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  • April 23, 2021

    collage of people of color in workplace settings.

    America's best employers for diversity  

    Forbes lists RIT among its 2021 list of best employers for diversity. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to survey 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees and pinpoint the companies they identified as being most dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • April 23, 2021

    Saunders College of Business 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumnus: Mark G. Barberio

    Saunders College of Business 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumnus: Mark G. Barberio

    The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually by each of RIT’s nine colleges and the School of Individualized Study to alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations.

  • April 23, 2021

    College of Science 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumnus: Rob Hochstetler

    College of Science 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumnus: Rob Hochstetler

    The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually by each of RIT’s nine colleges and the School of Individualized Study to alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations.

  • April 23, 2021

    College of Liberal Arts 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumnus: Osbourne A. McKay

    College of Liberal Arts 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumnus: Osbourne A. McKay

    The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually by each of RIT’s nine colleges and the School of Individualized Study to alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations.

  • April 23, 2021

    Eric Avar speaking at a podium.

    RIT alumnus, Nike VP Eric Avar appointed second 2021 commencement speaker

    Eric Avar ’90 (industrial design), Nike’s vice president and creative guide of innovation design, has been selected as a 2021 commencement speaker on May 14 and 15. Avar, who was honored with the College of Art and Design Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016, joins Andrea Ghez—a 2020 Nobel Prize winner in physics—as the university’s first-ever dual commencement speakers during a two-day celebration of the Class of 2021.