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Jack Palvino Award Honors Two for Academic Excellence


Jake Allen ’18 and Jessica Martin ’17 were recently named recipients of the 2016 Jack Palvino Excellence in Communication Awards. Given to two students within the Department of Media and Communication at St. John Fisher College, the award recognizes undergraduates who demonstrate academic excellence and a passion for a career in communication. Read More

Countdown to Commencement: Adrienne Aldridge-Kiner

Countdown to Commencement: Adrienne Aldridge-Kiner


This week’s featured senior in our “Countdown to Commencement” series is Adrienne Aldridge-Kiner, an International Studies and French major. She was nominated by Dr. Sebastien Lazardeux, Assistant Professor, of Political Science. Read More

2013 Alumnus Publishes Article in U.S. Naval Institute Magazine


Ellery Terpening ’13, who completed his master’s degree in International Studies, recently published an article in the February 2015 issue of Proceedings Magazine published by the U.S. Naval Institute. Read More

Countdown to Commencement: Olivia Thomas

Countdown to Commencement: Olivia Thomas


This week’s featured senior in our “Countdown to Commencement” series is Wisconsin native Olivia Thomas. She was nominated by Kelly Powell, Residence Director. Read More

2014 Graduates Continue Service Through Rochester Youth Year Fellowship Program


Three members of the Class of 2014 moved on to their next chapter in life together by joining the Rochester Youth Year (RYY) Fellowship Program, an Americorps VISTA-sponsored program administered by the Rochester Regional Network. Loriane Ngarambe, Evan Burnett, and Megan Ryan are now Vistas working at community-based organizations. Read More

Trovato Lecture Set for February 20

Trovato Lecture Set for February 20


On Thursday, February 20, St. John Fisher College will host the annual Joseph A. Trovato Lecture featuring Dr. Harry Murray, Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Nazareth College. Read More

Ngarambe and Velazquez Named 2013-2014 Recipients of Excellus Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship


As part of its Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 20, St. John Fisher College announced the 2013-2014 recipients of the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship. Ms. Yesenia Garcia-Key, Community Engagement Coordinator, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, presented Loriane Ngarambe ’14 and Tyana Velazquez ’15 $500 scholarships in recognition of their involvement in Fisher clubs and organizations whose programs reflect a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice. Read More

Dotolo, Student Present at Conference of the New York Association of European Historians


Dr. Fred Dotolo, Associate Professor of History, and Ethan Acey '12, a graduate student in the M.S. in International Studies program, served as presenters at the 63rd Annual Conference of the New York Association of European Historians. The conference took place at Nazareth College on October 5. Read More

Student Wins Photography Contest Overseas


Even while they are studying abroad, St. John Fisher College students continue to accomplish great things. Liasor Dima ’13, currently studying Spanish through the Central College Abroad (CCA) program in Granada, Spain, was recently named a winner in a photography contest sponsored by Central College. Read More

Student to Present Independent Study


On Tuesday, October 4, International Studies graduate student Samantha Adams will present, "Identity Generation, Ethnic Conflict, and Conflict Resolution: The Case of North Ireland," her capstone paper following an independent study which involved research in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Read More


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