Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

July 2017

  • Hot Jobs: Leaders in religious-worship organizations
    Julius D. Jackson Jr. '00 (management information systems) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, July 17 (Link)
  • Small Business Spotlight: Magellan Real Estate & Relocation
    Kim Barrett '81 (business administration) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, July 16 (Link)
  • This NASA analyst left a $200,000 job to sell cigars
    Omar de Frias '02 (management) featured, The Washington Post, July 7 (Link)
  • Sean Petterson, 27, Designs Exoskeletons That Help Industrial Workers Do Their Jobs Without Injury
    Sean Petterson '13 (industrial design) featured,, July 6 (Link)
  • Flavor Faves Abound At Crave
    Tykemia Carman '13 (marketing) featured, Syracuse New Times, July 5 (Link)

June 2017

  • Meet Jersey Shore's 3 most innovative manufacturers
    Scott Bellows '89 (manufacturing engineering technology) featured, Asbury Park Press, June 30 (Link)
  • RIT startups use technology for products that increase accessibility
    Democrat and Chronicle, June 29 (Link)
  • RIT grads wrap security around your finger with Token
    Democrat and Chronicle, June 29 (Link)
  • Token has made one ring to rule all your passwords, payments and physical access
    Melanie Shapiro '07, '08 (interior design, MBA) quoted, Tech Crunch, June 28 (Link)
  • This gorgeous $250 ring can replace your wallet, your keys, and even your train pass
    Melanie Shapiro '07, '08 (interior design, MBA) and Steve Shapiro '04 (information technology) featured, Business Insider, June 27 (Link)
  • WW2 veteran honored at East High graduation
    Henry Ross '50 (electrical engineering) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, June 24 (Link)
  • 'It was pretty surreal'
    Matt Garbowsky '15 (management) featured, Brantford Expositor, June 22 (Link)
  • RIT grad, ASL interpreter Holly Maniatty steals the show at rap concerts
    Holly Maniatty '00 (ASL-English interpretation) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, June 16 (Link)
  • A New Deal photographer's forgotten Portland
    Peter Schutte '61, '64 (photography) featured and Minor White, former photography professor, mentioned, Curbed, June 15 (Link)
  • ClearCove Systems founder receives local award
    Terry Wright '81 (civil engineering technology) featured, Rochester Business Journal, June 14 (Link)
  • Rochester-area colleges combine to create a silky salute to women
    Nuchjarin Pareeratanasomporn '17 (print media) quoted and Vicki Hanson, distinguished professor, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, featured, Democrat and Chronicle, June 13 (Link)
  • HDZ's Mato Frankovic is new mayor of Dubrovnik
    Mato Frankovic '03 (hotel and resort management) featured, Total Dubrovnik, June 4 (Link)
  • RIT alumnus named to head RG&E and NYSEG
    Carl Taylor '87 (electrical engineering) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, June 1 (Link)

May 2017

  • The art of communication
    Rea Rossi '09 (metalcrafts and jewelry design) featured, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 18 (Link)
  • RIT on TV: Grad defines strength in face of adversity
    Amie Sankoh '17 (biochemistry) featured, WROC-TV, May 18 (Link)
  • How sign language interpreter Holly Maniatty keeps music accessible
    Holly Maniatty '00 (ASL-English interpretation) featured, CBC, May 18 (Link)
  • Power Pioneers: Meet 6 Women Powering the Energy Industry's History and Future
    Sarah Spath '13 (mechanical engineering) featured, Exelon, May 15 (Link)
  • One on one: Luke Vaillancourt: vice president, Vaillancourt Folk Art
    Luke Vaillancourt '05, '06 (print media, cross disciplinary studies) featured, The Telegram, May 14 (Link)
  • World War II vet wonders why he survived war's horrors
    Bernard Amos '49 (mechanical engineering) featured, The Buffalo News, May 14 (Link)
  • Fast Start: Entrepreneur taps fresh ideas, energy of youth
    Antonio Calabrese '07 (management) featured, Rochester Business Journal, May 12 (Link)
  • Digital games by RIT students and graduates take top awards in Game Dev Challenge
    Democrat and Chronicle, May 8 (Link)
  • Talking rail cybersecurity with G&W's Jacob Stocker
    Jacob Stoker '16 (information security and forensics) featured, Progressive Railroading, May 3 (Link)
  • Formula Hybrid races highlight technical car designs and future job prospects
    Maura Chmielowiec '16 (mechanical engineering) quoted, Concord Monitor, May 2 (Link)
  • Imagine RIT festival celebrates 10 years
    Democrat and Chronicle, April 27 (Link)

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