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Campus Readies for Homecoming Weekend 2018

September 7, 2018

This month, St. John Fisher College will roll out the Cardinal red carpet for nearly 1,000 alumni during Homecoming Weekend 2018. Scheduled for Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23, the weekend includes events and activities for the entire campus community.

The full slate of Homecoming Weekend events include:


Campus Tours
Also offered on Saturday
11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. · Skalny Welcome Center
See how campus has changed with a student-led tour (approximately one hour).

Alumnae Luncheon Hosted by Susan Rooney
Noon · $15 · Cleary Family Auditorium
Enjoy lunch with your fellow women graduates hosted by Susan Rooney, wife of President Rooney. The event includes a panel focused on mentoring, moderated by Dr. Dianne Cooney Miner, dean of the Wegmans School of Nursing. Panelists include Tierney Sullivan ’13, ’17; Dr. Kristin Picardo, associate professor of biology; Cheryl Yawman ’86; Allison Mooney ’15, ’16 (MBA); Dr. Chastity Murray ’06, ’08 (MS), ’17 (Ed.D.); and Taylor Sanders ’17.

Cocktail Reception at the President’s Residence for Classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, and 1983
3:30-5:30 p.m. · No cost · Event shuttle from the Skalny Welcome Center
Enjoy the company of fellow reunion graduates along with President and Mrs. Rooney for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the President’s Residence.

Ten Under 10 Awards Reception
5:30-7:30 p.m. · $20 · Genesee Valley Club
Honor ten of the brightest young graduates of the last decade at this cocktail reception and ceremony. All members of the Fisher community are welcome to attend the reception and celebrate the accomplishments of the nominees. Register online for the reception or contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at or (585) 385-5292.

This year’s nominees include:

10 Under 10 nominees

David Baker ’09
Megan Baker ’09
Chenno Bowens ’17
James Butera, CPA ’13
Bianca Calascibetta ’13
Nicole Capadano, CPA ’13
John Cochol ’08
Anthony D'Angelo ’08
Dr. Matthew Driscoll ’09
Michael Droel ’13
Kathleen Ellis ’08
Cait Fallone ’12
Lisa Famiglietti ’08
Dan Fontanez ’08
Lawrence Forte III ’12
Kent Friel ’08
Matthew Futter ’09
Amanda Herman (Culotta) ’10, ’11 (MBA)
Brad Huber ’08

Erin Hurd Tyreman ’08
Brett Hurley ’11
Tochukwu Ikpeze ’10
Jenny Jenkins ’13
Craig Kanalley ’08
Lee Kern ’08
Christopher Keyes ’10
Gordon Lahr ’09
Chelsey Litto, BSN ’16
Brian Luke, CPA ’10
Ryan Macauley, CPA ’10
Angela Mayhew ’08
Scott McGlynn ’11
David McQueen, CPA ’13, ’15 (MBA)
Heather Meadows (Jonas) ’11
Miguel Melendez ’08
Kate Michaels ’08
Stephanie Moss ’11
Justin Muzzi ’09
Mark Parsons ’09

Emily Pelkowski ’09
Greg Pokriki ’16
Ashley Ragan ’09
Jessica Rapp ’08
Luis Alberto Rodriguez ’16, ’17 (MBA)
Alana Russotti ’09
Taylor Sanders ’17
Aimee Schenck ’13
Jinelle Shengulette ’08
Maria Siler ’14
Joseph Smith ’12
Edward Solorzano ’09
Jordan Tepfer, CPA ’09
Nicole VanGorder ’11
Adam Washbon ’11
Samantha Wilbert ’13
Chad Wright ’17
Alexis Zakala ’15

Fisher inSpired
6-9 p.m. · ARTISANworks
Celebrating the successes of the founding phase of the Spire Society with cocktails, dinner, and an exclusive performance by PUSH Physical Theater. Open only to members of the Spire Society. Learn how you can become a member.


Campus Tours
Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. · Skalny Welcome Center
See how campus has changed with a student-led tour (approximately one hour).

Alumni Tailgating and Football Game
1 p.m. · $30 ($20 for Classes 2008-2018; $10/ages 5-12; free for 4 and under) · Growney Stadium
Food, drink, and a great view of the 2 p.m. football game against Ithaca College.

Alumni Party at Shooter’s
5-7 p.m. · No cost to attend, registration required
Snacks, cash bar, and music – relive your Saturday nights at Fisher. All alumni are welcome to join in on the fun with reunion classes at Shooter's on Fairport Road.

Class of 1958 hosts the 60th Plus Dinner
6 p.m. · No cost · Skalny Welcome Center Board Room
The Class of 1958 celebrates their 60th reunion, along with fellow alumni from the Classes of 1955, 1956, and 1957.

Class of 1968 50th Reunion Dinner and Pinning Ceremony
6:30 p.m. · No cost · Cleary Family Auditorium
Members of the Class of 1968 and guests will celebrate their gold reunion with a 6:30 p.m. reception, followed by dinner and the 50th reunion pinning ceremony.

Class of 1988 30th Reunion
The Class of 1988 will start their 30th celebration at Shooter’s (the Alumni Party - see above). Contact Kevin Kane ’88 for more information.

Class of 1998 20th Reunion
The Class of 1998 will start their celebration at Shooter’s (the Alumni Party - see above).


Reunion Mass
10 a.m. · Registration not needed · Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great
Fisher alumni, students, family, and friends come together for Mass, with presider Rev. Joseph Trovato, CSB.

Alumni Brunch
11 a.m. · $10 · Cleary Family Auditorium
What’s Sunday without a great brunch? Join fellow alumni from all classes for an all-you-care-to-eat buffet experience.

Online registration for Homecoming closes on Thursday, Sept. 20. For more information about the events and activities, visit the Homecoming 2018 webpage.