St. John Fisher College Named 2022-2023 College of Distinction
St. John Fisher College has been recognized for its honorable commitment to engaged, hands-on education by Colleges of Distinction, a guide for college-bound students.
Colleges of Distinction’s selection process comprises a sequence of in-depth research and detailed interviews with the schools, accepting only those that adhere to the guide’s Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes. These principles are all informed by the High-Impact Practices to prioritize the ways that institutions enable students to have a fulfilling, individualized college experience.
“St. John Fisher College was founded with the vision of providing a student-centered learning environment for individuals pursuing higher education and that mission remains at the forefront of what we do,” said Dr. Gerard J. Rooney, president of the College. “We are grateful to once again earn the College of Distinction recognition and for the privilege to serve our students as they achieve their academic goals.”
In addition to earning the honor of a College of Distinction, Fisher received specialized recognition in business, education, and nursing. These accolades were borne out of a need for college curricula that are comprehensive not only in course material, but also in practical- and soft-skills development. Fisher has met these needs with a blend of liberal arts education, program-specific training, and abundant opportunities for real-world application. Fisher was also recognized for its Career Development efforts.
“When we focus all of our attention on how schools stack up against one another, we lose track of what really matters: the students themselves,” said Wes Creel, founder of Colleges of Distinction. “Every student has individual needs and their own environment in which they’re most likely to thrive. We want to extend our praise to the schools that prioritize and cater to students’ goals.”