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Fisher Celebrates a Decade as a U.S. News “Best College” Seal: US News Best Colleges National Universities 2021

09/14/2020 - For the tenth year in a row, St. John Fisher College has earned a place on the U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” feature.

$2 Million Gift to Establish the DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence at St. John Fisher College Jack ’73 and Donna DePeters, with President Gerard J. Rooney, at the 2019 Teddi Dance for Love. The DePeters announced a $10,000 gift to the Teddi Dance during the fundraiser's opening ceremony.

09/09/2020 - St. John Fisher College today announced the creation of the DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence thanks to a $1 million gift from Jack ’73 and Donna DePeters. Jack retired from Wegmans Food Markets after 52 accomplished years of service to the food company, and in honor of his retirement, Wegmans matched the $1 million gift in December 2019.

Teach-In Aims to Open Dialogue, Perspectives Dr. Carolyn Vacca teaches a class outside on the quad.

09/07/2020 - This week, Fisher faculty have organized a teach-in as part of the national Scholar Strike movement designed to educate and encourage dialogue surrounding issues of police violence and racism.

National Black Nurses Association Honors Conyers as a 40 and Under Awardee Dr. Yvette Conyers ’18 (DNP)

09/07/2020 - Dr. Yvette Conyers ’18 (DNP), an assistant professor in the Wegmans School of Nursing, was selected as a National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) 2020 40 and Under Awardee. Conyers was one of only nine nurses from across the country to be honored by the NBNA.

Summit Creates Network of Developmental Disability Nursing Experts Through Zoom, scholars, practitioners, and thought leaders in the field of developmental disability health care came together for a summit focused on education, practice, policy, scholarship, and leadership.

09/02/2020 - This August, the Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing (GIDDN) at St. John Fisher College brought together scholars, practitioners, and thought leaders in the field of developmental disability health care for a summit focused on education, practice, policy, scholarship, and leadership.

Course Gives Nursing Home Staff Training in Delivering Care during COVID-19 A diagram from the COVID-19 course explores the chain of infection.

07/06/2020 - A new course created by faculty and staff at the Wegmans School of Nursing is designed to provide direct support staff working with residents of nursing homes with basic training in infectious diseases and how to properly use personal protective equipment (PPE).

The Year of the Nurse Collage of Fisher nursing alumni professional headshots

06/30/2020 - Four days before the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, students graduating from the Wegmans School of Nursing gathered together—virtually. Using computers, phones, and tablets to connect, they logged on to Zoom to recite the Nightingale Pledge, an oath inspired by the nursing pioneer that espouses the values and ethics of a professional nurse, which is an annual tradition carried out by the School of Nursing to welcome the newest Fisher Nurses to the profession.

Nurturing the Profession - Kristin Opett ’97 Kristin Opett

06/30/2020 - In acknowledgment of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, Collegium is highlighting alumni who, in their own unique ways, embody what it means to be a “Fisher Nurse.” In this installment, meet Kristin Opett ’97

Advocacy for Patients - Celia McIntosh ’11, ’15 Celia McIntosh

06/30/2020 - In acknowledgment of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, Collegium is highlighting alumni who, in their own unique ways, embody what it means to be a “Fisher Nurse.” In this installment, meet Celia McIntosh ’11, ’15

Protecting the Public - Shane Gurnee ’12 Shane Gurnee

06/30/2020 - In acknowledgment of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, Collegium is highlighting alumni who, in their own unique ways, embody what it means to be a “Fisher Nurse.” In this installment, meet Shane Gurnee ’12