In March of 2012, with the support of the Rochester-Waterford Sister Cities Golf Tournament Committee, St. John Fisher College established a new interdisciplinary Irish Studies Program in the School of Arts and Sciences that has begun offering students the opportunity to explore the literary, social, political, religious, and cultural traditions of Ireland’s past and present.
- Strengthen the ties between St. John Fisher College and the City of Waterford, Ireland (Rochester’s Sister City) as well as other cities in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
- Expand students' knowledge of Ireland from a multidisciplinary perspective.
- Promote the history and culture of Ireland, both of the past and present.
- Foster scholarship in the field of Irish Studies.
Dr. Bain is presented with a $20,000 check to jump start the Irish Studies program at Fisher.