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RIT Venture Creations company develops low-cost solar generators for those living in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Entrepreneur David Rodriguez is bringing an alternative energy solution to the nearly 3.4 million residents of Puerto Rico still living in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

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.

RIT's business college hosts YEA! Saunders Scholars Competition May 4

Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology is the host and a sponsor for the 10th annual Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Saunders College Competition on Friday, May 4. The event is expected to draw more than 300 participating students, family members, judges and spectators from across the country as young students compete in a Shark Tank-style competition for the opportunity to advance to the finals.

Annual Imagine RIT highlights academic and artistic creativity

Christian Goossen was explaining to a visitor an exhibit on how a person might survive on Mars.

The visitor asked how far along he was on his Ph.D.

"I'm a freshman," replied Goossen, a biotechnology and molecular bioscience major from Chili, N.Y.

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.

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.

Increasing High School Students' Interest in Accounting

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. 

RIT students design highway billboard to help 'pay it forward'

RIT student Sarah Johnson has a lot to be thankful for, including her health. And a class offered through Saunders College of Business has allowed Johnson the unique opportunity to "thank" a favorite charity using a billboard high above Rochester.

Honoring E. Philip Saunders for a Legacy of Giving

Serial entrepreneur and philanthropist E. Philip Saunders remains focused on growing local businesses, supporting higher education and giving back to the community. The president and CEO of Saunders Management Co., 80, is widely known around campus as the namesake of Saunders College of Business, to which he has contributed $18 million.

"He's like a celebrity around here," said Saunders College Dean Jacqueline Mozrall. "When students find out Phil's in the building, they come up and say, 'Can I meet him?' They know about him, what he represents, and aspire to be like him."