ROCHESTER, NY (09/26/2017) For more than 30 years, Nazareth College has been recognizing the outstanding achievements of its graduates with the Outstanding Alumni Award. Each year, the Alumni Board selects individuals who truly exemplify the character of Nazareth graduates with dedication to their communities, professions, and personal achievements. These award recipients serve as role models for Nazareth students, encourage others to consider a Nazareth education, and further inspire a sense of Nazareth pride in their fellow graduates.
Joan Mascaro Caruso '67, an English teacher at Fredonia High School for 33 years, inspired both students and colleagues with her creativity and humor in the classroom. Earning her master's in English from SUNY Fredonia, she served as her high school's department chair, helping guide a K-12 language arts curriculum coordination.
Caruso has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the values fostered by Nazareth College through her commitment to the arts, her involvement in literary events and organizations, and her civic commitment to her local community.