Community Service News
Through the Rochester Youth Year Fellowship, two recent St. John Fisher College alumni are spending their first year as graduates promoting literacy among area elementary school students. Melissa Guck ’15 and Burnette Woody ’15, were both selected as fellows in the Americorps*VISTA-sponsored program, which places recent graduates at community-based organizations for one year to create or expand initiatives that address the various challenges facing youth and families in Rochester.
This fall, St. John Fisher College is hoping to collect 5,000 toothbrushes for students in extended-day programs in the Rochester City School District.
For the last three years, students, faculty, and staff at St. John Fisher College have banded together for a full-scale day of service, engaging in a series of small activities that make a big impact. The annual #FisherCares Day, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 11, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Mainstage.
Service Saturdays, a new initiative for the College, is designed to send members of the Fisher community to lend a hand at local non-profits for the first six Saturdays of the semester.
For the ninth consecutive year, St. John Fisher College has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The Civic Engagement Award Ceremony and Service-Learning Showcase honored three students, a faculty member, and community partner for their outstanding contributions to service-learning.
This year's Relay for Life raised $17,000 for the American Cancer Society, a co-sponsor of the event, and Hope Lodge of Rochester.
More than 110 volunteers participated in PCC, applying fresh coats of paint to hallways, stairwells, and classrooms in four schools in the Rochester City School District.
A St. John Fisher College tradition now in its fourteenth year, the annual Relay for Life brings together students, faculty, and staff for a night that celebrates, remembers, and fights back for those affected by cancer.
Lindsey Kocher, who will walk across the stage this May, was recently selected as one of 10 recipients of the 2015 Independent Sector Student Community Service Award and a $500 H.D. Paley Scholarship from the Commission on Independent College and Universities (cIcu). Kocher accepted her award at the cIcu’s annual meeting in Albany on March 2.