Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

April 2018

  • Engineering society to honor eight standouts in field
    Martin Gordon, professor, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, and Lee Loomis ’75 (MBA) featured, Rochester Business Journal, April 13 (Link)

March 2018

  • Datto thrives by inspiring its people to do well
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) mentioned, Democrat and Chronicle, March 28 (Link)
  • Former FCC chief to speak at RIT graduation
    Rochester Business Journal, March 27 (Link)
  • Eastside Y exercisers who are deaf have a trainer who knows their language
    Janna Luksha '10, '13 (computer integrated machining technology, applied arts and sciences) featured , Democrat and Chronicle, March 5 (Link)
  • In West Virginia, the Politicians Fail, and the Teachers Rise
    Guest essay by Lauren Peace '17 (journalism) , The New York Times, March 3 (Link)

February 2018

  • A look at 'Token'
    RIT Venture Creations graduate, interviewed, WROC-TV, February 20 (Link)
  • Identity tech start-up run by RIT grads gets $1.75M in state funding
    WHAM-TV, February 15 (Link)
  • High Tech company started by RIT alums gets NYS investment, February 15 (Link)
  • Tech CEO Austin McChord barely finished college--then donated $50 million to his alma mater
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) featured,, February 13 (Link)
  • Why Paper Jams Persist
    Vicki Warner ’06 and Tim Slattery ’13 featured, The New Yorker, February 12 (Link)
  • America’s Top 50 Donors Show How Tech Riches Continue To Shake Up Philanthropy
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) mentioned, Fast Company, February 7 (Link)
  • Here's who gave away the most money in 2017
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) mentioned,, February 5 (Link)
  • 19th Ward is seeing an upswing in real estate activity
    Mark Updegraff '02 (imaging and photographic technology) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, January 25 (Link)