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  • 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.

  • December 10, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of Jackie Wiley and Dylan Ayrey.

    RIT trailblazers make the Forbes 30 Under 30 list

    Forbes has identified a few of the RIT alumni set to define the next decade—and beyond. Two RIT alumni—and a third just a few months shy of the age cut-off—were named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2022. Jackie Wiley ’16 (game design and development) was honored in the Games category, and Dylan Ayrey ’15 (computer engineering) was named in the Enterprise Technology category.

  • December 1, 2021

    portrait of Megan Baldwin.

    Baldwin builds career in public health policy

    Megan Baldwin ’07 (MBA) supported all aspects of New York’s response to COVID-19 as assistant secretary of health. Now, she is special advisor to the chancellor for public health policy for the State University of New York system.

  • December 1, 2021

    hospital administrator in a hospital room.

    Alumna establishes RRH's College of Health Careers

    Executive MBA alumna Deborah Stamps ’18 was named president of Rochester Regional Health’s (RRH) new College of Health Careers. Stamps led the charge to establish the college, which welcomed its first cohort of nursing students in March 2021.

  • December 1, 2021

    family of five standing in a restaurant.

    RIT legacy family opens Carmen’s Cooking restaurant

    The Baileys, an RIT legacy family, have dreamed of opening a restaurant in the Rochester area for more than 11 years. In 2020, when their youngest child graduated from high school, they decided it was finally time.

  • November 30, 2021

    Alumnus and trustee Frank Sklarsky.

    Longtime RIT supporters give $2.5 million to SHED project

    RIT alumnus and trustee Frank Sklarsky ’78 and his wife, Ruth, have made a significant gift to the university’s one-of-a-kind maker space and performing arts complex. They have given $2.5 million to RIT’s Student Hall for Exploration and Development (the SHED) to establish the Sklarsky Glass Box Theater.

  • November 29, 2021

    person stadning in front of a TV screen with the Super Mario Bros. opening scene.

    Museum studies alumna discovers rare ‘Super Mario Bros. 3’ video game demo

    While processing a box of donated items, Kirsten Feigel ’15 (museum studies), a cataloguer for Strong National Museum of Play, came across a rare piece of video game history—a demo of Super Mario Bros. 3 that was created in 1990 by id Software in an attempt to persuade Nintendo to partner with them to develop a version of the game for PC computers.

  • November 22, 2021

    graphic with four people and the words "influential American Indian scholars."

    Influential American Indian Scholars features Jolene Rickard ’78 (art and design) (Tuscarora), curator and historian at Cornell, as one of the top influential American Indian scholars in the nation.

  • November 18, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of Kathy Yu and Nick Schneider.

    RIT names new members to its board of trustees

    RIT appointed two new members — who are also alumni — to its board of trustees. Kathy Yu ’91 has more than 20 years of experience in the technology and semiconductor manufacturing sectors. Nick Schneider ’10, ’10 MS is a principal at Boston Consulting Group, where he is a lead in the company’s technology, media, and telco sector.

  • November 15, 2021

    couple posing near a small waterfall in a forested area.

    Annual Day of Thanks honors generosity and impact of RIT donors

    Alumni Brandy ’08 and Luiz ’07 Freitas, founding members of RIT’s Sentinel Society, are proud that they are able to give back to the university community that means so much to them. Each year, the generosity and impact of donors are honored during RIT’s Day of Thanks. Today, all RIT donors will be sent a “thank you” video message, and faculty and staff donors are encouraged to visit the Student Alumni Union until 1:30 p.m. to pick up a special chocolate bar.