Faculty & Staff Spotlight

Read about what other RIT faculty and staff members are doing to give back to RIT.

Ron Goldberg

Ron Goldberg
Ron Goldberg gives because of strong connections

My connections to RIT are strong, and there are a lot of them! As an alumnus of the renowned School of Printing, I was aware of the value of my association with that program from the start. Today, I am proud to see the school adapt to the new business environment while still providing a relevant, high quality education to students.

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Sue Provenzano

Sue Provenzano
Sue Provenzano gives to a foundation of her life

When I came to RIT, at the urging of my best friend, my goal was to earn my bachelor’s degree and move on. I never expected to build my career here and am still amazed at the opportunities I’ve had over the years to grow, to challenge myself, and to try new things.

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Carol L. Tyler

Carol L. Tyler '96 and Philip R. Tyler, D.B.A. '65

We are so proud to be part of the RIT family. We are alumni, as are our son--Lance, our daughter and her husband—Kristin and Richard Marano, Carol's father—Winfield J. Miller, Phil's sister and brother in law—Gwen and Richard Osburn and Carol's brother and sister in law—Gary and Lucy Miller. We truly are an RIT family. RIT helped us lay a solid foundation for our lives.

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Jim Yarrington

Jim Yarrington
Jim Yarrington gives to honor a friend and colleague

"I've been part of RIT's campus planning area for nearly 17 years, and it has been my pleasure to not only see the campus grow and change over the years, but to actually be part of making that change happen. As an employee who is committed to the mission of the university, I believe it is important to give to RIT and easy to select an area of the university that is meaningful to me."

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Bob Finnerty

Bob Finnerty
Bob Finnerty Gives to build Tiger Spirit!

"I have personally benefited on two fronts in my 12-year RIT career and that is why I feel compelled to give back to the university. First, I earned my master's degree at RIT in multidisciplinary studies, where I focused on marketing as well as communication and media technologies."

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Bob Barbato

Bob Barbato

Bob Barbato, faculty member in the Saunders College of Business, has had the good fortune to teach at RIT's campuses in Kosovo, Croatia, and Dubai. He says that those experiences have been among the most positive and enjoyable in his 35 year career at RIT.

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Dan Christner

Dan Christner '07

Dan Christner '07 thought that giving seemed like something older and more successful people were part of. In just a few years of working at RIT, he learned that anyone can make a difference in the RIT community through their giving.

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Jon Freckleton

Jon Freckleton

As a sophomore engineering student in 1958, I was awarded a three year Union Carbide Scholarship. My father died when I was 13 and my mom was left with two kids and a pile of medical debts. The scholarship meant a lot to my family.

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Linda Iacelli

Linda Iacelli
NTID/RIT

NTID and RIT have been "home" to me for the past 28 years. I have loved working here, and have cherished my relationships with colleagues, students and employers.

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Ed Lincoln

Ed Lincoln

"My colleague and friend, Jim Winter, spent his entire professional career in financial aid administration. He was intelligent with a very dry sense of humor. He was an avid baseball fan and outdoorsman. He regularly practiced his faith by serving others, and in that regard, used his detailed knowledge of financial aid to help make an RIT education affordable for students and their families."

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Meredith Smith

Meredith Smith

I believe our students are a force for transformation of our community, our state, our nation and our world. I am constantly amazed at the difference our students make in our region and beyond.

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Julia Lisuzzo

Julia Lisuzzo
Tiger's through and through

When Julia Lisuzzo MBA '08, tells you about her family's appreciation for RIT, the question that comes to mind is not "why do you give?", but rather "why would you not give?"

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