October 31, 2019 (CHICAGO) – Today, the Cristo Rey Network announced St. John Fisher College as the organization's newest University Partner. Joining a partnership program now boasting 53 colleges and universities, St. John Fisher College demonstrates a longstanding commitment to the promise and ambition of Cristo Rey graduates.
"St. John Fisher College is pleased to be Cristo Rey Network's newest University Partner," said Gerard J. Rooney, president of St. John Fisher College. "The network's model and mission align closely with ours, and we look forward to continuing to welcome Cristo Rey graduates into the Fisher community."
Guided since its inception in 1948 by the educational philosophy of the Congregation of St. Basil, St. John Fisher College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields.
"St. John Fisher College's record of investing in Cristo Rey Network students precedes this partnership. What started out as a summer program pipeline with just one of our schools has now grown to a national partnership with our 37 high schools, offering more students an affordable, high-quality college education with resources to support their persistence," said Stephanie Arias, Director of College Initiatives. "We are thankful to the institution for their partnership and look forward to great outcomes for our graduates in the coming years!"
About St. John Fisher College:
St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. Fisher offers its students a unique personalized experience taught by outstanding faculty who know how to help students discover their natural abilities and develop their minds. The College offers 38 undergraduate majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing, as well as 11 pre-professional programs. Fisher also offers a variety of master's and doctoral programs.
Nearly 700 student-athletes participate in NCAA Division III Intercollegiate Athletics, competing in the Eastern College Athletic Conference, the Empire 8, and the Liberty League. The College also offers nearly 70 student clubs and organizations through which students hone their leadership skills, interpersonal relationships, and wider network.
From the Service and First Generation Scholarships, to the S-STEM Scholars Program and the Flower City Award for out-of-state students, the College offers a variety of scholarships for first-year students.