by Jessie Hanus
The Democrat & Chronicle
Nuala Boyle returned to her hometown of Rochester after 18 years to accept her dream job and return to a community that she has always loved.
That dream job is as executive director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Nazareth College, a position Boyle has now held for just over a year.
Boyle oversees three different departments: community service, the center for service learning, and the professional internship program. She also helps to create an umbrella organization for the civic engagement work of the students and serves as liaison for several other programs.
"I love assisting in any way I can the connection that our students have with our community, both local, regional and global, whether it's direct interaction with students through these programs or indirect by making sure the quality of these partnerships with our community are strong," Boyle said.
Boyle holds a bachelor's degree in English from Stonehill College in Boston and a master's of arts in religious studies from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.
She believes that Nazareth not only has a responsibility to provide an academic education, but also to educate students on how to use their skills and career to work with and strengthen our community.
The Rochester community was the other reason that Boyle jumped at the chance to move back to her hometown. She considers Rochester a very caring community that recognizes its challenges and is willing to work together to address them.
"It's a vibrant community that is attractive to live in because of its small town nature yet big heart," Boyle said.
Personal: 37, of Penfield, married with three children (Maeve, 5, Aisling and R