News by Topic: Alumni
January 24, 2020
Griffith takes over as new alumni board president
Victoria Decker Griffith ’93 (hospitality) took over as president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors in January. The Alumni Association Board serves as the advisory body of the RIT Alumni Association, which represents RIT’s more than 135,000 alumni.
January 19, 2020
Players’ new artistic director is a familiar face
The Mercury News features Kevin Surace ’85 (electrical engineering technology).
January 17, 2020
Rochester-Area Personal Trainer Communicates With Clients Through Sign Language
Spectrum News features Janna Sirianni '10 (computer integrated machining), '13 (applied arts and sciences), a deaf personal trainer who leads workout sessions at local YMCAs.
January 10, 2020
Lawmaker pushes for American Sign Language to be legally recognized language in Nebraska
WOWT-TV in Nebraska talks to Cody McEvoy ’15 (psychology) and Dillon Curren ’17 (criminal justice), advocacy specialists with the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
January 9, 2020
The lost art of whittling
The Lewiston Tribute features Ted Kelchner '92 (woodworking and furniture design).
January 8, 2020
Phil Castleberry named vice president for Development and Alumni Relations
RIT has selected Phillip D. Castleberry, a 20-year veteran of higher education advancement and fundraising, as its new vice president for Development and Alumni Relations. Castleberry, who is currently serving as vice president for institutional advancement at St. John Fisher College, was chosen after a national search. He begins his RIT duties on Feb. 1.
January 7, 2020
Dafco’s Art Gallery, White Plains
The Examiner features Joe Cobbinah '82 (business administration), president of Dafco’s Art Gallery.
January 6, 2020
Why your favorite celebs are ditching Twitter for an app you’ve never heard of
Fast Company features Matthew Peltier '13 (new media interactive development), founder and CEO of Community.com.
December 11, 2019
Ysa Perez's year in photos
I-D features Ysa Perez '10 (professional photographic illustration) and a selection of her photography over the past year.
December 5, 2019
Craft in America
"Craft in America," a documentary series on handmade objects and the artists who make them, will feature furniture maker Wendy Maruyama '80 MFA (woodworking and furniture design). The episode is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. Dec. 27 on WXXI-TV.
December 3, 2019
Roger Remington, the Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design, to retire in May
R. Roger Remington, RIT’s longest-serving faculty member, will retire in May after 57 years at the university. In addition to building a nationally recognized graphic design program in the College of Art and Design, Remington transformed RIT into an international archival resource for design, earning many of the industry’s most distinguished awards along the way.
December 2, 2019
Chiodo Brothers and Netflix to Deliver ‘Alien Xmas’ Holiday Special in 2020
Animation Magazine reports on a new Netflix holiday special, to premiere in the fourth quarter of 2020, by The Chiodo Brothers, including Stephen Chiodo ’76 (professional photographic illustration).