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The University Magazine

Meet Mr. 100,000

David Blonski
David Blonski ’07

David Blonski ’07 (B.S./ M.E., industrial and systems engineering) is RIT’s 100,000th living alumnus.

Blonski was selected by the Office of Alumni relations to put a face to the significant number.

“With graduates receiving their degrees during simultaneous ceremonies, it wasn’t possible to get an exact count up to 100,000 in real time,” says Kelly Redder, executive director of Alumni Relations. “But we felt it was important to find one person to symbolize this milestone. David is a fabulous example of an RIT graduate.”

Blonski, a native of Grand Island, N.Y., graduated with highest honors. He was vice president of Student Government and a member of the lacrosse and weight-lifting clubs. He interviewed with five companies and received five offers, accepting a position as a financial analyst for global investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs in New York City.

“The best thing about RIT was being able to create my own future,” says Blonski.

The large and growing number of alumni raises RIT’s reputation, which is good for students and graduates, he notes.

“There’s strength in numbers.”