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Local residents named Legacy Leaders at RIT


ROCHESTER -- The Legacy Leadership program celebrates the leadership and contributions that graduating female-identified students have made to the RIT community during their time on campus, including:

  • Jessica Barone of Buffalo, who is studying management information systems.
  • Allison Blakeley of Lancaster, who is studying Environmental Sustanability Health and Safety.
  • Shantinique Cowans of Rochester, who is studying media arts and technology.
  • Erica Hickey of Byron, who is studying advertising and public relations.

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.