Success Stories

Meet a few of the students, alumni, faculty and staff who have found success at RIT/NTID.

Students

Jonathan Roman
At RIT, Roman found his purpose — to bridge the gap and connect the hearing and the deaf worlds. more
Susana Flores
Flores, the only deaf person in her family and the first to go to college, is planning to be the curator of an art gallery one day. more
Kelly Jo Hilleshiem
The NBA Indiana Pacers’ dance team wanted her, but Hilleshiem chose RIT/NTID instead. more
Christopher Caulfield
Christopher chose RIT to pursue the web and mobile computing program, and to meet successful deaf role models that he never had encountered back home. more
Mary Rose Weber
Weber’s favorite quote is from Albert Einstein: “The only source of knowledge is experience.” more

Alumni

Andrew Jacobson
NTID’s 2014 Distinguished Alumnus took the skills he learned at RIT/NTID and applied them to his professional life. more
Persistence is at the heart of what drives Tiffany Panko to succeed in medical school and in life. more
After experiencing co-ops in Tanzania and at John Hopkins, Jibril Jaha is now working full time at the US Department of Agriculture in Iowa. more
Volunteering leads to opportunities, and no one knows that better than this RIT/NTID alumna. more
"Follow your passion. Study hard and recognize that you always will be studying throughout your career to be successful in your field." more

Faculty/Staff

Viet Q. Le
Viet Q. Le is a faculty member in NTID’s Science and Mathematics Department. more
Joseph Hill
Joseph Hill is a faculty member in NTID’s American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Department. more
Laural Hartman
Laural Hartman is a lecturer in NTID’s Visual Communications Studies Department, teaching core courses such as Drawing and Principles of Design and Color. more
Jason Nordhaus
Nordhaus is a core faculty member in RIT’s Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation in the School of Mathematical Sciences, and a professor in the astrophysics Ph.D. program in RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy. more
Alesia Allen
Visiting Assistant Professor in NTID’s Department of Liberal Studies, Allen teaches introductory courses in psychology and abnormal psychology. more