Third generation starts classes at RIT
For first-year students and cousins MacKenzie Woodhouse and Abigail Austin, RIT is a family tradition. The tradition began with their grandfather, Lee Austin ’61 (electrical engineering), and continued with his son, Michael Austin ’89 (computer science), who married Elizabeth Austin ’89 (computer science). Their daughter, Abigail, started this fall in media arts and technology, and her cousin, MacKenzie, enrolled this fall at RIT in electrical engineering.
Abigail, who grew up in Pittsford, N.Y., said she picked RIT because she wanted to stay close to home and she liked the new media arts program. “It is also great that it is a legacy school in my family, so I was already familiar with the campus and the school.”
MacKenzie, who is from Addison, N.Y., said she decided to look at RIT because so many family members, including other second cousins, had attended RIT. “But I decided to come here because it felt like home.”
June 20, 2019
Alumna recognized on ‘Forbes’ Top Women Wealth Advisors List
For the third consecutive year, wealth management adviser Fern (Grossman) Schwartz '77 (business administration) has been featured on the Forbes list of "America's Top Women Wealth Advisors" for 2019.
June 20, 2019
Joey Zeledón's coat hanger chair reworks Marcel Breuer's iconic design
Designboom features industrial designer Joey Zeledón ’06 (industrial design) and his take on Marcel Breuer’s Cesca chair, combining a continuous steel rod with a coat hangers to create a fully supportive chair.
June 14, 2019
Learning about my heritage while pursuing my American MS Degree in Croatia
Jure Ljubičić wanted to continue his education and was happy to see that RIT Croatia offered a US graduate program, Master of Science Service Leadership and Innovation.
June 10, 2019
Saunders College names Optimax president, CEO as 2019 Vanden Brul Award recipients
Michael Mandina, president of Optimax, and Richard Plympton, CEO of Optimax, have been named the 2019 recipients of the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, presented by Saunders College of Business. The award is given to entrepreneurial leaders in the greater Rochester region who have developed a business that has improved the local or regional economy or whose innovative management skills have changed the course of an existing business.