At the university-wide career fair on Wednesday, representatives from 108 companies and the military met with students hoping to land a co-op next year, or a full-time position. More than 1,200 students attended the fair in the first hour.
A new platform designed specifically for the RIT community is creating a professional development bridge between students and alumni. Tigers Connect, a ‘flash mentoring’ platform that officially launched Sept. 27, serves as a one-stop shop where users can create profiles, set preferences, and customize any information that they want shared.
This year’s Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 15 through 17, features numerous in-person events including entertainment, hockey, speakers, escape rooms, axe throwing, a zip line, tours, open houses, and more. Building on the success of last year’s Tiger Alumni Week, a variety of virtual programs specifically for alumni will be held beginning on Oct. 11.
Dr. Russell W. Bessette and his wife, Melissa, joined RIT officials and other dignitaries to announce a donation of two patents and the creation of the Dr. Russell and Melissa Bessette Award for Doctoral Student Excellence, a $3.05 million bequest from which funding will be awarded annually as part of recruitment or at any point during a doctoral student’s enrollment at RIT.
Rick Kettell ’84 (logistics and transportation management) is a retired Federal Aviation Administration senior manager. In 2001, he was the air traffic manager at the Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center and tracked Flight 93 before it crashed in Somerset County, Pa., on Sept. 11.
Deborah L. Medwig ’78 was a passenger on United Airlines flight 175, the second hijacked plane to strike the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, and Philip M. Rosenzweig ’77 was among the passengers who died when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the north tower.
Saunders College of Business celebrated the expansion and renovation of Max Lowenthal Hall with a ceremonial groundbreaking Aug. 31. RIT President David Munson and Saunders College Dean Jacqueline Mozrall were joined by donors E. Philip Saunders, Susan Riedman Holliday, Chance Wright, Brigitte Gueldenpfennig, and Dinah Gueldenpfennig Weisberg during the college’s annual welcome picnic.