Student Success Stories

ASLIE major Daron Ladson says that interpreting for the deaf is a rewarding and humbling experience that has made him a better listener. more
Dylan's always dreaming about summer, but not because of the weather - he just can't wait to get back to his summer job working for a AAA baseball team. more
Rochester, N.Y., may be a long way from Tulsa, Okla., but to Jesse, a second-year Visual Communications Studies student, it’s well worth the trip. more
Sisters Emily and Alyssa Schreiner both chose RIT, but for different reasons. more
Once shy and reserved, Nelsy today exudes confidence, optimism and ambition. more
Crystal grew up in a hearing family and didn't know much about Deaf culture. The "unique diversity" she found at RIT/NTID when she visited the campus as a high school junior is what convinced her to apply. more
Fabian transferred from a community college to the RIT/NTID 2+2 program in Business. He dreams of using his education to support his entrepreneurial goals. more
Conniree came to RIT/NTID all the way from Chugiak, Alaska, where she was the only hard-of-hearing student in her high school. more
At RIT/NTID, Jeret has discovered opportunities to harness his creativity and passion for film, theatre, and Web production in his academics and his personal life. more
Janna enjoys lab time in Computer Integrated Machining Technology because it gives her an opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment. more
This lifelong model train enthusiast applies his passion for "figuring out how things work" to his studies as a Manufacturing Engineering Technology major. more
This third-year Psychology major from California chose RIT/NTID over colleges in his home state because he wanted to broaden his horizons and learn more about Deaf culture. 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.