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Six female students standing together on the Kearney Hall front steps in 1971

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Celebrating 50 Years of Fisher Females

In September 1971, 65 women made history as the first females to enroll at St. John Fisher College, including 30 first-year students and 35 transfers. Following a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees the previous January, Fisher embraced the growing trend among high school students who favored a coeducational college experience by enrolling women into the College.

We want to hear your Fisher first female stories. Whether you were the first female president of the Student Government Association or, after graduation, you were the first female to referee an MLS soccer match, we would love to hear your stories as we celebrate 50 years of Fisher females. What was it like being a pioneer as one of the first women? Share your memories and recollections of the history of women at Fisher. 

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In true alumni spirit, Fisher Cardinals are flocking together with messages of support and uplifting stories through Cardinals Care. Tell us about an alumnus that's doing great things, from using their manufacturing site to produce face shields to working on the front lines as a nurse or doctor, and countless other ways the Fisher family is making a difference.

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From Rochester to points all around the world, you are always surrounded by the #fisherfamily. No matter your location you can stay connected to the Fisher community through our alumni regional chapters, events, and continued learning. No matter where you live, what you do, or when you graduated, you are always a part of the Fisher Family!

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