Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

March 2017

  • Animator from West Chicago gives Disney's 'Beauty' a visual effects boost
    Matthew Doll '05 (film and animation) featured, Daily Herald, March 14 (Link)
  • Facebook policy head calls for tech to fight against extremism at SXSW
    Olivia Hauck '16 (advertising and public relations) quoted, International Business Times, March 13 (Link)
  • Worker profile: Executive chef at New Oberpfalz Brewing
    Justin Cunningham '16 (hospitality and tourism management) featured, NWI Times, March 12 (Link)
  • Facebook policy chief: social media must step up fight against extremism
    Olivia Hauck '16 (advertising and public relations) quoted, The Guardian, March 12 (Link)
  • A woman's pioneering exoskeleton technology could allow paralyzed people to move again
    Sam Huynh '12 (mechanical engineering) featured and Taylor Hattori '12 (mechanical engineering) mentioned, Quartz, March 7 (Link)
  • First-generation college grad inspired by her family
    Natosha McDonald '08 (MBA), senior human resrouces manager, featured, Democrat and Chronicle, March 5 (Link)

February 2017

  • RIT on TV: Alumni Pitch Business on 'Shark Tank'
    WHAM-TV, February 24 (Link)
  • RIT grads strike deal on Shark Tank with Elephant Pants
    Democrat and Chronicle, February 24 (Link)
  • Schenectady native scores big on Shark Tank
    James Brooks '09 (international business) featured, The Daily Gazette, February 24 (Link)
  • 50 Inspirational Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017
    Renato Libric '02 (hotel and resort management) mentioned, Entrepreneur, February 21 (Link)
  • Elephant Pants land 2 RIT alumni on ABC's 'Shark Tank'
    Democrat and Chronicle, February 20 (Link)
  • Saunders College alumni slated for 'Shark Tank'
    Rochester Business Journal, February 16 (Link)
  • McQuaid hockey coach Al Vyverberg prepares to skate into sunset
    Al Vyverberg '76 (criminal justice) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, February 14 (Link)
  • Getz educates and advocates at UTC
    Shelli Getz '13, '15 (management, MBA) featured (page 20), Careers and the disABLED, February 13 (Link)
  • Art Review: 'Far from Away,' Solo Exhibit by Stephan Schaub, Governor's Gallery
    Stephen Schaub '96 (professional photographic illustration) featured, Seven Days, February 8 (Link)
  • Super Bowl 2017: Watch RIT grad sign the national anthem on stage with Luke Bryan
    New York Upstate, February 6 (Link)
  • RIT on TV: 'The Hub' Designer
    Brian Madden '11 (industrial design) featured, Naturally, Danny Seo, February 5 (Link)
  • RIT grad signs national anthem at Super Bowl
    Democrat and Chronicle, February 5 (Link)
  • Designing spaces that work well, feel good
    Jacqueline Driscoll '08 (interior design) featured, Rochester Business Journal, February 3 (Link)
  • Flames of an ancient artistic tradition
    Leah Shenandoah '10 (metal crafts and jewelry) featured, Press-Republican, February 2 (Link)
  • Warwick man has keen eye for photography
    Charles Zuretti '75 (professional phootgraphy) featured, New Jersey Herald, February 2 (Link)
  • From consultant to enterprise network engineer: How to make the switch
    Sneha Puri '13 (telecommunication engineering technology) featured, Tech Target, February 1 (Link)

January 2017

  • Ontario County Sheriff Povero receives top law enforcement award
    Philip Povero '77 (criminal justice) featured, Finger Lakes Times, January 31 (Link)
  • A Design Story About Control: Monique Chatterjee of Xbox Design Lab
    Monique Chatterjee '97 (industrial design) featured, Design Milk, January 27 (Link)
  • Geek of the Week: Data scientist Muhammad Ahmad's many pursuits include AI, art and simulations of dead people
    Muhammad Ahmad '06 (computer science) featured, GeekWire, January 27 (Link)
  • RIT graduate to receive Academy Award
    WHAM-TV, January 24 (Link)
  • Datto to add 200 jobs downtown
    Austin McChord '09 (bioinformatics) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, January 23 (Link)
  • Deaf actor works to be heard 'in his own language'
    Joseph Ausanio '13 (film and animation) featured, The Island Packet, January 20 (Link)
  • New Exhibition: Whose Streets, Our Streets! New York City: 1980-2000 Captures Two Decades of Political Protest in NYC
    Tamar Carroll, assistant professor of history, and Meg Handler '90 (professional photographic illustration) featured, Humble Arts Foundation, January 16 (Link)
  • Short Takes
    Colin Shepherd '15 (cinematography) featured on pages 18-19, American Cinematographer, January 9 (Link)
  • RIT's Jones to see his No. 33 head to rafters of Clark Gym
    Democrat and Chronicle, January 9 (Link)
  • RIT men's basketball legend Craig Jones to have jersey retired on Jan. 28
    WHEC-TV, January 5 (Link)
  • Lincoln-based Hero Lacrosse designs new product for beginners
    Andrew Szurley '90 (graphic design) featured, The Valley Breeze, January 4 (Link)
  • SHORE TO SHORE: Photographer seeks to identify 1981 photo subjects
    Kathryn MacKay '82 (professional photographic illustration) featured, Finger Lakes Times, December 18 (Link)