Meet RIT’s pioneers
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They have worked under four RIT presidents. They remember the early days of Brick City surrounded by countryside. They have touched the lives of thousands of students.
Meet a few of RIT’s pioneers. They are the faculty and staff members who continue to work full time after more than 40 years. They are the voices of stability in a time of change.
The longest-serving faculty member is R. Roger Remington, Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design, who will celebrate 50 years of teaching at RIT on Sept. 1. The longest-serving staff member, Kathy Carcaci, just marked 48 years this summer.
“Back in 2008, when I first arrived, I was astonished to find faculty and staff that had been here 38 years, 41 years and even 43 years. This just didn’t happen at the institution I came from,” says Jeremy Haefner, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs. “We are truly blessed by these dedicated and loyal employees.”
Here are a few of their stories.
- Longest-serving faculty member still has more to accomplish (R. Roger Remington)
- Longest-serving staff member proud to be part of RIT’s growing history (Kathy Carcaci)
- Professor has hands in captioning technology and art education (Frank Argento)
- Professor educates generations of microelectronic engineers (Lynn Fuller)
- Professor blends passion for food with teaching (Carol Whitlock)
- Administrator’s 3-year plan turns into 43-year career at NTID (Jim DeCaro)
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