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New Club Helps MBA Students Hone Leadership Skills The School of Business is housed in the Victor E. Salerno Center for American Enterprise.

09/17/2020 - During the pandemic, MBA students Benjamin Bedosky and Kaleb Kille invested their time reading books on leadership to develop their professional skills. Inspired by many great reads through the summer, they began the fall semester taking their work one step further, and started a new student organization in the School of Business.

School of Business Earns Beta Gamma Sigma High Honors Designation Logo: Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society

09/14/2020 - The St. John Fisher College School of Business recently earned High Honors designation by the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the international business honor society.

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.

Rochester Financial Organization Honors Fisher Senior Cooper Swartwout ’21

09/07/2020 - Cooper Swartwout ’22, a student in the St. John Fisher College School of Business, has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Rochester Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI). Swartwout was among five finalists from local area colleges.

Business Leaders Share Stories of Agility with MBA Students Pieces of a puzzle spell out the word Solution.

08/26/2020 - This summer, students in Dr. Jason Berman’s MBA course, Leading Upstate NY Business Agility, heard first-hand how prominent leaders demonstrated flexibility, resiliency, and agility in navigating the rapid changes brought on by the coronavirus.

New Faculty Faces at Fisher A class is in session at the Wegmans School of Nursing.

08/24/2020 - This August, five full-time faculty members will teach their first fall courses at St. John Fisher College.

#Fisher2020 Graduate Takes Lessons Learned from Syracuse to Charlotte Rebecca Brant ’20

08/05/2020 - Rebecca Brant ’20 will soon be leaving her hometown of Syracuse to begin her life after Fisher in Charlotte, North Carolina as a sales administrator for SeedSpark, a technology and digital solutions company.

Seminars Feature Inspiring Stories of Business Agility David Pritchard

07/14/2020 - The St. John Fisher College School of Business will host a series of seminars that share inspiring stories of leaders during a pandemic. These seminars, held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays from July through August, feature interviews with regional business leaders who have quickly adapted and innovatively shifted their business strategies and operations to respond to challenges and seized opportunities of doing business during a pandemic.

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