Mary C. Turcotte, CCP

Mary C. Turcotte
Human Resource Development

Mary C. Turcotte, CCP

Human Resource Development

Senior Manager, Human Resources
Zotos International, Inc.

My experience as a student at RIT is two-fold: The first as an undergraduate transfer, experiencing life on my own for the first time. I began my first career position two days after commencement, accepting a positon at an organization in Rochester. I never left Rochester. My second experience was, to me, the experience of a lifetime. After spending a number of years in the field I love, human resources, I returned to RIT to fulfill a want to attain my master’s degree. I found, more often than not, professional management opportunities in the HR field were preferring candidates with a master’s degree. So I got mine. My eyes were opened to the world outside of that which I had become familiar with. Attending night and on-line classes, I interacted with students from all over the world. Some of whom I have kept in touch with and truly miss. RIT made me challenge my “knowns”, to think beyond and to push myself and the status quo. There’s nothing that cannot be accomplished if you put your mind to it.

Brandon Pease

Brandon Pease
Human Resource Development, MS, ‘17

Brandon Pease

Human Resource Development, MS, ‘17

HR Business Partner III
Excellus BCBS

When I made the decision to pursue my Master’s degree in Human Resource Development at RIT, I had a goal in mind to expand my HR skillset to develop my career. As I progressed through the program, I quickly began to connect the information I was learning in the classroom and how I could apply the various concepts of HRD into my job. I developed deeper knowledge in the field and enhanced skills to be more effective in my role at my organization. I appreciated the structure of the program and the flexibility to tailor the courses to my interest. 

I felt challenged and supported by my professors, advisor, and classmates which made it a very positive experience which has allowed me to grow personally and professionally. I had the honor to represent the department as the Graduate Delegate at the commencement ceremony and my career has advanced since I started the program. I am confident that the HRD program has been a major contributor to my success. I am proud to be a Tiger!

Gina Shevchuk

Gina Shevchuk
Human Resource Development, MS, '04

Gina Shevchuk

Human Resource Development, MS, '04

Assistant Dean for Student Success
Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Assistant Dean for Student Success, RIT
  • Responsible for the overall success of academic advising in the college
  • Leading, supervising, hiring, and evaluating all staff Academic Advisors (12) in collaboration with the appropriate academic units
  • Developing a college-wide advising assessment plan and managing local training opportunities ensuring cross-training within the program
  • Managing resources to ensure equitable involvement and participation in NACADA-type events, conferences, and training

Dr. Vidyanidhi “Vinnie” Rege

Dr. Vidyanidhi “Vinnie” Rege
MS ’05, Ph.D (ABD), CHE, CHA

Dr. Vidyanidhi “Vinnie” Rege

MS ’05, Ph.D (ABD), CHE, CHA

Director, Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies
Howard Community College
  • Director, Howard Community College, Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies
  • Oversight and direction of departmental activities and facilities
  • Recruitment of students for AAS degree and Certificate programs in Hospitality and Culinary Management

Zeyad Alswailim

Zeyad Alswailim
Human Resource Development, MS, '12

Zeyad Alswailim

Human Resource Development, MS, '12

Regional Talent Acquisition Manager
Hilton
  • Hilton, Saudi Arabia & Levant
    Regional Senior Recruiting Manager
  •  Ensuring the required work force for the region’s business expansion is available and supporting all Hotels with the talent attractions. Setting an effective recruitment strategy and identifying international and local sourcing channels for existing and future hotel projects as well as managing the end to end Recruitment process, with a specific focus on manpower planning and developing recruitment capability and strategies, including leading large scale recruitment campaigns to attract the best talents.
  • Certifications
    • ® Black Belt Ninja Certified in Internet Recruiting
    • ® Competency-Based Talent Management

Dr. Bozana Zekan

Dr. Bozana Zekan
PhD, BS ’04, MS ‘06

Dr. Bozana Zekan

PhD, BS ’04, MS ‘06

Assistant Professor / Senior Lecturer
MODUL University Vienna, Department of Tourism and Service Management

Dr. Bozana Zekan is an Assistant Professor / Senior Lecturer at the Department of Tourism and Service Management at MODUL University Vienna, Vienna.

Awarded several awards for her research (Dr. Maria Schaumayer Stiftung Anerkennungsurkunde in 2016; Wirtschaftskammerpreis in 2017) and teaching (Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Teaching Performance in 2015)

Roxanna Marte

Roxanna Marte
Service Leadership and Innovation, MS

Roxanna Marte

Service Leadership and Innovation, MS

Founder
Roxanna Marte Business Group

More than educational program SLI is a transformational program. 

Our great professors inspired us to see the service business with new perspectives and look at people from their human side. 

Those values are now the core of my business, Roxanna Marte Business Group, and allow me to see my country in new eyes. 

I am proud of be part of RIT.