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Mark Emblidge
Rush, New York
Assistant Director
Rochester Institute of Technology
Office of Admissions
Bausch & Lomb Center
60 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester NY, 14623
Bowling Green State University
BS in English education

RIT Favorites

I first worked for RIT in the 1990s. After a 14-year hiatus, I decided to return. I am so impressed by the growth here, from new academic programs and student organizations to amazing new buildings and facilities. It's such an impressive school with a very promising future.
I'm a waterfall enthusiast. At RIT, we have both an indoor and an outdoor waterfall. Those are my favorite spots.
There are many things to love about RIT--especially, of course, our students, whose majors range from ceramics to computing security; from packaging science to public policy; from imaging science to international hospitality & service management; and from microelectronic engineering to medical illustration.

As someone who once considered a career in deaf education, I also love that RIT is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). The city of Rochester enjoys one of the highest per capita Deaf populations in the country. That's very cool.
RIT Football - Undefeated since 1978!

Personal Favorites

Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs; Tuesdays With Morrie; any of John Feinstein's golf books
The Princess Bride; Shawshank Redemption
Billy Joel; James Taylor; 80s bands; Broadway soundtracks
Anything on ESPN; Law and Order: SVU; Chopped; Big Bang Theory
National Parks (Zion, Grand Canyon, et cetera); Seattle
Country Sweet Wings
Seattle Seahawks & Mariners; my fantasy football teams, the Idaho Ligers and the Hump-Day Camels
Corn Hill Arts Festival
I've been a member of Toastmasters since 1998--a great organization. I also enjoy golfing, hiking, and occasionally performing in community theatre and improv. In 2013, my wife and I added a daughter, Sydney; we also have a Shihpoo named Moose.
East Avenue/Park Avenue


Get involved in campus life. If you go to college and only go to your classes, you're missing out on the true college experience.

And, although I never did this myself, I encourage you to study abroad. I've never had a student come back from a semester or year abroad and say, "I wish I hadn't gone." (My wife will be happy that I mentioned this. She loved her time overseas.)
  • Directions to RIT

    RIT’s campus is conveniently located five miles from the Greater Rochester International Airport and the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90).