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Saunders News

Check out the latest news and happenings at Saunders College of Business. Email us at communications@saunders.rit.edu if you have news for us to include, or explore our Saunders Announcements for additional options on getting your messages out to the Saunders community. Media inquiries should contact Vienna Carvalho at vnccom@rit.edu with RIT University News Service, or explore our business faculty experts page to find faculty specializing in the topic you are covering.

Study abroad experience highlight for hospitality student
August 6th, 2018
Connor Draughn wanted to get out of his comfort zone and try something new, so the hospitality and tourism management major decided to spend a semester studying at RIT Croatia. "I learned a lot about myself," said Draughn, who is from Raleigh,...
Brian Hall named Outstanding Alumnus of 2018
August 6th, 2018
To say that Brian Hall '78 (MBA) has made a big impact on his alma mater is an understatement. He chaired the committee that paved the way for men's hockey to move from Division III to Division I in the 2005-2006 season. Women's hockey followed...
100 percent college-bound: RIT helps prep Rochester seniors for next step
August 6th, 2018
In front of a crowded auditorium at Rochester Prep High School in May, Ismael Cortes Jr. took the stage. The occasion was "Decision Day," when seniors from the charter school's first graduating class proudly declare where they will go to college...
Inventors develop ring to combat cyber threats
August 6th, 2018
Most couples would agree that living together and working together can be tough on a relationship. But husband-and-wife entrepreneurs and RIT graduates Steve and Melanie Shapiro wouldn't have it any other way. The pair is celebrating the...
Dale Taysom
July 27th, 2018
RIT alumnus Dale Taysom (’71, ’77) has a strong interest in helping students with backgrounds in business education and sustainability/STEM related fields. Taysom’s passion for business is derived from his educational background, which began when...
July 16th, 2018
Extending Saunders Leadership Fellows Program to MBA Applicants Now MBA applicants can apply to become Saunders Leadership Fellows. Submit your bio with your completed application by August 17 to be considered for the ...
Livingston County students awarded annual Saunders College Scholarships to attend RIT
July 11th, 2018
Garrett Didas, a senior at York High School; Chandler Simpson, a senior at Livonia High School; and Mary Kate Brushafer, a senior at Lima Christian School, are recipients of this year's annual E. Philip Saunders Endowed Business Scholarship at...
July 3rd, 2018
Eduniversal has released their 2018 rankings of the best Master and MBA programs across the globe, with RIT’s Saunders College of Business performing well. Regionally, within North America, Saunders College ranked: #20 in Best Masters in...
RIT Venture Creations companies place in accelerator competition
July 2nd, 2018
Two client companies in Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations incubator have won recognition and prize money from the New York state-funded Luminate NY accelerator program. Positive Science won third place in the competition and...
RIT Venture Creations company develops low-cost solar generators for those living in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria
June 27th, 2018
Entrepreneur David Rodriguez is bringing an alternative energy solution to the nearly 3.4 million residents of Puerto Rico still living in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Rodriguez is the founder of inverSOL, a client company of Rochester...
RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability names lab in honor of Sudhakar 'Bal' Dixit
June 25th, 2018
A new lab inside Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), made possible by a $2 million gift from RIT alumnus and former trustee Sudhakar "Bal" Dixit, will provide innovative research and testing on fire-...
RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability names lab in honor of Sudhakar 'Bal' Dixit
June 25th, 2018
A new lab inside Rochester Institute of Technology's Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), made possible by a $2 million gift from RIT alumnus and former trustee Sudhakar "Bal" Dixit, will provide innovative research and testing on fire-...
Mapping Artificial Intelligence at RIT
June 18th, 2018
Dhireesha Kudithipudi and Christopher Kanan are professors with different kinds of students. Their classrooms are labs, and the students are high-tech computers they are "teaching to think." Kudithipudi, a professor of computer engineering, and...
Ian Mortimer named RIT vice president for Enrollment Management
June 13th, 2018
Ian Mortimer '04 (MBA), who has 25 years of experience in higher education, has been named vice president of Enrollment Management at Rochester Institute of Technology. With an enrollment of nearly 19,000 students, RIT is one of the largest...
Saunders College names John 'Dutch' Summers as 2018 Vanden Brul Award recipient
June 11th, 2018
John "Dutch" Summers, CEO of Graywood Companies, Jasco Heat Treating and Jasco Pharmaceuticals LLC, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, presented by Saunders College of Business at Rochester...
June 6th, 2018
Whether writing a paper or compiling research data, RIT students have access to a wide range of scholarly databases at their disposal. However, navigating these databases can be tricky at times. Luckily, Saunders College of Business has its very own...
June 5th, 2018
Two teams of MBA students in Saunders College of Business’ Competitive Strategy course in earned Top 100 designations for their performances running companies using the GLO-BUS simulator. Student co-managers of the Billionaire Blazers and Apricot...
May 9th, 2018
Saunders College of Business closed out the 2017-2018 academic year with many honors and awards for both itself and its faculty. Rankings   Graduate Programs US News & World Report ranked Saunders College #73 for Best...
RIT Saunders College of Business names lab in honor of Sklarsky family
May 8th, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus and trustee Frank Sklarsky and his family have made a gift to Saunders College of Business that will benefit students for years to come.   The endowed gift helps support costs associated with the...
RIT/NTID honor society inducts 26 new members
May 7th, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf inducted 26 new members into the Delta Xi chapter of the Epsilon Pi Tau honor society at a ceremony on May 1. Epsilon Pi Tau recognizes the academic excellence of...

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