In Memoriam

Dave Hathaway - KGCOE Operations Manager

A staple of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Dave’s influence and contributions extended well beyond his title as Operations Manager. For decades, anyone who entered the machine shop or walked the halls KGCOE was greeted with his warm smile and signature laugh, followed by his undivided attention to student success. Dave maintained that he was here for the students, regularly stating “you guys are what keeps me here” a motto responsible for countless project teams and student achievements in addition to friendships that continued beyond the RIT program.

David L. Hathaway Memorial Endowed Scholarship

David "Dave" L. Hathaway was known for his big laugh and bigger heart. In addition to teaching thousands of students about making thigs in the machine shop, he looked out for RIT students who were in need of extra emotional support due to extraordinary circumstances. We cannot replicate his unconditional support, but we would like to continue his legacy by creating the David L. Hathaway Memorial Endowed Scholarship. The fund's purpose is to improve the life of a student who has made it to RIT despite extraordinary circumstances.

If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please click here.