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.





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.

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.



Saunders Faculty Receive Tenure

Three Saunders College of Business faculty members were announced as tenure recipients. Dr. Bryan Reinicke, Dr. Joy Olabisi and Dr. Qian Song will receive tenure.

Reinicke, who obtained his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Indiana University in 2007, teaches many Management Information Systems (MIS), Marketing and Digital Business classes.

Olabisi is an assistant professor, focusing on Management, International Business and Entrepreneurship. She obtained her Ph.D. from University in Michigan in 2009 in Industrial & Operations Engineering.

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.

Research Fuels Ideas and Creativity that Power RIT Designers

RIT is one of the top universities in the nation working at the intersection of technology, the arts, and design. The university's design programs are world ranked due to innovative students and faculty, along with close ties to industry and alumni.

From Beaux-Arts to Modernism

Designers thrive when they have a working concept of what makes people tick, a context that allows them to shape their ideas by considering what people covet and use-along with a place to focus all of their creative energy.

REDCOM donates advanced telephony equipment to RIT's Telecommunications System Lab

REDCOM, a long-time partner of the telecommunications engineering technology program at Rochester Institute of Technology, recently donated its call control software, Sigma Core, to the university to provide students access to the latest technology being used for digital and IP-enabled telecommunications networks. The software and equipment was installed in the REDCOM Advanced Telecommunications System Laboratory, located in RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology.

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.