Fisher’s 2017 Convocation

Members of the incoming class of Fisher College of Business students received a special introduction to the college, as they gathered for Fisher’s 2017 Convocation.

The event brought together students, faculty, staff and special guests and officially kicked off the incoming class’ academic journey at Fisher. The students learned about the unique initiatives available to them that are designed to prepare them to become principled leaders, who are globally aware and entrepreneurial in spirit.

“Fisher offers countless academic opportunities and programs that are led by some of the very best faculty in the world,” Fisher Dean Anil K. Makhija told the hundreds of students gathered at the Ohio Union. “We’ll work with each of you to identify and cultivate your values as you grow into leaders who embody the principled leadership upon which this college was founded.”

Fisher Convocation 2017

The incoming class was introduced to Fisher’s four-year plan for student success that encourages them to Engage, Emerge, Dedicate and Lead throughout their academic careers. The roadmap highlights the many ways Fisher students can get involved and create and nurture the friendships, relationships and networks that will help them succeed as graduates and leaders.

Tony Cummings, the grandson of Max Fisher, the college’s namesake, delivered the keynote address. He shared his thoughts and personal insights from his grandfather and spoke about Mr. Fisher’s enduring legacy as a businessman, philanthropist and leader.

Robert Strauss, a senior at Fisher, shared his experiences and helped close the ceremony by offering the incoming class some advice.

“You are some of the brightest students to ever come to Fisher,” he said. “That being said, this school will challenge you. In the face of adversity, take advantage of your outstanding traits. Use the mentors that are around you, and, above all, cherish your experience. I promise that everything you give to Fisher and The Ohio State University, will return to you in remarkable ways.”

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