W. Eugenia “Gene” Grant Mazzara ’40 (SCB) was presented with the 2010 Scholarship Fund Award by the Family & Children’s Association Board of Trustee chair Patricia Pryor-Bonica in honor of her many years of generosity and compassion. Gene has been giving back to the community of Bethpage, N.Y., since 1953 ... (more)
Brian Shapiro ’62 (FAA) offers his painting, Generations, as an ambitious attempt at placing his personal contemporary life within this vast canvas of memory. The painting chronologically begins with the Binding of Isaac and ends with the artist today, all on one 44-by-58-inch canvas. This kind of pictorial program spanning ... (more)
Leonard Crellin ’71 (FAA) writes, “I was part of an eight-person juried show called ‘Portfolio Showcase 2010’ at the Image City Photo Gallery in Rochester. Each exhibitor showed eight photos from Aug. 11 to Sept. 5. All winners received a book of all show pieces and a $250 gift certificate ... (more)
John Bannister ’80 (CLA) and Keely Murphy Bannister ’97 (SCB) are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Royal James. He was born on Oct. 6, 2010, in Albany, N.Y. Royal joins older sister, Ruby, who is 3. The Bannister family lives in the capital region.
Michael Karpovage ’88, ’90 (FAA) writes, “Hello friends of Crown of Serpents! Thank you for your continued support throughout 2010. The novel has been selling successfully all across the U.S. and Canada. And even in Europe! It has been receiving excellent reviews on a consistent basis plus demands for ... (more)
Jennifer Wedding Mitchell ’00 (COS) and Jonathan Mitchell are happy to announce their marriage on Sept. 24, 2010, at St. Thomas More, Narragansett, R.I. They currently reside in Rhode Island.
Andrew Warycka ’01 (CIAS) ... (more)
By Mindy Mozer
The business, like so many startups in Silicon Valley, began with three people in an apartment building.
Ted Dziuba ’06 (computational math) was one of them. They were creating an online shopping website, Milo.com, that tracks real-time availability and prices of products in local stores.
The site was launched in January 2010. ... (more)
By Mindy Mozer
A 10-year high school reunion started the chain of events that led to a critically acclaimed documentary about the 2009 Tour de France.
Jason Berry ’92 (graphic design) had been working at a windsurfing shop in Delaware in the summer and a ski shop in upstate New York in the winter. At the reunion for his Pittsford, ... (more)
By Mindy Mozer
Captain Gary Rishel and First Officer Tony Rohloff were chatting one day while training to fly the Boeing 777.
Rishel asked Rohloff where he went to school.
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Rishel remembers saying when he found out the answer was RIT. “I wasn’t expecting that.”
Rishel ... (more)
By Kelly Downs
No matter what the topic—health, travel or politics—Rebecca Simpson Steele has built a career conceptualizing and sharing stories through images.
Steele ’02 (applied photography), deputy photo editor at Prevention magazine, returned to her alma mater in January to speak on a panel along with other photography alumnae.
With the challenging job ... (more)
By Marcia Morphy
Imagine a car repair shop that has a “Ladies Appreciation Day”—where your car gets pampered with an oil change or state inspection while its owner gets a therapeutic chair massage or skin care advice from Mary Kay services.
From day one, Jerry Elman, president of Schoen Place Auto in East Rochester, determined his company goal was ... (more)