ENC Hosts First Annual Neighborhood Appreciation Day


RSS FeedQuincy, MA Jun 14 - On June 14, Eastern Nazarene College held its first annual Neighborhood Appreciation Day on the front lawn of its campus at 23 East Elm Ave in Wollaston.

More than 100 neighbors from the immediate area surrounding the college came to enjoy an afternoon of fun: There were visits from Tigger and Elmo, cotton candy, ice cream sundaes, popcorn, face painting, and inflatable games. The event was held on Flag Day and many people took the flags that were handed out and went to Quincy’s parade afterward.

"It was a great day as we welcomed neighbors to our campus, to show how much we appreciate them," said Kendall Whittington, vice president of institutional advancement. "What a privilege to be part of the Wollaston community."

Eastern Nazarene College is a 108-year-old institution that has called Wollaston home for 90 years. It is located on the former estate of Josiah Quincy, one of the six illustrious Josiah Quincys who had served as mayors of Boston and president of Harvard University. What is now Elm Avenue had served as the main avenue to the two Quincy mansions, which resided on an expansive 200-acres.

Eastern Nazarene College, on Boston’s South Shore, offers over 60 liberal arts majors and programs, as well as graduate degrees, through its traditional four-year undergraduate program and accelerated LEAD program for adult professionals. With a distinctly Christian worldview, ENC aims to prepare students to lead and to serve in an ever-changing world.