RIT Tigers Tale



Vice president/dean of Health Sciences and Technology named
Dr. Daniel B. Ornt has been named the first Vice President and Dean of the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology at RIT. He will join the university on Dec. 1. more »

New member named to Board of Trustees
Kim VanGelder '86, chief information officer and vice president at Eastman Kodak Co., was appointed to the Board of Trustees.
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Google Maps adds RIT to Street View
Street View Gallery, which gives users a 360-degree street-level look at important landmarks and attractions in the U.S., now includes images of the RIT campus. more »

NTID receives $1.6M for virtual academic community
The Center on Access Technology has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Research in Disability Education program to establish a virtual academic community for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and majoring in science, technology, engineering or math. more »

E-Dragster Race brings fresh spark to Imagine RIT
For the first time, RIT’s spring festival is showcasing an electric-powered drag race as its kickoff event. Students also are invited to submit original artistic works for the Imagine RIT Poster Design Contest. more »

Former Tiger to be women’s hockey assistant coach
Jared DeMichiel, who played goalie from 2006—2010 and is the university's all-time leader with 41 wins and seven shutouts at the Division I level, will join the women's hockey staff as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2011—2012 season.
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Graduate celebrates decades later
David Johnson finished his master’s degree in imaging science in 1989 but didn’t get to walk across the stage until this year. more »

Class Notes


Wedding Bells

Nicole (Jarrett) Alvarado '08 and David Alvarado are happy to announce their marriage on October 22, 2011 in Sainte Genevieve, MO. They currently reside in Baltimore, MD. After ten years of dating they tied the knot! It was a fun and joyous event celebrated with wonderful family and great friends!

It's a girl!
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Dean Ganskop '06 and Megan Ganskop are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Sydney Therese. She was born on October 27, 2011 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, and weighed 7 lb., 10 oz.

On the Job Front
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Edward Shanshala '87 recently was interviewed on Littleton, NH Channel 2 Television by Sande Laleme, RN regarding his successful implementation of integrated clinical pharmacy services and an on-site pharmacy at Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center where Ed is the CEO. The interview may be viewed here.

Alumni Events



Happy Holidays to our troops!
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For the 10th year, books, games, snacks and toiletries are being sent overseas to members of the Armed Forces with ties to the University.
See the video »

Free Holiday Gift
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Get your free 2012 RARES discount card today and start taking advantage of great savings. Discounts to aquariums, theatres, clothiers, legal services, health services, movies, restaurants, hotels and more.
Request a discount card »

IMPACT RIT before December 31...
But remember, your year-end gift to RIT is more than just another charitable gift tax-deduction. It’s a way to show you believe in the unique education RIT provides. And it helps ensure that all that RIT offers will be there for the next student who needs it. Make a gift and a positive impact today.

Bolster your giving this season. Buy a Brick!
Surprise that recent or not-so-recent graduate — or remember your own time on campus — while you provide much-needed scholarship funding for RIT students. Order a personalized brick for just $175 and direct your gift to one of 22 funds. Bricks are installed along the Quarter Mile. Buy a brick now »

Saunders Challenge
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E. Phillip Saunders announced a challenge last year to all Saunders College alumni and friends to come together to raise a total of $20 million to support the college’s visionary plans. If the goal is met, Saunders will donate $5 million to the school.
Learn more »


Job Zone career opportunities
If you're seeking a job, the RIT Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services is here to help. Our Job Zone online system lists positions for recent graduates and experienced alumni, and is free and open to all RIT alumni. In addition, when you post your resume on Job Zone, you give our corporate partners a way to find you when they're looking for qualified RIT candidates. Visit the Alumni page of our website to access Job Zone at www.rit.edu/co-op/careers, and contact Kris Stehler, Assistant Director for Alumni Relations, 585.475.5468 or kwsoce@rit.edu if you have any questions. Here are a few current openings; additional postings, complete details, and application instructions are on Job Zone. Also, if your company has job openings, we're happy to post them on our online job listing system; please contact Kris Stehler to discuss the posting process.
  • Paychex, in Rochester, NY, is looking for a User Interface Manager, experienced in user interface design and usability testing. Enter job #11013D5
  • NVIDIA Corp, in Santa Clara, CA, is seeking a Business Optimization Specialist/Manager, to develop and run optimization and forecasting tools to improve operational and business planning decisions.
  • LaBella Associates PC,in Rochester, NY, is hiring Construction Coordinator/Civil Engineers for Rochester and Binghamton.
  • US Navy is currently recruiting Cyber Warfare Engineers, Information Professional Officers, and Information Warfare Officers.
  • Mitsubishi Electric is seeking an Industrial/Product Designer for their Ofuna Japan facility, in the development of new product designs for the global market.
  • Atellis/B-Line Medical.com, in Washington, DC, is seeking a Systems Integrator to join their team, responsible for traveling to clients domestically and internationally and installing, testing and training on our systems.

Update Your Info
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Have you changed your address, phone number, or accepted a new job? Let us know!
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Gift Ideas for the Holidays
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The RIT Bookstore has plenty of fun gifts for an RIT enthusiast. From hockey fans to people that just want to stay warm, you can cozy up with some brown and orange during the winter chill. Happy Holidays!
See what's available »

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