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Alumnus Makes $3.5 Million Gift to School of Photographic Arts & Sciences

Chance Wright ’18, MBA ’19, an alumnus of the Photographic & Imaging Arts program, has made a $3.5 million gift to the school, the largest single gift ever received by the College of Art and Design. Wright also earned an MBA from RIT’s Saunders College of Business in 2019.

Alumnus wins Toy of the Year
Award with Ollyball

An RIT alumnus who embraced the idea of kids playing ball in the house was rewarded for the daring approach. Joseph Burke ’81 (graphic gesign) won the Rookie of the Year category at the 2019 Toy Association’s Toy of the Year Awards — known as the “Oscars of the toy industry.” 

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Alumna Wins National Design Award

Patricia Moore ’74 has designed over 300 physical medicine and rehabilitation facilities for healthcare environments worldwide. She has also been named as one of I.D. magazine's forty most socially conscious designers.

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Thanks for making FoodShare Campaign a Success!

The Tigers Helping Tiger’s campaign surpassed the $10,000 goal by raising $11,790 from over 180 donors. Watch the Foodshare Center’s Director, Sharon Kompalla Porter, message of thanks and learn the impact of these gifts.

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Join us at Light & Sound Interactive Conference

Innovators, technologists and subject matter experts are coming together June 25-27 in downtown Rochester to push the edge of light and sound-based technologies. The conference will explore advancements and applications in a variety of areas.

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Computational Astrophysics Experts visit RIT

World-renowned scientists conducting cutting-edge research in computational astrophysics will converge at RIT for two workshops in June.

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Zuckerberg Media Pilots ‘Sue’s Tech Kitchen’ at RIT

Developed by Zuckerberg Media, “Sue’s Tech Kitchen: Mission to Mars” is an immersive STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experience that folds an educational curriculum into a storytelling adventure.  The camp will be offered through RIT’s Camp Tiger program, formerly known as Kids on Campus.

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RIT Metaproject Students Go to Sesame Street

Industrial design students found their way to Sesame Street as they celebrated the culmination of a thrilling collaboration with the widely beloved brand. Students spent the fall 2018 semester working with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit education organization behind Sesame Street, to design modern products around the theme of “Urgency of Play.” 

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Lobozzo Alumni House Accepting Reservations

The Lobozzo Alumni House is the first alumni-centric facility on campus. Whether you’re holding a team retreat, hosting a client, just popping by, meeting a friend, coaching a student, attending a lecture, or celebrating an RIT for Life moment, the Alumni House is the place for you!

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Join your fellow tigers at the annual Tiger Open

RIT Athletics and Rochester Regional Health invites you to the Tiger Open Golf Tournament on Monday, June 17 in Penfield, NY. This event is RIT Athletics’ premier tournament for alumni and friends.

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RIT alumni: Save Up to $200 on Apple products

The Digital Den, RIT’s Authorized Apple Campus Store, is now able to offer educational pricing on Apple products to alumni! This discount can save you up to $200 or more.

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You need to bag this Collection—literally!

Featuring four items, including our packable backpack, the Thank You Collection is your ticket to exclusive RIT gear when you make a gift to any area of the university.

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Class Notes

Chris Guarente BS/MS ’02 (KGCOE) flew the Stratolaunch aircraft on its first flight on April 13, 2019. 

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Joyce Moyer ’81 (SCB) retired from Morgan Stanley where she was Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor.

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Reinhard Koch ’97 (CIAS) and Karin Baierl were married on April 30, 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany. 

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Rachelle (Danno) Latona ’09 (CAST) and her husband, Larry, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, London Rose Latona, in January 2019.

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Aurelkys Estevez Espinal MS ’12 (CAST) had twins (Arturo and Alonso) in 2018. 

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Kara (Slezak) Hodecker ’07 (CIAS) and Eric Hodecker ’08 (KGCOE) are so happy to announce the birth of their second daughter, Averie James. 

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Career Resources

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!

Molecular Biology
& Antibody Discovery

Merck & Co, Inc.
Boston, MA

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Analyst, Financial Planning
& Analysis

Santa Monica, CA

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Systems Engineer Manager

Architecture Technology Corporation
Washington, DC

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Lead Software Engineer

TruWeather Solutions LLC
Syracuse, NY

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