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Alumni Profiles

Education fueled by hard work—and fruit cakes

thumbnail imageRosalie Rosini is proof that age is just a number and that life is what you make it to be. The 70-year-old, who celebrated the 50th anniversary of her graduation from RIT last May, said that she’s more active in her life now than she’s ever been. more »

Graduates construct Rochester Top 100 company

thumbnail imageJustin Hamilton and Christopher Stern were standing on the basketball court sidelines in 1998 when they started talking about majors. That was the beginning of Hamilton Stern Construction, a company that was No. 1 on the Rochester Chamber Top 100 list of fastest growing private companies in 2016. more »

Robot pastime helped alumnus build career

thumbnail imageMike Jeffries is proud when Bombshell is on the attack, knowing there’s no “tapping out” or yielding in competitions. During this past season of ABC’s BattleBots show, taped over the summer, Bombshell and Jeffries’ Chaos Corps team battled to an impressive second place finish. more »

Chemist turns hobby into full-time business

thumbnail imageDespite having earned a Ph.D. in chemistry, Amanda Preske ’09 has put her career as a researcher on hold to commit herself full time to her jewelry business, Circuit Breaker Labs, through which she crafts and sells pieces made from recycled circuit boards and resin. more »

Marketing job gets alumnus out of a pickle

thumbnail imageFilip Keuppens ’99 (hotel and resort management) took his hospitality degree, combined it with his love of sports and found the perfect job. more »

Eight degrees of success for South African family

thumbnail imageRadha Chhita will get her master’s degree in May, becoming the eighth member of her family to attend RIT. more »

Ice-breaker was really love at first sight

thumbnail imageGuerin Gagliastri ’14 (physician assistant) and Stephen Jones ’13 (film and animation) met as Resident Advisors in 2011 and instantly became friends. They were married in September. more »