Community Service News
Dozens of students from the East Rochester School District and the Rochester City School District’s “Horizons” summer camp program recently spent a week on the St. John Fisher College campus for “Discover at Fisher” week, learning about a variety of career options and more. The weeklong program took place July 21-25.
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.”
Service Scholars Billy Bonneau and Karlee Platts will be walking across the stage during this Saturday’s Commencement ceremony alongside 16 of their classmates who collectively have completed 16,140 hours of service over the last four years at Fisher.
Junior Childhood and Special Education major Emily Smith and sophomore Management major Jacketta Collins can now add the 2014-2015 Ann B. & Martin F. Birmingham Student Volunteer Recognition Award to their résumés after receiving the award on Tuesday, April 29.
On Sunday, April 27, the Annual Jennifer Patterson Koon Courage Award event was held at the Woodcliff Hotel. Allison McCarthy was named the 2014 recipient of the Courage Award, while Lindsey Kocher and Alyssa Vitch were presented with Honorable Mention Awards.
Service-learning has become a familiar term on campus, as more and more students enroll in service-learning courses. And on Thursday, April 10, the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement hosted the Civic Engagement Award Ceremony to showcase the service-learning work from this past year and recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond in their work, epitomizing the true meaning of service-learning.
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.
This week’s “Countdown to Commencement” video features biology major, Sara Perrone. She was nominated by Sally Vaughan, Director of Community Service and Tom Rodgers, Director of Campus Life.
As the semester winds down and the pressure of finals week starts to creep closer, over 100 St. John Fisher College students decided to roll up their sleeves to volunteer for the 2014 Project Community Convergence (PCC), led by Students With A Vision (SWAV).
On Friday, April 4, President Bain was honored at the Catholic Family Center’s (CFC) 22nd Annual Charity Gala. The theme of the gala was "Passport to Ireland," and it was held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
Thu., October 09, 2014 to Sun., October 12, 2014
Help the Mowhawk community prepare for the winter months by working in the gardens, chopping wood, and more. Learn Native American customs and traditions while listening to the community's stories.
For more information, contact StudentsWithAVision@sjfc.edu
Fri., February 20, 2015 to Sat., February 21, 2015
Join us for the 33rd Annual Teddi Dance for Love! Teddi is a 24-hour dance marathon that benefits Camp Good Days and Special Times, an organization for children and their families dealing with cancer and other life challenges.
For more information, contact the Teddi Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org