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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.

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...
Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars Award Ceremony
April 9th, 2019
12 Saunders Students Recognized for Academic Excellence RIT has recognized academic excellence through The Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars Awards since 1976. This achievement is reserved for individuals that are in the top 1% of...
Saunders program encourages high school women to explore studies, careers in business
April 4th, 2019
RIT student Chelsy Ray “pays it forward” each spring when she welcomes a new cohort of high school women to Saunders College of Business for a day of exploration, activity and networking. For the past three years, Ray, a fourth-year international...
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April 4th, 2019
Students of Graduate Accounting Programs now Eligible to Become Fellows By expanding the Saunders Leadership Fellows Program, students from graduate accounting programs will have the opportunity to enhance their education. The program is designed...
Providing safe power after a hurricane
April 1st, 2019
Entrepreneur David Rodriguez ’92 (MBA) is doing his part to provide new clean energy solutions to the nearly 3.4 million residents of Puerto Rico who live in the constant presence of destructive tropical storms and hurricanes. With his company,...
Fixing up computers to help people in need
April 1st, 2019
When he was in high school, Josh Geise, a fifth-year computing security student, was involved in the Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment Program. Through the program, Geise became a program manager and helped run events where the group...
RIT Venture Fund helps turn ideas into businesses
April 1st, 2019
Kailey Bradt ’15 (chemical engineering), ’18 MS (product development) had an idea for a waterless, powder shampoo that could change the way the world looks at haircare. When she needed funding to get her company, OWA (Out of this World Amazing)...
Tiger Love: Love at first double-take
April 1st, 2019
Shortly after Marcy (Thurman) Brenner ’87 (new media marketing) arrived at RIT in the fall of 1984, she caught a glimpse of Chris Brenner ’87 (graphic design) skateboarding down the Quarter Mile. “I literally stopped and spun around and did a...
Finance at RIT
April 1st, 2019
Finance at RIT Saunders College of Business prepares students with a deep understanding of financial systems, including public, private and government spaces. Finance students are presented with the opportunity to become an expert in...
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March 29th, 2019
Online Executive MBA Program Ranks #20 Globally Saunders College of Business is proud to regularly receive high rankings for a variety of business programs. This week, Saunders College was included in the 2019 Global MBA Rankings published by CEO...
Luke Greener Headshot
March 28th, 2019
Luke Greener Awarded an Outstanding Accounting Student Award Luke Greener will be presented with an Outstanding Accounting Student Award by the Rochester Chapter of the NYS Society of CPAs in April. He is working towards an MBA...
March 25th, 2019
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 Spotlight: Student attends Diversity Abroad Student Leadership Summit
March 21st, 2019
Kevin Mejia, from Yonkers, N.Y., has always been passionate about traveling. During his time at RIT, the fourth-year business management and international and global studies double major has traveled to France, Germany, England and Cuba through the...
Saunders College professorship facilitates ‘unlikely’ interdisciplinary research relationships
March 21st, 2019
Victor Perotti is no stranger to RIT, having worked as a faculty member in Saunders College of Business since 1997. But he also strives to create, innovate, reinvent and explore new opportunities as is defined in his latest role as The Benjamin...
Dr. Hao Zhang Headshot
March 20th, 2019
Dr. Hao Zhang, Associate Professor of Finance in Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology, has been selected as a recipient of the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching for the 2018-2019 academic year. Dr. Zhang received...
TFE Times Badge
March 20th, 2019
Master of Management Ranks #16 Nationally The Financial Engineer (TFE) Times has ranked Saunders College of Business among the 2019 Top Graduate Programs in North America again this year. TFE Times looks at a variety of components when...

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