Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

October 2014

  • 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)

August 2014

  • Kelly Thompson Waldt's restless nature serves her art
    Kelly Thompson Waldt '82 (ceramics) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 31 (Link)
  • For Kevin Schoonover, one photo changed everything
    Kevin Schoonover '86 (graphic design) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 31 (Link)
  • Local Media Group executive Szachara named interim publisher of The Providence Journal
    Bernie Szachara '92, '06 (newspaper operations management and business administration) featured, Providence Journal, August 30 (Link)
  • Brighton Securities names new CEO
    Jai Ramachandran '03 (information technology) featured, Rochester Business Journal, August 27 (Link)
  • MUSC Children's Hospital Administrator John Sanders tackles cancer and the biggest challenge of his career
    John Sanders '84 (biomedical photographic communications) featured, The Post and Courier, August 22 (Link)
  • Capability Town
    Patti Moore '74 (industrial design) featured, Signed, August 20 (Link)
  • 7th CSC CBRN Soldiers train Kosovo Hazmat Company
    Bujar Ferizi '12 (applied arts and sciences) featured, DVIDS, August 20 (Link)
  • Apps to help deaf, hearing people communicate more easily
    Jibril Jaha '10, '12 (laboratory science technology, applied arts and sciences) featured; MotionSavvy, founded by NTID students, featured; Stephen Jacobs, associate director, MAGIC Center, quoted, San Francisco Chronicle, August 19 (Link)
  • Bertin Mboko named Rotary Peace Fellow
    Bertin Mboko '13 (international studies) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 19 (Link)
  • Deaf St. John's native lauds employer for support
    Graham Forsey '14 (management information systems) featured, The Telegram, August 19 (Link)
  • Science from the side of a cliff
    Michael Bauman '96 (mechanical engineering) featured, Lake Placid News, August 15 (Link)
  • Local fitness industry muscles into new territory
    Charles Moreland '10 (multidisciplinary studies) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 15 (Link)
  • Museum of Art celebrates auto week
    Michael Furman '74 (photography) featured, The Californian, August 14 (Link)
  • RIT grads to buy P.W. Minor in Batavia for $2.85M
    Rochester Business Journal, August 14 (Link)
  • Rochester through the long lens
    Ira Srole '82 (imaging arts) featured, City Newspaper, August 13 (Link)
  • Lt. Gov. Duffy finds a Twitter voice
    Bob Duffy '93 (multidisciplinary studies) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 12 (Link)
  • St. Louis photographer on scene at riots: 'This is my job'
    David Carson '94 (professional photographic illustration) featured, Poynter, August 11 (Link)
  • Former Wendell Castle furniture makers carve own niche
    Daniel Fallon '02 (industrial design) and Jason Cudzilo '02 (industrial design) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, August 11 (Link)
  • Landing a B-17 with empty fuel tanks after the last bombing mission over Ploesti
    Donald Stevens '48 (mechanical engineering) featured, The Buffalo News, August 11 (Link)
  • Global group helps deaf Muslims embrace their faith
    Nashiru Abdulai '05 (social work) featured, Deseret News, August 11 (Link)
  • Campbell's Shah works to connect the brand with the consumer
    Umang Shah '03 (information technology) featured, Courier-Post, August 9 (Link)
  • Designing dreams: Blaise Gaston's fine art furniture marries organic aesthetic with specific desires
    Blaise Gaston '75 (School for American Craftsmen) featured, C-VILLE, August 7 (Link)
  • Basom native earns industry honor
    Jonathan Raduns '05 (food marketing and distribution) featured, The Daily News, August 4 (Link)
  • Photographer shows beauty in abandoned buildings
    Matthew Christopher '12 (imaging arts) featured, The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 4 (Link)
  • Five9 Network Systems solves system issues
    Alexander Usachev '11 (computer engineering) quoted, Democrat and Chronicle, August 3 (Link)
  • Art: Cabinets - and coatracks - of wonders
    David Ebner '68 (School for American Craftsmen) featured, The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 3 (Link)
  • Marlborough advocate aids fellow hearing-impaired residents
    Kelly Kim '03 (secondary education of students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing) featured, Community Advocate, August 3 (Link)
  • Leader in genetic ancestry movement to visit RIT
    Democrat and Chronicle, August 2 (Link)
  • Q&A with Ken Murphy and Lisa Newman
    Ken Murphy '86 (professional photographic illustration) featured, The Clarion-Ledger, August 2 (Link)
  • Editorial and Book Illustrator Doug Chayka
    Doug Chayka '96 (illustration) featured, Graphic Art News, August 1 (Link)
  • Deaf students learn filmmaking at Adirondack camp
    Wayne Betts Jr. '73 (NTID) featured, Utica Observer-Dispatch, August 1 (Link)
  • From the Delta to Kuwait -- DSU geospatial director finds receptive audience
    Talbot Brooks '93 (biology) featured, Mississippi Business Journal, August 1 (Link)
  • Genevan has first book published
    Dick Falzoi '67 (art and design) featured, Finger Lakes Times, July 30 (Link)