Alumni In The News

RIT alumni make news every day; winning awards, impacting industry, improving their communities and changing the world for the better. Here, we present some of the highlights from our alumni in the news.

  • Four RIT faculty and staff alumni receive Golden Brick Award
    Thu, 15 Nov 2018
    RIT recognized four people with the Golden Brick Award at the Faculty and Staff Alumni Breakfast and Golden Brick Awards Ceremony this morning The awards honor faculty and staff alumni who have gone above and beyond their duties to volunteer on campus or serve in volunteer leadership roles for RIT said Jon Read more »

  • Alumnus Donald J Truesdale named chair of RIT Board of Trustees
    Mon, 12 Nov 2018
    Donald J Truesdale has been named the 20th chairman of the Rochester Institute of Technology Board of Trustees Truesdale who has served on the RIT board since 2008 graduated from RIT in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and finance from Saunders College of Business The cofounder and Read more »

  • Toilet seat that detects congestive heart failure takes top spot in RITs Tiger Tank entrepreneurship competition
    Wed, 07 Nov 2018
    Nicholas Conn always knew a career as an electrical engineer was in his future But he never could have predicted that his future would also involve toilet seats On Nov 5 Conn a postdoctoral fellow at Rochester Institute of Technology took first place in the semiannual Tiger Tank entrepreneurship competition with Heart Read more »

  • New exhibition at RIT explores Marvel Comics artist Adam Kuberts creative process
    Tue, 06 Nov 2018
    A new exhibition at Rochester Institute of Technologys Cary Graphic Arts Collection featuring comic artist and alumnus Adam Kubert 81 medical illustration will have visitors spidey senses tingling The exhibition titled Anatomy of a Comic will provide a behindthescenes look at how Kubert illustrated an entire issue of Peter Parker The Spectacular Read more »

  • RIT to feature graduate student research and innovation during Graduate Education Week
    Fri, 02 Nov 2018
    More than 100 Rochester Institute of Technology masters and PhD students will highlight their latest research and innovations at the 11th annual Graduate Education Showcase The event is the culmination of a weeklong celebration of its graduate students from Nov 1216 that includes speakers workshops a theater performance and social events The Read more »

  • RIT alumni recognized for outstanding research on black holes
    Fri, 26 Oct 2018
    Rochester Institute of Technologys Office for Graduate Education recently celebrated groundbreaking research on black holes by two alumni at the annual Graduate Alumni Awards reception on Friday Oct 19 Triana Almeyda 17 PhD astrophysical sciences and technology received the PhD Dissertation Award for her research on dusty molecular gas clouds that surround Read more »

  • RIT celebrates past and future of Brick City at 2018 homecoming and family weekend
    Mon, 22 Oct 2018
    The Rochester skyline was lit Tiger orange Saturday night as part of a special celebration of RITs annual Brick City Homecoming x26 Family Weekend More than 15800 members of the Rochester Institute of Technology community came out Oct 1921 for 125 homecoming events including the Presidents Alumni Ball a talk with The Read more »

  • Meet GCCIS Distinguished Alumna Anna Sweet
    Wed, 10 Oct 2018
    Always a trailblazer Anna Sweet 04 computer science was a founder of RITs Electronic Gaming Society and one of the first students to enroll in video game development classes but pioneering a gaming career has been a lifelong pursuit I39ve wanted to work in the video game industry since I was a Read more »

  • Meet SOIS Distinguished Alumnus Rudi Winsberg
    Tue, 09 Oct 2018
    Rudi Winsberg 01 applied arts and sciences has spent much of his life traveling the world So much so that hes made a business out it In 2008 he left his corporate job to create his own business Andean Origins a boutique travel company focusing on destinations and tours within Winsbergs native Read more »

  • Meet SCB Distinguished Alumnus Jim Goff
    Mon, 08 Oct 2018
    When Jim Goff MBA 91 business administration isnt running the Landsman Development Corp a successful central and western New York real estate development firm as its president and CEO he is most likely giving back in some capacity to RIT It is a passion of Goffs that started after a conversation with Read more »

  • RIT celebrates 50 years at the Henrietta campus during Brick City weekend Oct 1921
    Mon, 08 Oct 2018
    This years Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend has special meaning because RIT is celebrating 50 years at the Henrietta campus The weekend will include special 50th anniversary celebrations along with the annual homecoming events RITs 189year history dates back to the 1829 founding of the Rochester Athenaeum In 1968 the university Read more »

  • Meet COLA Distinguished Alumna Rhonda Frederick
    Fri, 05 Oct 2018
    Rhonda Frederick 80 social work walked through the door of People Inc one month after graduating from RIT for her first day of work at one of the organizations group homes Thirtyeight years later she is now its president and CEO quotI took a job thinking it would be a filler job Read more »

  • Graduate receives DOD award for outstanding employees with disabilities
    Fri, 05 Oct 2018
    A graduate of RIT is one of about two dozen Department of Defense employees who received a 2018 Secretary of Defense Award for Outstanding Service Members and Civilians with Disabilities Tracy TaoMoore 92 graphic design who is hard of hearing is the lead graphic artist for the Mission Support Branch Technology Division Read more »

  • Meet KGCOE Distinguished Alumnus Michael Field
    Thu, 04 Oct 2018
    Michael G Field 85 mechanical engineering is a master at adapting and evolving These two traits are the fuel that have propelled his career beginning as an engineer at companies like Carrier Corp Intel and Samsung to now CEO at The Raymond Corp a top provider of electric forklifts and warehouse Read more »

  • Meet NTID Distinguished Alumni David and Patricia Keinath
    Wed, 03 Oct 2018
    For David SVP 83 87 and Patricia SVP 83 Keinath it is all about connecting the deaf and hearing communities It is this passion that led the couple to establish DEAF Inc in their hometown of St Louis The organization raises awareness for the citys deaf and hardofhearing community along with providing Read more »

  • Meet CHST Distinguished Alumna Lisa Allen
    Tue, 02 Oct 2018
    Education has always been an important part of Lisa Allens life starting from a young age Im from a family of 12 children and my parents valued education said Allen 90 diagnostic medial sonography They made a lot of sacrifices so that we could go to college and told me Youre going Read more »

  • RIT students prepare for largest UniversityWide Career Fair
    Mon, 01 Oct 2018
    More than 265 employing organizations and nearly 950 recruiter representatives seeking Rochester Institute of Technology students and graduates are attending the 2018 Fall UniversityWide Career Fair 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday Oct 3 in the Gordon Field House It will be the largest career fair RIT has hosted in its 17 Read more »

  • Meet CAD Distinguished Alumna Wendy Maruyama
    Mon, 01 Oct 2018
    While the average person may see everyday materials for simply the purpose they serve renowned artist and educator Wendy Maruyama 80 MFA woodworking and furniture design views thingssuch as glass wood and paperthrough a different lens 160Wood is warm and it has a certain level of emotion to it said the 2018 Read more »

  • NTID Dyer Arts Center director named 40 Under 40 honoree
    Mon, 01 Oct 2018
    Known throughout Rochester Institute of Technologys National Technical Institute for the Deaf as a force of nature Tabitha Jacques has been selected as a 2018 Forty Under 40 honoree by the Rochester Business Journal As director of NTIDs Joseph F and Helen C Dyer Arts Center Jacques has been credited with expanding Read more »

  • Meet COS Distinguished Alumnus Steve Wear
    Sun, 30 Sep 2018
    Steve Wear 91 MS imaging science knows how to grow a business And his secret weaponRIT graduates Wear is the cofounder and a member of the board of directors of Integrity Applications Inc IAI an engineering services and software development company primarily supporting the intelligence community and other civil defense and intelligence Read more »