Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

August 2015

  • AgroStar: Agri inputs directly to farmers
    Shardul Sheth '03 (MBA) featured, Business Standard, August 31 (Link)
  • Meet civil engineering consultant Kurt Rappazzo
    Kurt Rappazzo '06 (civil engineering technology) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 29 (Link)
  • 'Gentleman Jim' Lonborg Pitches In Old Time Baseball Game
    Skip Flanagan '14 (psychology) mentioned, CBS, August 28 (Link)
  • Then and Now
    Liz Roll '86 (professional photographic illustration) featured, The Weather Channel, August 27 (Link)
  • Players excited for cracks in Oldtime Baseball Game
    Gerry Buckley, president, NTID, quoted; Skip Flanagan '14 (psychology) mentioned, Boston Herald, August 26 (Link)
  • Framingham's Skip Flanagan to Face Off Against Red Sox Hall of Famer Jim Lonborg
    Skip Flanagan '14 (psychology) featured, Boston Magazine, August 26 (Link)
  • In a glorious throwback, Jim Lonborg will take the mound again
    Skip Flanagan '14 (psychology) mentioned, The Boston Globe, August 26 (Link)
  • 'Professor Aldi' finds creativity in engineering
    Rob Aldi '10, '13 (mechanical engineering technology, manufacturing and mechanical systems integration) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 21 (Link)
  • This Is How You Make an All-Deaf Music Video
    Adrean Mangiardi '06 (film and animation) quoted; Sean Forbes '08 (multidisciplinary studies), Jason Listman '07, '09 (psychology, secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing), assistant professor, and Amber Zion '04 (graphic design) mentioned, The Daily Beast, August 20 (Link)
  • In Kosovo, a Thirst for Progress, and Beer, Too
    Alex Butler '11 (MBA) and Etida Zeka '09, '10 (applied arts and sciences, MBA) quoted, The New York Times, August 20 (Link)
  • Dolores Kruchten new VP of Eastman Bus. Park
    Dolores Kruchten '87 (mechanical engineering technology) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 19 (Link)
  • Girl Scouts of WNY name Judy Cranston as CEO
    Judy Cranston '82, '84 (production management) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 18 (Link)
  • The Soft Touch of Award-Winning Photographer Jacquelyn Martin
    Jacquelyn Martin '01 (professional photographic illustration) featured, Epoch Times, August 18 (Link)
  • Sox great Lonborg in for Oldtime Baseball
    Gerry Buckley, president, NTID, quoted; Skip Flanagan '14 (psychology) mentioned, Boston Herald, August 18 (Link)
  • Wade's planning 3 new grocery stores
    Alyssa Cheney '14 (marketing) quoted, Democrat and Chronicle, August 17 (Link)
  • CJK manufactures packaging from concept to production
    Keith Woodward '88 (packaging science) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 16 (Link)
  • Don Charlton of Jazz on the Power of Candid Questions
    Don Charlton '99 (graphic design) featured, The New York Times, August 15 (Link)
  • Beauts sign RIT standout
    The Buffalo News, August 15 (Link)
  • A fine art photographer and book publisher talks about the world's best and Concours d' Elegance
    Michael Furman '74 (photography) featured, Monterey County Weekly, August 13 (Link)
  • RIT/NTID Alumnus Part of 22nd Annual Abbot Financial Management Oldtime Baseball Game Thursday, Aug. 27
    Audiology Online, August 11 (Link)
  • Vaibhav Kothari: Differently Abled Since Birth And Still Not Failing To Create An Impact And Inspire Many With His Spirit
    Vaibhav Kothari '08 (industrial engineering) featured, Life Beyond Numbers, August 4 (Link)
  • BizTalk: Keeping America's small hardware stores connected
    John Hartmann '85 (criminal justice) featured, The Buffalo News, August 3 (Link)
  • Old Orchard Beach Surge's Skip Flanagan is deaf, but has big-league dreams
    Skip Flanagan '14 (psychology) featured, Portland Press Herald, August 2 (Link)

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)
  • BlackBox devices seen as a way to guard soldiers
    David Borkholder, Bausch & Lomb Professor of Microsystems Engineering, featured, Rochester Business Journal, July 17 (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)
  • The happy artist
    Cynthia Harris '82 (graphic design) featured, Rochester Magazine, May 29 (Link)

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