Fischer honored for academic excellence

SCRANTON – Brian Gerard Fischer of Williamsport, a 2013 summa cum laude graduate of The University of Scranton, received the Excellence in Management Award at commencement. Fischer was recognized for academic excellence and outstanding service alongside 67 other graduates who earned some of the nation’s most prestigious honors including Goldwater, Truman and Fulbright scholarships.

Fischer double majored in management and finance at the Jesuit University.

He is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta (the national honor society for first-year students) and Beta Gamma Sigma (the international honor society for business). Fischer also was the president of the Business Club.

As a member of Urban Beats, the campus hip hop dance crew, Fischer was involved with service events in the Scranton community, including Relay For Life, Scranton Street Sweep and teaching local children to dance at the United Neighborhood Center.

Fischer plans to begin his career at the Fischer Insurance Agency in Williamsport.

Fischer is a graduate of Loyalsock Township High School.