Latest Campus Happenings
Freshman biology major Brian Tran, a graduate of Greece Arcadia High School, is St. John Fisher College’s third Farash Scholar, chosen by the Max and Marian Farah Charitable Foundation earlier this year. As a Farash Scholar, Tran will graduate from Fisher debt-free, and participate in community service at local non-profit organizations throughout his college career.
Tables full of giveaways, prizes, and information dressed up the LeChase Commons sidewalks on September 16 as the annual Involvement Fest was in full swing.
For the fourth year in a row, St. John Fisher College has been named by U.S. News & World Report
to the list of America's Best Colleges 2015 in the National Universities category. Of the 201 top tier institutions in the National Universities category, Fisher was once again ranked 142. In addition, the College ranked 41 out of 72 on the publication’s Best Colleges for Veterans list.
On Saturday, June 14, St. John Fisher College held the 2013-2014 College Bound graduation ceremony, recognizing 19 program participants for their accomplishments over the past year.
Right after walking across the stage at Commencement this year, several new graduates joined current students, faculty, staff, and fellow alumni on a trip to Jamaica where they volunteered for 10 days at the Jamaica Advantage Thru Sports Youth (JASY) Day Camp. This is the third trip to the camp that Fisher has organized—a trip that many refer to as “life-changing.”
The St. John Fisher College Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education has received a $7,500 grant from the Bank of America that will be used to support an ongoing partnership with the Rochester Early College International High School.
St. John Fisher College held its 60th Commencement Saturday, graduating over 1,300 students during two ceremonies that took place at the Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester.
There was plenty of “Hope in Hollywood” during the 13th Annual Relay for Life on Friday, April 11, when hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and community members showed up dressed as their favorite Hollywood actors and costumed to resemble their favorite movie.
A new scholarship has just been made available to accepted Fisher students, and the Office of Freshman Admissions is encouraging all to apply. The scholarship is being offered by the National Catholic College Admission Association (NCCAA), and the deadline to apply is March 15, 2014.
Hundreds of pairs of feet are finally up and resting after 24 hours of straight dancing to raise money for Camp Good Days and Special Times. Fisher students, faculty, staff, along with Camp Good Days volunteers and campers, danced an entire day away for the 32nd year in a row this weekend at the Teddi Dance for Love.