COLA Connections Newsletter: May 2014

From the Desk of the Dean

This has been an incredibly successful year for the College of Liberal Arts. As we wrap up the first year of semesters here at RIT I must extend a sincere thank you to all students, faculty, and staff who have helped make the transition a success. This triumph is reflected in the successful-ness of our students, who celebrated their graduation on May 23rd.

This newsletter profiles four individuals who exemplify the excellence of the College of Liberal Arts. Kayla Emerson, who is one of few female physics and philosophy double major students in the nation, is the 2014 undergraduate delegate for COLA. Pedro Vazquez, an outstanding student and criminal justice advocate, had the honor of representing his fellow graduate students during the commencement ceremonies. Dr. Kirsten Condry shares her thoughts on being named the 2014 recipient of the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching, the highest teaching award RIT offers. Finally, alumnus Dr. Debra Heath-Thornton shares her post-RIT story, one that led her to being named one of RIT’s 2014 Distinguished Alumi.

As this school year comes to a close I would once again like to thank all members the College of Liberal Arts community for a successful year. To all returning students, have a fantastic summer break! To all graduating sections, we wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors!