Jeremy Smith turned online play and technical skills into a successful vocation. [more]

The computer game Andrew Welch ’92 created as an RIT student started a career path he’s followed for more than two decades as founder of Ambrosia Software. [more]

Melissa Skyer ’06, a life-long “biology nerd,” doesn’t let the loss of her hearing interfere with the pursuit of her goals and dreams. [more]

Television’s “Twin Peaks” disappeared more than a decade ago. But thanks to Jared Lyon ’01, fans can still tour the town and and connect with its characters. [more]

Paul Van Hoy’s evocative image of child caught in a spray of water took top honors in a major competition sponsored by Microsoft. [more]

Mary Lynn Vickers is thrilled she made the transition from corporate management to successful entrepreneur. [more]

Although Sean Forbes suffered a severe hearing loss at age 1, he’s building a career in the music industry, creating music videos for the deaf. [more]

Two RIT students spent a summer working for the FBI– and both hope to pursue careers with the elite law-enforcement agency. [more]

Sangeeta Bhola is taking her family business in new directions, thanks to advice from her RIT marketing professor. [more]

Students Josh Olin and Ian Paterson launched a social networking site that’s aimed at adults. [more]

Andrew Levy ’93 began a lifelong commitment to volunteering during his student days at RIT. [more]

Julie Saffren ’80 has devoted her career as an attorney to helping people deal with the legal issues stemming from domestic violence. [more]

Looking for the best blogs on the Web? Mike Rundle ’05 can help. [more]

Alex Eggleston ’00 (left) and his partner, Michael Svac, are showing businesses how to increase productivity by encouraging workers to play. [more]

The rapidly changing newspaper business has brought three RIT grads to top management positions at The Times in Shreveport, La. [more]

Memorable images by ground-breaking photographer Pete Turner ’56 are preserved in the record collections of jazz aficionados worldwide. [more]

RIT grads working at KEK Associates design products ranging from flip-up sunglasses to passenger rail cars. [more]

RIT’s emphasis on professional work experiences for students helped Len Parker launch his career in imaging technology. [more]

’60s band formed at RIT is on the road again in a big Caddy hearse. [more]

N. Katherine Hayles has followed a unique career path that combines her interests in science and literature. [more]

With the help of Bruce Smith, RIT has a big name in the field of nanolithography. [more]

Andy Jenks and Mike Brunzell built a company that helps make your house look better. [more]

Space exploration is fueling the latest state of photographer Michael Soluri’s career. [more]

Being deaf hasn’t stopped Trix Bruce from launching a career as an entertainer. [more]

RIT graduate Gary Bonvillian, now president of Thomas University, brings the instincts of an entrepreneur to his career as a college administrator. [more]

Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy was a city police officer, husband and father when he earned his RIT degree. He says it paid off. [more]

RIT electrical engineering alumnus Lynn Fuller created the nation’s first undergraduate program in microelectronic engineering—at his alma mater. [more]

Her first visit to NTID inspired award-winning artist Paula Grcevic to become a teacher at that college. She inspires students with unusual explorations. [more]

Voting systems are the current research focus for Edith Hemaspaandra, an associate professor of computer science in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. [more]

Well-traveled Neil Hair, associate professor in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business, teaches students how to market themselves. [more]

Most Saturdays during the school year, biotech student and former Academic All Star Michelle Koplitz is in the RIT pool, teaching youngsters how to swim. [more]

Patrick Meyer, who in May 2006 received a master’s degree in science, technology and public policy, hopes to work with government agencies to help the environment. [more]

Since graduating in 1983, Teresa Drilling has developed a career as one of the world’s leading stop-action animators, working on films such as Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit. [more]

Contributions of RIT grads ranging from 1975 to 2006 helped get Rochester-based company Pictometry off the ground, literally. [more]

After developing numerous successful tech companies, 1985 computer science grad Robert Fabbio continues to enjoy building businesses. [more]

Christina Bryce overcame the challenges of attention deficit disorder and graduated in 2006. She’s written a book to help other students with ADD. [more]

Manaal Eisa juggled 45 projects as a co-op student with RIT's Design and Construction Services, including construction work in the residence halls. [more]

As a student in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business, Christopher Adams has pursued his dreams and made an impact in many areas. [more]

Scott Wilson ’91 (industrial design) has designed trendy watches and other products for Nike. Now he’s turned his talents to baby furniture. [more]

The winner of a MacArthur “genius award,” Emily Thompson ’84 (physics) focuses her research on a highly unusual subject: the history of sound. [more]

As president of Phi Delta Theta, Tim Johnson works hard to improve the perceptions of RIT’s Greek community. [more]

Rod Heckaman, a 61-year-old Ph.D. candidate in imaging science, enjoys spending spare time on the waters of Lake Ontario. [more]

During her years at RIT, LaToye Adams tried to take advantage of every opportunity—especially a summer internship at Sesame Street Workshop. [more]

Rainer Janetzki started working at Walt Disney World before graduating in 1982. Today he’s regional manager of HR Services, Resorts and Transportation. [more]

A few days after graduating in 2005, Nicole Heiges began her dream job as an industrial engineer with The Hershey Company. [more]

To help his students understand science concepts, award-winning teacher Todd Pagano will do almost anything—even dance on table tops. [more]

Doug Manchee, chair of the advertising photography department, loves to challenge his students—and to be challenged by them. [more]

Peter Hauser, who teaches in the College of Liberal Arts, pursues his research in the Deaf Studies Laboratory—which he founded. [more]

Bob Barbato, marketing professor and director of RIT’s Small Business Institute, shares his personal experience as a business owner. [more]

Originally from West Africa, Abi Aghayere worked as a structural engineer and teacher in Canada and Nigeria before joining RIT’s civil engineering technology faculty. [more]

Multimedia developer and graphic designer Maria Claudia Cortes's senior thesis has received widespread praise. The thesis is an interactive website discussing color symbolism. [more]

Traveling for most of her career, Elaine Gray Dumler '75 wrote I'm Already Home to guide others through the difficult separations from family and friends during times away from home. [more]

After years of working in the educational software market, Christopher Haupt moved on to Adobe Systems Inc. where he's worked for almost ten years. [more]

Two RIT alumnae were among five members of the American Dietetic Association who helped develop the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. [more]

The fast-paced college environment and early computer training helped prepare Nicole Richardson, a College of Liberal Arts alumna, for a demanding career. [more]

While on duty in Iraq, Marine Capt. Brian R. Chontosh '00 earned one of the nation's highest awards for heroism under fire. [more]

John D'Agati '83 plays an important part in the development of financial aid policies and programs for New York state. [more]

As associate professor of social sciences and deaf studies, Patricia Durr encourages deaf and hard-of-hearing students to keep asking "why?" [more]

Chemistry Professor Andreas Langner turned down a scholarship to study theater at Princeton for a career in science – a choice he has never regretted. [more]

Victor Perotti, associate professor of management information systems, teaches problem-based learning. He seeks innovative ways to encourage students to think. [more]

Sean Sutton, a native of Australia, teaches RIT students about U.S. politics – and received a prestigious award for his work. [more]

Robert and Mary-Dianne Roperti, partners in a thriving Florida-based printing business, began their relationship when they were students at RIT. [more]

An innovative photo process developed during his student years at RIT was the beginning of Henry Freedman's career as an inventor. [more]

Vasilios "Bill" Salamandrakis '96 was inspired to become an attorney by his work with RIT administrators and area civic and business leaders. [more]

Ken Bielenberg has always loved movies. As a kid he even made films on his Super 8 camera. Now his work can be seen in Dreamworks films Antz, Shrek, and Shrek 2. [more]

Kristine '90 and John '91 Simmons are enjoying life. They are not only Washington insiders but also parents. [more]

Although his degree is in engineering technology, Mike Krummhoefener ended up in the computer animation field. He's been working on Pixar films for the last 7 years. [more]

School of Film and Animation student Kimberly Miner is as good as gold! At the Student Academy Awards in 2003, she won a gold medal for her film Perpetual Motion. [more]

Mechanical Engineering Professor Kevin Kochersberger, selected as Pilot of the Century, flew a reproduction of the 1903 Wright Flyer to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight. [more]

Kodak chairman and CEO Daniel Carp '73 reflects on the partnerships and collaborations between Eastman Kodak Co. and RIT that have existed for over a century. [more]

As president and chief operating officer of a company that manufactures construction equipment, Lynne Woodworth '86 calls on RIT for expertise and manpower. [more]

Stephanie Howard, an industrial design graduate from '94, started off designing running shoes. From there she moved on to Reebok, and currently works at Nike. [more]

Thomas Curley '77 has spent his entire life in the news, currently as chief executive officer of The Associated Press. [more]

She's a health and nutrition reporter, and she's also a radio show host. Liz Bonis educates with a style all her own. It's entertainingly informative, not academic. [more]

Senior engineering students face the final challenge of their undergraduate college experience: Completion of their multidisciplinary design projects! [more]

Distinguished alumnus of RIT's College of Engineering, Frederick T. Tucker '63 was executive vice president and deputy to the chief executive officer for Motorola, Inc. [more]

Sarah Brownell has helped numerous underdeveloped areas of the world by helping develop and install solar-powered drinking-water disinfecting systems. [more]

A quirky and unique "resume" created by Carol Dombrowski got the attention of eBay. Now she is having a blast working in the job she says she "was meant to do." [more]

Though her studies were in metal sculpting, Gale Gand has earned herself quite a different reputation. She's a pastry chef with her own show on Food Network. [more]

At age 75, Joseph Geary earned a master's degree in health systems administration and set an RIT record. He is the oldest person to ever graduate from RIT. [more]

Gerard Pierce '77 (left) and James Leo '76 (right) have worked for Wegmans since their college days. Today, they're among the company's top executives. [more]

Without the production, finance, and marketing expertise of Leonard Smith '75, gastric distress products like Lactaid and Beano would not be household names. [more]

A co-op in '93 was only the beginning for Carin DeMilo and international sporting events. She's never attended as an athlete, but she's participated in several Olympic games. [more]

For more than 30 years, William Ernisse has been working at Xerox Corporation. Today, he's responsible for sales operations for the entire western U.S. [more]

Bruce James '64 is following in the historic footsteps of Ben Franklin. James was selected by President Bush for the post of Public Printer of the United States. [more]

Laotian sculptor and '95 RIT graduate, Pepsy Kettavong created a moment in time where Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass share a pot on tea in a Rochester park. [more]

Bill LaBarge helped make computer-generated aircraft fly for Thirteen Days. He also wrote software used in the production of the movies X-Men and Red Planet. [more]

When the space shuttle flies, RIT alumnus Robert Scharf gets pictures — hundreds of them. Determining what image information will be helpful is the next step. [more]

RIT students, faculty, and alumni were all involved in painting horses to be displayed in and around the Rochester area in a community project known as Horses on Parade. [more]

Shari Shifrin, co-owner of Planet Ink Inc., developed and patented a botanical, natural, water-based textile ink that is safe for the environment and for the people using the ink. [more]

After working for a decade at one of the bigger, less personal brokerage firm, Anthony Askew's love of the stock market caused him to start his own business in 1996. [more]

Brad Fluke '84 and two other RIT electrical engineering alumni have helped to bring semiconductor manufacturer Silicon Laboratories to where it is today. [more]

Back before the internet boom, Andrew Baker's venture to sell contact lenses online was so successful that five years later his company was bought by 1-800-CONTACTS. [more]

A quieter, not necessarily gentler version of Hollywood came to Rochester via a handful of RIT alumni who brought a Pacific style of glitz and glitter to Western New York. [more]

Founder and owner of Vitoch Interiors, Ltd., Arthur Vitoch '69 reflects on how his company has grown to become Rochester's largest interior design firm. [more]

Working for film companies and magazines, Kwaku Alston '94 has photographed famous stars such as Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Will Smith, and Samuel L. Jackson. [more]

Dan Loh, a 1995 photojournalism graduate of RIT turned photographer for the Associated Press, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for his photograph of Monica Lewinsky. [more]

Jerry Uelsmann '57 has a pioneering approach to the darkroom process. His work, which he calls mindscapes, hang in prominent museums around the world. [more]

Sean Bratches, College of Business class of 1984, is ESPN vice president of marketing and is helping transform the cable station into a multimedia company. [more]

From Eastman Kodak Company to Adobe Systems, Inc. to America Online, Erin Malone has been designing for the Web from the early days of its existence. [more]

Photojournalist turned game programmer, Andrew Welch '92 sees the value in computer games for the non-gamer. He's even owner and president of his own company. [more]

Derek Torrey's experience with digital publication has helped him become leader and creative director of the New Media Services Division at Applied Graphics Techonology. [more]