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Fisher Community Making News

July 23, 2018

From published research to community outreach, Fisher faculty, staff, students, and alumni continue to make headlines. Here’s a roundup of their latest successes and achievements.

Academic Scholarship

George Roba ’18, a biology and psychology major, won second place for the John C. Johnson Award for Excellence in Student Research at the national TriBeta Biological Honor Society National Convention. Read More: Student Earns Second Place for Excellence in Research Award

From May 30 to June 2, Dr. Jill Swiencicki, associate professor of English and interim director of the First-Year Writing Program, was a participant in the Rhetoric Society of America's Career Retreat for Associate Professors. Read More: Swiencicki, Lowe Participate in Rhetoric Society Retreat

Dr. Omar Watts, associate professor of accounting, received a research grant from the American Institute of CPAs’ Assurance Research Advisory Group. Read More: Watts Receives Research Grant…

Dr. Tim Madigan, professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Classical Studies, was published in the 2018 issue of The New York Sociologist, the online, peer-reviewed journal of the New York State Sociological Association. Read More: Madigan Published in New York Sociologist

Dr. Kristen Love, visiting assistant professor in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, published an article in the Rural Special Education Quarterly. Read More: Special Education Journal Features Education Professor’s Research

A research article co-written by Dr. Bradley Kraft, associate professor of chemistry, was chosen as part of an editorial on undergraduate research at primarily undergraduate institutions. Read More: Kraft Publishes in Organometallics Journal

Appointments and Accolades

Dr. Anna Ratka, professor and associate dean of academic affairs at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, was elected the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Pharmaceutical Research (APhA-APRS) as Science Basic Science Chair-Elect. Read More: Ratka Elected to Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science

Juliette Miller ’20 (Pharm.D.), was one of three pharmacy students from New York State to be selected as a recipient of the Nicholas Ciccarone Memorial Scholarship. Read More: Pharmacy Student Earns Scholarship

Fisher Dining won a “Be A Star Award” from Compass USA, their parent foodservice management company. Read More: Fisher Dining Wins “Be A Star Award”


Over the course of spring 2018 semester, Wegmans School of Pharmacy students and faculty worked closely with Mary’s Place to provide routine health clinics for refugees served by the community organization. Read More: Pharmacy School Offers Health Clinics at Mary’s Place

During the spring semester, students in Dr. Kristen Love’s education course partnered with Early Childhood School #57 for a service-learning experience. Read More: Education Students Work with RCSD Students