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Alumni Weekend

September 29 - October 2, 2016

Online registration for Alumni Weekend has closed, but it's not too late to attend! Tickets can be purchased at individual events, including Alumni Weekend Kickoff Celebration, Nasim Pedrad, Jon Favreau, and Alumni Tailgating.

With SNL's Nasim Pedrad and presidential speechwriter Jon Favreau as the weekend's headlining acts, and favorite events like the Alumnae Luncheon, Breakfast with the President, and Alumni Tailgating, it will be a wonderful weekend for the Fisher alumni family.

Here's a quick look at the weekend lineup. 

THURSDAY

  • Science and Technology Hall of Fame Banquet

FRIDAY

  • First Friday Lecture with Fr. Bill Graf "A Tale of Two Saints: St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More"
  • Sit in on a class
  • Alumnae Luncheon, hosted by Susan Rooney
  • President's Cocktail Reception for Classes 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, and 1981
  • "Ten Under 10" Awards Reception
  • OIT Student Worker Reunion
  • Alumni Weekend Kickoff Party
  • "Live from Fisher, it's Friday Night" with SNL's Nasim Pedrad

SATURDAY

  • Breakfast with the President
  • Saturday Morning with Jon Favreau
  • HEOP Alumni Brunch
  • Class of 2001 Service Scholars Reunion
  • Alumni Tailgating and Cardinal Carnival at the football game*
    *New in 2016: Three tailgating venues! GOLD alumni on Keating Terrace, family tailgating at Growney East (with Cardinal Carnival nearby on Founders lawn), general alumni tailgating at Pellicano Pavilion.
  • William Boatwright ’97 Memorial Celebration
  • Class of 1956 Cocktail Reception
  • Class of 1966 50th Reunion and Pinning Ceremony
  • Class of 1971 Cocktails and Dinner
  • Class of 1976, 1981, 1986 Happy Hour
  • Class of 1996 Pub Tour
  • Class of 2006 Pub Night
  • HEOP Gala

SUNDAY

  • Reunion Mass
  • 50+ Reunion Club Brunch
  • Economics Alumni Brunch

Alumni Weekend Events

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
Please join host Susan Rooney for lunch and the women's leadership panel, featuring:
  • Dr. Theresa Westbay ’86 (moderator), associate professor of biology at St. John Fisher College
  • KD Kim ’87, president of Impact Golf
  • Dr. Susan Berlin ’81, president of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Palm Beach County branch, and doctor of dental surgery (DDS) in private practice
  • Dr. Lesli Myers ’01, superintendent of the Brockport Central School District
  • Katrina Busch ’95, president of Roberts Communication
  • Kelsey Michener ’18, vice president of Fisher student clubs and organizations, and accounting student

Friday, September 30, 2016
Noon 
Cleary Family Auditorium, Kearney Hall (please note: this is a location change from the original listing)

The Alumnae Luncheon, part of the College's Alumni Weekend, is offered at no cost, with gratitude to the Lobene Lecture in the Humanities and alumnus Mark Lobene. Register for the Alumnae Luncheon and other Alumni Weekend events>>

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"An Intro to JPEGs and Computer Vision" with Candice Rockell Gerstner ’06

Fri., September 30, 2016 at 2:30 PM
Join alumna Dr. Candice Rockell Gersnter ’06 as she discusses "An Intro to JPEGs and Computer Vision." Room:  Wegmans School of Nursing, room 101 Reception immediately following with fellow alumni and math department faculty.  Gersnter, a Spencerport native, earned a degree in mathematics at Fisher, then received a full scholarship to Old Dominion University to pursue a Ph.D. in computational and applied mathematics. She has done post-doctoral work at NASA and the National Security Agency. Abstract:  Digital images are numerical representations of images.  The most common format for storing a digital image is a JPEG, which is a lossy compression method.  In this talk I will present an introduction to JPEGs, including the mathematics behind how they are stored.  I will also show that one can use this knowledge to start to answer the question of how to take the information stored in the image and use concepts from mathematics, statistics, neuroscience, and computer science to enable a computer to "see".  This concept is referred to as computer vision.  Several methods that are currently the state-of-the-art will be outlined.  No knowledge of images is required to understand this talk.

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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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President's Cocktail Reception for the Classes of 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, and 1981

Fri., September 30, 2016 at 4:00 PM
This event has reached capacity and registration has closed.

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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. 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 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. 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)

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"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:
  • 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 Morning with Jon Favreau ($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. Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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Saturday Morning with Jon Favreau

Sat., October 01, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Two years following his graduation from the College of the Holy Cross, John Favreau was writing speeches for then-Senator Barack Obama. He has had a hand in crafting nearly every major speech that President Obama has delivered over the last eight years, and is one of the youngest presidential speech writers in the history of the United States. He has been featured in TIME magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was one of GQ’s “50 Most Powerful People in D.C.” Favreau will share his insights and experiences from working alongside President Obama. 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 Morning with Jon Favreau ($10)
  • Tailgating at Keating Terrace ($20)
$10/person

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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). Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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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 Vaughn.  This event is free. Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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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. Register for Alumni Weekend events>> 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. registration package*
  3. Family Tailgating and Cardinal carnival
    Growney Stadium East/Founders Lawn
    A family-friendly tailgating tent on the east side of Growney Stadium, close to the relocated Cardinal Carnival on Founders Lawn will serve food and drink. Enjoy inflatable slides, games, carnival treats, and fun activities at the carnival.
*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 Morning with Jon Favreau ($10)
  • Tailgating at Keating Terrace ($20)

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Wegmans School of Pharmacy Alumni Lunch

Sat., October 01, 2016 at 12:00 PM
You, along with fellow members of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy family, are invited to celebrate 10 years of integrity and intellectual, civic, and professional education excellence during Alumni Weekend. The Alumni Lunch is $10/person.
Please note: Cost for the lunch is included if you are attending the Continuing Education Program. 
Register at go.sjfc.edu/alumniweekend and save $20 when attending the four WSoP events by choosing the “Wegmans School of Pharmacy” package. The additional WSoP events also include: Continuing Education Program: 1:30-4:30 p.m. · Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building (117) · $60
Registration for this continuing education program includes the Alumni Lunch Class of 2016 Dr. Scott Swigart Memorial Bench Dedication: 5 p.m. · Wegmans School of Pharmacy Front Lawn · No cost Wegmans School of Pharmacy 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner: 6:30-9:30 p.m. · Manning and Napier Varsity Gym · $25

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Wegmans School of Pharmacy Continuing Education (CE) Program

Sat., October 01, 2016 at 1:30 PM
Join with fellow WSoP alumni to earn three CE credits.  See below for CE details. $60/person (includes the cost of the WSoP Alumni Lunch)

Register at go.sjfc.edu/alumniweekend and save $20 when attending the four WSoP events by choosing the “Wegmans School of Pharmacy” package. The WSoP 10 year celebration events include: The Alumni Lunch: Noon, WSOP, $10 Continuing Education Program: 1:30-4:30 p.m. · Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building (117) · $60
Registration for this continuing education program includes the Alumni Lunch Class of 2016 Dr. Scott Swigart Memorial Bench Dedication: 5 p.m. · Wegmans School of Pharmacy Front Lawn · No cost Wegmans School of Pharmacy 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner: 6:30-9:30 p.m. · Manning and Napier Varsity Gym · $25 CE schedule and details: Schedule
1:30-2:30 p.m. Intellectual Integrity:
-An Update on the Pharmacology of Diabetes Mellitus Type II 2:30-3:30 p.m. Professional Integrity:
-Driving While Medicated? Implications of medication use and abuse on driving abilities
-A Collaboration with the Human Rights Campaign: LGBTQ-Inclusive Pharmacy
-A voice for the community: Planning, developing, and implementing HIV vaccine clinical 3:30-4:30 p.m. Civic Integrity:
-The Pharmacist in the Mission Field: A Primer Target Audience: Accredited for Pharmacists
Cost: $60 Credits, Universal Activity Numbers, Activity Types: Total 3 Credit Hours
  • 1.0 Hour: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy UAN: 0584-0000-16-010-L01-P Activity Type: Knowledge
  • 1.0 Hour: General Pharmacy UAN: 0584-0000-16-011-L04-P Activity Type: Knowledge
  • 1.0 Hour: General Pharmacy UAN: 0584-0000-16-012-L04-P Activity Type: Knowledge
To earn credit, participants must submit their NABP e-profile ID (e-pid) number, date of Birth (MM/DD), and complete...

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William Boatwright ’97 Memorial Celebration

Sat., October 01, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Join us in celebrating the life of William Boatwright ’97 in Coleman Chapel, Murphy Hall. Will was instrumental in developing the Fisher Creed, which has been signed by all new students entering the College since the Fall of 1997. Friends, faculty, and staff who knew Will at Fisher will share their memories during the celebration.

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WSOP Class of 2016 Dr. Scott Swigart Memorial Bench Dedication

Sat., October 01, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Join with fellow WSoP alumni to honor the late Dr. Scott A. Swigart.
Register at go.sjfc.edu/alumniweekend and save $20 when attending the four WSoP events by choosing the “Wegmans School of Pharmacy” package. The WSoP 10 year celebration events include: The Alumni Lunch: Noon, WSOP, $10 Continuing Education Program: 1:30-4:30 p.m. · Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building (117) · $60
Registration for this continuing education program includes the Alumni Lunch Class of 2016 Dr. Scott Swigart Memorial Bench Dedication: 5 p.m. · Wegmans School of Pharmacy Front Lawn · No cost Wegmans School of Pharmacy 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner: 6:30-9:30 p.m. · Manning and Napier Varsity Gym · $25

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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 Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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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. Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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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 Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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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 Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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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 Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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Class of 2006 Pub Night with Classes 2004-2009

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 Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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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. Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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Wegmans School of Pharmacy 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Sat., October 01, 2016 at 6:30 PM
You, along with fellow members of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy family, are invited to celebrate 10 years of integrity and intellectual, civic, and professional education excellence during Alumni Weekend. This will be an evening with fellow alumni, faculty, staff, colleagues, preceptors, and other members of the Fisher pharmacy family.
Register at go.sjfc.edu/alumniweekend and save $20 when attending the four WSoP events by choosing the “Wegmans School of Pharmacy” package. #WSoP10years on Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter
Tag your posts and photos to share your memories of the first 10 years of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. You can also send photos and memories via email to pcarzo@sjfc.edu. The WSoP 10 year celebration events include: The Alumni Lunch: Noon, WSOP, $10 Continuing Education Program: 1:30-4:30 p.m. · Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building (117) · $60
Registration for this continuing education program includes the Alumni Lunch Class of 2016 Dr. Scott Swigart Memorial Bench Dedication: 5 p.m. · Wegmans School of Pharmacy Front Lawn · No cost Wegmans School of Pharmacy 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner: 6:30-9:30 p.m. · Manning and Napier Varsity Gym · $25

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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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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. Register for Alumni Weekend events>> This event is part of Alumni Weekend.

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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 Register for Alumni Weekend events>>

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