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Alumni Weekend 2015

September 17-20, 2015

Make like a cardinal and fly home to Fisher for Alumni Weekend! Get ready for great times with your fellow Fisher alumni.

From honoring outstanding alumni and learning new things in the classroom, to watching the Cardinals at Growney Stadium and grabbing drinks with your classmates, the weekend will be filled with phenomenal Fisher fun. 

Alumni Weekend Events

Accounting Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon

Thu., September 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Honoring Class of 1955 alumnus, John “Jack” Murphy, with the Accounting Alumni Society Lifetime Achievement Award. $35 per person
Genesee Valley Club  (421 East Avenue, Rochester)

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Science & Technology Alumni Hall of Fame Unveiling Reception

Thu., September 17, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Join faculty, students, and alumni for the unveiling of the new location of the Science & Technology Hall of Fame in the beautiful Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building. Enjoy cocktails while learning about undergraduate research from the student poster presentations prior to the Science & Technology Alumni Hall of Fame Dinner.

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Science & Technology Alumni Hall of Fame Dinner

Thu., September 17, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Join fellow alumni, faculty, and staff as we honor the 2015 Science and Technology Hall of Fame inductees. 2015 inductees:
Dr. William Troy ’69
Dr. David Holowka ’70
Dr. Rick Constantino ’74
Dr. Gary Schieven ’78
Dr. Kurt Schilling ’80. 2015 Rising Stars:
Dr. Novera Ahmed ’99
Dr. Paul Bigwarfe ’99
Brian Schmidt ’00. This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend. Cleary Auditorium in Kearney Hall

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Campus Tours for Alumni

Fri., September 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Enjoy a tour of campus and reacquaint yourself with your alma mater! Whether you've been away from Fisher for one year or 40, this is a great opportunity to see what's happening and hear about new programs. Tours will be leaving from the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center at: 11 a.m.
Noon
1 p.m.
2 p.m.
3 p.m. This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend.

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Alumnae Luncheon, hosted by Susan Rooney

Fri., September 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Enjoy lunch with Susan Rooney, fellow alumnae, and an alumna guest speaker at Monroe Golf Club. This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend.

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The Taste of Rochester Alumni Celebration

Fri., September 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM
All alumni and guests are welcome to enjoy the region’s best food and drink, with live music provided by Big Tuna and the Fishermen, the popular Fisher faculty and staff band. Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend.

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Communication Alumni Reunion with "Doc" Seward

Fri., September 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Dr. Jim Seward is returning to Rochester to visit with alumni and friends during Alumni Weekend. See Doc and fellow alumni from the Fisher communication program at the Back Nine Grill, 3500 East Avenue. $20 per person includes drinks and appetizers through the evening. This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend.

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Class of 1990 Reunion

Fri., September 18, 2015 at 8:30 PM
Meet up with classmates for drinks at Matthew's East End Grill, 200 East Avenue. This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend.

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Breakfast with the President

Sat., September 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Meet Dr. Gerard J. Rooney, Fisher’s seventh president, and learn more about the campus master plan! No cost for this event. Cleary Family Auditorium, Kearney Hall

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HEOP Alumni Brunch

Sat., September 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Reconnecting and recommitting to our 46-year legacy at Fisher! Celebrate the College’s Higher Education Opportunity Program, network, and honor the impact of HEOP in our lives! No cost for this event. Wilson Formal Lounge This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend.

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Alumni Institutes

Sat., September 19, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Head to the classroom with fellow alumni for a taste of what’s happening in academics at Fisher. Including topics such as:
  • The Irish Studies Program, by Tim Madigan - always a popular presenter!
  • TeachLive™, a demonistration of the unique virtual classroom in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education.
  • Behind Closed Doors, by Nancy Greco, College Archivist. Get an insider’s view of the treasures and historical items held in the Fisher archives.
This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend. No cost for this event. Golisano Gateway Midlevel.

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Alumni Team Games

Sat., September 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Alumnae of soccer, volleyball, softball, and lacrosse along with alumni of baseball, will lace up and face off against teammates from all eras. Email alumni@sjfc.edu for more information. This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend. No cost for this event.

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Campus Tours for Alumni

Sat., September 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Enjoy a tour of campus and reacquaint yourself with your alma mater! Whether you've been away from Fisher for one year or 40, this is a great opportunity to see what's happening and hear about new programs.

Tours will be leaving from the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center at:

11 a.m.
Noon
1 p.m.
2 p.m.
3 p.m.

This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend.

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Fisher Alumni Football Tailgating: Alumni Weekend 2015

Sat., September 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Cheer on the Cardinals as they face off against SUNY Cortland (1 p.m. kickoff), while enjoying a buffet and drinks.* Head up the hill to the Campus Center Quad with your family to enjoy the Cardinal Carnival, with inflatable slides and games, carnival treats, and other fun activities. *Each attendee 21 and older will receive five drink tickets. Keating Terrace at Growney Stadium and the Campus Center Quad $20 per person, $10 ages 5-12, free for children 4 and under For special reunion events at this time, see:
  • Class of 2000 Picnic
  • Classes of 1955, 1960,1965,1970, and 1975 Tailgating Reception

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Class of 2000 Picnic

Sat., September 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Gather with classmates and families and enjoy inflatables, cotton candy, face painting, and food. Price includes ticket to the football game and Alumni Tailgating. $20 per person, $10 ages 5-12, free for children 4 and under. Campus Center Quad

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Classes of 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970,and 1975 Tailgating Reception

Sat., September 19, 2015 at 12:30 PM
An exclusive view of the football game from the Pellicano Pavilion, with food and drinks served throughout the game. This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend. $20 per person. Free for Classes of 1955 and 1965, celebrating their 60th and 50th reunions. Pellicano Pavilion at Growney Stadium

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Class of 1955 Oral History Presentation and Dinner

Sat., September 19, 2015 at 5:30 PM
The Pioneer Class is invited to view the culmination of the oral history project, a joint initiative with the Alumni Office, and the History Department. No cost for this event for the Class of 1955. This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend. Wilson Formal Lounge

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Class of 1965 Reunion Dinner and Pinning Ceremony

Sat., September 19, 2015 at 5:30 PM
The Class of 1965 with mark its 50th reunion with dinner and a special 50th reunion pinning ceremony. No cost for this event. Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center. This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend.

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Class of 1990 Reunion

Sat., September 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Enjoy drinks and appetizers as you continue to celebrate your 25th reunion, this time at the Back Nine Grill, 3500 East Avenue. $20 per person includes food and drink. This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend.

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Class of 1985 Reunion Celebration

Sat., September 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Celebrate your 30th reunion with the help of fellow '80s alumni, featuring live music by Northside Johnny! $25 per person. Cleary Family Auditorium This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend.

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Class of 2000 Pub Tour

Sat., September 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Join your classmates for a tour of Rochester's hot spots via a limo bus! $50 per person includes limo transportation, drinks, and food throughout the evening. The limo will leave from Murphy Hall at 7 p.m. This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend.

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Movie on the Lawn

Sat., September 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Sponsored by GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade), admission includes a family movie at Growney Stadium, a cozy Fisher blanket*, and popcorn. *Family admission will receive one blanket. $20 per person, $35/family of four. 8 p.m. arrival, movie to begin at 8:30 p.m. This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend.

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Reunion Mass

Sun., September 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Fisher alumni, students, family, and friends come together for Sunday Mass in Coleman Chapel.

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50+ Reunion Club Brunch, hosted by the Class of 1965

Sun., September 20, 2015 at 11:30 AM
Sunday brunch for all classes who have celebrate 50 years or more in the Welcome Center Board Room. No cost for this event. This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend.

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Economics Alumni Brunch

Sun., September 20, 2015 at 11:30 AM
Hosted by the Economics Department, bringing together the program’s faculty and alumni, in Wilson Formal Lounge. No cost for this event. This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend.

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Blessing of Marriage Vows with Fr. Trovato, C.S.B.

Sun., September 20, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Through the year, many Fisher alumni have been married by Fisher priests such as Fr. Joe Trovato, C.S.B., the late Fr. Joe Mitrano, C.S.B. ’63, Fr. Paul English, C.S.B. ’76, or Fr. Joe Lanzalaco, C.S.B. ’83, and Fr. Bill Graf. Come to a special noon Mass for a blessing of your Fisher marriage. Coleman Chapel

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Collage of photos from alumni weekend

Check out photos from last year's Homecoming Weekend!

Reunion Chairs

To help plan your reunion, please contact your reunion chair or the Alumni Office.

Class of 1955 – Jack Murphy

Class of 1960 – alumni@sjfc.edu

Class of 1965 – alumni@sjfc.edu

Class of 1970 – alumni@sjfc.edu

Class of 1975 – Peter Messner

Class of 1980 – Mark Szarejko

Class of 1985 – Heather Williams

Class of 1990 – Nancy Ryan

Class of 1995 - alumni@sjfc.edu

Class of 2000 – Veronica Chiesi Brown

Class of 2005 – alumni@sjfc.edu

Class of 2010 – alumni@sjfc.edu

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