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Fisher Community Making News

July 8, 2020

We may be off campus, but that has not stopped faculty, staff, students, and alumni from making news. Here is a round up of the latest headlines.

Awards and Recognitions

St. John Fisher College academic programs were among those selected as “reader favorites” in the Rochester Business Journal’s 2020 Reader Rankings Awards. Read More: RBJ Readers List Fisher Programs "Favorites"

The Student Government Association honored undergraduate students, clubs and organizations, and faculty and staff with Cardinal Awards, recognizing their efforts, leadership, and support during the 2019-2020 academic year. Read More: Students, Clubs Praised for Efforts during 2019-2020 Academic Year

This summer, Dr. Dianne Cooney Miner retired from her role as founding dean of the Wegmans School of Nursing and transition full-time to her role as executive director of the Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing. To recognize and honor her visionary leadership and extraordinary impact on the College during her tenure as dean, the Board considered and approved a motion to bestow the lifetime honorary title of Dean Emeritus upon Cooney Miner. Read More: Cooney Miner Given Dean Emeritus Title

Academic Scholarship

Dr. Munawar Karim, professor of physics at St. John Fisher College, published two papers in academic journals. Read More: Physics Professor Publishes Two Papers

Arien Rozelle, assistant professor in the Department of Media and Communication, published an article that was included in the June 2020 “Managing Through Crisis” issue of Strategies and Tactics, a publication of the Public Relations Society of America. Read More: Media and Communication Professor Featured in PR Publication


Fourth-year pharmacy student Gillian Eppinger was completing her Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) rotation at Hilton Family Pharmacy when a customer experienced a medical emergency. Drawing on the knowledge she has gained during her studies, she was able to jump in and help. She shares her experiences here. Read More: In Her Words: Fisher Student Aids Customer in Need

In May 2020, Dr. Caroline Critchlow was unanimously elected to the Hillside Children’s Center Board of Governors. Read More: Critchlow Joins Hillside Children’s Center Board of Governors