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Events to Celebrate Fisher Creed’s 20th Anniversary

October 5, 2017

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Fisher Creed, a document written by undergraduates at St. John Fisher College that represents the values and aspirations shared by students.

A student writes on a banner displaying the Fisher Creed.

To celebrate this milestone anniversary, the Office of Campus Life and the Student Government Association have teamed up to plan a series of events throughout the academic year.

The first celebration took place Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Donald E. Bain Campus Center Atrium, and featured banners displaying each of the eight values of the Creed:  respect, open-mindedness, integrity, diversity, responsibility, education, leadership, and growth. Students were invited to write on banners what the particular words meant to them.

Kelsey Michener ’18, president of SGA, said that growth stands out to her the most.

“College is a time when you are learning to be independent while having the support you need to be successful,” she said.

After signing the banners, students then celebrated with cake served by student leaders and staff. Going forward, Teah Terrance, director of campus life, has a variety of events and programs in place to both celebrate the document and promote the importance of the Creed to students’ academic experiences.