Community Service News
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.
Collegiate comedy improv troupes from five area colleges—including St. John Fisher College’s own Two Cardinals and Some Nuns—will compete for best in show during the second annual Gilda’s Cup.
St. John Fisher College has received the 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE). This was the first time Fisher applied for the prestigious classification, and only the second round of national classification done by Carnegie and the NERCHE.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently announced the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. St. John Fisher College was among those honored.
The Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement recently awarded five mini grants and three civic engagement grants to students and faculty working in partnership with local community organizations.