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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.

ThermApparel partners with MS Foundation to provide cooling vests to people in need
April 9th, 2018
For the nearly 400,000 people nationwide who suffer from heat sensitivity as a side effect of multiple sclerosis, a Rochester, N.Y.-based company is committed to providing cooling relief at a reasonable cost. ThermApparel, a company in Rochester...
April 9th, 2018
Interested in pursuing a graduate degree, but are unsure if you want to make the commitment? Saunders College of Business is offering prospective graduate students to "start now, apply later." Visit our Graduate Admissions page to submit our...
Student start-up uses smart apparel to help individuals with autism
April 5th, 2018
James McGee and Kerri Zalba are two members of a student start-up company called Gaia. Co-founded by Brent Chase '17 (biomedical engineering), Joseph Clifford '17 (mechanical engineering) and Liam Herlihy '17 (electrical engineering), Gaia's aim...
Alumni start-up featured in 'Inc.' as one of the 'Coolest College Startups'
April 5th, 2018
Gaia, a company founded by RIT alumni, was featured in an Inc. article listing the top eight "Coolest College Startups" as named by the Student Startup Madness competition at South by Southwest. This company is almost entirely run by RIT students...
Top RIT News stories and videos for March 2018
April 2nd, 2018
Check out all of March's most popular stories below: Top News Stories 1. 'U.S. News...
RIT students take the plunge into the Tiger Tank on April 5
April 2nd, 2018
Five teams of student entrepreneurs at Rochester Institute of Technology will pitch their business ideas to a panel of Rochester-area investors on April 5 in hopes of launching their products or businesses. RIT's Tiger Tank competition will be...
RIT's School of Hospitality and Service Innovation to become part of Saunders College of Business
March 30th, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology's School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation (IHSI) will become part of the university's Saunders College of Business. The school, originally part of RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology,...
March 26th, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology's graduate business programs continue to be among the best in the nation and globally among colleges and universities, evidenced by various rankings and recognitions reflected upon student success...
Saunders College of Business 'Sharpen the Saw' brings alumni back to the classroom
March 20th, 2018
The 15th annual Sharpen the Saw day hosted by Saunders College of Business offered professional and personal advice to graduates of RIT's Executive MBA program. More than 75 participants attended the daylong event on March 16. "Sharpen the Saw...
'U.S. News & World Report' ranks RIT among best graduate schools
March 20th, 2018
Six Rochester Institute of Technology graduate programs are among the best in the nation, with several on the rise according to U.S. News...
Video game made by alumni coming to Playstation 4
March 19th, 2018
Super Daryl Deluxe, an action role-playing game created by RIT alumni Gary Porter '15 (game design and development) and Dan Plate '16 (illustration), will launch on the SONY Playstation 4 and Steam platforms this spring. The duo, co-founders of...
Increasing High School Students Interest in Accounting
March 19th, 2018
Exposing high school students from various schools to college-career exploration programs like the College, Accounting and You (CAY) has benefited hundreds of students since its inception in 1999 at RIT.  “I can’t believe that it’s been...
RIT's first alumni house  set to open this summer
March 19th, 2018
RIT's first multipurpose welcome center for alumni on campus has a new name and a new location. The 5,700-square-foot house on the west side of campus across the street from Riverknoll Apartments will be the first permanent on-campus...
Student inspired by McChord's generosity
March 19th, 2018
RIT student Lindsay Reardon is thrilled about the opportunities that are in store for students anxious to create and manage their own businesses. An entrepreneur by nature, Reardon is no stranger to self-employment, beginning as a high school...
RIT student and company CEO dedicated to changing energy landscape for HVAC customers
March 15th, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology student Brandon Hudson was already a young entrepreneur when he was asked to build a web-based thermostat for a new energy-solutions business. Three years later, the fourth-year applied arts and sciences major from...
Saunders College Celebrates Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars
March 14th, 2018
Since 1976, RIT has honored the top 1% of undergraduate students that are able to maintain a high standard of academic excellence while also giving back to their community through civic or volunteer work, conducting research, or being engaged...
More than 100 learners complete RIT's first edX MicroMasters program
March 5th, 2018
One-hundred and thirty-six learners from around the globe have completed the first MicroMasters program offered by Rochester Institute of Technology, through the edX online learning platform. Armed with a MicroMasters credential in Project...
Saunders College of Business Online Executive MBA program ranks 5th among nation's top online programs
March 5th, 2018
Saunders College of Business at RIT continues to be recognized for academic excellence among colleges and universities. In Online MBA Today’s 2018 Online EMBA Program Rankings, released on March 5, Saunders College placed #5 overall out of 25 of...
Top RIT News stories and videos for February 2018
March 1st, 2018
Check out all of February's most popular stories and videos below: Top News Stories 1. Two RIT Kosovo alumnae named to Forbes '30 Under 30' list 2. RIT Venture Creations graduate receives major investment from Empire State Development 3....
RIT teams place first, second in marketing competition
February 27th, 2018
Two teams of students from Rochester Institute of Technology took first and second place Friday in the fifth annual Student Marketing Campaign Competition hosted by the local chapter of the American Marketing Association. A team from RIT's...

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