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Crowdfunding@Fisher Offers Seven Ways to Support Fisher

November 14, 2018

Since its inception, Crowdfunding@Fisher has helped the community come together to support causes they truly believe in. Launched in spring 2018, the efforts help groups of Fisher students, faculty, staff, and alumni raise money for college-based and affiliated initiatives and projects.

Fisher students traveled to Mexico to provide health care to residents.

The crowdfunding campaigns for fall 2018 are no different, offering the Fisher community a chance to support the unique goals of professors and students seeking to offer health care assistance on a global scale to student research efforts over the summer. The seven initiatives have varying goals, and the crowdfunding efforts for each close on Thursday, Dec. 13.

The fall 2018 crowdfunding projects include:

Health Care Assistance for Rural Communities in Mexico
Submitted by Dr. Fernando Ontiveros, associate professor of biology, with support from Dr. Alexander DeLucenay, associate professor of pharmacy, this project centers around giving a chance for pharmacy, nursing, and biology students to travel to Central Mexico in spring 2019 to bring medicine and provide services to rural communities served by the Basilian priests. They are hoping to raise $2,500 to purchase basic medical supplies.

Rochester Clemente Course in the Humanities
This project was submitted by Dr. Deborah Uman, professor and chair of the Department of English, with support from Sara Vinch, director of foundation relations. The goal is to provide free, accredited college courses in the humanities to residents of Wilson Commencement Park. The $3,000 goal will be used to cover the cost of instructional materials as well as food for students and their children during class.

Submitted by Dr. Kristin Picardo, associate professor of biology and director of the Center for Student Research and Creative Work with support from Nora Culeton, a senior marketing major at Fisher, this project helps fund a competitive summer research program for undergraduate students to explore academic life on an advanced level. The project hopes to raise $6,000 which will fully support one student enrolled in the 10-week full-time experience and provides a stipend for one faculty mentor. The fund will also provide the student with a supply budget to print a professional poster for the presentation and dissemination of results.

Fund the Future: Experiential Learning Opportunities for Students
Submitted by Jamie Canfield, employer relations and internship coordinator, with support from Dr. Julia Overton-Healy, director of career services, this project aims to help and provide financial assistance to students interested in gaining valuable experience through a pre-professional opportunity, including internships, job shadowing, site visits, research, or community engagement. The $6,000 goal will cover living expenses and transportation to and from the experience.

Jamaica-Fisher Student Teacher Exchange
Submitted by Dr. Michael Wischnowski, dean of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, and Dr. Susie Hildenbrand, associate dean of the School, this project will help strengthen the School’s student exchange partnership with Shortwood Teachers College in Kingston, Jamaica. The partnership allows student teachers from each institution to experience an international teaching opportunity. The raised funds will be used to cover airfare and some daily costs for up to eight student teachers.

The Rose Huggett-Green Impact Scholarship
Submitted by Monique Atherley, a student in the Ed.D. Executive Leadership program at Iona College, with assistance from Dr. W. Jeff Wallis, a visiting assistant professor in the program, this is a crowdfunded scholarship in honor of the late Rose Huggett-Green. A decorated and celebrated registered nurse and nurse educator, Huggett-Green was a woman of many talents who inspired many in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education’s Ed.D. Program. A member of the Class of 2020 cohort, Huggett-Green passed away in 2017. The one-time scholarship will be awarded to a student in the Executive Leadership program at Iona College to support them in realizing their wildest dreams, just as Huggett-Green did.

Illuminated Cardinal Head
This proposal was submitted by Sean Farnsworth, athletics communications coordinator. The project will help build school spirit by supporting a fund to create an illuminated “Cardinal Head” to be displayed in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center. With the rebranding of the Varsity Locker Room, Fisher has the opportunity to further distinguish itself from other Division III institutions with this new, eye-catching entryway into the College’s top-notch facilities.