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Alumni Corner


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"Dr. Rev. Michael Costanzo asked me to write an article for Verbum 2012. I know Father Costanzo as my family is a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Penfield where Father Costanzo often helps out. I thought I would write a little about my experience at St. John Fisher College for the Alumni Corner. It has been over 30 years since I first walked onto the St. John Fisher College campus in the fall of 1979 as an incoming freshman, but it doesn’t seem that long ago. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life as I entered college, but was excited about beginning college. It wasn’t easy for me choosing a college when I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I was from Rochester and I chose Fisher because I decided to stay local, Fisher had a very good reputation in many different academic disciplines, and I liked the fact that, at Fisher, religion would be a part of the academic life. At that time, Fisher was mainly a commuter school with over 60% of the students commuting. There wasn’t much dorm space at that time. A main reason I commuted was to save money. To this day I regret that decision as I didn’t get the full experience of college life by living on campus. I came for my classes and immediately left after my last class each day to head to a part-time job or to return home."

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