Political Science Alumni

Fisher’s political science graduates enjoy successful careers in civil service, state and local public administration, the foreign service, non-profit agencies, the United Nations, research consulting agencies, the armed forces, and business. They hold such titles as district attorney, stockbroker, director of public relations, and news producer. They also go on to graduate school for study in areas including law, public administration, and journalism. Some of our accomplished alumni are:

Greg Heuther ’76
The Barnes Firm

George Lopez ’72, Ph.D. (Syracuse)
Senior Fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame

Victoria Reffell ’79
Minister of Public Affairs, Liberia

Maria Cino ’79
Acting Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation

David Larimer ’66
Federal District Court Judge

Ralph Messura ’92
Monroe County Deputy Sheriff

Anne Breese ’84
President of Dokus Consulting

Ed Doherty ’72
Vice President, Community Programs, Rochester Area Community Foundation

Jeff Belanger ’93
Public Relations Analyst

Jeanne Hamm ’86
Vice President for Government Relations, Rochester Chamber of Commerce

James Redmond ’79
Regional VP, Communications, Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Alumni Testimonials

"The individual attention I received at Fisher made all the difference to me. Fisher's political science program definitely prepares you for the professional world."

Steve Arpaia ’96

"I appreciated the many great internship opportunities I had. I completed an internship at Rochester's City Hall which taught me how to interact with people in the field and how to conduct myself professionally."

Thomas J. D'Agostino ’85

"Fisher's political science professors make classes exciting. They present a lot of different aspects of the subject so students can make educated decisions by themselves."

Jodi Griffo ’00

"My political science major at Fisher prepared me well for my work as a paralegal, and I am enthusiastically preparing for law school."

Bryan Stephany ’01

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