Lifelong connections and community
The Office of Alumni Relations is dedicated to strengthening lifelong connections to the college and among alumni so that the greater Eastern Nazarene College community may thrive spiritually, academically, and professionally, serving God and the world.
There are many opportunities for alumni to socialize, network, and volunteer, from reunions to service projects. Reunion weekend attracts alumni, family and friends from around the world. Dinners, theatrical productions, athletic events, chapel services, and forums are just a few ways alumni come together to reconnect with old friends, meet new friends, and celebrate their special connection with the college. Visit this page often for information on alumni events throughout the year. In addition to Homecoming in October, updates are provided on other events coordinated by alumni council members. Alumni are encouraged to host events in their communities to support our mission of building fellowship throughout the world. If you have an idea for an alumni event in your community, contact David Bergers at email@example.com.
The college is grateful to its community of alumni supporters who invest in our mission of making a transformational education accessible for all students, regardless of means. We invite all alumni to support us in providing a high quality liberal arts education that prepares the next generation of leaders for a life of service to God and neighbor. Alumni may visit the donation portal at donate.enc.edu to learn how their support is making an impact in the lives of students and ensuring a bright future for the college.
Read about the people who make our college such a special community in Eastern Nazarene Magazine, from stories about student achievements to reports on ground-breaking faculty research.
Nautilus Yearbook Archive
Eastern Nazarene Magazine
Keep in Touch
The Office of Alumni Relations is interested in hearing about the life events and achievements of our alumni. Please keep your information up to date with the Alumni Relations Office by visiting the Update Alumni Record Page and share your news with us by visiting the Contact Alumni Relations page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our alumni are our best ambassadors. If you know of a prospective student who would contribute to the academic and spiritual life of our college, please contact Madison Flowers in Admissions at Madison.Flowers@enc.edu so we may reach out to the student personally. Our staff is happy to help you with any questions or concerns you might have regarding upcoming events, your alumni record or giving to the college. We enjoy hearing from our alumni and celebrating their successes. We look forward to connecting with you soon!
Members of the Alumni Association are all those who have attended Eastern Nazarene College, including the Adult and Graduate Studies program. Phi Delta Lambda is the international honor society of the colleges of the Church of the Nazarene. Membership in Phi Delta Lambda is comprised of the top 15% of the graduating class earning baccalaureate degrees from the traditional undergraduate program. It also includes the top 15% of the graduating class earning baccalaureate degrees from the Adult and Graduate Studies program. Graduates must have earned a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average in order to be inducted into Phi Delta Lambda.
The purpose of the Alumni Association shall be to renew and create college friendships, and to foster and perpetuate the spiritual ideals and material goals of the Alma Mater. Members of the Alumni Association are those who have attended Eastern Nazarene College, including the Adult and Graduate Studies program.
Contact the Alumni Association by emailing email@example.com.
Alumni Association Council Members
Janelle Nielson Beiler ’93 – President Hebron, MD
Daniel West ’77 – Vice President
Melissa Pierce Owens ‘92 – Treasurer Networking Committee
Lori McEachern Kitchen ‘82 – Secretary Networking Committee
Deanna Thulin Andree ‘93
Tanya Ayres Brown ‘92
Matthew Carpenter ‘77 – Team Leader Networking Committee
Steven Chambers ‘82
Christina Saint-Pierre Desautell ‘16 Scholarship Committee
Daniel Fish ‘03
Payne Ford ‘13 – Team Leader
Bel Air, MD
Sam Jean ‘92
Donald Kauffman ‘72 – Team Leader
Christine Brown Kidney ‘83
Russell Long ‘71 – Ministerial Trustee Resources Committee
Richard Pritchard ‘67
Carlos Tavares ‘04
College Hill, PA
Marikae Toye ‘02 – Lay Trustee
Alumni Association Chapter Chairs
Lionel Latouche ‘11 – Chapter Chair Metro Networking Committee
Kimberly Williams Mills ‘88 – Chapter Chair Mid-Atlantic
Kristen Rydwansky Wilson ‘92 – Chapter Chair New England
Debra Norman Eddings ‘88 – Chapter Chair Pittsburgh
Patrick Lane ‘09 – Chapter Chair Texas Networking Committee
Ryan Calhoun ‘08 – Chapter Chair Upstate Networking Committee
Deanne Haas Lewis ‘84 – Chapter Chair Virginia
Clara Eads ‘73 – Chapter Chair South Carolina
Alumni Association Auxiliaries
Stephanie Grant McIlwain ‘97 Auxiliary/Resources Committee Scarborough, ME
I’Esha Brown Thomas ‘00 – Auxiliary/Resources Committee
Phi Delta Lambda
Elizabeth Blanchette ‘15
Deanna Thulin Andree ‘93 – Auxiliary/Resources Committee
To nominate an alumnus/alumnae for an award, please visit the Alumni Award Nomination page.
ENC Alumni Award Criteria
THE ENC IDEAL: ENC seeks, in each member of its community, to enlighten the mind, to enhance the quality of personality, to enkindle a never-ending search for truth, and to enable each, out of Christian love and concern, to serve others creatively and responsibly. This is lived out in the search for truth, a conscious seeking of the highest values in all phases of life, a commitment to creative scholarship, and overall, a commitment to the Christian faith.
I. Alumnus of the Year Award
Criteria: Alumnus of the Year Awards are given each year to individuals who, over many years, have lived exemplary lives through significant career achievement, support of Eastern Nazarene College, service to the kingdom of God and the embodiment of the ENC Ideal.
II. Achievement Award
Criteria: Achievement Awards are given each year to alumni who consistently are modeling outstanding achievement in their professions, exemplifying service to the kingdom of God, and whose lives are characterized by the essence of the ENC Ideal.
III. Emerging Leader Award
Criteria: Emerging Leader Awards are awarded to alumni who have graduated within the past 20 years and who evidence a developing pattern of Christian leadership through vocation and service while representing the essence of the ENC Ideal.
IV. Lifetime Service Award
Criteria: Lifetime Service Awards are awarded to alumni who are from more than 50 years ago and have evidenced a lifelong commitment to God and Alma Mater through service to Christ and the Kingdom while embodying the ENC Ideal.
V. Service to ENC Award
Criteria: Service to ENC Awards are awarded to those who have evidenced a life of commitment to God and Alma Mater through long-term service to the College, its community, and its mission as ministers of Christ and the Kingdom while embodying the ENC Ideal.”