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Latest News

  • September 27, 2022

    environmental portrait of Chad Van Gorder.

    Office of Veteran Student Success opens at RIT

    RIT is making it easier for military veterans and their families to attend college by opening the Office of Veteran Student Success. While RIT has long offered support to veterans, this is the first time a central office and space has been dedicated to support them.

  • September 26, 2022

    graphic with portraits of 11 people.

    Distinguished alumni named for 2022-2023

    Eleven RIT alumni have been awarded Distinguished Alumni Awards for the 2022-2023 year. It is the highest award an RIT college can bestow upon its alumni and recognizes 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. The 2022-2023 recipients will be honored during presentations throughout the academic year.

  • September 14, 2022

    graphic with portrait of Susan Holliday, 2022 recipient of the Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award.

    Saunders College will honor Susan R. Holliday with 2022 Vanden Brul Award

    Susan R. Holliday ’85 (MBA), who led the turnaround and growth of the Rochester Business Journal during nearly three decades as president, publisher, and owner, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, presented by Saunders College of Business.

  • September 12, 2022

    seven ROTC students standing in front of a grassy area planted with small American flags.

    RIT remembers Sept. 11 

    WHAM-TV features RIT's 9/11 Remembrance Vigil and talks to first-year student Charles Adebayo Von Goins II, whose mother worked in the World Trade Center.