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Commencement 2022: Schedule Announced Graduates at the 2021 Commencement held on campus.

01/24/2022 - This May, the College will celebrate members of the Class of 2022 during the 68th Commencement on campus.

Countdown to Commencement 2022: Andrew Cegielski Andrew Cegielski (far right) celebrates First Generation Student Day with two Fisher students.

01/24/2022 - Legal studies and American studies double major Andrew Cegielski is the next member of the Class of 2022 to be featured in the “Countdown to Commencement” series. Cegielski was nominated by Dr. Timothy Madigan, professor and chair of philosophy.

Grant Supports IDD Education for Acute Care Nurses in Western New York Logo: Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

01/21/2022 - The Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing at St. John Fisher College has been awarded a $225,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to create and pilot a new educational program for acute care nurses in Western New York.

Students Explore DEI at Fisher in Psychology of Diversity Course Students present their DEI recommendations during their final class session.

01/20/2022 - Throughout the fall semester, students in Dr. Kimberly McClure Brenchley’s Psychology of Diversity course formed mock task forces to develop recommendations for actionable changes at the College that would foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

New Book Club Explores Intersections of Racism and Religion An open book rests on a table.

01/20/2022 - This semester, the Department of Religious Studies, the Office of Campus Ministry, and Senior Diversity Officer Dr. Marlowe Washington are collaborating to host a book club that explores the intersection of religion and racism.

O’Keefe Ross Gallery Hosts “The Willard Suitcases, Photographs by Jon Crispin” A photograph of a suitcase belonging to Nora M., a resident of Willard Asylum.

01/19/2022 - A photography exhibit, “The Willard Suitcases,” featuring the work of photographer Jon Crispin is now on display at the Patricia O'Keefe Ross Gallery, located in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center at St. John Fisher College.

Tepas Commons Offers Fisher Students Space to Build Community Tepas Commons opened for student use on Friday, Jan. 14.

01/18/2022 - On Friday, Jan. 14, St. John Fisher College opened the doors to the Dennis ’72 and Denise Tepas Commons, a newly designed student space located in the heart of the Donald E. Bain Campus Center. Formerly known as the Campus Center Mainstage, Tepas Commons is named in honor of Dennis ’72 and Denise Tepas, whose significant philanthropy made the transformation possible.

Dane-Staples, Vanderbilt Named Inaugural Faculty Fellows Dr. Emily Dane-Staples and Dr. Deborah Vanderbilt

01/17/2022 - Dr. Emily Dane-Staples and Dr. Deborah Vanderbilt were recently named inaugural Faculty Fellows, serving as campus experts in supporting colleagues as they build skills and knowledge in active learning and operationalizing the All College Learning Outcomes in their courses.

Countdown to Commencement 2022: MacGregor Winegard MacGregor Winegard

01/17/2022 - Economics and mathematics double major MacGregor Winegard, who is also a computer science minor, is the first member of the Class of 2022 to be featured in the “Countdown to Commencement” series. Winegard was nominated by Jonathan Schott, assistant director of Campus Ministry.

Pharmacy Professor Named Fellow to National Association Logo: Apha - The American Pharmacists Association

01/17/2022 - Dr. Anna Ratka, professor and associate dean of academic affairs at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College, has been selected as a 2022 Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).