Diversity in the News at Fisher

Fisher to Celebrate First-Gen Day Logo: Fisher Celebrates First-Generation Studentes

10/29/2021 - On Monday, Nov. 8, St. John Fisher College will celebrate all first-generation students, faculty, staff, and alumni during a First-Gen Day reception in the Golisano Gateway Midlevel at 4:30 p.m. Attendees will hear from first-generation students from the campus community, including President Rooney, who will share what their journey as a first-generation student has meant for them.

Peer Support Group Offers Opportunities to Address Mental Health Issues Scrabble tiles spell out the word support.

10/29/2021 - A twice-monthly peer support group on campus is designed to help students address their mental health issues with the assistance of peers and professionals. A cross-campus collaboration, the sessions are organized by Dr. Chris Noel, visiting associate professor in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, and facilitated by two graduate students in the mental health counseling program in the Wegmans School of Nursing.

SGA Hosts First Cardinal Conversations A banner displays the Presidential Seal at St. John Fisher College.

10/19/2021 - On Wednesday, Oct. 13, members of the campus community gathered for the kick-off of a monthly speaker series called Cardinal Conversations. Approximately 40-50 students and another 10-15 faculty, staff, and community members were in attendance.

Fisher to Host Fresh Check Day Logo: Fresh Check Day

10/13/2021 - St. John Fisher College will host Fresh Check Day, a concept created by The Jordan Porco Foundation, to bring the whole campus community together to “check-in” on the mental health and wellness of Fisher students.

TRIO Director Named to AEEE Board Logo: Association for Equality and Excellence in Education

08/06/2021 - Gabe Iturbides, director of TRIO Student Support Services at Fisher, was elected to the Board of Directors for the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education (AEEE) as one of three general board members.

Alumnus Named Senior Diversity Officer at St. John Fisher College Marlowe Washington

05/17/2021 - After a nationwide search, St. John Fisher College has named one of its own as its new senior diversity officer. Dr. Marlowe V.N. Washington, an alumnus of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education’s Doctor of Executive Leadership (Ed.D.) program, will officially begin in his role on June 1.

Fisher’s Commencement to Honor Class of 2021, Prolific Members of the Campus Community Jack DePeters ’73 (left) and Dr. Arlette Miller Smith (right)

04/19/2021 - More than 1,000 students will graduate from St. John Fisher College during its 67th Commencement celebration, which features a series of in-person School-based ceremonies from Thursday, May 6 through Saturday, May 8.

Ramadan Mubarak: Celebrate Ramadan with the Muslim Student Alliance A picture of the Quran open on a table.

04/12/2021 - The Muslim Student Alliance, also known as MSA, is a club that aims to address and eliminate the misconceptions of Islam and to unite Muslims and non-Muslims through camaraderie and solidarity. From April 12 through May 12, MSA is shifting its focus to a most important occasion: Ramadan.

Activist Pastor to Deliver Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Rev. Myra Brown

02/05/2021 - Rev. Myra Brown, a pastor at Spiritus Christi, an independent Catholic Church based in downtown Rochester, will deliver the keynote address for St. John Fisher College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

Panel Discussion to Explore Racial Restoration Logo: Office of Multicultural Affairs at St. John Fisher College

10/26/2020 - This week, the Office of Multicultural Affairs at St. John Fisher College will host the panel discussion, Racial Restoration.

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