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  • January 24, 2022

    Chonte’ Martin, Facility Management Director of Operations for the City of Atlanta.

    Atlanta official credits RIT master’s degree for advancing her career

    Chonte’ Martin, Atlanta’s facility management director of operations, started her career 25 years ago after learning electrical work in technical school. She received her advanced graduate certificate in project management from RIT’s School of Individualized Study and continued her online study to complete her master’s degree in facility management.

  • January 20, 2022

    athletic director standing near Tiger logo on basketball court.

    Podcast: Introducing RIT's New Athletic Director 

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 55: Meet Jackie Nicholson, who became just the fifth athletic director in RIT's history last summer, and the first woman to ever hold the position. She talks with Lauren Zeglen, co-captain of RIT's women’s soccer team and president of the university’s Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) about the future of RIT Athletics, the experience of student athletes on campus and the role of sports in creating a more equitable university.

  • January 20, 2022

    man speaking at podium.

    RIT’s annual Let Freedom Ring event rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 1

    RIT’s annual Let Freedom Ring event has been rescheduled to take place from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, in Ingle Auditorium. The event was originally planned to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but was rescheduled when RIT closed due to a powerful winter storm.

  • January 13, 2022

    side-by-side portraits of Tomicka Wagstaff, Tanvi Asher, and Stephanie Paredes.

    Three RIT community members named finalists for the ATHENA International Young Professional Award

    Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its Women’s Council have named three RIT community members as finalists for the 2022 ATHENA International Young Professional Award, which recognizes emerging female leaders in the 30- to 45-year-old range who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession and serve as a role model for young women.

  • January 12, 2022

    portrait of student Rachel Romaine.

    RIT student earns Coca-Cola Foundation’s Award for Excellence in Business Commentary

    Rachel Romaine, a fourth-year international business and management information systems double major, received a $10,000 Award for Excellence in Business Commentary from The Executive Leadership Council, a preeminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of global Black executives in C-suites, on corporate boards, and in global enterprises.

  • December 15, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of Andy Head and Jill Bradbury.

    Podcast: Making the Performing Arts Inclusive and Accessible 

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 54: Jill Bradbury, chair of the Department of Performing Arts in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and Andy Head, assistant professor in the Department of Performing Arts in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, discuss what the recent collaboration between the theater departments of NTID and CLA will mean, including more inclusive and accessible theater experiences for audience members with varying disabilities.

  • December 9, 2021

    five people standing with one holding a plaque.

    RIT recognized by Veterans Outreach Center for workforce training program initiative

    Veterans Outreach Center honored Rochester Institute of Technology, Foodlink, and the CHS Mobile Integrated Health teams this week with its annual Service Provider Awards. The ceremony, held at the local center, recognized the groups’ contributions in the areas of employment, food and living resources, and medical services for area veterans.