Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

May 2015

  • Four Eagles in one Lockport family? Now that's Scouting
    David Fournier '13 (molecular bioscience and biotechnology) featured, The Buffalo News, May 17 (Link)
  • Dallas innovators create new line of illuminated patio furniture
    Deb Martz '84 (graphic communications) featured, The Dallas Morning News, May 15 (Link)
  • Ink plots
    Justyn Iannucci '12 (illustration) featured, City Newspaper, May 13 (Link)
  • 2015 Visionary Award honorees include leaders of Nest, IDEO, 23andMe and a TV tech star
    Katie Linendoll '05 (information technology) mentioned, Silicon Valley Business Journal, May 12 (Link)
  • Venegas Keeps One World On Sound Financial Footing
    Ricardo Venegas '92 (finance), president, RIT Alumni Association, featured, Broadcasting and Cable, May 11 (Link)
  • Redesigning a career at MediSked
    Douglas Golub '04 (information technology) featured, and Thomas Hogan '03 (MBA) mentioned, Rochester Business Journal, May 8 (Link)
  • Program on high-resolution imaging project discussed
    Colin Axel '13 (imaging science), imaging science Ph.D. student, featured, Victor Post, May 7 (Link)
  • Rochester startup touts Bitcoin wallet at TechCrunch
    Melanie Shapiro '07, '08 (interior design, MBA) featured, Capital, May 4 (Link)
  • Donut business well outside the box
    Amy Kim '08, '08 (microelectronic engineering, materials science) featured, The Colorado Springs Business Journal, May 4 (Link)
  • RIT's Imagine grads get head start in business
    Democrat and Chronicle, May 2 (Link)
  • HoloLens inventor to be inducted into RIT Innovation Hall of Fame
    Rochester Business Journal, May 1 (Link)
  • Meet the Inventor Behind Tech's Weirdest New Product
    Alex Kipman '01 (software engineering) featured, Time, May 1 (Link)

April 2015

  • Katrina d'Autremont - If God Wants
    Katrina d'Autremont '08 (imaging arts) featured, British Journal of Photography, April 27 (Link)
  • Catching up with: John Bonzo and his HopsHarvester
    John Bonzo '06, '06 (industrial engineering), director, Brinkman Lab, featured, Democrat and Chronicle, April 24 (Link)
  • Greece chamber recognizing involved banker
    Todd Schirmer '83 (medical informatics) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, April 23 (Link)
  • Optimax president to participate in White House summit
    Michael Mandina '03 (EMBA) featured, Rochester Business Journal, April 23 (Link)
  • Post-Dispatch wins Pulitzer for breaking news photography
    David Carson '94 (professional photographic illustration) featured, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 20 (Link)
  • Golf star Rory McIlroy spotted here Saturday
    Erica Stoll '08 (marketing) mentioned, Democrat and Chronicle, April 20 (Link)
  • Splyce eSports wins Venture Challenge
    Marty Strenczewilk '11 (environmental safety, health and management) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, April 19 (Link)
  • Splyce eSports wins 2015 Rochester Venture Challenge
    Marty Strenczewilk '11 (environmental safety, health and management) featured, Rochester Business Journal, April 17 (Link)
  • Hot Jobs: Nuclear medicine technologist are in demand
    Kevin Kibler '86 (nuclear medicine technology) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, April 17 (Link)
  • New initiative lets Holocaust survivors share 'memories at home'
    Michael Blain '57 (printing) featured, The Times of Israel, April 16 (Link)
  • 'Happy Conway 250th' video project nearing completion
    Justin Lipson '00 (film and animation) featured, The Conway Daily Sun, April 14 (Link)
  • 3 area women among RIT Distinguished Alumni Award recipients
    Rochester Business Journal, April 14 (Link)
  • RIT plays host to hackathon event this weekend
    Rochester Business Journal, April 14 (Link)
  • Astronaut to discuss space photos at RIT
    Democrat and Chronicle, April 11 (Link)
  • John Papponetti: 2014 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year
    John Papponetti '98 (civil engineering technology) featured, Rochester Business Journal, April 10 (Link)
  • Meet the 2015 Rochester Venture Challenge finalists
    John Bonzo '06, '06 (industrial engineering) and Marty Strenczewilk '11 (environmental safety, health and management) mentioned, Democrat and Chronicle, April 10 (Link)
  • Hot Jobs: Software developers are in demand
    Emanuel Williams '15 (computer science) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, April 8 (Link)

March 2015

  • Women in Business: Erin Sarofsky, Principal and Owner, Sarofsky Corp.
    Erin Sarofsky '98, '00 (graphic design, computer graphics design) featured, The Huffington Post, March 30 (Link)
  • RIT hockey increases student, alumni pride
    Democrat and Chronicle, March 28 (Link)
  • Running a firm in a world without sound
    W. Scot Atkins, assistant professor of business studies, and Bob Green '75 (art and design), featured, Democrat and Chronicle, March 28 (Link)
  • Rochester clicks for young professionals
    Greg Cunneyworth '09 (graphic design) featured, City Newspaper, March 25 (Link)
  • How One Tech Entrepreneur Raised $18 Million in Venture Capital Funding
    Don Charlton '99 (graphic design) featured, Black Enterprise, March 24 (Link)
  • Photographer Profile - Jana Cruder: "What bucket do I fit into?"
    Jana Cruder '03 (professional photographic illustration) featured, AI-AP, March 24 (Link)
  • Canucks sign defenseman Tanev to five-year contract
    RIT mentioned,, March 24 (Link)
  • Two firms moving under START-UP NY
    Democrat and Chronicle, March 23 (Link)
  • Two area firms join Start-Up NY through RIT
    Rochester Business Journal, March 23 (Link)
  • Make packaging success a team effort
    Amy Zettlemoyer-Lazar '98 (packaging science) featured, Packaging Digest, March 18 (Link)
  • RIT runners set for 1,400-mile trek to raise tiger awareness
    Democrat and Chronicle, March 18 (Link)
  • Second-generation success at Royal Dynasty
    Jessica Yuan '12 (hospitality and service management) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, March 17 (Link)
  • City program offers residents a 'Fresh Start'
    Lomax Campbell '08, '09 (new media marketing, MBA) quoted, Democrat and Chronicle, March 17 (Link)
  • In Rockville, gaming grows GRLL power
    Jessica Dommes '11 (game design and development) featured,, March 16 (Link)
  • Kate Gleason was behind ER's Concrest development
    RIT mentioned, Democrat and Chronicle, March 11 (Link)
  • Making customized motorcycle engines becomes 'labor of love'
    Aniket Vardhan '02 (industrial design) featured, The Columbus Dispatch, March 10 (Link)
  • Game developers, critics share experiences at #1ReasonToBe panel
    Sela Davis '08, '11 (information technology and game design and development) quoted, Business Insider, March 5 (Link)
  • Get Up Close and Personal with Beautiful Snowflakes
    Michael Peres, professor and associate chair, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, featured , Time, March 5 (Link)
  • Women in Business Q&A: Betty Noonan, Chief Marketing Officer, Cree
    Betty Noonan '97 (MBA) featured, The Huffington Post, March 5 (Link)
  • ClearCove, Precision Optical join START-UP NY
    RIT mentioned, Rochester Business Journal, March 4 (Link)
  • How the dense grids of artist Charles Gaines took the ego out of art
    Charles Gaines '67 (art and design) featured, Los Angeles Times, March 3 (Link)
  • Engineering students provide a new source of ideas in Roswell Park program
    Lauren Samar, third-year biomedical engineering major, featured; Yana Hammond '09 (medical illustration) and Daniel Phillips, department head, biomedical engineering, mentioned, The Buffalo News, February 28 (Link)