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Fisher Biologist Supports Aquatic Ecology Training for Middle and High School Teachers Students explore area water ecosystems with Dr. Mike Boller.

04/09/2020 - This summer, a group of middle and high school teachers will learn how to incorporate the study of Lake Ontario, and the streams and rivers that flow into it, into their curriculum. The new program—designed by a St. John Fisher College biology professor in collaboration with Genesee RiverWatch and Delta Environmental, Inc.—will connect teachers with tools and opportunities from local, state, and national resources.

NSF Grant Helps Fisher, FLCC Boost Rural Teacher Pipeline Educators and administrators from Fisher, FLCC, and area schools met in August to collaborate on the new Noyce INSPIRE Scholarship program.

10/16/2019 - St. John Fisher College, in partnership with Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC), aims to alleviate the teacher shortage in high-needs rural districts through its newly created Noyce INSPIRE Scholarship Program.

Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms Focus of Conference The Basilian motto,

08/07/2019 - In August, a first of its kind conference in Rochester will offer local teachers and school leaders the opportunity to explore the benefits of creating trauma-sensitive classrooms.

Through Scholarship, Alesco Advisors Invests in Fisher Students A student in a classroom in the School of Business.

07/09/2019 - A scholarship fund at St. John Fisher College will receive a $250,000 boost thanks to the generosity of Alesco Advisors, an investment advisory firm located in Pittsford, New York.

St. John Fisher College Joins REV Campus Challenge A building at St. John Fisher College

07/01/2019 - This fall, St. John Fisher College will undergo a robust assessment of its energy consumption and explore new ways to reduce its environmental footprint, thanks to a grant from NYSERDA.

Fisher’s Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing Announces International Partnership From left to right: Dr. Kevin Railey, President Gerard Rooney, Dr. John Wells, Dean Dianne Cooney Miner, and Ann Costello.

05/15/2019 - Officials from the Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing at St. John Fisher College and the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), in Waterford, Ireland, announced today a formal partnership to advance the Institute’s mission of transforming the way nurses treat the unique needs of individuals with developmental disabilities (DD).

Fisher to Develop Community Service Preparatory Program, Thanks to Farash Grant A student paints an inspiration quote on the wall of a local school during Color the Roc 2019.

05/09/2019 - The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at St. John Fisher College will create a new community engagement Orientation for first-year students thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation.

NSF Funds STEM Scholarship at St. John Fisher College Students work in a science lab.

11/09/2018 - The National Science Foundation awarded St. John Fisher College nearly $650,000 to launch a scholarship program for students who are interested in biology or chemistry and who have a demonstrated financial need. Fisher was one of nearly 80 institutions to receive the funding, selected from a national pool of more than 500 applicants.

St. John Fisher College Receives Grant for New Student Housing Project A rendering of the exterior of the Upper Quad Residence Hall.

07/10/2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that St. John Fisher College will receive $145,000 through the Higher Education Capital (HECap) Matching Grant program. The funds will be used to furnish and equip the Upper Quad Residence Hall, a new living space expected to open in fall 2019.

Pharmacists to Create ASL Videos for Diabetes Education Dr. Nabila Ahmed-Sarwar and Dr. Elizabeth Sutton Burke

06/01/2018 - As a population, studies show that individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing are nearly seven times more likely to lack basic health information compared to the hearing population, leading to increased risk for illnesses including diabetes. One reason for the knowledge gap? A scarcity of resources and material in American Sign Language (ASL). That’s a problem two faculty members at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College are working to change.

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