Deadline today for nominations for Four Presidents Award
Today is the deadline for nominations for the Four Presidents Distinguished Public Service Award. The honor recognizes a current member of the faculty or staff who, through public service, has been an outstanding professionals and caring member of the community.
The RIT award was created by Alfred Davis to commemorate the dedication of the four RIT presidents with whom he worked—Mark Ellingson, Paul Miller, Richard Rose and Albert Simone.
The award recognizes exemplary public service by any current member of RIT’s faculty and staff beyond an individual’s regular institutional responsibilities, which provides a benefit beyond the university, as evidenced by some, or all, of the following:
- Extensive and diverse public service
- Evidence that the individual is an important and participating member of the organization(s) served
- Service as a board member or in a leadership role (e.g. president, etc.) or extensive service at the “grassroots” level
- A sustained commitment and service to one or more organizations over an extended period of time
Past recipients of the award include Fred Smith, secretary of the institute and assistant to the president (retired); Barry Culhane, executive assistant to the president; William Larsen, professor of civil engineering technology in the College of Applied Science and Technology (retired); Deborah Stendardi, vice president for government and community relations; Robert Frisina, International Center for Hearing and Speech Research, National Technical Institute for the Deaf; James DeCaro, interim president of NTID and interim vice president and dean of RIT; and Ann Howard, professor of the department of science, technology and society/public policy in the College of Liberal Arts.
The award will be presented, along with the Bruce R. James Distinguished Public Service Award, which is presented to an RIT student for exemplary public service, at a ceremony on March 16. The award recipient will have the privilege of designating $2,500 of income from the endowment to up to five beneficiaries.
Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.rit.edu/gcr/awards. Send completed nomination to RIT’s Office of Government and Community Relations by today.
March 25, 2019
RIT staff and alumni named FIRST Robotics Volunteers of the Year
RIT alumni and long-time supporters of FIRST Robotics, Dan Schneiderman and Joe Kessler, were recognized as the 2019 Regional as Volunteers of the Year during the FIRST Robotics Finger Lakes Regional competition March 15 and 16. Both were honored for their contributions to the organization and the regional competition, serving in a variety of roles from advocates and team mentors to field judging, set up and match coordination.
March 22, 2019
Two comics illustrators to share experiences March 26 and April 4 at RIT
Noah Van Sciver, an Ignatz award-winning graphic novelist and illustrator, will discuss his work across genres in comics on March 26, and Kriota Willberg will discuss her new book, Draw Stronger: Self-Care for Cartoonists and Visual Artists, and her work across media in graphic medicine on April 4.
March 21, 2019
Student Spotlight: Student attends Diversity Abroad Student Leadership Summit
Meet Kevin Mejia, a fourth-year business management and international and global studies student who recently attended the fifth annual Diversity Abroad Global Student Leadership Summit.
March 21, 2019
RIT to premiere short film aimed at promoting dialogue on diversity and inclusion
RIT will debut a new short film to be used as a tool for promoting dialogue on diversity and inclusion. Brick by Brick, presented by RIT Diversity Theater, premieres at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, in Wegmans Theater at MAGIC Spell Studios.