by Gabrielle Carone '18
On Oct. 10, 2016, the 72nd annual Columbus Day Parade took place in New York City. The parade focused on Italian pride. The parade took place along Fifth Avenue, from 44th to 72nd streets, with 35,000 people marching in Italian pride was floating around New York City. Not only did people march, they also rode the floats as well. The floats of the Columbus Day Parade not only represent what being Italian is, but also what being an American is.
by Stefanie Scotto '18
Ms. Roseann Visconti, class of ‘04, is the Clinical Programs Manager and Residency Program Director of Pharmacy at the VA Southern Southern Nevada Healthcare system in Las Vegas.
When asked what her job entails, Visconti stated “I oversee pharmacists who have prescribing authority for chronic disease states such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Patients are referred to us by their doctors for closer follow ups and we can change medications and doses to ensure the receive optimal health care and get them to be healthier. I also oversee pharmacy residents, who are looking to advance their career post graduation from pharmacy school.”
Visconti said she enjoys the job and she especially enjoys the interaction and relationship between her and her patients. She loves the fact that her job impacts the patients’ lives and their future.
During her time here at Fontbonne, Visconti was excellent in chemistry and took inspiration from her teacher, Ms. Tarasyuk. Ms. Tarasyuk offered Visconti and a few of her classmates the opportunity to take a statewide chemistry test.
“After we received our results, she approached me and asked if I had ever considered Pharmacy. At that time, I hadn't. I didn't even know much about it… I went on to apply to colleges with schools of pharmacy my senior year and was accepted into Long Island University and attended pharmacy school there. If it wasn't for her suggestion, I might not be where I am today!”
Like most Fontbonne girls, Visconti has many favorite memories from her years at Fontbonne. Some include class trips, Sports Night, and making long lasting friendships. Visconti is still connected to one of her friends from her Freshman year Spanish class, and continues to talk with her often. They even go on a yearly trip together.
Finally, when asked if she had any advice for current Fontbonne students, Visconti replied “Don't let Mrs. Barton catch you out of uniform!! In all seriousness, enjoy high school because there's nothing like it and make the most out of your time there.”
Visconti currently resides in Las Vegas, Nev. but returns to Brooklyn, N.Y. to visit her family.