Student Success Stories

Moving all the way from California to Rochester was a difficult decision for Jasmine, but her academic success and campus involvement have made it worth the trip. more
Accepting the Overcoming Challenges Award from the American Chemical Society, this successful LST major moved an audience of more than 300 to tears with her story of perseverance. more
An accomplished golfer who was part of the six-man team that led the USA to victory in the 2006 Deaf World Golf Tournament, Scott has also found success in his other passions: cyber security and systems administration. more
Born in Ghana and stricken with spinal meningitis at age 6 that left him profoundly deaf, Eric hopes his success at RIT/NTID will serve as an example to other deaf Ghananians. more
Vincent is majoring in Environmental Sciences, and looks forward to a career in research or in teaching people how to improve the environment. more
A talented graphic designer, Ebony plans to pursue an RIT bachelor's degree in New Media Design after she completes her AAS degree. more
This Graphic Media Marketing major's passion for fashion and graphics expertise led her to a summer co-op at Bloomingdale's in New York City. more
Even though she would be the first in her family to attend college, Latonya's experience at EYF convinced her to continue her education at RIT. more
This biotechnology major and avid basketball player hopes to use her RIT education to help people who have diabetes, which she was diagnosed with at age four. more
Christie, the first deaf student to major in RIT's advertising and public relations program, has won numerous awards for her scholarship and campus involvement. more
The many build-it and fix-it projects Jason worked on growing up had him convinced from a young age that engineering was the path for him. more
One of this Visual Media major's "most amazing" experiences was an internship that included a trip to Boston to photograph one of the best-known balloon conventions in the world. 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.