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Alumnus becomes expert in type of photography

thumbnail imageThomas Shillea’s years of dedication to perfecting his art have made him an expert in platinotype portrait photography and given him the opportunity to photograph notable individuals like Malcolm Forbes, Sissy Spacek and others for a USIA portrait project in 1986. more »

Former hockey captain beats cancer twice and becomes physician

thumbnail imageDr. Chris Haltigin ’12 (biomedical sciences) had finished his second year of medical school and was studying for his first set of board exams when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He beat the cancer--twice--and is now an obstetrics-gynecology resident at Beaumont-Royal Oak Health System. more »

Photojournalist finds passion producing podcasts

thumbnail imageCarol Alderman ’14 (photojournalism), an audio producer at The Washington Post working on podcast production and development, said she got to where she is today because she never turned down an opportunity. more »

Graduate helped create memorable ad campaign

thumbnail imageJohn Butler ’80 remembers the time he performed his impersonation of William Shatner--to the William Shatner--for the creation of the witty Priceline Negotiator ad campaign. more »

Marvel-ous comic artist has luck of the draw

thumbnail imageHe may not have superhero powers, but he certainly has a talent for drawing them. during his career as a comic artist, Adam Kubert ’81 (medical illustration) has illustrated for DC Comics and now exclusively at Marvel Comics. more »

Alumna wins Gold Medallion Award for second time

thumbnail imageGail Nogle ’73 (photography) in January received the Gold Medallion Award from the American Society of Photographers for the second time in 18 years. more »

Tiger Love: Long-distance couple reaches finish line with Michelin

thumbnail imageAshley (Shoum) Gliss ’09 (mechanical engineering) was focused on her senior design project, her final year of school and a new job she would start after graduation at Toyota when she first met Ed Gliss ’11 (mechanical engineering). more »

Video game made by alumni coming to Playstation 4

thumbnail imageSuper Daryl Deluxe, an action role-playing game created by RIT alumni Gary Porter ’15 (game design and development) and Dan Plate ’16 (illustration), will launch on the SONY Playstation 4 and Steam platforms this spring. more »