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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Rochester Institute of Technology and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Rochester Institute of Technology, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Rochester Institute of Technology include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Rochester Institute of Technology alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Rochester Institute of Technology are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Matt Hamill and Christy Smith.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Rochester Institute of Technology?” and “Which celebrities are Rochester Institute of Technology alumni?”

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N. Katherine Hayles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
N. Katherine Hayles is a postmodern literary critic, most notable for her contribution to the fields of literature and science, electronic literature, and American literature. She is professor ...more

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Matt Hamill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Mixed Martial Artist Matthew Stanley Hamill is a deaf American mixed martial artist and wrestler who last competed in the Light Heavyweight division of the UFC. He is a three-time NCAA Division III National Champion ...more

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Stan Grossfeld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Writer Stan Grossfeld is a photorapher, writer and editor at The Boston Globe who has won two Pulitzer Prizes for photojournalism. He was born in New York City and graduated from the Rochester ...more

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Christy Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Christy Smith is the first deaf contestant on the CBS reality television series Survivor: The Amazon and co-founder of Discovering Deaf Worlds.

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Daniel Carp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Daniel Allen 'Dan' Carp is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Eastman Kodak Company. Carp will serve as the next Chairman of the Board of Delta Air Lines, replacing current ...more

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George Hotz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Programmer George Francis Hotz, alias geohot, is an American hacker known for unlocking the iPhone, allowing the phone to be used with other wireless carriers, contrary to AT&T's and Apple's ...more

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Robert Duffy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Politician, Police officer Robert John "Bob" Duffy is a Democratic politician who served as Lieutenant Governor of New York from 2011 to 2014 and also served as mayor of Rochester, New York from 2006 to 2010. ...more

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Eric Willis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni

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Fiona Ma is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Accountant, Politician, Author Fiona Ma is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who has represented the second district on the California Board of Equalization since 2015. She previously served on the San ...more

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Tom McMahon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Thomas M. McMahon was the Mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania from January 5, 2004 to January 2, 2012. McMahon was re-elected Mayor in November 2007 for a second four-year term, with 5,847 votes, or ...more

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Jerry Uelsmann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Photographer Jerry N. Uelsmann is an American photographer, and was the forerunner of photomontage in the 20th century in America.

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Elli Perkins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Elli Perkins née Present was a mother of two, a professional glass artist, and a Scientologist who lived in Western New York. She was a senior auditor at the Church of Scientology in ...more

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Zwelethu Mthethwa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa is a South African painter and photographer. Mthethwa is represented in Cape Town by BRUNDYN + GONSALVES, Johannesburg by Everard Read and in New York by the Jack Shainman

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Frederick Elmes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Cinematographer Frederick Elmes, A.S.C. is an American cinematographer who has won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography twice, for Wild at Heart and Night on Earth.

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Jim Denault is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Cinematographer Jim Denault is a cinematographer.

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Kathryn M. Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Businessperson Kathy Hill is Senior Vice President of the Access Networking and Services Group at Cisco. Her group's focus is on profitable growth and the integration of networking services onto Cisco's full ...more

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Adam Kubert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Inker, Penciller, Comics artist Adam Kubert is an American comic book artist known for his work for publishers such as Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and DC Comics, including work on Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four, ...more

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Brian Chontosh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Brian Chontosh Major Brian R. Chontosh is a retired United States Marine Corps officer who was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions during the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. At the time, he was a platoon ...more

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Debbie Drechsler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Cartoonist Debbie Drechsler is an American illustrator and comic book creator. Her semi-autobiographical graphic novel about incest, Daddy's Girl, was nominated for an Ignatz Award. Drechsler was born in ...more

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Rick Kittles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Geneticist Rick Antonius Kittles is an American biologist specializing in human genetics. He is of African-American ancestry, and achieved renown in the 1990s for his pioneering work in tracing the ...more

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Steve Pinizzotto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete Steven Pinizzotto is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. He currently plays with the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. He began his NHL career in the 2012–13 season ...more

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Kate Gleason is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Businessperson, Engineer Catherine Anselm "Kate" Gleason was an American engineer and businesswoman known both for being an accomplished woman in the predominantly male field of engineering and for her

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Ian Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Ian Lloyd R. Ian Lloyd is an Australian photographer who was born in Canada in 1953 and studied photography at Rochester Institute of Technology and Brooks Institute of Photography in the United States ...more

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Bruce H. March is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Businessperson Mr. March is currently chairman, president and chief executive officer of Imperial Oil Limited and has been a director of Imperial since January 1, 2008.

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Jeff Daly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Jeff Daly Architect Jeffrey L. Daly is an American architect, specialising in museum gallery and exhibition design. Jeff Daly received a master's degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Daly served as ...more

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David Spindel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Photographer David Michael Spindel is an American photographer. He began his professional career in 1964 working with still-life objects and eventually broadened his horizons by doing portraits. Spindel also ...more

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Tom Keene is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Tom Keene Editing, Radio personality, Presenter Thomas Ross "Tom" Keene CFA, is editor-at-large for Bloomberg News and host of Bloomberg Surveillance on both Bloomberg Radio and Bloomberg Television.

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Walid Raad is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Artist Walid Raad is a contemporary media artist. The Atlas Group is a fictional collective, the work of which is produced by Walid Raad. His works to date include video, photography and literary ...more

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Emma Lampert Cooper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Emma Lampert Cooper Emma Lampert Cooper was a painter from Rochester, New York, described as "a painter of exceptional ability". She studied in Rochester, New York; New York City under William Merritt ...more

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Steven Van Slyke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Chemist, Engineer Steven Van Slyke is an American chemist. He is known for his work with Organic Light Emitting Diodes s.

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Steve Toll is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Steve Toll Steve Toll is a former lacrosse player and current executive in the Canadian Lacrosse League. In his 14-year National Lacrosse League career, Toll won four NLL Championships with the Toronto ...more

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Tom Curley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Tom Curley Thomas "Tom" Curley is the former President of the Associated Press, the world's largest news organization. He retired in 2012.

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Bernie Boston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Photojournalist, Photographer Bernie Boston was an American photographer most noted for his iconic Flower Power.

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Bruce Davidson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Film Director, Photographer Bruce Davidson is an American photographer. He has been a member of the Magnum Photos agency since 1958. His photographs, notably those taken in Harlem, New York City, have been widely exhibited ...more

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Wallace Seawell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Wallace Seawell Photographer Wallace Seawell was an American photographer best known for his portraits of Hollywood stars such as Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn and George Burns. Seawell was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1916 ...more

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Clarence Arthur Tripp is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Psychologist Clarence Arthur Tripp, PhD was a psychologist, writer and researcher for Alfred Kinsey. Born on October 4, 1919 in Denton, Texas, US, Tripp studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and ...more

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Marilyn Bridges is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Marilyn Bridges Photographer Marilyn Bridges is an American photographer noted for her fine art black and white aerial photographs of extraordinary ancient and modern landscapes. She has photographed sacred and secular ...more

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John Resig is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
John Resig Programmer John Resig is an American software engineer and entrepreneur, best known as the creator and lead developer of the jQuery JavaScript library.

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William Snyder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
William Snyder Journalist, Picture editor, Professor William Snyder is a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and former Director of Photography for The Dallas Morning News. Snyder won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism in ...more

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Michael Smith is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Chef Michael Dixon Smith is a Canadian chef and writer, host of The Inn Chef, Chef at Home, Chef at Large, Chef Michael's Kitchen, Chef Abroad, and Chopped: Canada.

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Jeffrey K. Harris is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Jeffrey K. Harris Jeffrey K. Harris is an American aerospace executive who served as eleventh Director of the National Reconnaissance Office from 1994-1996. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of the United ...more

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Daria Semegen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Daria Semegen Daria Semegen is an important contemporary American composer of classical music. While she has composed pieces for traditional instruments — her Jeux des quatres, for example, is scored for ...more

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Dean Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Dean Chamberlain Photographer Dean Chamberlain is a photographer who specializes in unique lighting effects and extended exposure times. Famous models for his pictures sit for up to five hours as he leaves the camera shutter ...more

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Jane Wattenberg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Illustrator, Writer, Artist Jane Wattenberg is an American author, photographer, and illustrator of books for children. Mrs. Mustard is her pen name.

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Akihiko Miyoshi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni

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Ralph Avery is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Ralph Avery Ralph Avery was an American landscape painter and watercolorist based in Rochester, New York. He recorded city streets, churches, trees, iron fences, and the ambiance of Rochester, New York. He ...more

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Ronald Senungetuk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Ronald Senungetuk Ronald Senungetuk is an Iñupiaq artist originally from Wales, Alaska who works primarily in wood and metal.

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Christopher Tanev is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Christopher Tanev Ice Hockey Player, Athlete Christopher "Chris" Tanev is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. Unselected in the NHL Entry ...more

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Judi Danforth is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Judi Danforth

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Susan Hood is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni
Susan Hood Historian, Historian of technology Susan Hood is an author of children's books. She also writes as Emily Thompson.