Josh and Jaclyn graduated from Nyack College in 2009 and 2010, both in Cross-Cultural Studies. In 2010 as an extension of their Nyack College studies, Josh and Jaclyn wrote and produced a musical called The Voice that raised awareness about human trafficking and also raised funds for a C&MA safe house for survivors of sex trafficking in Spain. They took this production on tour during the summer of 2010 and raised over $21,000 for the safe house. Josh and Jaclyn were married in May 2011 in Pittsburgh, PA. From 2012 to 2014, they had the opportunity to teach English in a private academy in South Korea. This experience strengthened their faith in God, their marriage and reignited their passion and calling to fight against the evil of human trafficking in Jesus’ name. In 2014, in South Korea, God opened the doors for Josh and Jaclyn to collaborate with talented musicians, photographers, videographers, producers and film composers from all over the world to create Shadowed Faces, under their band named Jax and the Beatfox. Shadowed Faces fuses video footage, drama, dance and modern music to create a musical production that exposes the evil of sex trafficking across the globe. They are currently touring the U.S. with Shadowed Faces to spur the Church towards action and to partner with churches and individuals as they prepare to serve with the C&MA through Marketplace Ministries in Cambodia in the prevention of human trafficking. Lord willing, Josh and Jaclyn and their growing family will be heading to Cambodia in late spring of 2016 to work alongside Agape International Missions and Marketplace Ministries, C&MA. You can check out their music and ministry information at jaxandthebeatfox.com or on social media.
The Nyack College Alumni Association Board created The Young Alumnus/ae of the Year Award as one of several that are presented at the Alumni Dinner during Homecoming Weekend. Recipients must be a graduate of Nyack College within ten years of the award presentation date. Individual or couple must embody the core values of Nyack College personally and professionally and have exemplified service, exceptional achievement, and significant contribution to society/humanity, community, or profession and potential for leadership or long-term distinction.