RIT/NTID names Keinaths as 2018 Distinguished Alumni

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RIT/NTID has named David and Patricia Keinath of St. Louis, Missouri, as 2018 Distinguished Alumni.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented annually by each of RIT’s nine colleges and the School of Individualized Study to an alumnus/a who has performed at the highest levels of their chosen profession or who has contributed significantly to the advancement and leadership of noteworthy civic, philanthropic or service organizations. It is the highest award an RIT college can bestow upon its alumni.

Cortez Harris completes Dale Carnegie Training, earns award

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RIT/NTID student Cortez Harris, an Applied Liberal Arts major from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, recently completed the Dale Carnegie Customer Satisfaction Training program in Rochester, New York, and earned the organization’s “The Future is Bright” award at a ceremony in July.

Harris became involved with Dale Carnegie as part of a training with RIT’s Men of Color, Honor and Ambition (MOCHA) last fall and spring semesters.

Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend set for Oct. 19-21

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The schedule now is available for Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 19-21, 2018. This year is the kick off celebration of 50 years at the Henrietta campus. Start planning your weekend with the exciting lineup of  events. Registration is coming soon. For updates and more find #Brickcity50 on Facebook RITBrickCity, and Twitter @RIT_BRICKCITY.

RIT students learn value of entrepreneurship through Simone Center, Saunders College, NTID joint program

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Rochester Institute of Technology student Jim Heaney started his rapid manufacturing and prototyping business when he was just 14 years old. Five years later, and with the guidance of RIT’s Saunders Summer Startup Program, Heaney and his team are hoping a successful pitch to potential investors will take their business to the next level.

RIT named among the nation’s ‘Best 384 Colleges’

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Rochester Institute of Technology is considered one of the nation’s best universities for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2019 edition of its annual book "The Best 384 Colleges." Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review’s most popular guides.

RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center “Cultivating Connections” exhibit seeking artists

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Calling all local artists: The Dyer Arts Center at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf is now accepting submissions for its exhibit “Cultivating Connections: Growing Communities in the Flower City.” The exhibit, which will showcase artwork that represents our local communities, is open to artists living within the Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Orleans, Livingston and Genesee counties. The submission deadline is Aug.

Study abroad experience highlight for hospitality student

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RIT/NTID's Connor Draughn wanted to get out of his comfort zone and try something new, so the hospitality and tourism management major decided to spend a semester studying at RIT Croatia.

“I learned a lot about myself,” said Draughn, who is from Raleigh, N.C. “For sure it is a highlight of my time at RIT.”

Draughn was helped by the Constellation Brands Study Abroad Fund, which supports hospitality students who want to study in Croatia.

RIT/NTID alumni meet again, and love blossoms

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RIT/NTID's Brianna Schlitt ’11, ’13 (psychology, professional studies) and Brynjar Leifsson ’11, ’13 (multidisciplinary studies, deaf education) thought it was love at first sight when they met on the RIT campus in 2009. But they later learned they had attended the same elementary school, shared some of the same teachers and even ate lunch together there.

“People don’t believe that we had met when we were little kids and then met again 15 years later,” said Schlitt. “It’s pretty surreal.”

Schlitt and Leifsson were married on July 13 on Long Island, N.Y.

RIT included in ‘Fiske Guide to Colleges’ 2019 edition

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Rochester Institute of Technology is among the universities included in the 2019 edition of "Fiske Guide to Colleges."

The 2019 edition highlights RIT’s “big focus on connecting students with careers” and says RIT is “strong in anything related to computing, art and design and engineering.” The guide this year also cites RIT’s flexible general education program, which has added more than 80 academic minors within the past few years. More.

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