Latest Campus Happenings
Last spring, senior nursing major Alex Caldwell wasn’t feeling like herself. She was overcome with dizziness, flu-like symptoms, and horrible headaches. On April 17, a day after she just couldn’t finish track practice, she called her mom to come pick her up. On April 18, she was told she had a brain tumor.
A total of 135 Fisher families chose to spend their Halloween weekend on campus for the 2014 Family Weekend festivities. They came for Casino Night, the football game and hospitality tent, the “Horror at Homecoming” Murder Mystery dinner, and much more.
Family Weekend is right around the corner with a schedule of family-friendly activities offering something for everyone from October 31-November 2.
Freshman biology major Brian Tran, a graduate of Greece Arcadia High School, is St. John Fisher College’s third Farash Scholar, chosen by the Max and Marian Farah Charitable Foundation earlier this year. As a Farash Scholar, Tran will graduate from Fisher debt-free, and participate in community service at local non-profit organizations throughout his college career.
Tables full of giveaways, prizes, and information dressed up the LeChase Commons sidewalks on September 16 as the annual Involvement Fest was in full swing.
For the fourth year in a row, St. John Fisher College has been named by U.S. News & World Report
to the list of America's Best Colleges 2015 in the National Universities category. Of the 201 top tier institutions in the National Universities category, Fisher was once again ranked 142. In addition, the College ranked 41 out of 72 on the publication’s Best Colleges for Veterans list.
On Saturday, June 14, St. John Fisher College held the 2013-2014 College Bound graduation ceremony, recognizing 19 program participants for their accomplishments over the past year.
Right after walking across the stage at Commencement this year, several new graduates joined current students, faculty, staff, and fellow alumni on a trip to Jamaica where they volunteered for 10 days at the Jamaica Advantage Thru Sports Youth (JASY) Day Camp. This is the third trip to the camp that Fisher has organized—a trip that many refer to as “life-changing.”
The St. John Fisher College Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education has received a $7,500 grant from the Bank of America that will be used to support an ongoing partnership with the Rochester Early College International High School.
St. John Fisher College held its 60th Commencement Saturday, graduating over 1,300 students during two ceremonies that took place at the Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester.