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.

  • 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 »

  • ROAR Day contributes to Transforming RIT Campaign for Greatness
    Sun, 30 Sep 2018
    ROAR Day RITs annual day of giving is being celebrated from midnight to midnight on Oct 2 During this time members of the RIT community are encouraged to make contributions to their favorite area of the university The philanthropic contributions given on ROAR Day will be included in Transforming RIT The Campaign Read more »

  • Alumnus named 5th best air guitarist in the world
    Thu, 27 Sep 2018
    Jason Farnan 03 graphic design performs a rather unconventional instrument in front of thousands of people Farnan known on stage as Lt Facemelter is a decorated air guitarist In 2013 he placed first in the US Air Guitar Championships and fifth in the Air Guitar World Championships Earlier this year he traveled back Read more »

  • RIT Saunders College of Business honors university alumni during REDCOM milestone anniversary celebration
    Wed, 26 Sep 2018
    Rochester Institute of Technologys Saunders College of Business is honored to recognize the 40th anniversary of REDCOM Laboratories Inc a local communications company with many ties to RIT More than 30 percent of the employees at REDCOMincluding the companys founders and several members of the leadership teamare graduates of RITs business Read more »

  • Liberal arts alumnus promoted to fourstar general
    Tue, 18 Sep 2018
    US Army Gen Stephen R Lyons 83 criminal justice took over US Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base in August becoming the first Army officer to lead the global combatant command160160 As the 13th USTRANSCOM commander Lyons leads more than 144000 logistics and transportation professionals160Lyons was promoted to the rank of Read more »

  • Multimedia project by RIT faculty and alumni chronicles photographys role in social change
    Mon, 17 Sep 2018
    Photojournalism plays a major role in social justice movements and Rochester Institute of Technology faculty and alumni have developed an expansive multimedia project to show how Whose Streets Our Streets features the work of 37 independent photographers who documented protests demonstrations and conflicts on the streets of New York City from Read more »

  • Mayim Bialik headlines RITs Brick City Homecoming Family Weekend
    Wed, 05 Sep 2018
    Actress Mayim Bialik best known for her roles on the television shows Blossom and The Big Bang Theory will be the Student Government Distinguished Speaker at Rochester Institute of Technologys Brick City Homecoming x26 Family Weekend Oct 1921 The weekend typically draws 17000 participants to RITs campus and the Rochester area It Read more »

  • Global Day of Service set for Saturday
    Tue, 04 Sep 2018
    The spirit of giving is a trait RIT tries to instill in its students during their time on campus After students graduate they bring this spirit into their own local communities The fourth annual Global Day of Service on Saturday Sept 8 allows alumni and families to come together and give back Read more »