Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

July 2015

  • This Indian startup fights diseases with tiny precursors of life
    Vipul Jain '99 (MBA) featured, Tech in Asia, July 22 (Link)
  • Datto's 6 seconds restore capability keeps SMBs online during a disaster
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) featured, TechRepublic, July 20 (Link)
  • Illness no barrier for glass artist
    Jake Pfeifer '10 (glass) featured, Tampa Bay Times, July 17 (Link)
  • Web design firm steps up from the basement
    Michael Sperling '05 (professional photographic illustration) featured, The Salem News, July 14 (Link)
  • Local friends team up to produce custom sports gear you sit on
    Ricky Walton '08 (management), Rob Tarantino '07 (marketing) and former Tiger Steve Pinizzotto featured, The Hamilton Spectator, July 11 (Link)
  • Former Fall River resident spearheads global effort to encourage girls to take up math, science
    Melissa Rancourt '93 (industrial engineering) featured, The Herald News, July 8 (Link)
  • Stormtrooper walks 645 miles to Comic-Con
    Kevin Doyle '93 (professional photographc illustration) featured, The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 7 (Link)
  • Ex-Vietnam refugee finds success, pays it forward
    Holly Phan Sackett '95 (electrical engineering) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, July 3 (Link)
  • Connections: Is It Ok to Manipulate a Photograph?
    Max Schulte '97 (journalism); William Snyder '81 (photography), professor and chair, photojournalism program; Loret Steinberg, associate professor, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, featured,, July 1 (Link)
  • Having My Mind Changed About Bitcoin: How Dr. Shapiro Did It
    Melanie Shapiro '07, '08 (interior design, MBA) featured, The Huffington Post, July 1 (Link)

June 2015

  • Gaining currency: Bitcoin wallet firm Case gets $1.5 million to fund its development
    Melanie Shapiro '07, '08 (interior design, MBA) and Stephen Schultz '89 (computer science) featured, Rochester Business Journal, June 26 (Link)
  • Datto CEO Recounts Milestones, Struggles That Built Successful BDR Company
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) featured, MSPmentor, June 22 (Link)
  • FROM SHORE TO SHORE: Raising money to help more women
    Abbey Linsner '94 (marketing) featured, Finger Lakes Times, June 22 (Link)
  • Hot jobs: Market research analysts, Heather Knappen
    Heather Knappen '14 (science, technology and public policy) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, June 21 (Link)
  • On the Bright Side: One man's junk food is area couple's web series
    JP Lambiase '08 (mechanical engineering technology) featured, The Daily Star, June 17 (Link)
  • Brighton Fire Department names scholarship winner
    Jennifer Chapman '07 (industrial design) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, June 16 (Link)
  • Commuter life
    Joe Toreno '98 (professional photographic illustration) featured, Los Angeles Times, June 10 (Link)
  • Lima's Kaylin Beiter ends stellar career at RIT
    Democrat and Chronicle, June 7 (Link)
  • Drawing from experience
    Caitlin Yarsky '08 (illustration) featured, City Newspaper, June 3 (Link)

May 2015

  • The happy artist
    Cynthia Harris '82 (graphic design) featured, Rochester Magazine, May 29 (Link)
  • RaceDots: A sticking point for runners, cyclists
    Jason Berry '92 (graphic design) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, May 28 (Link)
  • Woman to Watch: Mimi Lee
    Mimi Lee '98 (information technology) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, May 25 (Link)
  • Turning GIFs Into Fine Art
    Sam Cannon '13, '14 (professioanl photographic illustration - fine arts) featured, Slate, May 24 (Link)
  • Captain in State Police gets his RIT degree
    Democrat and Chronicle, May 21 (Link)
  • Garry Kaulitz named Rasmuson Distinguished Artist
    Garry Kaulitz '64, '65 (art and design) featured, Alaska Dispatch News, May 19 (Link)
  • Four Eagles in one Lockport family? Now that's Scouting
    David Fournier '13 (molecular bioscience and biotechnology) featured, The Buffalo News, May 17 (Link)
  • Dallas innovators create new line of illuminated patio furniture
    Deb Martz '84 (graphic communications) featured, The Dallas Morning News, May 15 (Link)
  • Ink plots
    Justyn Iannucci '12 (illustration) featured, City Newspaper, May 13 (Link)
  • 2015 Visionary Award honorees include leaders of Nest, IDEO, 23andMe and a TV tech star
    Katie Linendoll '05 (information technology) mentioned, Silicon Valley Business Journal, May 12 (Link)
  • Venegas Keeps One World On Sound Financial Footing
    Ricardo Venegas '92 (finance), president, RIT Alumni Association, featured, Broadcasting and Cable, May 11 (Link)
  • Redesigning a career at MediSked
    Douglas Golub '04 (information technology) featured, and Thomas Hogan '03 (MBA) mentioned, Rochester Business Journal, May 8 (Link)
  • Program on high-resolution imaging project discussed
    Colin Axel '13 (imaging science), imaging science Ph.D. student, featured, Victor Post, May 7 (Link)
  • Rochester startup touts Bitcoin wallet at TechCrunch
    Melanie Shapiro '07, '08 (interior design, MBA) featured, Capital, May 4 (Link)
  • Donut business well outside the box
    Amy Kim '08, '08 (microelectronic engineering, materials science) featured, The Colorado Springs Business Journal, May 4 (Link)
  • RIT's Imagine grads get head start in business
    Democrat and Chronicle, May 2 (Link)
  • HoloLens inventor to be inducted into RIT Innovation Hall of Fame
    Rochester Business Journal, May 1 (Link)
  • Meet the Inventor Behind Tech's Weirdest New Product
    Alex Kipman '01 (software engineering) featured, Time, May 1 (Link)
  • Katrina d'Autremont - If God Wants
    Katrina d'Autremont '08 (imaging arts) featured, British Journal of Photography, April 27 (Link)

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