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Fisher Community Making News

December 6, 2020

From publications to awards, Fisher faculty, staff, students, and alumni continue to make headlines. Here’s a roundup of their latest successes and achievements.

Cover of ANGLES magazine

ANGLES Publishes Eighth Issue

The newest issue of ANGLES, St. John Fisher College’s literary magazine, was recently published online. 

Student-editors in ENGL 209: Literary Magazine Practicum curated a collection of poems, stories, and essays written by college-aged students from across the country. Fisher students Britt Bender and Natalia Quevedo-De La Esprie also had work included.

The issue is available at

Professor Calls Attention to Lives of Dalit Women

Dr. Roja Singh’s advocacy for the rights of India’s Dalit women has been featured in several news articles on the subject of human rights.

A visiting assistant professor in the women and gender studies program, Singh’s ongoing research focuses on intersections of caste, class, and gender in rural India as evident in the lives, indigenous leadership strategies, and oral narrative cultural expressions and published writings of Dalit (formerly referred to as “untouchables”) women in South India.

In October, she was a panelist on a BBC Radio News segment, “India's Dalits: Fighting for justice.” The nearly hour-long segment discussed how the “alleged rape and death of a 19-year-old woman has sparked a debate about caste.”

Singh was also featured in the Forward Press article, “African Americans and Dalits together assert, ‘Black and Dalit Lives Matter!’” which reported on connections between the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States and a similar movement in India in support of Dalit activists.

Wittmeyer, Kunsch Featured in Shoe Retailing Today

Dr. Carol Wittmeyer and Dr. David Kunsch have two articles published in the November/December issue of Shoe Retailing Today, a publication of the National Shoe Retailers Association.

Wittmeyer is the interim dean of the School of Business, and Kunsch is an associate professor teaching in the MBA and undergraduate programs.

Alumni Among 2020 Forty Under 40 Honorees

This fall, four St. John Fisher College alumni were honored through the Rochester Business Journal’s 2020 Forty Under 40 awards program. The award recognizes professionals younger than 40 years of age for their professional accomplishments, community service, and commitment to inspiring change.

Yvette Conyers ’13 (DNP), also a visiting professor in the Wegmans School of Nursing; Connor Dixon-Schwabl ’10; Rick Dougherty ’07; and Charles Knittle ’06, ’13 (MBA) were among the honorees.