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Nazareth CollegeALUMNI & FRIENDSMay 2022

Congratulations, class of 2022

95th Commencement celebrates new alumni

In three ceremonies, over two days, the Nazareth community honored 993 students, both undergraduate and graduate, as they accepted their diplomas and joined the Naz alumni family!  The Class of 2022, hailing from 22 states and as far away as China, were recognized for their exceptional talents, resilience, and the intensity of their living and learning experiences at Naz. Every graduate has a unique story about what they’ve learned while at Naz and what they’re looking forward to. See Commencement photos & videos.
#NazGrad22 highlights

Campus News

Welcome, Maureen Forrester Finney, provost

Nazareth College welcomes Maureen Forrester Finney, Ed.D., as the new provost, the College's chief academic officer, in July. 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.

Congratulations, Alumni Award winners

Nazareth Alumni Association honored the achievements of new & past graduates, in person! These award recipients serve as role models, encourage others to consider a Naz education, & further inspire a sense of Naz pride.

Teachers in training learn with/from high school students

High school students from Kendall, Our Lady of Mercy, and Wilson high schools took an adolescent development course this semester with Nazareth education students, studying community issues that matter to teens. Those connections and first-hand perspectives on school violence and LGBTQ+ concerns advanced Naz students' teacher training. They recently presented their research — and shared what they learned on WXXI Connections with Evan Dawson.

So many champion athletics teams!

It was an incredible athletic season for our Golden Flyers! Our men's & women's soccer, men's cross country, men's & women's swimming & diving, men's basketball, and men's & women's tennis teams were all crowned Empire 8 Champions. Our women's ice hockey team won the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) title! Plus, our men's rugby team was selected to go to the National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) National Championship Tournament! We're so proud of all our student athletes! 🎉

naz weekend Updates

Calling all makers, artists, business owners, and more!

Planning is well underway for our inaugural Naz Weekend, October 21-23, 2022! Naz Weekend is for everyone, combining our celebrations of homecoming, family weekend, and reunion. One event that we’re planning is an opportunity for alumni and friends to sell their goods during Naz Weekend — artwork, crafts, jewelry, and more! Let us know if you’d be interested in being a vendor by filling out our Vendor Interest Form.
Interested in volunteering to help make Naz Weekend a success by joining your class reunion committee? Sign up now!

Travel, accommodations, and more: Naz Weekend.

Alumni Benefits

More summer camp opportunities at a discount

Still searching for something for your kids to do this summer? Look no further than Naz. Opportunities for students of all ages include Casa Italiana’s camp for ages 5-10 and a new Digital Marketing Boot Camp for high school students. (Use alumni discount code NAZALUM2022 on the Digital Marketing camp.)

Alumni Profiles

Kaleigh Tennies '21G

After earning a master’s degree at Naz, Kaleigh Tennies ‘21G landed her dream job with Upstate Special Needs Planning. Her passion is inspired by her own brother, Ben, who was diagnosed with autism at age 10.

Networking Opportunities

Naz is hiring

Have you ever considered coming back and working at your alma mater? Ready to join the over 250 alumni who work here!? Now’s the perfect time. Naz is hiring for a number of staff and faculty positions. Tell your friends!

Join us on Instagram

Be sure to follow @Nazalumni on Instagram to keep up on all the happenings from campus and with fellow alumni. Give us a follow this week and send us an Instagram message with your name and mailing address, and we’ll send some Naz swag your way!

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 20

51+ Club & Founders Legacy Society Gathering

11:30 a.m.
Shults Center, Forum

Friday, May 27 - Friday, July 29

alumni book club

Full calendar
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