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Alumnus designs new RIT Alumni House

thumbnail imageArchitect Gian-Paul Piane ’07 (woodworking and furniture design) is in charge of designing RIT’s new Alumni House, which will open in 2017. more »

‘Esquire’ raises a glass to graduate’s restaurant

thumbnail imageChuck Cerankosky ’03 (industrial design) had never served a dinner table or bartended when he opened Good Luck restaurant in Rochester eight years ago. Recently, the restaurant was named one of the 18 best bars in America, according to Esquire magazine. more »

Organ donation bonds former roommates for life

thumbnail imageTwo former RIT roommates now share a bond that goes beyond memories of their time on campus: One donated his kidney to the other. more »

Successful alumna most proud of mentoring role

thumbnail imageLinda Hummel ’71 didn’t think much at the time that she was one of few female senior leaders in the banking industry in Texas in the 1980s. But looking back, the self-described workhorse realizes that the experience paved the way for others and opened a door for her with the San Antonio community. more »

Graduate works to educate through her artwork

thumbnail imageRemy Glock ’11 (graphic design) is using typography as a medium to educate people on the overlooked challenges of the deaf community, particularly those that arise in professional environments. more »

Graduate’s company wins Apple Design Award

thumbnail imageAfter graduating from RIT, John Traver ’10 began working for a post-production company and soon became frustrated with video collaboration offerings for the creative industry. So he and the post-production company’s owner set out to build a better solution. more »

Alumni awarded highest rating for snowboard

thumbnail imageFormer roommates Zhenya Grinshteyn ’09 and Ben Beisler ’10 built a company out of building custom snowboards. The duo’s company, Empire Grown, was recognized for producing one of the best snowboards for 2017, according to the online publication Board Insiders. more »

Grads shift gears from roommates to more

thumbnail imageDanyelle Greene ’13 and Steve Skurski ’15 weren’t always a package deal. In fact, they started out far from one when they met as housemates in 2012. The couple was married in October. more »