RITís College of Business to Establish Alumni Wall of Fame




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Graduating seniors studying business at Rochester Institute of Technology are creating a legacy to inspire other students for many years to come.

The Class of 2002 at RITís College of Business will establish the Alumni Wall of Fame. This permanent display, featuring portraits and biographies of honored alumni members, will be erected in the lobby of the Max Lowenthal Building, located on RITís Henrietta campus.

Six alumni members are the first to be inducted into the Wall of Fame:

  • Laura Backus Scott, í91: vice president and chief information officer at Carpenter Technology Corp.

  • Peter Brown, í64: founder and president of Price, Raffel & Browne Inc.

  • >b>Thomas Curley, í77: president and publisher of USA Today

  • Kevin Gavagan, í79: principal and portfolio manager at QCI Asset Management Inc.

  • Joe Lobozzo, í95: founder and CEO of JML Optical Industries Inc.

  • Donald H. Naylor, í61: consultant at Davie Kaplan Chapman & Braverman

    Selection into the Wall of Fame is based on several factors including professional success, community involvement and sustained support to the vitality of RIT.

    In addition to the six inductees, Russell Schwartzbeck will be honored for his achievements as a recent graduate. In 1997, Schwartzbeck earned a bachelorís degree in finance and now works for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network as a financial representative. He is being recognized as a promising young alumnus who remains active in the community and at RIT.

    The Alumni Wall of Fame becomes the latest installment to a long-standing tradition at the College of Business. Each year, members of the graduating class offer a gift to the school in gratitude for the contributions made to their education. Throughout the school year, students conduct various fundraisers to help make their gift possible.

    "We want visitors to the College of Business to know that our alumni are out there leading the way in the business world," says Jennifer Reginelli, class gift co-chair. "We also want to encourage current students by providing them with role models that aspire high ideals. Someday, we too can be on that wall of fame."

    For more information on the Alumni Wall of Fame at RITís College of Business, contact Mark Boylan at 475-7477 or mcbdar@rit.edu

    NOTE: RITís College of Business is recognized nationally as a leading provider of career-oriented business education, offering undergraduate and graduate level programs in accounting, finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing, and photographic marketing management. U.S. News & World Report ranks RITís College of Business among the top 50 undergraduate business programs in the country.