Summer 2020 News Archive

A Message to Students from Dr. Matha Thornton Matha Thornton

08/22/2020 - As we return to the Fisher campus, never have I had such anticipation for the beginning of a semester. There is no doubt this fall will be unlike any other semester you or I have ever experienced.

Welcome Home, Class of 2024! First-year student Chloe Van Gorder moved into her new home on Fisher's campus.

08/21/2020 - On Friday, Aug. 21, St. John Fisher College officially welcomed the Class of 2024 to their new home. And, while students, parents, faculty, and staff may have been wearing masks, the face coverings couldn't hide the smiles, spirit, and enthusiasm on campus.

Fisher Welcomes First-Year Students Today Hannah Batten raises her arms in excitement during Move In Day.

08/21/2020 - On Friday, Aug. 21, St. John Fisher College will officially welcome the Class of 2024 to campus. This will be the largest cohort of freshmen to arrive on campus in the College’s history; and this is the fourth consecutive year that Fisher has enrolled a class larger than 600 students.

Pharmacy Alumna Named 2020 Walmart Scholar Dr. Joy Snyder

08/20/2020 - Dr. Joy Snyder ’18 (Pharm.D.) was recently selected as an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) 2020 Walmart Scholar. Snyder, who is currently completing a fellowship program through the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, is one of only 65 individuals from across the nation to be awarded the scholarship.

Fisher Named to The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Northeast” List A smiling student on campus.

08/18/2020 - St. John Fisher College is one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review.

Fisher to Offer Second Session of Online Education Training for Teachers A wall in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education Building reads: A great education starts with a great teacher.

08/18/2020 - Earlier this summer, the St. John Fisher College Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education announced a four-week training course for teachers focused on best practices for online education.

College Bound Goes Virtual College Bound mentors and students on a Zoom call.

08/17/2020 - On the morning of Monday, Aug. 10, more than a dozen high school students began their first day in College Bound, St. John Fisher College’s annual summer program aimed at demystifying the college search and application process.

Farnsworth Elected to Sports Information Directors Board St. John Fisher College Athletics logo

08/17/2020 - Sean Farnsworth, athletics communications coordinator for St. John Fisher College, was recently elected to a two-year term as the Region 2 representative on the Division III Sports Information Directors of America Board of Directors.

Course Offers Interdisciplinary Approach to COVID-19 A drawing of the coronavirus with arrows pointing to a house, medicine bottle, hands being washed, stethescope, and people six-feet apart.

08/14/2020 - Nearly 80 members of the Class of 2024 spent the last six weeks looking at the coronavirus pandemic through a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary lens.

National Science Foundation Grant Funds Fisher Nanoscience Research Alexey Ignatchenko

08/13/2020 - Dr. Alexey Ignatchenko, associate professor of chemistry at St. John Fisher College, received a $213,652 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a fundamental research study in catalytic reactions on surfaces with a potential to improve the production of biofuel.

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