original research papers at the Central/Western New York Regional Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society conference on April 27, 2024, at University of Buffalo.

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Awards put a spotlight on dedication and excellence in guiding and teaching Nazareth students

Stories of joy, dedication, and exemplary work shared at Nazareth University’s annual Teaching Excellence & Student Success Awards offer glimpses into how Nazareth students are so well prepared for their life’s work.

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Nazareth welcomes delegation from sister city Rennes, France

Nazareth University welcomed a delegation from Rennes, France, to the French House on campus in early April. They were joined by Rennes-Rochester sister city partners — all to discuss Nazareth’s current and future study abroad and exchange programs in Rennes. The sister city partnership, conceived by President Eisenhower in 1956 to secure peace around the world, is 60 years strong in Rochester, the longest in the history of the United States.


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Schumer, Gillibrand secure $250,000 for Nazareth to improve access to mental health services

Nazareth University will expand mental health clinic services on campus for the Rochester community, thanks to $250,000 in funding secured by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The Nazareth grant is part of more than $3 million in the fiscal year 2024 appropriations package to support health care and supportive services to underserved communities and to improve health care infrastructure.

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Crazy for You musical hits the stage at Nazareth's Arts Center, April 4-7

The beloved musical Crazy for You hits the stage at Nazareth University Arts Center’s Callahan Theatre, April 4-7. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience filled with dazzling performances, toe-tapping dances, and live music. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. April 4-6 and at 2 p.m. on April 7. Tickets are $15 ($13 for seniors). Tickets and details are available online or call the Nazareth Arts Center Box Office at 585-389-2170.

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School of Music’s Jared Chase is recognized for his dedication to creating music opportunities for student musicians county-wide

Nazareth University’s Director of Wind Studies Jared Chase, D.M.A., will receive the 2023-24 Richard H. Snook Memorial Award from the Monroe County School Music Association, or MCSMA, for his commitment to music education and his contributions to creating experiences and opportunities for Monroe County students.

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Community Youth Development Director Kia Brooks named to Governor Hochul’s Interfaith Advisory Council executive committee

Nazareth University’s new director of the community youth development undergraduate program — Kia C. Brooks — is a well-known, third-generation pastor in Rochester who was recently tapped to be an executive committee member of Governor Kathy Hochul’s New York State Interfaith Advisory Council. The council’s mission is to build and foster relationships with faith leaders across New York state’s communities. 


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