Tigers, January is a great month to learn what is new in your alma mater.

Transforming RIT The Campaign for Greatness. Current total 671 Million of 1 Billion Goal. Campaign progress as of January 2, 2020

Gift of 177-acre estate will expand research, educational offerings in agriculture and sciences

A unique real estate gift has provided RIT a new ecosystem for future life sciences research and growth in new fields. Portions of the Tait Preserve have been marked for new agricultural research and education to develop farming practices that benefit both the land and community.

“Exclusive and protected access to the Tait Preserve’s is particularly valuable, as it will give access of the available field sites to our faculty and students to work on research projects in a number of areas,” stated Sophia Maggelakis, dean of RIT’s College of Science.

RIT partnership offers new opportunity to finish a degree

RIT has joined the Degrees When Due initiative to help people with "some college, but no degree" finish their undergraduate credential.

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RIT receives funding for engineering technology scholars

The College of Engineering Technology received a grant from the National Science Foundation to fund 36 scholarships and help develop faculty programming for engineering technology education.

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Pentesting competition
finals at RIT

The top 10 cybersecurity universities came to RIT in November to face off in the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition International Finals. RIT placed second, right after Stanford University.

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William Clark named RIT Minett Professor

William Clark, former President and CEO of the Urban League of Rochester, was named the 2019-20 Frederick H. Minett Professor. The Minett Professorship brings Rochester-area multicultural professionals to campus to share their expertise with students, faculty and staff for one academic year. 

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The time is now – achieve your Executive MBA online in less than 17 months

The time is now – achieve your Executive MBA online in less than 17 months

As reported by our recent 2019 graduates:

·        100% found that the EMBA has positively impacted their critical thinking, decision making, leadership, and quantitative analytical tools
·        64% have received new responsibilities from their employer as a result of the program by the time of graduation
·        15% was the average salary raise students received before even completing the program
·        100% said that the program met or exceeded their expectations

And one more number for you – accepted RIT alumni receive an automatic 20% scholarship!


Alumni leaders join RIT Alumni Association Board

With the addition of six new members to the board, the new President, Victoria Griffith notes "As our alma mater grows in national stature, the voice of alumni becomes that much more important. The RIT Alumni Association Board members represent the interests of all 135,000 RIT alumni. Our new additions to the board will provide fresh and unique perspectives to help shape the institute’s future alumni programs."

Get better access to medical plans with eHealth!

The Alumni Insurance Program has partnered with eHealth, a leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families, small businesses and seniors. eHealth allows alumni to compare insurance plans and prices from over 180 insurance companies nationwide

Click the link below to see how you can get access to coverage during the 2020 Open Enrollment season.

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What does RIT mean to you?

We want to know what you think! The RIT Alumni Association strives to engage alumni in support of our alma mater. In 2020, we will be rolling out the largest alumni survey in RIT’s history. Your opinions and concerns are an important part of how we create alumni programs and activities that enhance your alumni experience. We’ll be sending the survey throughout February and March, so keep an eye out on social media and in your inbox – and don’t forget to enter the RIT prize drawing at the end of the survey.

If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, feel free to contact us using the link below. 

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Class Notes

Orlando ’04 (SCB), MBA ’08 (SCB) and Denishea ’04 (SCB) Ortiz received the 2019 Young Philanthropist of the Year Award from NextGen Rochester in November of 2019.

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Alexander Gartley ’07 (CIAS) and his wife, Cristin, welcomed their second son, Coda Levi Gartley, in December 2018.

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In June 2019, Chazz ’94 (CIAS) and Chris ’94 (CIAS) MST '95 (CIAS) (Mino) Bjanes visited the RIT campus again after many years, to celebrate a 25 year graduation anniversary.

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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!

Signal Integrity Engineer

Mercury Systems Inc.
Phoenix, AZ

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National Sexual Assault Hotline Workforce Manager

Washington, DC

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Security Analyst – Digital Engineering Tools

Ford Motor Company
Dearborn, MI

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Business Analyst

Clear Ridge Defense
Baltimore, MD

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