Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

November 2014

  • Computer analysts among growing IT careers
    Gina Williams '85 (business administration) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 24 (Link)
  • Ancient Art Revives Connection to a Culture Left Behind
    Colette Fu '03 (imaging arts) featured,, November 21 (Link)
  • Photographer Bruce Davidson's eye for the beauty of people on the margins
    Bruce Davidson '54 (photography) featured, Jewish Journal, November 20 (Link)
  • Former RIT players square off in NHL
    Democrat and Chronicle, November 20 (Link)
  • Frank S. Hermance, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AMETEK Inc., Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 National Distribution and Manufacturing Award Winner
    RIT Trustee Frank S. Hermance '71,'73 (electrical engineering) featured, PR Newswire, November 17 (Link)
  • Coffee cup art that will wake you up in the morning
    Ilana Morgan '14 (film and animation) featured, Headline News, November 14 (Link)
  • Datto Ranks As No. 1 Fastest Growing Company in Tri-State Area on Deloitte's 2014 Technology Fast 500
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics), Datto founder and CEO, featured,, November 13 (Link)
  • MSD grad speaks out for black deaf as pageant winner
    Chenae Laldee '14 (applied arts and sciences) featured, The Frederick News-Post, November 13 (Link)
  • Lahman: Rochester's first makers faire
    Daniel Schneiderman '12 (polical science and information technology) quoted, Democrat and Chronicle, November 13 (Link)
  • Viewfinder: Leaving behind 'Guys in Ties'
    Daniel Acker '00 (professional photographic illustration) featured, The Daily Yonder, November 12 (Link)
  • Paper dress exhibit captures artist's ancestry
    Susan Blumendale '85 (printmaking) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 11 (Link)
  • How To: Carving a Wenge Bar Cabinet Using Template Applique
    Rick Cantwell '99 (woodworking and furniture design) featured, Woodworking Network, November 7 (Link)
  • Company sees niche creating film, video productions here
    Joshua Pies '05 (MBA) featured, Rochester Business Journal, November 7 (Link)
  • UW-Parkside exhibit explores gender issues
    Lois Bielefeld '02 (professional photographic illustration) featured, Kenosha News, November 7 (Link)
  • Fairport entrepreneur invents chair for fidgeters
    Sandra Turner '12 (industrial design), adjunct professor, Saunders College of Business and School of Design, featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 7 (Link)
  • Celebrating Eloise Wilkin's golden career
    Eloise Wilkin '23 (illustration) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, November 4 (Link)
  • Painter Spotlight: Adrian Gottlieb, A Poet With Paint
    Adrian Gottlieb '98 (illustration) featured, Epoch Times, November 4 (Link)

October 2014

  • Former Plasan employee starts his own composites company in Shaftsbury
    James Salerno '08 (mechanical engneering) featured, Bennington Banner, October 31 (Link)
  • Landsat Ghostbusters-How the Landsat Calibration Team Caught a Ghost
    Julia Barsi '97, '00 (imaging science) quoted; John Schott, research professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, mentioned,, October 31 (Link)
  • 5 graduate from RIT business incubator
    Democrat and Chronicle, October 29 (Link)
  • PropShop24 seeks to do a in India with quirky lifestyle products
    Utsav Vohra '09 (finance) mentioned, TechCircle, October 28 (Link)
  • Edgewood made, bringing manufacturing back in Kensington
    David Short '13 (woodworking and furniture design) featured, The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 26 (Link)
  • Roth: The RIT Tiger who became a Dallas Cowboy
    Democrat and Chronicle, October 26 (Link)
  • Rolling into the future at Michelin
    Ashley Shoum Gliss '09 (mechanical engineering) featured on page 19, Woman Engineer, October 24 (Link)
  • Bridges to Employment: Non-profit connects disabled to the mainstream
    Chetan Mishra '09, '12 (accounting technology, hospitality and service management) mentioned, NJ Advance, October 20 (Link)
  • Scientists getting closer to beating grape disease
    Work by Michael Savka, professor of biological sciences, and Han Ming Gan '08 (biotechnology) featured, Digital Journal, October 16 (Link)
  • At RIT, new Gene Polisseni Center shows program's growth, October 14 (Link)
  • Woman to Watch: Joy Valvano
    Joy Valvano '05, '06 (human resource development, nutrition management) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, October 14 (Link)
  • State: Modest uptick in production manager jobs
    Kanika Wright '01 (industrial engineering) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, October 6 (Link)
  • Roth: RIT's orange seat for a man named Green
    Democrat and Chronicle, October 4 (Link)
  • RIT job fair embraces all
    Democrat and Chronicle, October 1 (Link)

September 2014

  • Stoughton man promotes awareness of hearing, sight disorder
    Randall DeWitt '06 (digital imaging) featured, The Patriot Ledger, September 29 (Link)
  • Cindy Harris is not afraid to be a happy artist
    Cynthia Harris '82 (graphic design) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, September 28 (Link)
  • Conversation With: Kassan, Serling video fest founder
    Joey McIntosh '06 (film and animation) mentioned, Press & Sun-Bulletin, September 25 (Link)
  • Lahman: Moving day a sign of success for tech firms
    Venture Creations featured, Democrat and Chronicle, September 25 (Link)
  • Upper Dublin Bagel Squad opens in Dreshertown Plaza
    Liz Kaufman '90 (food management) featured, Ambler Gazette, September 21 (Link)
  • RIT shows off new Gene Polisseni Center
    Democrat and Chronicle, September 19 (Link)
  • RIT Dedicates New Hockey Facility, The Gene Polisseni Center, September 18 (Link)
  • Tibetan parliament appoints Kargyu Dhondup as new chief of Judiciary
    Kargyu Dhondup '02 (applied arts and sciences) featured, The Tibet Post International, September 15 (Link)
  • Kodak Alaris art director in growing field
    Michelle De Meyer '88, '90 (graphic design) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, September 15 (Link)
  • Local man brings Resurgence to Buffalo
    Jeff Ware '04 (management) featured, The Sun, September 13 (Link)
  • Firm lured by STARTUP-NY opens in Rochester
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) and Bill Destler, president, featured, Democrat and Chronicle, September 12 (Link)
  • Cleveland graphic recorder Johnine Byrne captures the highlights of Content Marketing World 2014
    Johnine Byrne '91 (graphic design) featured, The Plain Dealer, September 11 (Link)
  • GREAT Awards recognize Rochester tech innovations
    Melika Alipour Leili '14 (industrial design) and Kevin Lewis '14 (management information systems) mentioned, Democrat and Chronicle, September 9 (Link)
  • Investment firm gets new leader as CEO departs
    Jai Ramachandran '03 (information technology) featured, Rochester Business Journal, September 5 (Link)
  • St. Lawrence hires Jared DeMichiel as assistant hockey coach
    Jared DeMichiel '10 (management) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, September 3 (Link)
  • Girl Develop It brings coding for women to Rochester
    Kristen Curtze '09, '11 (new media interactive develpoment, communication & media technologies) and Liz Gombert '09 (new media design and imaging) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, September 2 (Link)
  • Urban Artist: Landscape designer Jonna Lazarus paints a living canvas on the MICA campus
    Jonna Lazarus '65 (business administration) featured, Baltimore Style, September 1 (Link)
  • Kelly Thompson Waldt's restless nature serves her art
    Kelly Thompson Waldt '82 (ceramics) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 31 (Link)