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 Shelly Meyer at smmmkt@rit.edu with RIT University News Service.

2022-23 Accomplishments from Saunders Students
August 11th, 2022
July 2022 Kavitha Rajkumar '23 (accounting) has been selected as a recipient of the 2022-23 AICPA Legacy Scholarship. The AICPA Legacy Scholars program helps students become CPAs by assisting with the cost of their college education.
2022-23 Saunders Faculty and Staff Go Above and Beyond
August 10th, 2022
The hard work and dedication of the Saunders College of Business faculty is what gives us an edge over the rest and contribute to what many consider a small college feel at a large technology university. We would like to recognize some of our...
RIT students use innovative design through Studio930 to enhance lives
August 8th, 2022
RIT student Hannah Ni has learned a lot about inclusive design through the course of her studies, but her most recent work developing a puzzle toy for children with autism and an inclusive playground for all ages and abilities has changed the way...
Livingston County students awarded Saunders College endowed scholarships to attend RIT
August 3rd, 2022
Beth Buehler, a graduate of Livonia High School, and Cody Rae Ziefel, a Dansville High School graduate, are recipients of this year’s annual E. Philip Saunders Endowed Business Scholarship at Rochester Institute of Technology. The students have been...
Hospitality training workshop at RIT responds to the needs of the underserved
July 26th, 2022
A hospitality workforce training program run by Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology is responding both to the needs of underserved immigrants and refugees seeking meaningful work and an industry that has been devastated...
For 95% of Saunders Students, a Degree at Saunders is Just the Beginning
July 20th, 2022
Based on RIT’s commitment to career preparedness and an applied, technology-infused education, Saunders College of Business delivers an outcomes rate of 95%. Career preparation is the fulcrum of learning at RIT. Saunders College focuses on hands-on...
RIT will begin offering two new Ph.D. programs in fall of 2023
July 18th, 2022
Rochester Institute of Technology will begin offering two new Ph.D. programs beginning in the fall of 2023—each with historical academic significance for the university. Saunders College of Business will offer a Ph.D. in business administration,...
RIT names Jorge M. Rodriguez new member of board of trustees
July 15th, 2022
RIT appointed a new member—who also is an alumnus—to the university’s board of trustees on July 14. Jorge M. Rodriguez ’15 MBA (online Executive MBA), chief executive officer of Salt Lake City-headquartered Sorenson Communications, has more than 30...
Entrepreneurial endeavors at RIT get boost from Kozel gifts
June 22nd, 2022
Local businessman and entrepreneur Bernard Kozel was known for having as much passion for helping others develop their businesses as he did for developing his own. The result of his efforts, in some cases, took start-up businesses out of people’s...
Saunders Faculty and Staff Go Above and Beyond
June 21st, 2022
The hard work and dedication of the Saunders College of Business faculty is what gives us an edge over the rest and contributes to what many consider a small college feel at a large technology university. We would like to recognize some of our...
Accomplishments from Saunders Students
June 14th, 2022
At Saunders College of Business, students are always on to something amazing, even before graduating! If you are a student at Saunders College and have exciting news to share, email communications@saunders.rit.edu. May 2022 Sonakshi Das '25 (...
Alumni News and Recognitions
June 9th, 2022
Check out some of the great things our 136,000 Saunders alumni are doing around the globe. Submit your latest career move or latest achievement to communications@saunders.rit.edu. May 2022 Anthony Coneo ’22 (management information systems)...
Saunders College of Business alumnus Erblin Ribari named to ‘Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Europe list
June 8th, 2022
Saunders College of Business at RIT alumnus Erblin Ribari ’17 MBA (finance) has been named to the seventh annual Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe, which recognizes young entrepreneurs and leaders for how they are transforming business and society today....
Saunders College among sponsors of ‘Shark Tank’-style competition for young entrepreneurs June 4
June 1st, 2022
Students from around the country—including a Webster, N.Y., high school senior attending Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business this fall—will compete to see who will be named America’s Next Top Young Entrepreneur at the...
RIT men’s lacrosse pumped to head back to NCAA national championship game
May 25th, 2022
Students on the RIT men’s lacrosse team are looking to “pump up the jam” at the NCAA national championship game on May 29. After each win this season, the team celebrates by jamming to the hit 1989 song from Technotronic. Livestream available...
Numerous summer construction projects planned at RIT
May 23rd, 2022
Although facilities at Rochester Institute of Technology are continuously being built, maintained, and upgraded, summer is prime time for major projects, as the weather is more cooperative for outdoor work, and fewer people are inconvenienced...
Tea business bubbling for alumni entrepreneurs
May 9th, 2022
Chinese tea culture, with its rich history existing since before the third century, has always been a lifelong passion for Tian Tian and Zining Chen. The graduates of RIT’s advertising and public relations program (2017) and master’s in...
RIT grads told to ‘enrich the world’ with grace
May 6th, 2022
Each of the more than 4,300 graduates this year from Rochester Institute of Technology should be proud of their achievement, be excited about what is next in their lives, and remember—with grace—what it took to get to this milestone. ‌ Scott...
Bal and Anita Dixit honored as Outstanding Alumni
May 6th, 2022
Sudhakar G. “Bal” Dixit ’74 (MBA) and his wife, Anita ’91 (career and human resource development) have achieved so much side by side—both personally and professionally—that it’s only fitting the couple were recognized together at RIT’s 2022...
RIT/NTID alumni, student athletes to participate in Deaflympics in South America
May 2nd, 2022
Three RIT/NTID alumni and one current student-athlete will travel to Caxias do Sul, Brazil, to participate in the 24th Summer Deaflympics, May 1-15. The Summer Deaflympics takes place every four years and is the oldest multi-sport event after the...

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