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The University Magazine

Colleges name Distinguished Alumni for 2007

RIT’s Distinguished Alumni for 2007 were honored in April.

Distinguished Alumni
From left are Bart Guerreri 67, Janet P. Ofano 04, Michael Krummhoefener 92, Andrew Brenneman 88, Stephen Schultz 89, Charles Brown Jr. 79 and Andrew Davidhazy 68. (Photo by Ken Huth 88)

The awards are presented to a graduate of each of RIT’s eight colleges who has brought distinction to the college and to the university through professional and/or community achievement. Recipients are selected by a committee of faculty and administrators from each college.

Stephen L. Schultz ’89, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, is chief technical officer of Pictometry International Corp., a Rochester Top 100 company specializing in aerial mapping technology. Schultz spent 12 years working for RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science before becoming Pictometry’s first employee in 1996.

Michael P. Krummhoefener ’92, College of Applied Science and Technology, joined Pixar Animation Studios in California in 1996. He has developed characters for A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., The Incredibles and other films. In February 2007 the Visual Effects Society honored him for “Outstanding Animated Character in a Motion Picture” for his work on CARS.

Charles S. Brown Jr. ’79, E. Philip Saunders College of Business, in February 2007 became the first executive director of the Center of Excellence in Math and Science for the Rochester Area Colleges organization. He is responsible for development of programs to increase the number of students pursuing academic programs leading to careers in math, science and engineering. Brown previously worked for Eastman Kodak Co. for 33years, most recently serving as chief administrative officer and senior vice president. He is a member of the RIT Board of Trustees.

Andrew Davidhazy ’68, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, has worked at RIT since 1963, as a research photographer, administrator and faculty member in the College of Continuing Education and faculty member in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. He has served as a NASA/ASEE research fellow as well as a Kodak Visiting Professor, and has published and lectured extensively on topics related to scientific photography.

Bart G. Guerreri ’67, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, is chairman of DSD Laboratories, a company he founded in 1978 to develop interface systems for sensors, radars and satellites. Guerreri has been a pioneer in information security training, earning certification from the National Security Agency and the Committee on National Security Systems. He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, the Board of Directors of The Kennedy School of Government – Harvard University, and other organizations.

Distinguished Alumni
Kim VanGelder ’86

Andrew N. Brenneman ’88, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, is a senior national account executive with Sprint Business Solutions in Reston, Va. He has worked for the company for 11 years and is currently responsible for nationwide sales efforts and customer relations for Sprint Relay. He is a past member of the Advisory Board for Visual Language Interpreting Inc., and serves on the RIT Board of Trustees and the NTID National Advisory Group.

Kim E. VanGelder ’86, College of Science, has served as chief information officer and vice president for Eastman Kodak Co. since 2004. Since joining the company in 1984, she has held a variety of positions in information technology. She is a member of the Dean’s Council for RIT’s Golisano College.

Janet P. Ofano ’04, College of Liberal Arts, is communications coordinator for Dresser-Rand Co., an energy conversion equipment manufacturer in Olean, N.Y. At D-R, Ofano coordinates the advertising program and is editor of the company magazine. She also coordinates the development of collateral materials. Before joining the company in 1999, she worked for a workforce development program in Olean.

And the winner is . . .

RIT’s Outstanding Alumnus/a Award will be honored during the annual President’s Alumni Ball on Friday, Oct. 5, during Brick City Homecoming weekend.

Established by the Office of the President in 1952, this is the highest honor the institute can bestow upon an alumnus/a. The award recognizes graduates who have served RIT through their dedication, loyalty and leadership and have thereby advanced the Alumni Network and the institute.

For more information, visit or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 585-475-2586.