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Congratulations Excellence in Student Life Recipients

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 in activities, excellence in scholarship, and the practice of responsible leadership. 

For over 50 years, students have been selected for this honor based on having outstanding GPA's and holding significant leadership positions within RIT related activities.

Awards and Recognitions in Saunders College 2018-2019

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 among the best.





Saunders Student Receives Incentive Award

Andrea Green Wins Award at the AMA Rochester Collegiate Competition

Andrea Green received an Incentive Award at the AMA Rochester 6th Annual Collegiate Conference in February 2019. The award included a plaque along with $250 that will go towards educational activities for the Saunders College Marketing Club.

Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching to be Presented to Dr. Hao Zhang

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 his Ph.D. in Finance from University at Buffalo in 2010 and has been a member of the RIT faculty for 9 years. Dr.

Paper on Blockchain Technology Receives Best Paper Award

Dr. Manlu Liu and graduate student Shoufan Qiu received the Best Paper Award for their coauthored paper titled “Diffusion of Innovation in Accounting: How have the Big Four been Adopting Blockchain Technology.”  They presented their findings at the SIGBPS Workshop on Blockchain and Smart Contract in December of 2018.

Introducing The Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Student Award

Saunders College of Business is proud to introduce the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Student Award. This new award will be presented to an RIT student who has proven their potential to become a successful entrepreneur.

Saunders College names John 'Dutch' Summers as 2018 Vanden Brul Award recipient

John "Dutch" Summers, CEO of Graywood Companies, Jasco Heat Treating and Jasco Pharmaceuticals LLC, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award, presented by Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. The award, which is given to entrepreneurial leaders within the upstate New York region, was presented at Oak Hill Country Club on June 6.

Saunders College Awards and Recognitions

Saunders College of Business closed out the 2017-2018 academic year with many honors and awards for both itself and its faculty.



RIT/NTID honor society inducts 26 new members

Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf inducted 26 new members into the Delta Xi chapter of the Epsilon Pi Tau honor society at a ceremony on May 1.

Epsilon Pi Tau recognizes the academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the study of technology and the preparation of practitioners for the technology professions. Epsilon Pi Tau also extends the honor of membership to outstanding practitioners in the technology professions, to scholars, and/or to persons who have significantly supported or advanced technology professions.