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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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. Details forthcoming.

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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.

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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*. 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)
  • Friday night comedy performance ($10)
  • Saturday morning lecture ($10)
  • Tailgating at Keating Terrace ($20)
 
For questions regarding the Ten Under 10 award or reception, please contact Tina Abbey ’08.

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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. 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)
  • Friday night comedy performance ($10)
  • Saturday morning lecture ($10)
  • Tailgating at Keating Terrace ($20)

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Comedy Show: Performer to be announced

Fri., September 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Event and performer details forthcoming. $10/person* alumni rate. 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)
  • Friday night comedy performance ($10)
  • Saturday morning lecture ($10)
  • Tailgating at Keating Terrace ($20)

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Breakfast with the President

Sat., October 01, 2016 at 8:30 AM
Enjoy continental breakfast and conversation with President Gerard J. Rooney. This is the perfect way to start your Saturday before continuing your morning with the Saturday lecture (details forthcoming). This event is free. This event is part of Alumni Weekend.

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HEOP Alumni Brunch

Sat., October 01, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Relive your days on campus with fellow HEOP alumni over brunch in the Ward-Haffey Dining Hall.  $10 ($5 ages 12 and under).

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Saturday Speaker: Performer to be announced

Sat., October 01, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Event and performer details forthcoming. $10/person

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Class of 2001 Service Scholars Reunion

Sat., October 01, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the inaugural class of Service Scholars with program director Sally Vaughan.  Free

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Alumni Tailgating

Sat., October 01, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Cheer on the Cardinals as they face off against Buffalo State (1 p.m. kickoff), while enjoying a buffet and drinks. New this year: three tailgating locations to better serve our growing Fisher Alumni family (see below). All locations feature the same great pricing, food, drink, and a view of the 1 p.m. game against Buffalo State. $20 ($10/ages 5-12, free for 4 and under)
Tickets purchased on the day of the event will increase to $25/$15.
  1. Pellicano Pavilion Tailgating hosted by the Classes of ’56, ’61, ’66, ’71, ’76, and ’81
    An exclusive view of the football game for all alumni from our earlier classes.
  2. Keating terrace Tailgating
    Cheer on the Cardinals from the south end of Growney Stadium, reserved for our G.O.L.D. alumni (Graduates of the Last Decade). See info on the special G.O.L.D. package on page 11.
  3. Family Tailgating and Cardinal carnival
    Growney Stadium East/Founders Lawn
    A family-friendly...

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    Class of 1991 Cocktails and Dinner (25th reunion)

    Sat., October 01, 2016 at 5:00 PM
    Join classmates and guests to celebrate your 25th reunion with cocktails and dinner at Next Door by Wegmans, Pittsford, NY. $60/person

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    HEOP Gala

    Sat., October 01, 2016 at 5:30 PM
    To commemorate the 46 years of the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program at St. John Fisher College. This is an opportunity to network and reconnect with staff and friends, while honoring the impact that the HEOP has in the lives of students and the Fisher community. Cleary Family Auditorium, Kearney Hall $25/person

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    Class of 1956 Cocktail Reception (60th reunion)

    Sat., October 01, 2016 at 5:30 PM
    Gather with classmates and guests to celebrate 60 years. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. This event is free. This event is part of Alumni Weekend.

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    Class of 1971 Cocktails and Dinner (45th reunion)

    Sat., October 01, 2016 at 6:00 PM
    It has been 45 years since you earned your Fisher diploma! Celebrate with classmates and guests over cocktails and dinner at the old Springhouse Restaurant, now Monroe’s. $25/person

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    1976-1986 Happy Hour, Hosted by the Class of 1981

    Sat., October 01, 2016 at 6:00 PM
    All classes from 1976-1986 are invited to the Back Nine Grill (what you remember as the Maplewood!) for happy hour with drinks and appetizers. $20/person

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    Class of 1996 (and friends) Pub Tour (20th reunion)

    Sat., October 01, 2016 at 6:00 PM
    Enjoy a limo bus tour of Rochester’s hot spot. Price includes limo, drinks, and food throughout the evening. $50/person

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    Class of 1966 50th Reunion Dinner and Pinning Ceremony

    Sat., October 01, 2016 at 6:30 PM
    Celebrate your 50th reunion with dinner and a special golden reunion pinning ceremony. No cost for this event. Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center. Registration and details forthcoming.

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    Class of 2006 10th Reunion Celebration

    Sat., October 01, 2016 at 6:30 PM
    Gather with classmates and friends from the classes of 2004-2009 at ButaPub (315 Gregory Street, the Historic German House). You’ll enjoy drinks, appetizers, and live music. $20/person This event is part of Alumni Weekend.

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    Reunion Mass

    Sun., October 02, 2016 at 10:00 AM
    Fisher alumni, students, family, and friends come together for Mass in Coleman Chapel. Registration not needed.

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    Economics Alumni Brunch

    Sun., October 02, 2016 at 11:30 AM
    Hosted by the Economics Department, bringing together the program’s faculty and alumni. $10/person

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    50+ Reunion Club Brunch, hosted by the Class of 1966

    Sun., October 02, 2016 at 11:30 AM
    Sunday brunch for the Classes of 1955-1966 This event is free. This event is part of Alumni Weekend.

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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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