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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Nazareth launches the Safe@Naz app

Nazareth College is introducing Safe@Naz, a new personal safety mobile app that provides students, faculty, staff, and community members an immediate connection to resources in an emergency, becomes the primary communication tool with Nazareth Campus Safety, and provides quick and easy access to safety resources (on and off campus) and departments (on campus).

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Nazareth College director of Residence Life is honored

Nazareth College Director of Residence Life and Community Standards Vicky Gebel is receiving accolades for her commitment to students along with her integrity and personalized approach to student development. She was awarded the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education: NASPA Region II Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional of the Year award at the annual conference hosted in June in Niagara Falls, New York.

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Ray Cruz named director of Campus Safety at Nazareth

Nazareth College is proud to name Ray Cruz as the College’s director of Campus Safety. He has been a member of Nazareth’s Department of Campus Safety for more than a decade, has a wealth of higher education public safety experience, and prides himself on the relationships he’s forged.

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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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Goat Yoga makes its return on April 26

After high popularity in the fall, goat yoga returns to campus for Naz students! As final exams quickly approach, Nazareth knows how much students need opportunities to relieve stress. Goat yoga is a perfect activity to not only provide physical wellness but mental and emotional wellness, too.

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Special Olympics awards Naz student a grant to promote inclusion on campus

Rachel Hance, president of Special Olympics Club@Naz and a junior communication sciences & disorders major, has been awarded a grant from Special Olympics to advance Unified Sports at Nazareth. Unified Sports brings together Nazareth students and Special Olympics athletes to play together and celebrate abilities.

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Nazareth College Commencement speaker Ruth B. Turner addresses graduates May 13 and 14

Ruth B. Turner, a champion of children and families who supervises education in the state as a member of the Board of Regents, will be Nazareth’s Commencement speaker on May 13 and 14, 2022.

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Sodexo awards Stop Hunger grant to Nazareth's Oak Tree Food Pantry

Sodexo Facilities and Dining Programs awarded the Oak Tree Food Pantry with a grant of $1,000 to continue the student-run pantry’s mission — to serve as an on-campus resource for students, staff, and faculty who struggle with food insecurity. 

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Hickey Center Executive Director Muhammad Shafiq honored for his interfaith work

Muhammad Shafiq, Ph.D. has been recognized by The New York State Council of Churches (NYSCOC)  with the Excellence in Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Award.

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