RIT’s Golisano College of Computing Commemorates Fifth Anniversary, Oct. 5
Oct. 4, 2006
by Kelly Downs
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Rochester Institute of Technology’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, the largest comprehensive computing college in the nation, is celebrating its five-year anniversary. The Golisano College, created in 2001, was made possible by a gift from B. Thomas Golisano, founder and chairman of Paychex Inc.
There will be a celebratory open house throughout the college from 3:15 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5. B. Thomas Golisano will be on hand at 3:45 p.m. to make opening remarks. RIT President Albert Simone and Golisano College Dean Jorge Díaz Herrera will present Golisano with a cake and a commemorative video game built by RIT gaming students.
A master’s degree in game design and development is one of the college’s newest programs. Other degrees offered at the graduate level include computer science, information technology, software development and management, computer security and information assurance, learning and knowledge management systems, and networking and system administration.
The Golisano College offers undergraduate degree programs in computer science, information technology, applied networking and system administration, software engineering, new media, and medical informatics. More than 2,600 students are enrolled in Golisano College programs. In September, Golisano College welcomed its first class of Ph.D. students pursuing doctoral degrees in computing and information sciences.
Since the college’s creation, Golisano College graduates have been sought after by some of the top companies in the computing industry including Cisco Systems, Xerox, Paychex, IBM, Harris RF, Bausch and Lomb, Lockheed Martin, and Entre Computer Systems.