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Kraft Services Joel Kraft is the executive chef of Lackmann Culinary Services, Fisher’s food service company,

03/06/2018 - Not a day goes by where Joel Kraft, executive chef of Lackmann Culinary Services, Fisher’s food service company, does not put a smile on a hungry student’s face. For many, the Ward-Haffey Dining Hall is a place to gather and eat meals with friends. For Kraft, the dining hall is his office playground.

Going to the Chapel Dave Van Gorder ’13 and Caitlin Allen ’15 met on the steps of Kearney Hall in 2011, and were married in Fisher's new Chapel on October 28, 2017.

03/06/2018 - On a sunny day in November 2011, two Fisher students met on the Kearney Hall steps as they filmed a television commercial for the College. Six years later, and just a few feet away from that location, the pair — now Fisher alumni — exchanged wedding vows at the Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great.

Up Close and Driven: Family, Focus, and Fun Drive Cardinals’ Ace Pitcher Lindsey Thayer Lindsey Thayer is a pitcher on the women's softball team.

03/01/2018 - For the last two years, pitcher Lindsey Thayer has helped the St. John Fisher College softball team make back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Division III World Series, where, in 2017, they finished second in the country. But before she found success on the Cardinals’ softball diamond, she found herself immersed in a family that bonded over learning the ins and outs of the game.

Up Close and Active: Fisher Alumni Put Service into Action Dan Meyers ’71

11/14/2017 - Collegium takes a closer look at how Fisher alumni—from New York to Alaska—have committed to lives of service.

Student Spreads Kindness and Unity, One Rock at a Time Rocks-of-Unity-Logo

03/06/2017 - Can a handful of rocks unite a college? For St. John Fisher College student Alexa Zappia, the answer is yes.

Serve and Protect Steve Stepnick '08

02/20/2017 - An up close look at how Fisher is transforming the next generation of criminal justice professionals

The Queen of Kings Backside view of the 2012 Fisher Kings rugby team in a huddle.

10/14/2016 - This year, the St. John Fisher College men’s rugby team, the Fisher Kings, celebrates its 25th anniversary. Throughout its history, hundreds of players have worn the team’s signature green and blue and It’s a legacy former and current players say is steeped in a brotherhood that traces back to one person: team founder Gina Keyes ’93.

Beyond the Shore: Fisher Alumnus Breaks U.S. Transatlantic Rowing Record Daley Ervin and Phil Theodore

05/26/2016 - After 40 days on the Atlantic Ocean, Phillip Theodore ’89 and his rowing partner, Daley Ervin, were within reach of breaking the United States record for the fastest row across the ocean. One of the 40 teams competing in the 2015 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, the pair felt they were moving at a snail’s pace. With exhaustion, ache, and hunger setting in, they were unsure if they would be able to break the current record of 52 days.

The Buffalo Girl: How the heart of a Fisher graduate shaped the heart of "Four Falls of Buffalo"  Michelle Girardi Zumwalt poses next to the movie poster for the Four Falls of Buffalo.

02/11/2016 - Being a fan of the Buffalo Bills in the 1990s meant a wild ride of exciting highs, countered by devastating lows, as the team won an incredible four AFC Championships, but suffered heartbreaking losses in four consecutive Super Bowls. It’s an emotional history Bills fans know all too well, and one that Fisher alumna Michelle Girardi Zumwalt ’04 was able to help recreate as a producer of “Four Falls of Buffalo,” one of the newest installments in the ESPN “30 for 30” documentary series.

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