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.

  • Top RIT News stories and videos for 2017
    Thu, 11 Jan 2018
    What a year RIT had some great news to share in 2017 Among the top stories are the 50 million gift from Austin McChord and the announcement of David Munson as RIT39s 10th president See 201739s top stories and videos below Stories 1 Alumnus gives RIT 50 million to foster entrepreneurship and cybersecurity 2 David Read more »

  • Top RIT News stories and videos for December 2017
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018
    Check out all of Decembers most popular stories below 1 Alumnus gives RIT 50 million to foster entrepreneurship and cybersecurity 2 RIT professor launches tabletop games to enhance peoples understanding of religion 3 A history of philanthropy for RIT 4 RIT professor among first to use James Webb Space Telescope during its inaugural run 5 Telecommunications Read more »

  • Baby shark alert RIT alumnae write and illustrate childrens book for shark lovers
    Mon, 18 Dec 2017
    Rochester Institute of Technology alumna and selfdescribed shark whisperer Tamra Werner shares her love for the ocean in her debut childrens book Kolis Birthday Adventure Koli the Great White Shark The factually based story unfolds with the birth of Koli a great white pup and the lessons he must learn to survive Read more »

  • Alumnus gives RIT 50 million to foster entrepreneurship and cybersecurity
    Wed, 13 Dec 2017
    A 2009 alumnus has given Rochester Institute of Technology 50 million the largest donation ever made to the university and one of the largest ever in the region The unprecedented gift comes from Austin McChord founder and CEO of Datto a Connecticutbased data protection company with engineering and support offices in downtown Read more »

  • Learn more about RITs entrepreneurial ecosystem leadership in cybersecurity and donor Austin McChord
    Wed, 13 Dec 2017
    About Innovation and Entrepreneurship at RIT RIT provides a unique multidisciplinary ecosystem aimed at promoting and supporting innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors of its students faculty and staff That network includes The Albert J Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship which offers interdisciplinary curriculum experiential learning through the Student Incubator coaching access to the Read more »

  • Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People poet Reenah Golden to perform at RITs Expressions of Kings Legacy Jan 25
    Mon, 11 Dec 2017
    Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People a critically acclaimed soul band from Rochester will be the featured performers at the 2018 Expressions of Kings Legacy event at Rochester Institute of Technology BET News host and CNN political contributor Marc Lamont Hill will deliver the keynote address and local poet Reenah Golden Read more »

  • Civil engineering technology students recognized at annual construction management competition
    Tue, 05 Dec 2017
    For the second year in a row Rochester Institute of Technology civil engineering technology undergraduates took top placements at the annual Associated Schools of Construction ASC Region I student construction management competition RIT which fielded four teams for the event that took place in November in Albany NY had its DesignBuild Read more »

  • Top RIT News stories for November 2017
    Mon, 04 Dec 2017
    Check out all of Novembers most popular stories below Top News Stories 1 New RITinspired beer crafted by Three Heads Brewing to hit shelves Nov 10 2 Top 10 US colleges battle at National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition 3 Theme park ride designer nabs dream job 4 Monster colliding black holes might lurk on the edge Read more »

  • RIT Kosovo and National Gallery in Kosovo host Unearthing a lost alphabet
    Fri, 01 Dec 2017
    RIT Kosovo AUK and The National Gallery in Kosovo Galeria e Arteve e Kosoves are hosting a unique exhibition that unearths a lost Albanian alphabet Evetari Ringjallja e AlfabetitUnearthing a lost alphabet will be debuting in an opening reception today at 6 pm at The National Gallery in Kosovo RIT Kosovo alumnus Read more »

  • Couple turns cider mill into destination
    Tue, 21 Nov 2017
    Bill and Brenda Michaels like to tell people that they have three children and their oldest child is never going to leave the house That oldest child is their business Fly Creek Cider Mill x26 Orchard in Central New York The couple recently published a cookbook to celebrate the cider mills Read more »

  • Graduates career takes an unexpected swing
    Tue, 21 Nov 2017
    In 2009 Ryan Steenberg graduated from RIT with a masters degree in medical illustration Seven years later Steenberg was runnerup in the 2016 World Long Drive Championship How does a medical illustrator become a champion at driving golf balls The answer is part timing mixed with a little luck and a love Read more »

  • GIS alumnus successfully sustaining his career
    Tue, 21 Nov 2017
    When first identifying where he would focus his education and ultimately his career Mike Waller 16 sustainability thought photovoltaicsthe technology that powers solar cells into energywould fuel his path forward I thoughtand still doits an amazing technology said Waller a native of Greece NY But since the only thing that really matters Read more »

  • Alumna crafts career in fresh food industry
    Tue, 21 Nov 2017
    Michele Conklin Williams 94 has had a career as colorful and varietal as the flavorful salads produced by Taylor Farms one of the top US companies in the fresh food industry As the companys vice president of sales and new product development she coordinates the multistep process of bringing an idea Read more »

  • Theme park ride designer nabs dream job
    Tue, 21 Nov 2017
    David Swerzenski has always had one career goalwork in the theme park industry Days after graduating from RIT Swerzenski 17 mechanical engineering accomplished it He began working on a project management team in the Engineering and Safety Division at Universal Creative the research and development group responsible for designing rides and attractions Read more »

  • Knowledge is power says the mayor of Dubrovnik
    Tue, 21 Nov 2017
    Thirtyfiveyearold Mato Frankovic a political candidate from HDZ Hrvatska Demokratska ZajednicaCroatian Democratic Union was appointed to a fouryear term as mayor of Dubrovnik after winning the election in his hometown last June He said what set him apart in the raceand from his predecessorswas his leadership skills as a team player An Read more »

  • Reunion visit results in legacy student
    Tue, 21 Nov 2017
    An unplanned tour of campus during last years Brick City Homecoming x26 Family Weekend is the reason Daniel Tosti is a thirdgeneration student at RIT Daniel tagged along with this dad Mike 86 computer engineering to Mikes 30th college reunion last year Daniel a high school senior at the time in Los Read more »

  • RIT gives alumnus and his sons an edge
    Tue, 21 Nov 2017
    Growing up in the Philadelphia area Andrew Athias was surrounded by a close group of his fathers friends whom he considered aunts and uncles It wasnt until he was older that he realized they werent actually related Their connectionRIT Practically everyone I met growing up who was an adult was an RIT Read more »

  • RIT all in the family for David Fuehrer
    Tue, 21 Nov 2017
    RIT is in David Fuehrers DNA In 1907 Fuehrers great grandfather William J Fuehrer graduated with a degree in architecture from Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute the forerunner of RIT His maternal grandfather Charles Edwards graduated in 1937 with a degree in mechanical engineering His third cousin Gerard Rossner earned a BFA in photography Read more »

  • Legacy families uphold RIT traditions
    Tue, 21 Nov 2017
    Chernee Vitello was worried when the thin envelope arrived from RIT for her son Peter Thick envelopes traditionally indicate an acceptance letter The bachelors degree program Peter applied for game design and development is ranked second in the world by The Princeton Review and is extremely competitive And RIT was Peters first Read more »

  • The rise of RIT athletics
    Tue, 21 Nov 2017
    Amy Reed admits that her first year as coach of the RIT womens basketball team was trying When she started a decade ago the team had had only one winning season since 1987 On top of that she only had seven players It was a real struggle said Reed who played Division I Read more »