Potomac Resident Recognized as a Distinguished RIT Alumnus




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Potomac resident Brian O’Shaughnessy was recently honored by his alma mater, Rochester Institute of Technology, as a distinguished alumnus during RIT’s annual Alumni Award Celebration.

O’Shaughnessy graduated in 1984 with a B.S. in chemistry from RIT’s College of Science. He received his law degree from Syracuse University. O’Shaughnessy is a partner in the law firm of Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, L.L.P., Alexandria, Va., where he practices intellectual property law and patent law. He serves as chairman of RIT’s Alumni Network Board of Directors.

Eight graduates of RIT and a member of RIT’s Board of Trustees were honored at the awards ceremony.

Internationally recognized as a leader in computing, imaging, technology, fine and applied arts, and education of the deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology enrolls 15,300 students in more than 340 undergraduate and graduate programs. Its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

For the past decade, U.S. News and World Report has ranked RIT as one of the nation’s leading comprehensive universities. RIT is also included in The Fiske Guide to Colleges, as well as Barron’s Best Buys in Education.