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Half dozen hospitality grads land at new hotel

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Whether people are staying overnight at Rochester’s new Hilton Garden Inn or dining at Grappa, they likely will be served by at least one RIT graduate.

The group of six hospitality majors, Don Stubblebine ’95, Erica Standish ’10, Elizabeth Altieri ’11, Brett Wolf ’05, Madeline Young ’13 and Jessica Stetson ’15, is ... more »

Alumna creates company, captures opportunities

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Christine Vargas ’93 (industrial engineering) was just a few years out of school when she had three months to take 80,000 square feet of space and turn it into a workspace for more than 300 Xerox employees.

“There were big technology needs,” Vargas said. “It involved an incredible amount of planning.”

Throughout the ... more »

Photo grad goes from print pages to radio waves

thumbnail imageThomas Temin was a little surprised when he got a call from a radio station in Washington, D.C., asking him if he was interested in becoming an anchor on the morning show. more »

A new cycle in two-wheel transportation

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Oh, what a ride.

In August 2014, Troy Rank spent the entire month on his electric bicycle and logged 4,400 miles in 30 days to beat the Guinness World Record for “longest motorized bicycle journey.” During his round trip solo ride from his hometown in Walworth, N.Y., to Boulder, Colo., he said ... more »

Grad woos ‘Fair Lady’ with theater

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David Torrente ’97 (mechanical engineering) has musicals in Toronto to thank for meeting his wife.

In 1996, David was going door-to-door on campus selling raffle tickets for the RIT Student Music Association’s trip to Toronto to see My Fair Lady. He was in the basement of The Wallace Center when he approached ... more »