Director of the Center for Civic Engagement
After receiving her bachelor's degree in English from Stonehill College in Easton, MA, Nuala participated in an AmeriCorps volunteer program in Portland, Oregon working at a shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence and/or homelessness. After her year of service, Nuala obtained her master's degree in religious studies from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Prior to coming to Nazareth, Nuala worked as the director of community service and volunteerism at Stonehill College, where she was responsible for facilitating service-learning partnerships between faculty and community organizations, counseling students interested in pursuing community service after graduation, and bridging the campus to the external community through integral roles in area not-for-profits. During her time in higher education, Nuala has achieved many accomplishments such as increasing the number of seniors applying to year of service programs by 300 percent and developing a 4-year civic engagement plan for students to transition from volunteerism into the realm of social action and social change.
Within the Center for Civic Engagement at Nazareth, Nuala's responsibilities include, among others, coordinating civic engagement programs and projects that emphasize and assess student learning outcomes, attaining funding through grants, donors, and corporate sponsors, and building and sustaining constructive working relationships with community organizations. In particular, Nuala facilitates Nazareth's partnership with the Jewish Senior Life campus, the annual Woerner Kollmorgen Award Ceremony and Luncheon, as well as the College's application to various grant and award programs.
Nuala is also an active member in New York Campus Compact (NYCC) and has a leadership role in NYCC's Advisory Board. She recently joined the National Society of Experiential Education (NSEE) and is thrilled to co-chair the Northeast Region of NSEE and have a lead role within NSEE's Experiential Education Academy Members Committee.
In his role as the Director for Community Service, Adam coordinates volunteer partnerships and placements, the Partners for Learning Program, The Orientation Day of Service, college volunteer fairs, and the Leeds Metropolitan Nazareth College International Service Exchange among other programs.
Adam is a member of the Multicultural Affairs Committee, MS Walk and Heart Walk planning teams, staff advisor for the Rotaract Club, and the Community Representative for the Nazareth Human Subjects Research Review Committee.
Adam coauthored a chapter with Dr, Jonathan Raskin entitled The Construction of Disorder as Human Enterprise, appearing in In J. Raskin & R. Neimeyer (Eds.), Constructions of Disorder. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press. Adam regularly presents on community engagement, social entrepreneurship, and volunteer services.
Following her undergraduate work, Julie spent two years in AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). Post NCCC, Julie worked for environmental education organizations and an adventure travel company specializing in trips for middle school and high school students.
It was in NCCC where Julie realized she truly loved working with the 18-24 year old population and therefore ended up pursuing and receiving a Masters in Higher Education Administration from the University at Buffalo in 2006. Julie joined the Community Service Department at Naz in 2007.
With the help of her outstanding graduate and undergraduate student workers, Julie coordinates Partners for Serving, the Community Service Floor at Naz, and Homework Help at Naz, as well as co-coordinates the SOAR Floor with Residence Life staff.