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Alumni Weekend

September 29 - October 2, 2016

Make like a cardinal and fly home to Fisher for Alumni Weekend!

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.

Here's an early look at how the weekend is shaping up:

Thursday:
Science and Technology Hall of Fame Banquet

Friday:
Sit in on a class
Alumnae Luncheon, hosted by Susan Rooney
President's Cocktail Reception for Classes 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, and 1981
"10 Under 10" Awards Reception (Nominate someone from classes 2006-2016 today!)
OIT Student Worker Reunion
Alumni Weekend Kickoff Party
Friday Night Comedian

Saturday:
Breakfast with the President
Saturday Morning Speaker
Alumni Tailgating and Cardinal Carnival at the football game*
*New in 2016: Three tailgating venues! GOLD alumni on Keating Terrace, carnival/family tailgating on the Founders lawn, and general alumni tailgating at Pellicano Pavilion.
Memorial Service for William Boatwright ’97
Class of 1956 Reunion Dinner
Class of 1966 50th Reunion and Pinning Ceremony
Class of 1971 Reunion
Class of 1981 Reunion
Class of 1991 Reunion
Class of 1996 Reunion Pub Tour
Class of 2001 Service Scholars Reunion
Class of 2006 Reunion Celebration
HEOP Gala

Sunday:
50+ Reunion Club Brunch
Economics Alumni Brunch

Alumni Weekend Events

Science & Technology Alumni Hall of Fame Dinner

Thu., September 29, 2016 at 5:30 PM
2016 inductees: Dr. Thomas Miller ’65, Dr. Gennaro Vasile ’67, Dr. Stephen DiBiase ’74, Dr. Theresa Creasey ’79, Dr. Craig Kubik ’80. Join fellow alumni, faculty, and staff as we honor the 2016 Science and Technology Hall of Fame inductees.  Begin the evening at the Science and Technology Hall of Fame in the Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building with a cocktail hour and the undergraduate research poster presentations. At 6:30, move to Cleary Family Auditorium for the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Dinner. This event is part of the St. John Fisher College Alumni Weekend. Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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Sit in on a Class

Fri., September 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM
Interested in finding out how today’s classes compare to what you remember? Take the opportunity to sit in on a class. Select topics will be offered. Indicate any topics of interest when registering. Offered at various times, beginning at 8 a.m. Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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First Friday Lecture Series with Fr. Bill Graf

Fri., September 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM
"A Tale of Two Saints" Fr. Bill Graf, associate professor and chair of the religious studies department, will discuss the lives and friendship of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More. 9 a.m. Mass
9:30 a.m. breakfast
10 a.m. lecture Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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Alumnae Luncheon, hosted by Susan Rooney

Fri., September 30, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Lunch hosted by Susan Rooney, featuring a Women in Leadership alumnae panel moderated by Dr. Theresa Westbay ’86. There is no cost to attend this event, with gratitude to the Lobene Lecture in the Humanities, and alumnus Mark Lobene. Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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President's Cocktail Reception for the Classes of 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, and 1976

Fri., September 30, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Fisher's seventh president, Dr. Gerard J. Rooney, will welcome classes celebrating 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, and 60th reunions at the President's home prior to the Taste of Rochester Alumni Celebration. Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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OIT Student Worker Reunion

Fri., September 30, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Visit with other former OIT student employees and tour the beautiful new Office of Information Technology in the lower level of the Victor E. Salerno Center for American Enterprise. $10/person This event is part of Alumni Weekend. Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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Ten Under 10 Awards Reception

Fri., September 30, 2016 at 5:30 PM
We will recognize ten exceptional young alumni for their achievements at the inaugural Ten Under 10 Awards Reception at Oak Hill Country Club. Nominate a fellow alumna/alumnus today. Nominations close August 1, 2016. Alumni from 2006-2016 are eligible. The reception is $25/person*. Register for Alumni Weekend events and take advantage of the G.O.L.D. registration package for Classes 2006-2016. $50 includes:
  • The Ten Under 10 Awards Reception ($25)
  • Alumni Weekend Kickoff Party ($25)
  • "Live from Fisher, It's Friday Night" with SNL's Nasim Pedrad ($10)
  • Saturday with Jon Favreau ($10)
  • Tailgating at Keating Terrace ($20)
 
For questions regarding the Ten Under 10 award or reception, please contact Event Details


Alumni Weekend Kickoff Party

Fri., September 30, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Calling all alumni! A great way to kick off your Alumni Weekend: great food, open bar, and a DJ playing the hits from all eras. Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center $25* includes all food and drink. Register for Alumni Weekend events and take advantage of the G.O.L.D. registration package for Classes 2006-2016. $50 includes:
  • The Ten Under 10 Awards Reception ($25)
  • Alumni Weekend Kickoff Party ($25)
  • "Live from Fisher, It's Friday Night" with Nasim Pedrad ($10)
  • Saturday Morning with Jon Favreau ($10)
  • Tailgating at Keating Terrace ($20)

Event Details


"Live from Fisher, It's Friday Night" with SNL's Nasim Pedrad

Fri., September 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Nasim Pedrad is an Iranian-American comedian and actress best known for her work on Saturday Night Live and Fox’s new break out series Scream Queens. Pedrad joined the cast of SNL in the 2009-10 season from The Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, where she trained and performed in the Sunday Company. She also performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles, where she debuted her one-woman show “Me, Myself and Iran.” The show was later selected for the 2007 HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. Originally from Tehran, Iran, Pedrad was raised in Irvine, California and graduated from UCLA’s School of Theater. $10/person* alumni rate. Register for Alumni Weekend events and take advantage of the G.O.L.D. registration package for Classes 2006-2016. $50 includes:
Collage of photos from alumni weekend

Check out photos from last year's Homecoming Weekend!

Reunion Chairs

You have great ideas and know how to get your class excited, so volunteer to be a reunion chair or a member of your class's planning committee by contacting the Alumni Office.

Class of 1956 – Ken Mangan

Class of 1961 –

Class of 1966 – Leon Sawyko

Class of 1971 – Lawrence Ferlicca, Bob Riley

Class of 1976 – Kevin Farmer

Class of 1981 – Pam Chapman, Donna Cole, Gina DiBella, Maria DiGiambattista, John Magee, Angela Uttaro

Class of 1986 – Rosanna Centanni, Jeanne Foster Zukowski, Theresa Westbay, Cheryl Yawman

Class of 1991 – Sue Crounce, Dennis Franczak, Graham Knowles, Diane (Evans) MacPherson, Mary Beth Rogers, Sheri Ziccardi

Class of 1996 – Becky (Sherman) Kieffer, Jen (Haught) Casasanta, Sarah Cooley

Class of 2001 – Paul Goverts

Class of 2006 – Melisa Beauchesne, Nate Driscoll

Class of 2011 – Pauleen Vacca, Courtney Witmer

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