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Ian Mortimer named RIT vice president for Enrollment Management

Ian Mortimer '04 (MBA), who has 25 years of experience in higher education, has been named vice president of Enrollment Management at Rochester Institute of Technology.

With an enrollment of nearly 19,000 students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. Students hail from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. A top 100 national research university, RIT also has international locations in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.

RIT's Saunders College of Business joins forces with Junior Achievement to educate Rochester City School district youngsters

As a child, Kathleen Hagelberger remembers how hard it was to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up, especially during her elementary school years when there is often limited exposure to possible jobs and careers. But Hagelberger hopes her involvement in a partnership among RIT's Saunders College of Business, Junior Achievement and Helen Barrett Montgomery School No. 50 in the city of Rochester will help influence a few young minds.

RIT honors its researchers

 Rochester Institute of Technology honored researchers who served as principal investigators on active awards in fiscal year 2017 at an April 18 reception.

Also recognized were the 19 recipients of Seed Funding Awards and 10 new inductees in RIT's PI Millionaires. 

RIT investigator efforts led to $60 million in research funding in the 2017 fiscal year.

ThermApparel partners with MS Foundation to provide cooling vests to people in need

For the nearly 400,000 people nationwide who suffer from heat sensitivity as a side effect of multiple sclerosis, a Rochester, N.Y.-based company is committed to providing cooling relief at a reasonable cost.

Student inspired by McChord's generosity

RIT student Lindsay Reardon is thrilled about the opportunities that are in store for students anxious to create and manage their own businesses.

An entrepreneur by nature, Reardon is no stranger to self-employment, beginning as a high school student creating posters for weddings, anniversaries and other special events.

RIT Venture Creations graduate receives major investment from Empire State Development

A 2017 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology's Venture Creations technology business incubator is the recipient of a major investment from Empire State Development.
Token, an identity technology start-up founded by RIT alumni Melanie and Steve Shapiro, will receive up to $1.75 million through the New York State Innovation Venture Capital Fund.

Kevin Sheldon announced as new Alumni Association President

Kevin Sheldon '02 (management information systems) began serving his two-year term as the new Alumni Association President on Jan. 1.

In addition to his career as vice president of operations at CareJourney, Sheldon is passionate about serving the RIT community and its more than 125,000 alumni.

"The Alumni Association works to support the RIT alumni community in any way we can. We are evaluating how we serve alumni in general, how to get them more engaged, and looking at ways that we can continue to get them involved at a deeper level," said Sheldon.

Couple turns cider mill into destination

Bill and Brenda Michaels like to tell people that they have three children and their oldest child is never going to leave the house.

That oldest child is their business, Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard in Central New York. The couple recently published a cookbook to celebrate the cider mill's 160th anniversary.