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  • November 18, 2019

    'Alumnus and President David Munson talk at table with others.'

    Fellowship allows students to be entrepreneurs and stay in school

    The Gap Year Entrepreneurial Fellowship allows SOIS students to take time off of school to focus on personal business ventures while still working toward their degrees. Students in the fellowship also receive a $15,000 award to create the time and space needed to build their businesses.

  • November 18, 2019

    'Portrait of student Amanda Zaremski.'

    Amanda Zaremski, CEO of WinutRx

    Meet Gap Year Fellow Amanda Zaremski, CEO of WinutRx, a patient-centric medical tool for mobile devices used to personalize nutrition and medication tracking for people diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

  • November 18, 2019

    'Portrait of student Jeremiah Gryczka.'

    Jeremiah Gryczka, owner of Mountain House Media

    Meet Gap Year Fellow Jeremiah Gryczka, owner of Mountain House Media, a digital media production and advertising agency that acts as a creative partner for its clients by helping to improve visibility of their businesses and by stimulating creative growth.

  • November 18, 2019

    'portrait of Christina Gullo.'

    Alumni Update: Providing a glimmer of hope to those in need

    One thing has remained constant as Christina Gullo has advanced in her career—her passion for helping people. Gullo ’06 (Executive MBA) is president and CEO of Villa of Hope, a youth and family services organization in Rochester dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse, mental illness, and education challenges.

  • November 18, 2019

    'Portrait of student Zack Evans.'

    Zack Evans, co-founder and co-CEO of Librex Fulfillment

    Meet Gap Year Fellow Zack Evans, co-founder and co-CEO of Librex Fulfillment, a third-party logistics company that helps international and local e-commerce businesses reach their customer base in the American and Canadian markets.

  • November 18, 2019

    'Two students talk at career fair.'

    Learning from Industry: Employers keep RIT’s curriculum forward-looking

    For the last several decades, volunteer groups have played a pivotal role in keeping RIT’s curriculum relevant and current with the latest industry trends. The groups of 10 to 30 leaders from a wide variety of companies come together a few times a year to offer their insights for RIT faculty and staff in nearly every college.

  • November 18, 2019

    'two students in archery class aim arrows at targets.'

    From Archery to Zumba, RIT redefines wellness

    RIT requires all undergraduates on its Rochester campus to complete two wellness courses before they can graduate. There are more than 180 wellness course options, and the goal is for students to appreciate a healthy lifestyle that will last long after they graduate.

  • November 18, 2019

    'Two researchers wearing cleansuits work on detector equipment.'

    Researchers prepare rocket for launch

    A team of RIT researchers is helping launch an experiment above the atmosphere to better understand extragalactic background light, which traces the history of galaxies back to the formation of the first stars in the universe.