Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

November 2018

  • First African-American female officer joins Greece Police Department
    Tiffani Gatson '15 (criminal justice) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 14 (Link)
  • RIT alum becomes chairman of the board
    Rochester Business Journal, November 12 (Link)

October 2018

  • Entrepreneur develops care products for sensitive skin
    Gloria Onderdonk '14 (human resource development) featured, Rochester Business Journal, October 26 (Link)
  • Peppermint owner to open second boutique on Park Avenue
    Tanvi Asher '10 (industrial design) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, October 25 (Link)
  • RIT wraps up homecoming weekend with Brick City 5k
    WROC-TV, October 21 (Link)
  • Donors Pour $583 Million Into Artificial-Intelligence Programs and Research
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) donation featured, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 15 (Link)
  • WATCH: How social documentary photography can further democracy & the impact of fashion
    Meg Handler '90 (professional photographic illustration) interviewed,, October 11 (Link)
  • 31 Media, Marketing and Tech Talents Innovating From AR to Activism, Data to Diversity
    Pooja Kapoor ’04 (information technology) featured, Adweek, October 8 (Link)
  • Leep Foods grows super 'shrooms
    George Zheng ’15 (mechanical engineering technology), City Newspaper, October 3 (Link)

September 2018

  • Interest in fungi leads to business deal with Wegmans
    George Zheng ’15 (mechanical engineering technology), Rochester Business Journal, September 28 (Link)
  • Disc golf: Find your own way
    Mark Huether '01 (packaging science) featured, Finger Lakes Times, September 27 (Link)
  • Gov. Cuomo praises Datto for move, growth in downtown Rochester
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) featured, WHAM-TV, September 26 (Link)
  • High-tech company Datto expands in Rochester; Cuomo announces $25 million venture capital fund
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) featured,, September 26 (Link)
  • Slurpies, slides, overnight sleeping pods, and 80 open Rochester positions
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) featured, WHEC-TV, September 26 (Link)
  • Forbes Ranks Schwartz Among Nation's Top Women Financial Advisors
    Fern (Grossman) Schwartz ’77 (business administration) featured, Pittsburgh Patch, September 18 (Link)
  • Local company helps hurricane victims with solar generators
    David Rodriguez '92 (MBA) and Aaron Bailey '05 (mechanical engineering) quoted, WROC-TV, September 18 (Link)
  • West Hartford Teacher to Star in A&E Pilot ‘Deaf Out Loud’
    Mick Posner '04 (applied arts and sciences), '02 MS (secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing) featured,, September 11 (Link)
  • New York will need physician assistants
    Nicole Cox '11 (physician assistant) featured, USA Today, August 12 (Link)

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