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2007 College Delegates

Student delegates are selected for personal achievements that demonstrate the ideals of RIT including, but not limited to, academic excellence.They will speak at their respective college commencement ceremonies.

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Roberley Bell, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences

Roberley Bell practices what she preaches. She believes that to excel at teaching, one must excel at scholarship outside the classroom. “What we teach in the classroom comes from our participation in the discipline,” says Bell. “You then bring that energy and drive to

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Stan Hoi, E. Philip Saunders College of Business

There’s a sign that says “Stanley Main Street” on the door to his office in the Lowenthal Building. With a laugh, Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi, associate professor of finance in the E. Philip Saunders College of Business, explains how his adopted name, Stan, came into

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Keith Whittington, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

In a literature course, it’s expected that class time will be devoted to free-flowing discussion of the concepts, motivations, style, structure and nuance of assigned reading material. In computer programming courses, those types of discussions are not the norm. Keith Whittington, associate professor of information

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Alex Bitterman, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences

Alex Bitterman is an architect in the literal sense. He’s also an architect of learning, shaping young people’s educational experiences here at RIT. It’s those experiences that led students to nominate Bitterman for the Provost’s Award in Teaching. Recipients of this award must have

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Faculty earn distinguished provost’s grants and trustees scholarships

This year’s recipients of the Trustees Scholarship Awards have clearly demonstrated records of excellent scholarship at RIT over at least a three-year period. Michael Amy, associate professor of art history, foundations department, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Amy joined RIT in 2000,

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Narayan named a top U.S. math professor

The Mathematical Association of America recently recognized RIT’s Darren Narayan as one of the nation’s top mathematics professors. Narayan, associate professor of mathematics and director of undergraduate research in the School of Mathematical Sciences, received the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching. The mathematical

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Student Government presents annual awards

RIT’s Student Government presented its end-of-the-year awards last month. The awards recognize both students and student organizations for their individual achievements and contributions to the RIT community. They included: Outstanding International Student: Mehlam Kalverts, Mai Hosoe, Tse Feng Yong Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Memorial Scholarship: Matthew

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Announcing RIT’s 2007 Distinguished Alumni

RIT’s annual Distinguished Alumni for 2007 were honored at a ceremony in April. They are, from left: Bart Guerreri ’67, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, founder and chairman of DSD Laboratories, Sudbury, Mass.; Janet Ofano ’04, College of Liberal Arts, communications coordinator for Dresser-Rand

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Celebrating our outstanding undergraduate students

RIT honored students as Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars in a ceremony held in April. The scholars are Michelle Anderson, Matthew Bliss, Frances Cabrera, Susanne DeGrace Clair, Kujtim Gazideda, Miguel Gonzalez, Nora Latifi, Liridon Mavriqi, David Peretz, Mirjana Sutic, Jennifer Whigham, Melanie Bliss, Inga Mareike Grote,

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Alpha Sigma Lambda inductees

This year’s inductees to the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honorary Society include Alissa Albert, Aisosa Ayela-Uwangue, David Blonski, Blair Brown, Michelle Brown, Matthew Burrough, Kelly DiCesare, Kate Dyson, Sarah Gordon, Marc Hyman, Latica Ivkivic, Zemma Kassa, Ryan Larcom, Stephanie Matuszewski, Jessica Mills, Nina Mimica, Nikhil

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International scholars

This year, 23 students from countries around the world were honored by RIT’s International Student Scholarship program. The scholars are Jayachandran John, Gopal Battacharya, Ana Maria Leal Yepes, Sourav Srimal, Elizaveta Liubkina, Raj Rathi, Arjun Sachdeva, Sooji Kim, Matthew Bezaire, Terry Men Chun Fung

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Honoring excellence in Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts’ 27th annual Kearse Student Honor Awards recognize students from across the university for their excellence in liberal arts coursework. The winning scholars are shown here at the award ceremony in April with Interim Dean Glenn Kist. This year’s recipients

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Davis Scholarship winners

The annual Davis Scholarships give special recognition to student leaders who significantly contribute to campus life. The 2007 Davis Scholarship winners, shown with Mary Lu Clark, whose family funds the scholarships, are Nyshma Abreu-Mercado, Shamika Banks, Allison Crane, Lori Duprey, Yenory Garcia, Michelle Gerson,

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Scholarship salutes math, science, engineering students

Juniors Brandy Pappas, Jessica Smith and Matthew Woodruff have been named 2007 Goldwater Scholars. The prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to top undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The award is based on academic

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CAB activities honored

RIT’s College Activities Board took home three national awards from the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities’ annual conference this year. The group took first place in the printed advertising competition for its spring 2007 calendar and the Web competition for its Web

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The ‘write’ stuff

The Institute Writing Committee recognized the winners of this year’s Student Writing Contest at a luncheon last month. Standing with Glenn Kist, College of Liberal Arts Interim Dean, and Lisa Hermsen, director of institute writing, are, from left to right, Jacob Rubenstein, a public

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RIT’s 19TH annual public speaking contest

Winners of the Institute Public Speaking Contest persuaded their audience with topics of local and national interest. Standing with contest coordinator Heather Marshall are, from left to right, Mike Hoskins, a first-year mechanical engineering major, Adam O’Connor, a fifth-year packaging science major, and Mollie

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Online Learning recognizes a job well done

Online Learning and Provost Stanley McKenzie honored two RIT faculty members and a student at an awards ceremony on April 24. McKenzie presented the 2007 myCourses Exemplary Teaching Award to Assistant Professor Stephanie Ludi, Department of Software Engineering in the B. Thomas Golisano College

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Celebrating McGowan Scholar

Anna Kolnik has been named recipient of the 2007 prestigious McGowan Scholarship by RIT’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business. Kolnik, a third year marketing major, is both a dedicated athlete and scholar. Her notable achievements include: RIT Honors Program, RIT Women’s Soccer Team

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Communication scholars

Nineteen students from RIT’s Department of Communication were inducted this month into Xi Upsilon, RIT’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Seated, from left to right, are Sam Stockham, Ryland Bacorn, Sarah Exley and Christie Ong;

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A fond farewell
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Students, faculty and staff will have another chance to say goodbye to President Simone June 15–officially “Albert J. Simone Day” in Monroe County and the City of Rochester. A 10 a.m. ceremony and ice cream social will be held in the administrative circle, near the Sentinel sculpture. Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy will be on hand to deliver a proclamation. After serving RIT for 15 years, Simone’s last day is June 30.

Submitted by Josh Lehrer


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