Student Success Stories

Burton lives by his slogan, "Don't be Afraid to Dream". more
Flanagan excels on the diamond and has plans to help others succeed as well. more
For this Visual Communications Studies major working on artistic projects is what keeps her motivated. more
West returns to RIT/NTID to pursue her dream as a graphic designer. more
A second-year student in NTID’s Associate+Bachelor’s Degree Program in Business, Yu plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Business Management in RIT’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business. more
This 20-year-old from Livingston, N.J., will graduate this spring with an associate degree from NTID’s Art & Imaging Studies program, but that won’t be the end of her academic pursuits. more
Growing up in a hearing family, Williams attended mainstream schools transferring around the country until she decided on RIT/NTID after graduation. more
This tech-savvy, second-year student recently completed an NTID associate degree program in Applied Computing Technology, and this fall will begin a bachelor’s degree program in Information Technology. more
This Business Administration student transferred to RIT three years ago looking for more exposure to the deaf community and options for her future. more
This Mechanical Engineering Technology major plans to pursue a career designing high-end automobiles. more
Growing up deaf among his hearing family and friends in Liberia, Jappah chose RIT/NTID because he wanted to meet other deaf people. more
Fitch's entrepreneurial bent fits perfectly with his self-described over-achiever personality, and his penchant for trying new things. more

More Success Stories

Portrait of Shavone Moncrieffe
Be yourself and live life to the fullest,” is a motto Shavone Moncrieffe strives to follow every day.
Shareef Ali in glasses and a blue shirt
A job with VTCSecure, an international provider of telecommunications access, awaits Shareef after graduation.
Viet Q. Le
Viet Q. Le is a faculty member in NTID’s Science and Mathematics Department.
Joseph Hill
Joseph Hill is a faculty member in NTID’s American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Department.
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.
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.
Alesia Allen
Visiting Assistant Professor in NTID’s Department of Liberal Studies, Allen teaches introductory courses in psychology and abnormal psychology.
Jonathan Roman
At RIT, Roman found his purpose — to bridge the gap and connect the hearing and the deaf worlds.
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.
Kelly Jo Hilleshiem
The NBA Indiana Pacers’ dance team wanted her, but Hilleshiem chose RIT/NTID instead.
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.
Alesia Allen
Visiting Assistant Professor in NTID’s Department of Liberal Studies, Allen teaches introductory courses in psychology and abnormal psychology.
Jason Nordhaus
Jason Nordhaus joined the faculty in NTID’s Science and Mathematics Department as an assistant professor and theoretical astrophysicist.
Portrait of Talila Lewis
A desire to work with young people and involve them in social justice advocacy brought Lewis to RIT/NTID.
Mary Rose Weber
Weber’s favorite quote is from Albert Einstein: “The only source of knowledge is experience.”
Simmons, 22, from Pickering, Ohio, is a fourth-year Packaging Science major who plans to graduate in May.
RIT’s variety of support services was important to this Mechanical Engineering Technology major.
This NTID Presidential Scholarship recipient works hard, but still finds time to play.