Religious Studies Success Stories

The value of a Fisher education is evident in personal stories of success told by students and alumni. Read what they have to say about the program and what they gained from their experience.

Madelynn Tibbetts ’23

Theology Teacher at Bishop Ludden Junior-Senior High School

Madelynn Tibbetts

Madelynn Tibbetts

Madelynn Tibbetts’ interactions with the Office of Campus Ministry at Fisher influenced her decision to work in ministry. “The Office of Campus Ministry provided endless support during my time on campus which has helped me grow throughout the years,” she explained. Her experiences and personal faith background inspired her to major in religious studies as an undergraduate student.

She believes the program broadened her understanding while solidifying her convictions. “The program at Fisher allowed me to learn more about my own religion and other religions as well. I got to hear perspectives from my professors and peers that may have differed from mine but also added to my knowledge.”

Now, she recommends the program to others as an opportunity for personal growth. “For anyone with the slightest inclination to study religion at Fisher: go for it!” She is looking forward to her new position as a theology teacher at Bishop Ludden Junior-Senior High School.

C.J. Wild ’20

LTJG in the U.S. Navy and Seminarian for the Diocese of Buffalo

CJ Wild

CJ Wild

C.J. Wild has been pursuing wisdom since he can remember. This pursuit drew him to study philosophy and religious studies at Fisher. Now, he is preparing for service as a Naval Officer and Roman Catholic priest. 

He attributes his strong preparation for these roles to what he describes as the gift of his coursework at Fisher. “The courses provided me with the skills necessary to ask intelligent questions, think critically, form coherent and rational arguments, and understand the vastly different philosophies that undergird so many corners of Western society.” 

He also believes his interaction with faculty formed a foundation for “a way of being in the world as a disciple, a servant, a leader, and a thinker.” 

Wild is an advocate for philosophy studies, and he encourages anyone who wants a “greater understanding of what it means to be human and what it means to live in society” to consider this program. “The program will challenge you, but it will strengthen you.”