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.

  • RIT appoints new member to Board of Trustees
    Fri, 26 May 2017
    Rochester Institute of Technology appointed the newest member of its Board of Trustees during a board meeting held on May 4 Hyacinth Hope V Drummond an RIT alumna who earned her Bachelor of Science in business administrationmarketing from RIT in 1991 will help guide the university toward achieving the goals of its Read more »

  • Company founded by RIT alumni makes Brazils Top 100 startups list
    Thu, 25 May 2017
    UNA Smart touted by developers as an innovative way to brew coffee and tea anywhere and anytime and created by five Rochester Institute of Technology alumni was recently named to Brazils Top 100 startups list by 100 Open Startups and WenovateOpen Innovation Center UNA Smart cracked the top 100 among the Read more »

  • The biggest lesson is teamwork
    Tue, 23 May 2017
    Brian Lopipero and Deborah Stamps come from different career pathsand different citiesyet both are on the same cohort team while pursuing their online Executive MBA degrees at Saunders College of Business Lopipero 10 packaging science from Syracuse NY was a Ritchie a cellist with the RIT Orchestra and is an active alumnus Read more »

  • Success awaits hardworking and persistent RIT graduates
    Fri, 19 May 2017
    Less than a decade after graduating a successful Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus returned to campus today to give the commencement speech to some 3500 graduates including 32 students who earned PhDs An honorary degree was also conferred upon a key figure in the establishment of RIT Croatia Success did not come Read more »

  • Outstanding students faculty and alumni recognized at Division of Diversity and Inclusions Celebration of Excellence
    Mon, 15 May 2017
    The Rochester Institute of Technology community gathered to celebrate some of the universitys greatest proponents of diversity and inclusion at A Celebration of Excellence on May 3 The Division of Diversity x26 Inclusion hosted the inaugural award ceremony and presented Beacon Awards to three studentsMaria Smith Rashik Sikder and Brendan Johnas well Read more »

  • RIT student entrepreneur wins first place at New York State Business Plan Competition
    Mon, 15 May 2017
    Kailey Bradt a student in RITs Master of Science in product development program from Corning NY won first place and 10000 in the Products category at the eighth annual New York Business Plan Competition sponsored by SUNY Polytechnic Institute Read more »

  • NASA astronaut photography gets big boost from RIT students and faculty
    Thu, 11 May 2017
    An informal collaboration among RIT students alumni and professors culminated in a meeting last week at NASAs Johnson Space Center in Houston Kevin Moser an imaging science student from Rochester Minn and RIT alumnus Peter A Blacksberg 75 photography made the trip south to meet with the heads of various NASA departments Read more »

  • A decade of innovation and creativity engages thousands at Imagine RIT
    Sat, 06 May 2017
    The 10th Imagine RIT Innovation and Creativity Festival drew big crowds despite cool and rainy weather Parking lots and exhibits were crowded as tens of thousands came to experience nearly 400 exhibits in science technology engineering fine arts and mathematics including student research projects and displays organized by campus clubs In the Read more »

  • RIT featured among Colleges that Create Futures
    Wed, 03 May 2017
    Rochester Institute of Technology is featured in the 2017 edition of The Princeton Reviews Colleges That Create Futures 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom Out of nearly 1000 colleges that The Princeton Review considered for this book the 50 schools that made the cut comprise only about 2 Read more »

  • RIT Venture Creations teams win big at Rochester Venture Challenge competition
    Wed, 03 May 2017
    Two clients of the Venture Creations Business Incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology have won the top two prizes at the 2017 Rochester Venture Challenge business competition hosted by High Tech Rochester The winners were announced during the Celebration of Entrepreneurship Luncheon on April 27 at Hyatt Regency Hotel Rochester First placeEmpire Read more »

  • RITNTID alumna is featured Lyon lecture presenter
    Tue, 25 Apr 2017
    Sasha Lakshmi Ponappa a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technologys National Technical Institute for the Deaf will present Finding Social Justice a Meaningful Home in Academia from 7 to 9 pm on Monday May 1 in the colleges CSDStudent Development Center 13001310 as part of the Lyon Memorial Lectureship Series Her lecture Read more »

  • GM Corvette engine build and demonstrations taking place at Imagine RIT
    Tue, 25 Apr 2017
    All things cars and motorsports can be found at Imagine RIT this year RITs three sleek Formula racecars Baja offroad vehicle Hot Wheelz hybrid electric Formula car and EVO the electric motorcycle all built by RIT students will be unveiled as part of the Imagine RIT Innovation and Creativity Festival Each team Read more »

  • RIT students win international scholarships and fellowships
    Tue, 25 Apr 2017
    Rochester Institute of Technology students have won a variety of international scholarships and fellowships for the summer term and upcoming academic year They will be recognized at the Global Learning Symposium on April 27 in the Vignelli Center at James E Booth Hall A total of 13 students have won funding for Read more »

  • Annual RITz dinner anchors RIT Croatias 20th anniversary and Alumni Weekend April 7
    Thu, 06 Apr 2017
    Marko Sekuli263 04 director of Business Development at the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is the Honorary Chair of the 2017 RITz Dinner Event taking place on Friday April 7 at the Hotel Imperial Dubrovnik The annual dinner is one of the events being held to highlight RIT Croatias 20th anniversary celebration Read more »

  • Top RIT News stories and videos for March 2017
    Mon, 03 Apr 2017
    News and a video about RITs carillon bell system were among the most read and watched last month Check out all of Marchs top stories and videos Top News Stories 1 Carillon set to ring across campus on Friday for first time in years 2 RITs video game design programs jump in Princeton Review Read more »

  • Alumna named to Forbes list of top women wealth advisors
    Thu, 30 Mar 2017
    Merrill Lynch financial advisor Fern Grossman Schwartz 77 business administration has been named to the Forbes list of Americas Top Women Wealth Advisors for 2017 The list compiled by the business magazine features the leading 200 female financial advisors from around the country based on their success in working with clients to Read more »

  • RIT prepares students on autism spectrum for professional success
    Wed, 29 Mar 2017
    Kieran BarrettSnyder has a passion for science and numbers Nathan Terrell loves to ask questions and hold indepth conversations Jessica Wheeler sings and plays piano for a religious life group on campus All three are fulltime undergraduate students at RIT and all three are a part of the 35 million Americans who Read more »

  • Women in Computing group helping to close gender gap
    Wed, 29 Mar 2017
    Growing up Sarah Fomchenko had no clue what she wanted to do She just knew that she liked playing with computers My parents would joke that if I wasnt on the computer all the time I could be a straightA student said Fomchenko a secondyear computer science major from Franklin Lakes NJ Read more »

  • Saying goodbye to RITs No 1 and his No 1
    Wed, 29 Mar 2017
    Student Government President Andrea Shaver was returning to Rochester from an RIT function on the West Coast last summer when her flight out of Chicago was canceled because of weather Stuck in the airport at 1 am with Shaver were RIT President Bill Destler his spouse Rebecca Johnson and RIT Trustee Steve Read more »

  • Lorraine Justice stepping down as dean of College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at RIT
    Wed, 29 Mar 2017
    Lorraine Justice is stepping down as dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences CIAS at Rochester Institute of Technology due to health reasons the university announced today Justices last day as dean of CIAS is March 31 2017 Under her tenure as dean the college has seen remarkable success in Read more »