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Local Residents Graduate from RIT

ROCHESTER, NY – The following local residents graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in Fall 2013. Please note some students may have received more than one degree.

Michael Burleigh of Fulton, N.Y., (13069) received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering technology from RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology.

Shawn Button of Phoenix, N.Y., (13135) received a Bachelor of Science degree in software engineering from RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Jillian Doty of Oswego, N.Y., (13126) received a Bachelor of Science degree in applied arts and sciences from RIT’s Center for Multidisciplinary Studies.

Katherine Lachut of Fulton, N.Y., (13069) received a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical photographic communications from RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

Gabrielle Ripka of Pulaski, N.Y., (13142) received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

John Rizzo of Fulton, N.Y., (13069) received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts.

In addition, the university offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. RIT enrolls 18,000 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

For three decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities. RIT is featured in The Princeton Review’s 2014 edition of The Best 378 Colleges, its Guide to 322 Green Colleges and The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014.

To see more of RIT’s rankings and recognition, go to www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition.