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RIT Joins Elite 'R2' Ranks for High Research Activity

The recently updated Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning now lists RIT as an "R2" institution, placing it among the top 6% of colleges and universities in the nation. Growth in the university's research portfolio is a key driver, along with the increased number of Ph.D. degrees conferred annually.

Tigers in the News


RIT Esports Levels Up to New
League, New Space

RIT's winning esports team is joining a highly-competitive national collegiate league commissioned by the Electronic Gaming Federation and moving into a new space specifically designated for esports competitions.

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RIT Life Sciences Receives
$1.5 Million Grant

An Empire State Development grant from New York State will expand RIT's research, tech transfer and talent development in life sciences industries. The grant will be used to equip the Genomics Research Lab Cluster, an 8,000 sq. ft. suite of laboratories.

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Podcast Series
Shares RIT Knowledge

Intersections: The RIT Podcast is a new series showing how RIT people make a difference in the world.

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Does your legacy student need additional support?

Applications are now open! The RIT Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship provides academic scholarships annually to the children or grandchildren of alumni who are currently enrolled at RIT, or to alumni who are continuing their own education at RIT.

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Alternative Spring Break 2019
Visits Four Sites

RIT Alternative Spring Break 2019 will bring much needed assistance to residents of Puerto Rico; Charleston, SC; and Miami and Destin, FL. You can support these students through a crowdfunding campaign that launches 2/4/19.

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'Let Freedom Ring' Inspires, Features Alumnus Keynote

The RIT community celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 21, with its second annual Let Freedom Ring event, featuring music, dance and excerpts from some of King’s most notable speeches. RIT alumnus, Greg Pollock '12, was the keynote speaker.

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RIT for Life


New Year, New Ways to Say
Thank YOU

To kickoff 2019, we've updated our Thank You Collection, featuring three brand new items just for RIT donors. Make your gift today while supplies last!

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Prepare for the unexpected
with AIP

Nothing can replace you, but having life insurance means your family can have financial stability. Protect the ones you love. Visit your Alumni Insurance Program and get insurance plans just for RIT alumni.

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Tiger Pride


Hold Your Spring Event
at the Joseph M. Lobozzo ’95 Alumni House

Do you have an important event to plan this spring? Consider the Joseph M. Lobozzo ’95 Alumni House as your venue. The stunning new home is on the RIT campus, and available to RIT alumni for gatherings, celebrations, and meetings for groups from six people to 70. To book the house and learn what services are available to you, contact us at:

Joseph M. Lobozzo ’95 Alumni House

Class Notes


Gene DePrez '61 (FAA),'62 (FAA),'68 MFA (FAA) received the Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation Award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership, with his wife, Patty DePrez '76 (CLA). Gene also presented the inaugural Thèrése DePrez Award for Outstanding Production Design honoring his late daughter at the High Falls Women's Film Festival in Rochester.

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As co-founder of Frankly Organic Vodka, Kristen Tobin-Risk '90 (SCB) announced that company has gained distribution in Texas and Arizona with expansion plans in 2019. It is the first functional spirit, meaning they use functional ingredients like turmeric root, maca root, wild cherry bark and ginger root. It is USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, uses no refined sugars, no artificial colors or flavors. Kristen says “Most importantly, Frankly taste delicious. Cheers to a healthy 2019!"

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Peter Bruschi '18 (KGCOE) is a design engineer at Detroit Speed in Mooresville, NC., which delivers modern performance and comfort to classic muscle cars. He shares, “This is the place to go if you are looking for a fast-paced career! Please let me know if you'd like some tips on how to get there and make yourself marketable to aftermarket performance companies and race teams!”

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Oscar Gutierrez '91 (GAP), renowned photographer, announced his Nelson Mandela exhibition to celebrate the 100th year of the birth of former president Nelson Mandela in July 1918. His photographs capture Nelson Mandela and other South African luminaries from the initial stages of the negotiations of South Africa's constitution, the first democratic elections and important moments that formed democratic South Africa.

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Samantha (Vent) Schreiber '15 (SCB) and Andrew Schreiber '16 (KGCOE) were married on September 29, 2018 in Rochester, NY. Sam and Andrew met in orientation group during their freshman year in 2011. More than 20 members of the RIT family, including faculty, staff, alumni and students, were in attendance.

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James R. Gimbi '12 (GCCIS) is serving as a policy advisor for U.S. Senator Rand Paul through the TechCongress Congressional Innovation Fellowship. An initiative of New America's Open Technology Institute, his twelve-month residency bolsters Congress's capacity to handle emerging policy issues by placing technology experts in legislative teams. James handles cybersecurity and intelligence issues.

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Career Resources

Did you know there are over 3,400 jobs for RIT Alumni posted on Handshake?

RIT's Career Services office assists alumni in their job search and career development. Handshake is the system they use to post jobs, reflected in the links for our Tiger's Tale career opportunities. Visit Career and Co-op Services to learn how to connect and find your next job!


Integra LifeSciences Corp
Plainsboro Township, NJ

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Space Dynamics Lab
Logan, UT

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Collaborative Planning, Forecast & Replenishment Analyst

Minneapolis, MN

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Research Scientist (Computational Modeling)

Intellectual Ventures
Bellevue, WA

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More alumni career resources

Office of Alumni Relations
Rochester Institute of Technology | 41 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, N.Y. 14623 |

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