Skip to content
A Champion and an Advocate - Dr. Lesli Myers-Small ’01 (M.S.), ’09 (Ed.D.) Head shot of Lesli Myers-Small

11/16/2020 - There isn’t an industry, sector, or profession that hasn’t felt the jolting changes caused by the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. But, it could be argued that education, in particular, has felt that disruption more than other entities, as teachers, administrators, students, and families experience new models of education together. This fall, Collegium is highlighting Fisher alumni educators who are letting their creativity fly in this new educational landscape.

Moving a School Forward, Brian Siesto ’10 (M.S.) Head shot of Brian Siesto

11/16/2020 - There isn’t an industry, sector, or profession that hasn’t felt the jolting changes caused by the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. But, it could be argued that education, in particular, has felt that disruption more than other entities, as teachers, administrators, students, and families experience new models of education together. This fall, Collegium is highlighting Fisher alumni educators who are letting their creativity fly in this new educational landscape.

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

A Heart for Healthcare - Kayla Goodberlet ’14 and Justin Plata ’14 Justin Plata and Kayla Goodberlet

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 Kayla Goodberlet and Justin Plata, both of the Class of 2014

Motivated to Care - Lindsey Michaud ’17 Lindsey Michaud with fellow nurses.

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 Lindsey Michaud ’17

Focusing on the Front Lines - Meredith Bailey ’07 Meredith Bailey

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 Meredith Bailey ’07

Lasting Legacies Deans Mike Wischnowski and Dianne Cooney Miner

06/30/2020 - This year, Dr. Dianne Cooney Miner, founding dean of the Wegmans School of Nursing, and Dr. Michael Wischnowski, dean of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, are retiring from their deanships. But they won’t go far from campus – Dr. Wischnowski will return to the School as a faculty member and Dr. Cooney Miner will assume full-time the role of executive director of the Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing.