Leonard Pimental ’50, ’77 (CIAS) credits the education he received at RIT for the many career opportunities he experienced, including being chief medical photographer at Baxter Laboratories in Chicago, working with research scientists at the National Institutes of Health, working within the U.S. Department of Defense and providing specialized photographic engineering expertise to ... (more)
Brian Shapiro ’62 (CIAS) has been awarded a grant with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Decentralization Program, administered by Arts in Orange. Shapiro taught a free painting and drawing workshop at the Pine Bush Area Public Library. Additionally, Shapiro has been awarded a ... (more)
Ray Breslin ’70 (KGCOE) was recently appointed chairperson for the 2011 Miami Beach Arts Gala, which grants money to art and cultural organizations producing events on Miami Beach from funds raised at city-sponsored events. Breslin is the president of the Collins Park Neighborhood Association and is the sister cities ... (more)
Thomas Caine ’80 (CAST) writes, “My wife, Rebecca Koebernick Caine ’80, ’82 (SCB), passed away on March 18, 2011, after a long illness. Rebecca and I met at RIT in 1979-80 and have been proud alumni ever since. Rebecca is also survived by her two sons, Brian and Matthew. Matthew ... (more)
Michael Karpovage ’88, ’90 (CIAS) has unveiled a new bird’s-eye view 3-D perspective illustration of Savannah’s most famous Cobblestone Street. Presented in a poster, River Street is captured in all of its unique architecture, color and texture. Karpovage is a design professional who lives in Atlanta, Ga. www.KarpovageCreative.com.
Stephanie Coolidge ’98, ’00 (CIAS) writes, “I recently illustrated The Mystery of the Silver Statue, which was written by Raymond C. Perkins Jr. Read more at www.radianthen.com. I am currently working on illustrations for the sequel.”
Maren Hess ’00 (COS), ... (more)
Alumnus opens soup shop at RIT
By Peter Rosenthal
After Jake Torcello graduated from the E. Philip Saunders College of Business in 2009, he did what he has done in one capacity or another since the age of 6: He worked for his father.
His father, Rick, owns Nathan’s Soup and Salad, a fixture in Rochester’s southeast quadrant well known for its homemade soups, breads and sandwiches.
But Torcello wanted to do ... (more)
By Mindy Mozer
When cancer attacks Eve Strella-Ribson, Strella-Ribson attacks back.
After she was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2007, she underwent a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and 33 rounds of radiation. “Then I had 16 wonderful months of me again,” says Strella-Ribson ’86 (industrial engineering).
In April 2009, her energy levels were falling, she started having ... (more)
By Greg Livadas
Welcomed with academic pomp and circumstance and a theater filled with students, alumni, faculty, staff, community members, family members, local and state officials and even friends from Congress, Gerry Buckley ’78 (social work) was officially installed as president and dean of RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf on May 6.
He is the first alumnus in ... (more)
By Marcia Morphy
The year was 1952: Joyce was a freshman, Don was a sophomore, and both were seeking degrees in advertising and design at RIT. He thought “she was a cute girl” and asked her to be his date at his fraternity’s Theta Gamma Snowball dance during the university’s annual winter fest.
As both artists agree, the rest is ... (more)