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Local residents receive RIT Excellence in Student Life awards


ROCHESTER -- Twenty-five graduating students from Rochester Institute of Technology received an Excellence in Student Life award on May 8 for fostering and encouraging the goals of engagement in activities, excellence in scholarship and the practice of responsible leadership. Honorees include:

  • Kelly Hurlburt of Webster, who is studying New Media Design.
  • Bridget Hurley of Rochester, who is studying management information systems.
  • David Kukfa of Penfield, who is studying Computing Security.
  • Sarah Quirk of Lockport, who is studying environmental sustainability, health and safety.

The awards were given at Liberty Hill, the home of RIT President Bill Destler.

Founded in 1964, the award (formerly the Alpha Sigma Lambda Award) honors students who represent the guiding principles of engagement, scholarship and leadership.

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.