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Two Business Students Selected for Rochester Area Scholarships

September 22, 2017

This fall, two students in St. John Fisher College’s School of Business—John Capozzola ’18 and Carlin Lydon ’18—have been named recipients of scholarships given by area organizations.

John Capozzola ’18 and Carlin Lydon ’18 have been named recipients of scholarships given by area organizations.

“The School of Business is proud to recognize John Capozzola, an academically high achieving, engaged student who has exhibited the values and stewardship that a Fisher business education stands for,” said Dr. Rama Yelkur, dean of the School of Business. “Carlin Lydon represents all students in our flagship accounting program with the necessary leadership and practice experience and is also very deserving of her scholarship.”

Nominated by the School of Business, Capozzola ’18 is the recipient of the 2017 Martin F. Palumbos Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation Scholarship (RABEF). The scholarship provides $1,500 to a full-time School of Business student who has demonstrated exceptional integrity and ethics pertaining to business education. Capozzola will be recognized at RABEF’s Annual ETHIE Awards Ceremony and Reception on Monday, Oct. 2, at the Geva Theatre Center.

A double major in finance and economics and minor in philosophy, Capozzola is actively engaged on campus through leadership roles as president of the Investment Club, the School of Business Dean’s Student Advisory Council, and the College’s Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter. A native of Saratoga Springs, New York, he also works with School of Business faculty and students as an office assistant and corporate finance tutor. Capozzola looks forward to continuing his growth as a leader and “paying it forward” through positively impacting as many people as he possibly can.

The Small Business Council (SBC) of Rochester selected Carlin Lydon ’18 as a recipient of one of three $1,000 scholarships for Rochester area college students. The scholarship is given to a full-time senior, majoring in the areas of entrepreneurship or business discipline. Criteria for the award includes character of the student, academic record in overall course work and in major subjects, high degree of potential for future business leadership, and extracurricular activities that demonstrate leadership capacity and interest in entrepreneurship. Lydon will be recognized at the Council’s annual Golf Scramble at Eagle Vale Country Club on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Lydon is an accounting major and is on track to graduate with a minor in financial planning in May 2018. She plans to follow the 4+1 MBA track with a concentration in accounting. Outside of the classroom, Lydon is very active in recreational sports leagues at both at Fisher and her current place of employment, Insero & Co. CPAs, LLC. She is the captain of two intramural sports teams each semester; volleyball and soccer. Following graduation, she plans to work in public accounting and sit for the CPA exam.