Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

December 2014

  • Chanukah Celebrations Highlight Silversmith Bernard Bernstein's Craft
    Bernard Bernstein '63 (School for American Craftsmen) featured, CBS New York, December 15 (Link)
  • Rochester students find ways to amaze
    Kristen Curtze '09, '11 (new media interactive development, communication & media technologies) mentioned, Democrat and Chronicle, December 14 (Link)
  • Developing an industry
    RIT featured, City Newspaper, December 10 (Link)
  • Midlakes grad, FBI agent ... and now 'Undercover Boss'
    John Hartmann '85 (criminal justice) featured, Finger Lakes Times, December 7 (Link)
  • RIT grad to star on season premiere of 'Undercover Boss'
    Democrat and Chronicle, December 5 (Link)
  • Woman to watch: Kristen Curtze
    Kristen Curtze '09, '11 (new media interactive development, communication & media technologies) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, December 2 (Link)
  • Paula Bronstein & The Big Story
    Paula Bronstein '78 (professional photographic illustration) featured, The Huffington Post, December 2 (Link)

November 2014

  • State: Openings for industrial designers to grow
    Tyler Porter '04 (industrial design) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 30 (Link)
  • Toptica: German firm at center of optics world
    Mark Tolbert '94 (physics) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 30 (Link)
  • Computer analysts among growing IT careers
    Gina Williams '85 (business administration) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 24 (Link)
  • Ancient Art Revives Connection to a Culture Left Behind
    Colette Fu '03 (imaging arts) featured,, November 21 (Link)
  • Photographer Bruce Davidson's eye for the beauty of people on the margins
    Bruce Davidson '54 (photography) featured, Jewish Journal, November 20 (Link)
  • Former RIT players square off in NHL
    Democrat and Chronicle, November 20 (Link)
  • Frank S. Hermance, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AMETEK Inc., Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 National Distribution and Manufacturing Award Winner
    RIT Trustee Frank S. Hermance '71,'73 (electrical engineering) featured, PR Newswire, November 17 (Link)
  • Coffee cup art that will wake you up in the morning
    Ilana Morgan '14 (film and animation) featured, Headline News, November 14 (Link)
  • Datto Ranks As No. 1 Fastest Growing Company in Tri-State Area on Deloitte's 2014 Technology Fast 500
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics), Datto founder and CEO, featured,, November 13 (Link)
  • MSD grad speaks out for black deaf as pageant winner
    Chenae Laldee '14 (applied arts and sciences) featured, The Frederick News-Post, November 13 (Link)
  • Lahman: Rochester's first makers faire
    Daniel Schneiderman '12 (polical science and information technology) quoted, Democrat and Chronicle, November 13 (Link)
  • Viewfinder: Leaving behind 'Guys in Ties'
    Daniel Acker '00 (professional photographic illustration) featured, The Daily Yonder, November 12 (Link)
  • Paper dress exhibit captures artist's ancestry
    Susan Blumendale '85 (printmaking) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 11 (Link)
  • How To: Carving a Wenge Bar Cabinet Using Template Applique
    Rick Cantwell '99 (woodworking and furniture design) featured, Woodworking Network, November 7 (Link)
  • Company sees niche creating film, video productions here
    Joshua Pies '05 (MBA) featured, Rochester Business Journal, November 7 (Link)
  • UW-Parkside exhibit explores gender issues
    Lois Bielefeld '02 (professional photographic illustration) featured, Kenosha News, November 7 (Link)
  • Fairport entrepreneur invents chair for fidgeters
    Sandra Turner '12 (industrial design), adjunct professor, Saunders College of Business and School of Design, featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 7 (Link)
  • Celebrating Eloise Wilkin's golden career
    Eloise Wilkin '23 (illustration) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 4 (Link)
  • Painter Spotlight: Adrian Gottlieb, A Poet With Paint
    Adrian Gottlieb '98 (illustration) featured, Epoch Times, November 4 (Link)

October 2014

  • Former Plasan employee starts his own composites company in Shaftsbury
    James Salerno '08 (mechanical engneering) featured, Bennington Banner, October 31 (Link)
  • Landsat Ghostbusters-How the Landsat Calibration Team Caught a Ghost
    Julia Barsi '97, '00 (imaging science) quoted; John Schott, research professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, mentioned,, October 31 (Link)
  • 5 graduate from RIT business incubator
    Democrat and Chronicle, October 29 (Link)
  • PropShop24 seeks to do a in India with quirky lifestyle products
    Utsav Vohra '09 (finance) mentioned, TechCircle, October 28 (Link)
  • Edgewood made, bringing manufacturing back in Kensington
    David Short '13 (woodworking and furniture design) featured, The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 26 (Link)
  • Roth: The RIT Tiger who became a Dallas Cowboy
    Democrat and Chronicle, October 26 (Link)
  • Rolling into the future at Michelin
    Ashley Shoum Gliss '09 (mechanical engineering) featured on page 19, Woman Engineer, October 24 (Link)
  • Bridges to Employment: Non-profit connects disabled to the mainstream
    Chetan Mishra '09, '12 (accounting technology, hospitality and service management) mentioned, NJ Advance, October 20 (Link)
  • Scientists getting closer to beating grape disease
    Work by Michael Savka, professor of biological sciences, and Han Ming Gan '08 (biotechnology) featured, Digital Journal, October 16 (Link)
  • At RIT, new Gene Polisseni Center shows program's growth, October 14 (Link)
  • Woman to Watch: Joy Valvano
    Joy Valvano '05, '06 (human resource development, nutrition management) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, October 14 (Link)
  • State: Modest uptick in production manager jobs
    Kanika Wright '01 (industrial engineering) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, October 6 (Link)
  • Roth: RIT's orange seat for a man named Green
    Democrat and Chronicle, October 4 (Link)
  • RIT job fair embraces all
    Democrat and Chronicle, October 1 (Link)
  • Stoughton man promotes awareness of hearing, sight disorder
    Randall DeWitt '06 (digital imaging) featured, The Patriot Ledger, September 29 (Link)

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