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Keeping focused on the big picture

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:02am
Thu, 12 Oct 2017*** RITs School of Photographic Arts and Sciences SPAS has begun the new academic year on a series of high notes garnering highprofile honors among faculty students and alumni for the school nationally recognized for its degree programs You have these points in time sort of like a constellationwhere the planets align said

Honoring E Philip Saunders for a legacy of giving

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:02am
Thu, 12 Oct 2017*** Serial entrepreneur and philanthropist E Philip Saunders remains focused on growing local businesses supporting higher education and giving back to the community The president and CEO of Saunders Management Co 80 is widely known around campus as the namesake of Saunders College of Business to which he has contributed 18 million Hes like

More than 100 activities scheduled for Brick City Weekend

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:02am
Thu, 12 Oct 2017*** Guest speakers mens and womens hockey Classes Without Quizzes and the RIT Presidents Alumni Ball are just a few of the more than 100 activities scheduled for RITs Brick City Homecoming x26 Family Weekend Oct 1315 The weekend typically draws 17000 participants to RITs campus and the Rochester area We have been planning

RIT Formula Racing alumnus helps pros take checkered flag in national and international races

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:51pm
Wed, 11 Oct 2017*** Even before racecar drivers head onto the track they have lapped significant miles through simulation programs to prepare for every demanding curve and straightaway Building those program systems is RIT alumnus Ryan Baldi He has taken his experiences in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and as part of the RIT

WERIT celebrates 15 years on Saturday

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:51pm
Wed, 11 Oct 2017*** WERIT a program dedicated to expanding the representation of female engineers will celebrate 15 years on campus from noon to 130 pm on Saturday Oct 14 at the Gordon Atrium in Gleason Hall The event WERIT Solving the Gender Gap in Engineering since 2002 is a part of Brick City Homecoming amp

17000 expected at RITs Brick City Homecoming Family Weekend

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:51pm
Wed, 11 Oct 2017*** Several thousand Rochester Institute of Technology students alumni and others are expected to watch RIT vs Northeastern University in mens hockey at 705 pm Saturday at Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester just one of more than 100 activities planned for this years RIT Brick City Homecoming x26 Family Weekend Free shuttle

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

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