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Alumni Profiles

‘Knowledge is power’ says mayor of Dubrovnik

thumbnail imageMato Frankovic ’03 (hotel and resort management) was appointed to a four-year term as mayor of Dubrovnik after winning the election in his hometown last June. He said what set him apart in the race--and from his predecessors--was his leadership. more »

Theme park ride designer nabs dream job

thumbnail imageDavid Swerzenski has always had one career goal: work in the theme park industry. Days after graduating from RIT, Swerzenski ’17 (mechanical engineering) accomplished it. more »

Alumna crafts career in fresh food industry

thumbnail imageMichele Conklin Williams ’94 has had a career as colorful and varietal as the flavorful salads produced by Taylor Farms, one of the top U.S. companies in the fresh food industry. more »

GIS alumnus successfully sustaining his career

thumbnail imageMike Waller ’16 (sustainability) is the first-ever director of sustainability and special assistant to the CEO at Rochester Regional Health. more »

Graduate's career takes an unexpected swing

thumbnail imageIn 2009, Ryan Steenberg graduated from RIT with a master’s degree in medical illustration. Seven years later, Steenberg was runner-up in the 2016 World Long Drive Championship. more »

Couple turns cider mill into destination

thumbnail imageBill and Brenda Michaels like to tell people that they have three children and their oldest child is never going to leave the house. That oldest child is their business, Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard in Central New York. more »