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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.

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...
The Best Schools Badge
May 9th, 2019
Saunders Ranked 25 in The 50 Best Online MBA Programs Programs in Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology consistently receives top rankings and recognitions. The Best Schools, an independent group that has created a...
Harnessing opportunities drives Saunders College graduate to succeed
May 8th, 2019
Commencement weekend kicks off with Academic Convocation on May 10. Read more about the Class of 2019 at rit.edu/news/commencement-news. When RIT student Austin Obiora Okwudili accepts his diploma on May 11 in front of family and friends, he says...
RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, City of Rochester partnership receives funding
May 1st, 2019
Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Rochester Economic Development Corp., has received $137,500 in funding from J.P. Morgan Chase Bank to help build an entrepreneurial ecosystem that will...
Supply Chain Management
May 1st, 2019
Why Supply Chain Management at RIT? Saunders College of Business has developed an applied and interdisciplinary supply chain management (SCM) program. In SCM, students take select elective courses from Saunders or Kate Gleason College of...
RIT ‘futurists’ discuss blending of technology and creativity at first-ever Imagine symposium
April 29th, 2019
Renowned celebrity photographer and RIT alumnus Kwaku Alston has remained a powerful force in the imaging world by adapting to the fundamental changes affecting his craft. But through it all, including learning to shoot on both film and digital...
Young entrepreneurs storm RIT for ‘Shark Tank’-style competition May 3
April 27th, 2019
Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business is the host and a sponsor for the 11th annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Saunders College Competition on Friday, May 3. The event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and is open...
Imagine RIT festival starts tonight
April 26th, 2019
The 12th annual Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival kicks off at 6 tonight in Ingle Auditorium with Dr. Munson’s Performing Arts Competition. Then, tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., we pull back the curtain on creativity and innovation...
Saunders Graduate Students
April 23rd, 2019
Two Saunders Graduate Degrees Qualify to Apply International students receiving a graduate degree in Computational Finance or Business Analytics from Saunders College of Business at RIT may now be able to work...
Stock investing
April 22nd, 2019
Real World Experience for Saunders Financial Management Association The Financial Management Association (FMA) club from Saunders College of Business at RIT completed their 7th Adirondack Cup Competition- a 6-month, stock picking challenge...
Partnership brings business education to Rochester classrooms
April 18th, 2019
Saunders College of Business alumnus Jake Torcello towers over the third-grade students at Helen Barrett Montgomery School No. 50 where he volunteers each spring. But the youngsters aren’t intimidated. In fact, they are engaged by Torcello’s lesson...
Hospitality Students
April 18th, 2019
Hospitality and Service Systems Join Saunders July 1, 2019 As previously announced, effective July 1, 2019 Rochester Institute of Technology programs from the School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation are officially...
Innovative suspension system for off-road vehicles takes top spot in spring Tiger Tank competition
April 17th, 2019
A uniquely designed magnetic coil piston that will improve suspension systems in on- and off-road vehicles took first place in Rochester Institute of Technology’s semi-annual Tiger Tank entrepreneurship competition. Sponsored by RIT’s Saunders...
Mahany Welding Supply donates equipment to College of Engineering Technology
April 16th, 2019
Sparks were flying as Rochester Institute of Technology and longtime corporate partner Mahany Welding Supply dedicated new welding equipment at a ceremony at the university. The equipment, two gas metal arc welding cells and two gas tungsten arc...
RIT honors researchers
April 12th, 2019
Rochester Institute of Technology honored researchers who served as principal investigators on active awards in fiscal year 2018 at an April 11 reception. Also recognized were the 20 recipients of Seed Funding Awards and 12 new inductees in RIT’s PI...
Eisenhart award winner Hao Zhang is passionate about preparing students for careers
April 11th, 2019
It’s not unusual to find Hao Zhang hanging around career fairs – despite the fact that he’s been a member of the Saunders College of Business faculty for nearly nine years. But Zhang, one of the recipients of the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding...

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