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July 1, 2020
Message from President Connell – Presidential Task Force on Racial Justice Update

Also see June 17, 2020 announcement. In response to requests for more information about the status of the Presidential Task Force on Racial Justice, I am providing this update.  I hope and expect to be able to name the co-chairs of the Task Force within the next week or two.  The co-chairs and I will […]

June 26, 2020
ENC Announces George Floyd Memorial Scholarship

Eastern Nazarene College is pleased to announce the creation of the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Initiated by a generous donation by an alumnae, this donor-funded endowed scholarship is intended to assist students from under-served populations and to serve as a reminder of our ongoing call to racial justice.  The scholarship will continue our commitment […]

June 18, 2020
Eastern Nazarene College Plans for Reopening Campus

Eastern Nazarene College announces preliminary plans for reopening the campus for the fall 2020 semester. Learn more on our reopening page.

June 17, 2020
Message from President Connell – Presidential Task Force on Racial Justice

Also see July 1, 2020 update. Dear ENC Community: As we continue to grieve the killing of George Floyd and the systemic racism that plagues our nation and our world, we also acknowledge our need to take tangible steps to bring about needed change.   The institutional statements, peaceful protests, prayer vigils, and honest conversations of […]

June 8, 2020
Message From Robert Benjamin Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Affairs and Dean of Students

George Floyd was murdered in front of the whole world. A senseless and cavalier act of a police officer, the most recent senseless murder of a black person in America. An act and symbolism that raises deep pain, brings to the surface the ugly reality of weaponized racism that has been part of American society […]

June 3, 2020
Reflections from Chaplain Dr. Young – Pentecost, Racism, and Repentance

The Flames of Pentecost, Racism, and Repentance  The celebration of Pentecost this past Sunday called upon followers of Jesus to remember that the church’s very existence is founded upon fresh movements of the Spirit breathing through us like fire, opening our eyes to the scripture in new ways, sparking our hearts to repentance and action. […]

June 1, 2020
Message from President Connell – Response to Current Events

With a Broken Heart… Our hearts are broken, our spirits are vexed, and yes, we are angry. We have witnessed yet another tragedy – a human being, created and loved by God, dying. Dying with a knee on his neck, crying for relief. We have witnessed another senseless murder of an African-American male. It was […]

May 28, 2020
Elisabeth Schaffer Named NECC Female Senior Student-Athlete of the Year

MANSFIELD, Mass.- Eastern Nazarene College senior Elisabeth Schaffer (Benton, Pa.) has been selected as the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Female Senior Student-Athlete of the Year, announced the league office Thursday. The award recognizes athletic and academic successes, while also factoring in leadership and community service components, and is determined by a vote of the conference’s […]

May 28, 2020
Student Shante Slender Returns to MITRE for Second Internship

Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) students are finding ways to participate in summer internships despite the challenges of COVID-19. Shante Slender, senior Electrical Engineering major at ENC, is returning to MITRE for a second internship, but this time as part of the remote workforce. MITRE is a not-for-profit organization, serving the public interest in many areas […]

May 15, 2020
Dr. David Young Appointed Dean of the Chapel and College Chaplain

Dr. David Young has agreed to serve as ENC’s Dean of the Chapel and College Chaplain effective August 1. David served this past year as Assistant Professor of Biblical Literature. He is also an alum of ENC. After his undergraduate work, he went to Nazarene Theological Seminary and earned an MDiv. Last year, he graduated from […]

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