The first joint program established between Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) and RIT was the 2+2 degree program. “For Chinese students ‘2+2’ means studying two years in their home country and then coming over here,” said Dr. John Tu, Saunders’ Senior Associate Dean and liaison between the schools.
Philip Gelsomino can be described in many ways-among them are honest, straightforward, compassionate, boisterous and just plain loud. In fact, the visiting lecturer in the Saunders College of Business says his booming voice and near constant movement in the classroom help to keep his students engaged and interested in the subject material. These qualities, along with 32 years of experience owning several small businesses including a public accounting firm, have earned Gelsomino RIT's Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure Track Faculty.
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.
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Saunders College has a lot to offer both inside the classroom and out. From student-organized clubs, partnerships with professional organizations, to national marketing competitions, there is something of interest for everyone.
Many high school students would benefit from real-world and timely access to college-career exploration programs, like the College, Accounting and You (CAY) spearheaded by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Saunders College of Business, and the long-standing investment and partnership of Rochester’s PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) branch.
Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology announces the Daniel D. Tessoni Endowed Chair in Accounting. Tessoni has been an esteemed member of the RIT faculty since 1974. He will be honored at an invitation-only event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Country Club of Rochester.