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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.

RIT Saunders College of Business partners with Jewish Senior Life to study innovation in elder care
August 23rd, 2019
Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business has announced a unique partnership with Jewish Senior Life to identify innovations to improve the lives of aging people. Serving people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, Jewish...
Program gives new pathway to RIT for students of area community colleges
August 14th, 2019
Three area community colleges have signed an agreement that offers their students a new pathway to a bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. “This program works well for students who aren’t quite ready for the rigors of a...
RIT undergraduates share cutting-edge research at annual summer symposium
August 7th, 2019
RIT student Filip Jander is thrilled by the opportunity to conduct his own research in machine-learning and is optimistic that one day his work will find its way to industry to help predict worker fatigue and prevent debilitating and costly injuries...
Global Cybersecurity Institute to open in 2020
August 6th, 2019
Cybersecurity has no borders. Attackers don’t care if their targets are in another state or use a different currency. Cybercrime is costing the world trillions of dollars, and analysts say that there aren’t enough qualified professionals to prevent...
Accountant to the stars
August 6th, 2019
You do what? From accountant to the stars to sustainable chocolate producer, RIT alumni have some pretty cool careers. Below, read about Frank Selvaggi ’81, a trusted financial advisor to the biggest stars in the entertainment industry. Frank...
Alumni Update: Treasurer has passion for helping the underdog
August 6th, 2019
Fiona Ma ’88 (accounting) can claim a lot of firsts. She is the first woman of color and first female Certified Public Accountant elected as California State Treasurer. She won the position on Nov. 6, 2018, with 7,825,587 votes, more than any other...
RIT/NTID students honored for excellence in business studies
August 5th, 2019
Three deaf and hard-of-hearing students in business-related majors at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf received a new scholarship funded by the Frank B. Sullivan Memorial Foundation. The recipients are...
Recent RIT grads receive Gold Leaf Award for student project
July 31st, 2019
Three RIT Tigers from the media arts and technology program received a Gold Leaf Award from the Foil...
RIT names interim director for Venture Creations technology business incubator
July 24th, 2019
Rochester Institute of Technology’s Venture Creations technology business incubator has named upstate New York entrepreneur Peter Parts as interim director. Parts assumes the role from former director Richard Notargiacomo, who will continue his work...
RIT incorporates ‘soft skills’ elective into engineering educational curriculum
July 19th, 2019
As part of a growing trend in enriching engineering education, RIT has approved a new course in soft skills for engineers. The one-credit elective course, originally piloted in the last academic year, has been approved as a credit-bearing option for...
Hospitality, service systems programs move to Saunders College of Business
July 11th, 2019
RIT hospitality and service systems students returning to campus in the fall will now be part of Saunders College of Business. As of July 1, majors in hospitality and tourism management, and graduate majors in hospitality and tourism management,...
Registration open for RIT Center for Urban Entrepreneurship Business Pitch competition
July 9th, 2019
Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship is hosting a Business Pitch competition, open to all businesses operating within one of the four quadrants of the city of Rochester. Registration for the competition is open to...
Livingston County students awarded Saunders College endowed scholarships to attend RIT
June 26th, 2019
Brittney Teed and Mitchell Hitchcock, seniors at Livonia High School, and Maggie Dempsey, a senior at Avon High School, are recipients of this year’s annual E. Philip Saunders Endowed Business Scholarship at Rochester Institute of Technology. The...
June 24th, 2019
Rochester's entrepreneurial ecosystem continues to expand As seen in the Rochester Business Journal June 24, 2019: Rochester Institute of Technology recently hosted the international finals for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). Founded...
Alumna recognized on ‘Forbes’ Top Women Wealth Advisors List
June 20th, 2019
For the third consecutive year, wealth management adviser Fern (Grossman) Schwartz ’77 (business administration) has been featured on the Forbes list of “America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors” for 2019. The business magazine compiles this annual list...
Saunders College names Optimax president, CEO as 2019 Vanden Brul Award recipients
June 10th, 2019
Michael Mandina, president of Optimax, and Richard Plympton, CEO of Optimax, have been named the 2019 recipients of the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, presented by Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. The...
Congratulations Excellence in Student Life Recipients
May 20th, 2019
The Excellence in Student Life Award was founded in 1964 to honor students who represent the guiding principles of Engagement, Scholarship, and Leadership. The award exists to foster and encourage students to aspire to the goals of engagement...
May 14th, 2019
Saunders College of Business is proud to recognize the achievements of the college, faculty and staff during the 2018-2019 academic year. It is through the hard work and dedication of these individuals that Saunders is so frequently ranked...
Alumnus Chance Wright ’18 makes $3.5 million gift to RIT photo school
May 13th, 2019
A 2018 advertising photography alumnus is making a $3.5 million gift to Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS), the largest single gift ever made to RIT’s College of Art and Design. The gift comes from...
More than 500 students expected to graduate from RIT’s international campuses this spring
May 10th, 2019
Commencement weekend kicks off with Academic Convocation on May 10. Read more about the Class of 2019 at rit.edu/news/commencement-news. This year, more students will graduate from RIT’s international campuses than ever before. RIT’s campuses in...

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