Nazareth College is proud to announce that for the first time ever, it was named a Presidential Awardee in the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The distinction is the highest honor a college or university can receive, at the federal level, for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
One of only five schools selected, Nazareth was cited for its achievements in special focus area, early childhood education, which aligns with the President’s education and innovation priorities. Each year since the Honor Roll’s inception in 2006, Nazareth has been named to this prestigious list, twice making the "with distinction" category. This year, more than 1,000 colleges and universities applied to the Honor Roll.
“Nazareth has a long history of service learning and civic engagement, and believes strongly in preparing our graduates to be active leaders and participants in an ever changing world,” said Nazareth College President Daan Braveman. “As our mission statement says, we attempt to foster in our students dedication to the ideal of community service. We are honored to receive this prestigious award – and owe much of it to the students themselves. They are the energy driving our commitment and they are the ones who make it all happen.”
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.