Alumni in the news

Recent highlights of media coverage of RIT alumni

September 2017

  • How a new Philly CEO made peace with unhappy franchisees
    Matthew Murphy '88 (packaging science) featured, The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 21 (Link)
  • Monroe Avenue doughnut shop creates crazy flavors that work
    Jennifer Johnson '12 (professional photographic illustration) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, September 20 (Link)
  • International Week of the Deaf 2017: 5 Deaf Rights Issues You Should Know About
    Guest essay by Lydia Callis '10 (American Sign Language and interpreting education), The Huffington Post, September 20 (Link)
  • Train like an American Ninja Warrior
    Jonathan Alexis, fifth-year electrical engineering major, featured, WCSH-TV, September 19 (Link)
  • Microbrewery aims to add new flavors to Kosovo beer scene one bottle at a time
    Alex Butler '11 (MBA) and Etida Zeka '09, '10 (applied arts and sciences, MBA) featured, KosovaLive, September 19 (Link)
  • Firms build ethical culture through hard work
    Michael Rizzolo '78 (social work) '86 (human services managment) mentioned, Rochester Business Journal, September 18 (Link)
  • WATCH: Genetics, ancestry, and health
    Rick Kittles '89 (biology) featured,, September 17 (Link)
  • What's the deal with the big blue immersive igloo at Fringe Fest?
    Tom Montagliano '04 (electrical engineering technology) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, September 15 (Link)
  • Henrietta company's aerial imaging technology helps hurricane victims
    Stephen Schultz '89 (computer science) mentioned and Carl Salvaggio, professor of imaging science, quoted, Democrat and Chronicle, September 14 (Link)
  • What are these chairs doing in your child's classroom?
    Sandra Turner '12 (industrial design) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, September 14 (Link)
  • Virginia Beach entrepreneur makes specialty phone cases from wood, slate
    Vitali Servutas '05 (electrical engineering) featured, Inside Business, September 14 (Link)
  • Scotia native Kate Penn wins Emmy Award
    Kate Penn '07 (professional photographic illustration) featured, The Daily Gazette, September 13 (Link)
  • Evolving technology leads to high demand for skilled diagnostic medical sonographers
    Kamie Chevalier '09 (diagnotic medical sonography) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, September 11 (Link)
  • 10 Virtual Reality Innovators to Watch
    Joel Ogden '13 (3D digital graphics) featured, Variety, September 7 (Link)
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder for Three Heads Brewing artist Allen Firlit
    Allen Firlit '99, '01 (illustration, visual arts) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, September 5 (Link)
  • RIT teams up with local business to boost workplace morale
    Suraj Bhagavan '13 (computer science) and Jeremy Haefner, provost, interviewed, WROC-TV, September 4 (Link)

August 2017

  • How to Become a Fine Art Photographer Full Time: Tips for Launching a Photo Career
    Laurie Klein '75 (photography) featured, Shutterbug, August 31 (Link)
  • Inside Genesee Brewing: How malting, mashing and yeast make Genny beer
    Steve Kaplan '05 (mechanical engineering) featured, The Buffalo News, August 31 (Link)
  • Man aiming to transform healthcare options in Honduras
    Brittany Nowicki '17 (interior design) interviewed, WROC-TV, August 30 (Link)
  • Central NY artist has designs on making great beer labels
    Bernie Freytag '91 (graphic design) featured,, August 16 (Link)

July 2017

  • Pendleton native designs Comic Con exclusive collectibles
    Jeremy Sniatecki '95 (illustration) featured, Union-Sun & Journal, July 31 (Link)
  • Hot Jobs: Leaders in religious-worship organizations
    Julius D. Jackson Jr. '00 (management information systems) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, July 17 (Link)
  • Small Business Spotlight: Magellan Real Estate & Relocation
    Kim Barrett '81 (business administration) featured, Democrat and Chronicle, July 16 (Link)
  • This NASA analyst left a $200,000 job to sell cigars
    Omar de Frias '02 (management) featured, The Washington Post, July 7 (Link)
  • Sean Petterson, 27, Designs Exoskeletons That Help Industrial Workers Do Their Jobs Without Injury
    Sean Petterson '13 (industrial design) featured,, July 6 (Link)
  • Flavor Faves Abound At Crave
    Tykemia Carman '13 (marketing) featured, Syracuse New Times, July 5 (Link)
  • Meet Jersey Shore's 3 most innovative manufacturers
    Scott Bellows '89 (manufacturing engineering technology) featured, Asbury Park Press, June 30 (Link)