The Griffin, Dorsey, Litterine Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to honor the lives of three Fisher students from the 1970s who met untimely deaths early in life. In the summer of 1972, between his junior and senior year at Fisher, Joe Griffin died trying to help victims of the Hurricane Agnes floods. Jimmy Dorsey ’73 was killed in the early 1980s, and John Litterine ’76 died of cancer in 1987.
At the College’s June meeting of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Ellen Harshman, Dean of the John Cook School of Business at St. Louis University, presented the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Achievement Award to Mr. Vic Salerno, Vice Chair of the Board.
St. John Fisher College today broke ground for the College’s newest academic building, the Victor E. Salerno Center for American Enterprise, which will house the Bittner School of Business.
In December 2011, the College announced that Victor Salerno ’66, CEO of O’Connell Electric and Vice Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees, had donated $2 million to fund the project. This is the largest gift the College has ever received from an alumnus.
St. John Fisher College is pleased to announce that Maya Temperley, Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations, is one of 26 administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy.
The Justinian Order of St. John Fisher College held its eleventh annual civic luncheon for members of the judiciary, the bar, government, law enforcement, and the business sector at the Rochester Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. The guest speaker at this year’s luncheon was Mayor Tom Richards.
The St. John Fisher College football team is hosting its 4th annual Alumni Golf Tournament on July 13, 2012, at Victor Hills Golf Club. This best-ball tournament is a chance to reconnect with friends and fellow Cardinals for a day of golf and fun.
St. John Fisher College held its 58th Commencement on Saturday, May 5, welcoming over 1,100 graduates into the alumni family. During the two ceremonies—one for baccalaureate students and the other for master’s and doctoral students—Dr. Donald Bain, President, awarded an honorary degree and also honored two individuals with President’s Medals.
Beginning on May 7, St. John Fisher College will host an art exhibit in the Patricia O’Keefe Ross Art Gallery in the Welcome Center titled, “Rochester Art Club – Spring Exhibition for Signature Members.”
On Thursday, April 19, 80 guests gathered for the Alumni of Color Dinner Celebration, hosted annually by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs and the Office of Alumni and Development.
Sarah Campagna, Director of the Fisher Fund, recently presented at the Northeast Annual Giving Conference, which took place at SUNY Oneonta March 9.