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Meet COS Distinguished Alumnus Venkat Puru Purushotham

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:51pm
Wed, 11 Oct 2017*** These days RIT is truly a global campus Not only does the university have five international campuses it also boasts an international student population of nearly 2700 hailing from 95 countries When Venkat Puru Purushotham 81 82 graphic communications imaging science president and owner of Jyoshan Inc attended though there were

Meet CAST Distinguished Alumnus Thomas Trytek

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 7:41pm
Tue, 10 Oct 2017*** As an engineer Thomas Trytek 91 civil engineering technology has experienced the highs and lows of the profession quite literally I think Ive pretty much covered it all going from the top of the World Trade Center the tallest building in the western hemisphere to the deepest mine in North America said

Meet GCCIS Distinguished Alumnus Ralph Derrickson

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:27pm
Mon, 09 Oct 2017*** Entrepreneurship is simply second nature to 2017 B Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Ralph C Derrickson 78 81 computer technology The kinds of things that Ive been attracted to are businesses or problems where we ask ourselves Can we do it And if we can is there

Meet CHST Distinguished Alumna Penny KrisEtherton

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 6:28pm
Fri, 06 Oct 2017*** Penny KrisEtherton 71 food administration is no stranger to distinction Long before she was recognized as the College of Health Sciences and Technology 2017 Distinguished Alumna an award she will be honored with on Oct 13 at the Presidents Alumni Ball KrisEtherton was named Distinguished Professor of Nutrition at Pennsylvania State

Meet KGCOE Distinguished Alumnus Paul Kayser

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Thu, 05 Oct 2017*** Unlike most RIT students Paul Kayser 93 mechanical engineering first set foot on RITs campus not as a prospective student or freshman but as a toddler in 1973 That was the year his father accepted a position as a photography professor laying the foundation for Kaysers RIT connections to grow for

Meet COLA Distinguished Alumnus Michael Ciminelli

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 6:00pm
Thu, 05 Oct 2017*** Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli 78 criminal justice epitomizes what it means to be a nontraditional student While completing his criminal justice degree at RIT Ciminelli also worked full time as a police officer in the Rochester Police Department Scheduling was always a challenge You didnt have a lot control over what hours

Meet NTID Distinguished Alumni

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:42pm
Wed, 04 Oct 2017*** Even though retired NTID faculty members and alumni Barbara Ray 74 84 and Samuel 77 Holcomb now live across the country in Arizona it does not mean RIT and NTID are far from their hearts Our favorite color is orange our golf cart is orange and our house has different colored orange

NFLs Dawn Hudson headlines Saunders College Gasser lecture series Oct 13

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 2:39pm
Wed, 04 Oct 2017*** For the National Football League Dawn Hudson plays both offensive and defensive positions During her threeyear career as the leagues executive vice president and chief marketing officer she has been responsible for building the NFL fan base growing its brand and overseeing sporting events including the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl On the

Saunders College 10th anniversary tribute to benefactor E Philip Saunders on Oct 11

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 2:39pm
Wed, 04 Oct 2017*** Local entrepreneur and noted philanthropist E Philip Saunders president and CEO of Saunders Management Co will be honored for his decadelong contributions to his namesake college at Rochester Institute of Technology Saunders College of Business will host the 10th anniversary celebration with a 530 pm reception followed by celebratory remarks at 630

Meet SCB Distinguished Alumnus Gerald McCue

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:54pm
Tue, 03 Oct 2017*** For Gerald McCue 80 MBA senior vice president at Merrill Lynch managing client portfolios has a higher purpose than simply growing wealth Philanthropy is the ultimate goal with a client because they have reached a level of financial security far beyond that which they will need said McCue I say to clients

Meet CIAS Distinguished Alumnus Gerald J Hace

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 7:37pm
Mon, 02 Oct 2017*** Even though Gerald J Hace 74 printing was involved in just about every aspect of student life on RITs campus from being a brother of a Theta Xi to a member of the hockey team his fondest memories other than meeting his wife Francie 75 were spent during his coop at

Meet SOIS Distinguished Alumna BarbaraAnn Mattle

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 1:36pm
Mon, 02 Oct 2017*** BarbaraAnn Mattle 76 80 general education is not shy about crediting her rise to CEO of Child Care Council Inc a leading provider of child care resources and referral services to RIT Everything I learned at RIT is what has helped me to achieve the success that I have had in business

RIT community gets ready to ROAR on Tuesday

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 1:36pm
Mon, 02 Oct 2017*** For 12 years the RIT community has celebrated the importance of giving through ROAR Day This year the annual 24hour day of giving is being held from 10 am on Tuesday Oct 3 to 10 am the following day On this day anyone who has been or is involved with RIT

RIT photojournalism alumna wins Emmy Award for heartwrenching video essay story

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 3:47pm
Fri, 29 Sep 2017*** A Rochester Institute of Technology alumnas heartwrenching video essay about a fathers devotion to his young son waging a courageous fight against a rare and incurable pediatric cancer has won a 2017 Emmy Award Kate Penn 07 professional photographic illustration won in the category of video essay single camera operator for A

Osher at RIT celebrates 30year milestone of lifelong learning

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 5:23pm
Mon, 25 Sep 2017*** The brain never retires Proof is located within Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology Osher at RITwhich now boasts 700 active members many of whom will be celebrating the organizations 30th anniversary on Oct 20 at Locust Hill Country Club The stimulating environment for 50plus learners has been a goto

RIT to host Creativity and Innovation Alumni Spotlight Symposium on Sept 27

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:33pm
Wed, 20 Sep 2017*** Rochester Institute of Technology alumni making significant impacts on the world will share their insights into the importance of creativity and innovation to their success during an interactive symposium next week The Creativity and Innovation Alumni Spotlight Symposiumpart of two days of events commemorating the inauguration of RIT President David Munsonis scheduled

RIT staffer alumni win big at Digital Rochester GREAT Awards

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:33pm
Wed, 20 Sep 2017*** A staff member of Rochester Institute of Technology and two RIT alumni won top awards for their innovative creations and technology leadership at the 2017 Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievements in Technology Awards presented by Digital Rochester Inc The

RIT alumni across the world participate in Global Day of Service

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:00pm
Mon, 18 Sep 2017*** Rochester Institute of Technologys positive influence stretched across the world Sept 16 as alumni gathered to participate in the annual Global Day of Service The Global Day of Service is an event organized by RIT alumni to help charities in their communities both nationally and internationally This year there were 28 chapter

RIT scientist organizes second international symposium on Global Women of Light

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:09pm
Wed, 13 Sep 2017*** Rochester Institute of Technology associate professor Jie Qiao is collaborating with the Optical Society OSA Foundation to host the second annual symposium for women in optics and photonics The free Global Women of Light Symposium will be held from 9 am to 230 pm on Sept 17 in Washington DC as part

RIT alumni come together for Global Day of Service

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 6:39pm
Tue, 12 Sep 2017*** RITs positive influence on communities will reach across the world on Saturday as alumni gather together to participate in the annual Global Day of Service on Sept 16 The Global Day of Service is an event organized by RIT alumni to help charities in their communities both nationally and internationally There are