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Friday, May 12, 2017

RIT honors 2016-17 Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars

All WNY News     Friday, May 12, 2017    

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ROCHESTER -- Rochester Institute of Technology honored 102 students whose academic and personal achievements have made them this year's Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars.

  • Andrew Barberio of Williamsville, son of Mark Barberio and Carolyn Barberio, is a fourth-year student in the accounting program in RIT's Saunders College of Business.
  • Cassandra Derr of West Henrietta, daughter of Cheryl Derr, is a fifth-year student in the electrical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.
  • William Dybas of Rochester is a fourth-year student in the software engineering program in RIT's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
  • Lydia Hays of Spencerport, daughter of Bonnie Hays and Rex Hays, is a fifth-year student in the computer engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.
  • Jackson Hochheimer of Rochester, son of Mary Hochheimer and Michael Hochheimer, is a graduate student in the environmental, health and safety management program in RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology.
  • Brianna Juda of Webster is a fourth-year student in the media arts and technology program in RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.
  • Angelina Konovitz-Davern of Amherst, daughter of Melody Bulsara, is a third-year student in the museum studies program in RIT's College of Liberal Arts.
  • Xiaoshan Lin of Rochester, daughter of Weimin Lin, is a fourth-year student in the business administration: finance program in RIT's Saunders College of Business.
  • Kerina Mangiaracina of Rochester is a fourth-year student in the metals and jewelry design program in RIT's College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.
  • Brooks Melnyk of East Amherst, daughter of Jane Melnyk and Glenn Melnyk, is a third-year student in the biomedical sciences program in RIT's College of Health Sciences and Technology.
  • Ryan Patalano of Rochester is a fifth-year student in the chemical engineering program in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering.
  • Tyler Perry of Warsaw, son of Brandy Sprague, is a fourth-year student in the mechanical engineering technology program in RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology.
  • Rochelle Pray of W Henrietta, wife of Eric Pray and daughter of Irene Claypole, is a fifth-year student in the applied arts and sciences program in RIT's School of Individualized Study.
  • Jacob Shawley of Olean, son of Steve Shawley of Olean, and Tammy Hubbard of Salamanca, is a fourth-year student in the mechanical engineering technology program in RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology.
  • Anna Valentine of Pittsford, daughter of Maureen Valentine and Scott Valentine, is a fourth-year student in the packaging science program in RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology.
  • Brianna Williams of Penfield is a fourth-year student in the nutrition management program in RIT's College of Health Sciences and Technology.

The awards, a bronze medallion, were given in ceremonies on April 6 to those students who have met the scholarship criteria -- a minimum grade-point average of 3.85 out of 4.0; completion of more than two-thirds of the credit hours required for a bachelor's degree and demonstrated community engagement, such as creative work, serve on student committees, civic activities, employment or independent research.

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.

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