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In Memoriam

  • Todd Hupp Bullard, RIT's first provost, died Jan. 1, 2009, in Charlottesville, Va., after a struggle with diabetes. Dr. Bullard served as RIT provost from 1970 to 1980, and was president of Bethany College, Bethany, W.Va., from 1980 to1988, when he retired. Prior to coming to RIT, he was president of Potomac State College, Keyser, W.Va
  • Sharon Rasmussen '77 (M.S., instructional technology), associate professor in NTID's Department of Science and Mathematics, died Nov. 8, 2008. She came to RIT in 1972 and for more than 35 years provided physics tutoring and other academic support to deaf and hard-of-hearing students studying in the College of Science. In 2004, she became chair of NTID's Department of Science and Engineering Support. In 2007, she worked as department coordinator for support services
  • Edward Schilling, professor emeritus of the John D. Hromi Center for Quality and Applied Statistics, died Nov. 1, 2008. Professor Schilling was chair of the master's degree program in applied and mathematical statistics from 1983 to 1992, and director of the Center for Quality and Applied Statistics from 1992 to 1996. He was a fellow of the American Society for Quality, American Statistical Association and The American Society for Testing and Materials.