Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

May 2016

  • RIT graduates told not to fear future and face challenges
    Democrat and Chronicle, May 20 (Link)
  • Artist spotlight: Ellen Silberlicht
    Ellen Silberlicht '80 (ceramics and ceramic sculpture) featured,, May 15 (Link)
  • 3M is now selling StrongArm Technologies products
    Sean Petterson '13 (industrial design) quoted, Democrat and Chronicle, May 13 (Link)
  • It's The Last Goodbye
    Garry Kaulitz '64 (art and design) featured, Anchorage Press, May 12 (Link)
  • Two Andrews and an Algorithm Aim to Accelerate Drug Discovery
    Andrew Radin '96, '01 (computer science) featured, IEEE Spectrum, May 6 (Link)
  • 'Ustad Amjad Ali Khan chided me for moving his furniture around'
    Viren Desai '85 (professional photographic illustration) featured, Hindustan Times, May 6 (Link)
  • Playing outside the box
    Charles Lindner '04 (packaging science) featured, City Newspaper, May 4 (Link)
  • Datto dives in cloud storage market for small business
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, May 3 (Link)

April 2016

  • United Way Youth Club Meets with Rochester's Most Influential Leaders
    Alex Tong '99 (graphic design) quoted, Time Warner Cable News, April 26 (Link)
  • Tubman decision is a win for women and upstate New York
    Jeanne Giovannini '85 (electrical engineering) featured, The Buffalo News, April 26 (Link)
  • Millennials find way to top ranks of businesses
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) featured, CT Post, April 24 (Link)
  • Chamber president reflects on career
    Lou Santoni '71 (business administration) featured, Press & Sun-Bulletin, April 23 (Link)
  • Financial planning for millennials is more hands-on
    Christopher Adams '06 (international business) quoted, Rochester Business Journal, April 22 (Link)
  • Marine Corps taught Herb Dwyer: Leadership is about empowering and inspiring people
    Herb Dwyer '05 (graphic communications) featured,, April 22 (Link)
  • Challenging high-tech camps offer the future to every Bay Area resident
    Dan Brockwell '15 (game design and development) quoted, The Mercury News, April 22 (Link)
  • Has Start-Up NY program worked?
    Greg Westbrook '81 (civil engineering technology) quoted; ClearCove, a Venture Creations graduate, featured; Center for Urban Entrepreneurship mentioned, Democrat and Chronicle, April 15 (Link)
  • High school fencers enjoy novelty of their sport
    Daniel Brown '04 (telecom engineering technology) featured, The Greenville News, April 14 (Link)
  • RocRoots: Irondequoit kid's mowing now family business
    Jeff Riesenberger '91 (management) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, April 13 (Link)
  • Henrietta professor's short film 'Long John' wins awards
    Joseph Bellavia '01, '15 (film and animation), producer/director, RIT Production Services, featured, Henrietta Post, April 12 (Link)
  • Woburn resident receives Rochester Institute of Technology Distinguished Alumni Award
    Barbara (BJ) Wood '75 (social work) featured, Woburn Advocate, April 12 (Link)
  • Skaneateles photographer uses drone to capture students' imaginations, aerial landscapes
    Matt Champlin '02 (information technology) featured, The Citizen, April 7 (Link)

March 2016

  • Daniel Acker: Documenting The US Presidential Campaign with Instagram
    Daniel Acker '00 (professional photographic illustration) featured, The Phoblographer, March 28 (Link)
  • Big Flats firm senses big changes
    Michael Oshetski '03 (electrical engineering) featured, Star-Gazette, March 25 (Link)
  • Open book management helps Monroe Wheelchair thrive
    Doug Westerdahl '79 (business administration-accounting) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, March 25 (Link)
  • Retiring Ontario County finance director watched 'the people's money'
    Cathy Bentzoni '86 (business administration) featured, Finger Lakes Times, March 23 (Link)
  • Town man aids friend in need
    Robert Glaspy '15 (civil engineering technology) and William Gerken '15 (political science and journalism) featured, Amherst Bee, March 23 (Link)
  • Nan Miller goes 'Into the Woods' for wood-inspired show
    John Dodd '77 (woodworking and furniture design) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, March 18 (Link)
  • Batavia Middle School principal hired
    Ashley John Grillo '01 (biology) featured, The Batavian, March 16 (Link)
  • United Way helps homeless teens find a foundation
    Kendra Drake '10 (criminal justice) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, March 14 (Link)
  • DelMonte's Erica Standish: What it takes to be successful in F&B
    Erica Standish '10 (hospitality and service management) featured, Hotel Management, March 11 (Link)
  • New Hartford entrepreneur wins business award
    Brian Bluff '87 (microelectrical engineering) featured, Observer-Dispatch, March 11 (Link)
  • Tech talks: Why it matters to Rochester's future
    Rich Notargiacomo, interim director, Venture Creations; Richard DeMartino, director, Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and Melanie Shapiro '07, '08 (interior design, MBA) quoted, Democrat and Chronicle, March 11 (Link)
  • Best friends prepare for kidney surgery
    Robert Glaspy '15 (civil engineering technology) and William Gerken '15 (political science and journalism) featured,, March 8 (Link)
  • RIT to exhibit 'The Deaf Heart: A 40-year Photographic Retrospective'
    Henrietta Post, March 8 (Link)
  • Dad's determination is O.C. son's motivation in visit with Obama
    Luong Ta '88, '95 (electrical engineering, computer science) featured, Orange County Register, March 4 (Link)
  • Mount Morris bakery celebrates one year of gluten free goodies
    Lea Bancroft '78 (general dietetics and nutrition care) featured, The Livingston County News, March 4 (Link)
  • Educator of the Year: Joseph Holmberg
    Joseph Holmberg '06 (secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing) featured, The Huntsville Item, February 28 (Link)