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.

  • Alumna hosts fundraiser for Patrick T Lynch Scholarship Award
    Wed, 16 May 2018
    Sara Berman Knight 92 criminal justice and Ingrid Ludt 92 graphic design are hosting a fundraiser for the Patrick T Lynch Scholarship Award at 10 am on Sunday July 25 at the House of Blues in Boston In addition to brunch there will be a performance by Will Daily a multitime winner Read more »

  • RIT offers online graduate program in product development and manufacturing leadership
    Tue, 15 May 2018
    Engineers scientists technical managers and other professionals looking to move into mid and seniorlevel management positions in hightech industries can attain the needed product development and leadership skills through programs offered at Rochester Institute of Technology RIT is hosting a webinar Engineering Leadership Programs at RIT from noon to 1 pm on Read more »

  • RIT sends multidisciplinary throng of programs to Design Week in New York City
    Mon, 14 May 2018
    A multidisciplinary array of Rochester Institute of Technology programs is creating a significant presence for the university at NYCxDESIGNNew York Citys annual celebration of design that attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees and designers from across the globe Nearly 50 RIT students faculty and staff from RITs College of Imaging Arts and Read more »

  • RPD Chief Ciminelli 78 receives Contributions to Justice Award
    Tue, 08 May 2018
    Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli said when he was studying criminal justice at Rochester Institute of Technology he was mostly excited about becoming a police officer but not so much about the science of enforcing the law 160However my time at RIT planted a seed that maybe the debate should be more Read more »

  • 81yearold graduates from RIT after more than 50 years
    Tue, 08 May 2018
    University Communications is highlighting a few members of the Class of 2018 See more commencement news at ritedunewscommencement After more than 50 years Bob Fitch will finally walk across the graduation stage this May to receive his Rochester Institute of Technology diploma The 81yearold will be surrounded by family and loved ones as Read more »

  • Top RIT News stories and videos for April 2018
    Fri, 04 May 2018
    Check out all of Aprils most popular stories and videos below Top News Stories 1 RIT undergraduate competes on Jeopardy College Championship program airing April 9 2 RIT honors outstanding professors of the year 3 Student startup uses smart apparel to help individuals with autism 4 Alumni startup featured in Inc as one of the Coolest Read more »

  • RIT Ambulance Turning volunteerism that makes a difference into leadership skills and careers
    Fri, 04 May 2018
    RIT Ambulance has come a long way since 1968 It started when a small group of students convinced administrators that the university needed its own ambulance service Today it is a recognized member of the areas emergency medical services community As it marks its 50th anniversary it is celebrating some major accomplishments RIT Read more »

  • Division of Diversity and Inclusion celebrates outstanding RIT community members
    Wed, 02 May 2018
    Rochester Institute of Technologys Division of Diversity and Inclusion DDI recognized some of the universitys greatest proponents of diversity and inclusion with annual awards presented at the DDI Celebration of Excellence on April 25 Among the awards distributed this year were the new DDI VicePresident and Associate Provost Awards created to recognize Read more »

  • RIT lecturer Eric Kunsman receives 2018 Edline M Chun Award
    Tue, 01 May 2018
    Eric Kunsman a lecturer for the visual communications studies department in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and an adjunct professor for the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences CIAS is the fifth recipient of the Edline M Chun Award for Outstanding Read more »

  • Annual Imagine RIT highlights academic and artistic creativity
    Sat, 28 Apr 2018
    Christian Goossen was explaining to a visitor an exhibit on how a person might survive on Mars The visitor asked how far along he was on his PhD Im a freshman replied Goossen a biotechnology and molecular bioscience major from Chili NY Goossen was among hundreds of RIT students behind a record 438 exhibits Read more »

  • Hundreds of international researchers gather for RIT Press PhotoHistoryPhotoFuture conference
    Sat, 28 Apr 2018
    More than 300 photography researchers and enthusiasts from across the globe gathered for the firstever PhotoHistoryPhotoFuture conference April 2022 The international conference featured presentations by leading photography scholars including experts from such prestigious organizations as the Smithsonian Institution and the National Geographic Society The conference was sponsored by RIT Press the Read more »

  • RIT names five new trustees
    Fri, 27 Apr 2018
    Rochester Institute of Technology appointed five new members to its Board of Trustees The appointments were announced at the boards April 26 meeting Joining the board are Mark E Hamister chairman and CEO of the Hamister Group LLC a hotel and healthcare management company based in Buffalo NY Hamister who lives in Florida is Read more »

  • CAST celebrates alumni Rising Stars for professional accomplishments community service
    Tue, 17 Apr 2018
    Six alumni from RITs College of Applied Science and Technology were honored as Rising Stars during a campus reception on April 5 Given to alumni who graduated from CAST within the past five to 10 years the awardees were recognized for outstanding achievements early in their careers for significant public service Read more »

  • Alumnus becomes ninth RIT graduate to win Pulitzer Prize
    Tue, 17 Apr 2018
    An RIT photojournalism alumnus was part of a Pulitzer Prizewinning team announced Monday David Wallace 01 a photographer with The Arizona Republic helped the newspaper staff and the USA TODAY NETWORK win the prize for explanatory reporting for a project on President Donald Trumps proposed border wall The Wall Unknown stories Unintended Consequences Read more »

  • CASTs Steven Ciccarelli brings positive energy to ECTET courses
    Thu, 12 Apr 2018
    Steven Ciccarellis course in DC Circuitsabout understanding energy flow through electronic devicesis a lot like his teaching styledirect and energetic with positive results As associate professor in the electrical engineering technology program and an RIT alumnus Ciccarelli brings to the classroom a rich mix of industry experience in analogRF circuit design and Read more »

  • SCB visiting lecturer honored with outstanding teaching award
    Thu, 12 Apr 2018
    Philip Gelsomino can be described in many waysamong them are honest straightforward compassionate boisterous and just plain loud In fact the visiting lecturer in the Saunders College of Business says his booming voice and near constant movement in the classroom help to keep his students engaged and interested in the subject Read more »

  • Metaproject Lifts Student Designs to Professional Level
    Tue, 10 Apr 2018
    By partnering with industry RITs industrial design departments Metaproject teaches students the role of research at every stage of the design process After eight years this senior studio has proven itself to be a successful vehicle for fostering innovative thinking and thoughtful product design In the Beginning Metaproject is the brainchild of professor Read more »

  • REDCOM donates advanced telephony equipment to RITs Telecommunications System Lab
    Mon, 09 Apr 2018
    REDCOM a longtime partner of the telecommunications engineering technology program at Rochester Institute of Technology recently donated its call control software Sigma Core to the university to provide students access to the latest technology being used for digital and IPenabled telecommunications networks The software and equipment was installed in the REDCOM Read more »

  • Alumni startup featured in Inc as one of the Coolest College Startups
    Thu, 05 Apr 2018
    Gaia a company founded by RIT alumni was featured in an Inc article listing the top eight Coolest College Startups as named by the Student Startup Madness competition at South by Southwest This company is almost entirely run by RIT students and alumni Cofounded by Brent Chase 17 biomedical engineering Joseph Clifford Read more »

  • Deadline approaching to purchase RIT Alumni House bricks
    Tue, 03 Apr 2018
    RIT alumni can help pave the way to the new Lobozzo Alumni House which is opening on campus this summer Bricks purchased by April 15 will be installed in the garden walkway in time for the Alumni House dedication ceremony this summer Bricks come in one size8by8 inchesand allow for an engraved Read more »