Success Stories

Meet a few of the students, alumni, faculty and staff who have found success at RIT/NTID.


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. more
Mary Rose Weber
Weber’s favorite quote is from Albert Einstein: “The only source of knowledge is experience.” more
Simmons, 22, from Pickering, Ohio, is a fourth-year Packaging Science major who plans to graduate in May. more
RIT’s variety of support services was important to this Mechanical Engineering Technology major. more
This NTID Presidential Scholarship recipient works hard, but still finds time to play. more


Siebert used her experience in the Information Technology program at RIT to prepare her for her career at IBM. more
Jerry Nelson, SVP ’69, ’74, believes in taking on challenges and pushing limits, a talent he developed during his years at RIT/NTID. more
At RIT, Smith learned the necessary skills to be successful in a computer-related work environment and developed an understanding of how her studies would be critical to her career choice. more
Sun Kim is currently a freelance educator at the Whitney Museum in New York and a digital archivist at a publishing company. more
This alumna is enjoying a successful acting career, appearing on television’s CSI:NY, a national commercial and on stage in numerous Deaf West Theatre productions. more


Alesia Allen
Visiting Assistant Professor in NTID’s Department of Liberal Studies, Allen teaches introductory courses in psychology and abnormal psychology. more
Jason Nordhaus
Jason Nordhaus joined the faculty in NTID’s Science and Mathematics Department as an assistant professor and theoretical astrophysicist. more
Portrait of Talila Lewis
A desire to work with young people and involve them in social justice advocacy brought Lewis to RIT/NTID. more
Stein is a thinker and a doer. And he challenges his students to become thinkers and doers as well. more
Paying it forward is important to this Pittsburgh native and associate director of NTID’s Pre-College Education Network (P-CEN). more