RIT/NTID Career Fair to bring record number of employers to campus to recruit deaf, hard-of-hearing students

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Representatives from more than 50 local and national corporations, federal agencies and nonprofit organizations looking to diversify their workforce will meet with hundreds of deaf and hard-of-hearing students—who are also prospective employees—at the 18th annual Career Fair, 12:30–4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. The event will be held in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall on the RIT campus.

RIT/NTID graduate receives DOD award for outstanding employees with disabilities

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An RIT/NTID alumna is one of about two dozen Department of Defense employees who received a 2018 Secretary of Defense Award for Outstanding Service Members and Civilians with Disabilities.

Tracy Tao-Moore ’92 (graphic design) is the lead graphic artist for the Mission Support Branch, Technology Division, U.S. Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Ky.

She received the award Oct. 4 during the 38th Annual Disability Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon. The ceremony is part of DOD’s annual observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, held each October. 

Meet NTID Distinguished Alumni David and Patricia Keinath

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For David (SVP ’83) ’87 and Patricia (SVP ’83) Keinath, it is all about connecting the deaf and hearing communities.

It is this passion that led the couple to establish DEAF Inc. in their hometown of St. Louis. The organization raises awareness for the city’s deaf and hard-of-hearing community, along with providing communication services, outreach and education. It was started after the Keinaths noticed that deaf people were having trouble accessing basic services like health care, fire and police.

RIT/NTID honors inaugural group of Maguire Scholars

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Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf has named its first group of Maguire Scholars. The students, who are deaf or hard of hearing, will each earn $5,000 per year, up to four years, and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 while actively participating in extracurricular activities or community service.

RIT students prepare for largest University-Wide Career Fair

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Nearly 270 employing organizations from 30 states seeking Rochester Institute of Technology students and graduates are attending the 2018 Fall University-Wide Career Fair on October 3, 2018. It will be the largest career fair RIT has hosted in its 17 years of hosting career fairs.

The fair is open to current RIT students and alumni. The event allows them to meet with prospective employers to explore career opportunities for internship, cooperative education and entry- or experienced-level positions.

NTID Retiree Financial Planning Luncheon

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RIT/NTID invites you to attend an NTID Retiree Financial Planning Luncheon, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in the new RIT Lobozzo Alumni House, 232 Andrews Memorial Drive on the RIT campus. RSVP by Oct. 29 to Nisha Cerame: 585-475-6091 (voice), 585-286-5514 (videophone) or nlcdev@rit.edu

Rochester Institute of Technology and Best Times Financial Planning are proud to present "Planning Today for Tomorrow: Navigating Financial Independence." John Skomski, partner at Best Times Financial Planning will answer:

RIT's Big Shot illuminates Old Fort Niagara

Old Fort Niagara, a French castle, is shown illuminated with light in evening with colonial soldiers and a cannon in foreground.

The opportunity to “paint light” on a historic fortress drew more than 800 hundred people to Old Fort Niagara to help make the annual Rochester Institute of Technology’s nighttime Big Shot photograph a picturesque success.

The volunteers, including 72 RIT students who traveled to the Canadian border from RIT's campus, and more than 100 alumni, provided the primary light source for the Big Shot image while RIT photographers shot an extended exposure with Old Fort Niagara nearly completely darkened. More.