Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

July 2014

  • Genevan has first book published
    Dick Falzoi '67 (art and design) featured, Finger Lakes Times, July 30 (Link)
  • THE MAKING OF LOVE: Strong faith in each other
    Tracy Heffron '01 (physician assistant) featured, Finger Lakes Times, July 29 (Link)
  • How One Artist's Work Tackled Big Data (40 Years Before It Existed)
    Charles Gaines '67 (art and design) featured, Fast Company, July 29 (Link)
  • Des Plaines tech firm is real gem for entrepreneur
    Mitul Gandhi '02 (business administration) featured, Daily Herald, July 28 (Link)
  • Got a horse problem? Payne has the answer
    Doug Payne '05 (mechanical engineering) featured, The Star-Ledger, July 27 (Link)
  • Local artist blends passions for illustrations, fly fishing
    Andrea Larko '07 (illustration) featured, The Indiana Gazette, July 27 (Link)
  • Millennials behind Brainery kick it old-school
    Stephanie Rankin '09 (marketing) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, July 26 (Link)
  • Lovell's arts fair set for August 16
    Winchell Moore '57 (School for American Craftsman) featured, Sun Journal, July 22 (Link)
  • Orthodontist straightens teeth with new procedure
    Brandon Comella '97, '97 (mechanical engineering) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, July 21 (Link)
  • Indian American entrepreneurs Reena Gupta, Sitima Fowler feted by CRN Magazine
    Sitima Fowler '97 (manufacturing management and leadership) featured, The American Bazaar, July 18 (Link)
  • Overcoming a Brain Injury through Photography
    Brian Nice '84 (photography) featured, The New York Times, July 18 (Link)
  • A Master Class in Space Photography with NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit
    RIT mentioned, Time, July 17 (Link)
  • 6th Rochester Biennial
    Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez '94, '01 (metalcrafts and jewelry), professor in School for American Crafts; Jeff Kell '93 (ceramics and ceramic sculpture); and Richard Hirsch, professor in School for American Crafts, featured, City Newspaper, July 16 (Link)
  • Hearing loss no match for Dallas resident's academic success
    Amie Sankoh '13 (laboratory science technology) featured, Neighbor Newspapers, July 15 (Link)
  • 'Biennial' works are personally inspired
    Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez '94, '01 (metalcrafts and jewelry), professor in School for American Crafts, and Jeff Kell '93 (ceramics and ceramic sculpture) featured; Richard Hirsch, professor in School for American Crafts, mentioned, Democrat and Chronicle, July 14 (Link)
  • RIT's Nathaniel Rochester Society to honor Gueldenpfennigs
    Rochester Business Journal, July 10 (Link)

June 2014

  • Shadow lines
    Surbhi Dewan '10 (imaging arts) featured, The Indian Express, June 26 (Link)
  • Ice-cold beer, bubbling mozzarella & Ithaca style: The history of Simeon's Restaurant
    Richard Avery '89 (food management) and Dean Zervos '88, '97 (food management, hospitality tourism management) featured, The Ithaca Voice, June 25 (Link)
  • Sixty years ago, a kid with a camera and all that jazz
    Paul Hoeffler '59 (graphic arts and photography) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, June 25 (Link)
  • Putting the dreams of People (Inc.) first
    Rhonda Frederick '80 (social work) featured, The Buffalo News, June 21 (Link)
  • The Work Of Carl Chiarenza: Bringing Art To Photography
    Shutterbug, June 20 (Link)
  • An End to Evenings on Tiptoe
    Caitlin Mennen-Bobula '04 (professional photographic ilustration) featured, The New York Times, June 19 (Link)
  • Woman to watch: Berta Rivera
    Berta Rivera '12 (applied arts and sciences) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, June 17 (Link)
  • Local volunteer shares passion for service
    Wade Fuller '14 (management information systems) featured, Concord Monitor, June 17 (Link)
  • A beer Resurgence begins to take hold
    Jeff Ware '04 (management) featured, The Buffalo News, June 11 (Link)
  • Gluten-free bakery reopens on Monroe Ave.
    Calvin Eaton '07, '09 (hotel and resort management and health systems administration) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, June 10 (Link)
  • MotionSavvy Is A Tablet App That Understands Sign Language
    Ryan Hait-Campbell, new media design major; Alex Opalka, computer engineering technology major; Wade Kellard, mechanical engineering technology major; and Jordan Stemper, industrial design major, featured, Tech Crunch, June 6 (Link)
  • Building An Equality Database
    Dan Leveille '10 (new media interactive development) featured, Between The Lines, June 5 (Link)
  • START-UP NY at RIT, June 4 (Link)
  • RIT alum's tech firm coming to former Rochester Savings Bank
    City Newspaper, June 4 (Link)
  • RIT to sponsor area's first Start-Up N.Y. tenant
    Rochester Business Journal, June 4 (Link)
  • Datto to bring 77 jobs as START-UP NY firm
    Democrat and Chronicle, June 4 (Link)
  • Hannele Lahti: Exposing Nature
    Hannele Lahti '03 (professional photographic illustration) featured, Prince William Living, June 2 (Link)
  • Craft beer growth revives area's rich brewing history
    Jon Mervine '07 (economics) and Chris Spinelli '08, '09 (economics, MBA) mentioned, Democrat and Chronicle, June 2 (Link)
  • Local actors celebrate 'Hard Coal' screening
    James Nevada '14 (film and animation) featured, Republican Herald, June 1 (Link)

May 2014

  • Somalia: First Somali Deaf Graduated in U.S.
    All Africa, May 30 (Link)
  • New techies with disabilities transcend workplace barriers
    Steven Forney '12 (electrical/mechanical engineering technology), Bradley Frank '13 (information technology), Alexandra Johnson '11 (mechanical engineering), Robin Alummoottil '13 (packaging science), Adriana Gaylord '10 (computer integrated machining) and John Macko, director, NTID Center on Employment, featured, Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology, May 29 (Link)
  • Antwerp native lands job with Apple
    Barbara Pitts '14 (imaging and photographic technology) featured, Watertown Daily Times, May 28 (Link)
  • Frozen yogurt store to open at Greece Ridge
    Peter Walsh '06 (service leadership and innovation) featured, Rochester Business Journal, May 21 (Link)
  • Student partners score patent with novel headband
    Kayla Wheeler, fourth-year biomedical engineering major, and Patrick Streeter '13 (mechanical engineering) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, May 21 (Link)
  • Financial executives honored at luncheon
    James Stenger '74 (business administration), Tracy Petrichick '93 (business administration-accounting) and Jay Baker '84 (business administration-accounting) mentioned, Rochester Business Journal, May 20 (Link)
  • Twins earn doctorate degrees, continue education tradition
    Michael D'Arcangelo, director of diversity education, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, The Daily News, May 19 (Link)
  • App to navigate U.S. Farmers' Markets wins upstate challenge hosted by RIT, May 14 (Link)
  • Preparing for Dental School
    Andrew Donald '13 (biomedical sciences) featured, The NIH Catalyst, May 13 (Link)
  • AT&T app winner could help Rochester Public Market
    Nick Evevsky '87 (electrical engineering) and Marissa McDowell, information technology graduate student, featured, Democrat and Chronicle, May 13 (Link)
  • Winners chosen for 2014 AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge at RIT
    Rochester Business Journal, May 13 (Link)
  • Race is a winner for youth ministry
    Jaime Bennett '05 (information technology) quoted, Catholic Courier, May 13 (Link)
  • The Perfect Pop-Up Art of Colette Fu
    Colette Fu '03 (imaging arts) featured, Creative Fluff Magazine, May 12 (Link)
  • Toys that teach
    Gautam Gupta '05 (computer science) featured, Bangalore Mirror, May 11 (Link)
  • RIT grads developing Xbox One game
    Democrat and Chronicle, May 11 (Link)
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