RIT’s Saunders College of Business Names Three Alumni to Wall of Fame

Honorees selected for community involvement and professional success




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

RIT’s Class of 2008 at E. Philip Saunders College of Business adds three new members to the Alumni Wall of Fame, located in the Max Lowenthal Building on the RIT campus.

Selection to the Wall of Fame is based on several factors including professional success, community involvement and sustained support to the vitality of RIT. The 2008 Wall of Fame honorees are:

  • William Buckingham, ’64; RIT Board of Trustee member who forged a 30-year career in the banking industry, culminated at M&T Bank as executive vice president of the Retail Banking Division.
  • Susan Holliday, ’85: President and Publisher of Rochester Business Journal, with board-member involvement in local organizations such as RIT, Rochester Business Alliance, University of Rochester Medical Center, and Rochester Museum and Science Center.
  • David Della Penta, ’70: recently retired president and chief operating officer of Fisher Scientific International Inc. and past board chairman for Laboratory Products Association and Scientific Apparatus Manufacturers Association. In 2004, he served as distinguished speaker for the Saunders College’s William D. Gasser Distinguished Lecture Series in Business.

Established by the Saunders Class of 2002, the Wall of Fame includes six honored alumni members: Laura Backus Scott, ’91; Peter Brown, ’64; Thomas Curley, ’77; Kevin Gavagan, ’79; Joe Lobozzo, ’95; and Donald H. Naylor, ’61.