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Famous Rochester Institute Of Technology Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 6.1k views70 items

List RulesPeople 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. (Nancy) Katherine Hayles (born 16 December 1943) is a postmodern literary critic, most notable for her contribution to the fields of literature and science, electronic literature, and American...  more
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    Matt Hamill

    Mixed Martial Artist


    BirthplaceLoveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Matthew Stanley Hamill (born October 5, 1976) is an American mixed martial artist and wrestler who has competed in the Light Heavyweight division of the UFC. He is a three-time NCAA Division III...  more
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    Stan Grossfeld

    Editor, Journalist


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Stan Grossfeld (born December 20, 1951) is an Associate 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 (born September 13, 1978, in Aspen, Colorado) originally from Basalt, Colorado is the first deaf contestant on the CBS reality television series Survivor: The Amazon and co-founder of...  more
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    Daniel Allen 'Dan' Carp (born 1948) is the former chairman and chief executive officer of the Eastman Kodak Company. Carp served as the chairman of the board of Delta Air Lines, replacing former...  more
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    George Hotz



    BirthplaceGlen Rock, New Jersey

    George Francis Hotz (born October 2, 1989), alias geohot, is an American hacker and creative consumer known for unlocking the iPhone, allowing the phone to be used with other wireless carriers,...  more
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    Robert Duffy

    Politician, Police officer


    BirthplaceRochester, New York, United States of America

    For other people named Robert Duffy, see Robert Duffy.Robert John Duffy (born August 21, 1954) is an American politician who served as Lieutenant Governor of New York from 2011 to 2014. A member of...  more
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    Fiona Ma

    Accountant, Politician


    Fiona Ma (simplified Chinese: 马世云; traditional Chinese: 馬世雲; pinyin: Mǎ Shìyún; born March 4, 1966) is an American politician and Certified Public Accountant who has been serving as the California...  more
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    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



    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Jerry N. Uelsmann (born June 11, 1934) is an American photographer and was an early exponent of photomontage in the 20th century in America. His work in darkroom effects foreshadowed the use of Adobe...  more
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    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 Buffalo, New...  more
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    Zwelethu Mthethwa



    BirthplaceDurban, South Africa

    Zwelethu Mthethwa (born 1960) is a South African painter and photographer. He was convicted of murder in 2017, and is currently incarcerated at Pollsmoor Prison....  more
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    Frederick Elmes



    BirthplaceMountain Lakes, New Jersey

    Frederick Elmes, ASC (born November 4, 1946) is an American cinematographer, known for his association with the independent film movement. He is a long-time collaborator of directors David Lynch, Ang...  more
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    Jim Denault



    BirthplaceNew York

    Jim Denault is a cinematographer....  more
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    Kathryn M. Hill

    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 range...  more
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    Adam Kubert

    Inker, Penciller


    BirthplaceBoonton, New Jersey

    Adam Kubert (; born 1959) is an American comics artist known for his work for publishers such as Marvel Comics and DC Comics, including work on Action Comics, Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, The...  more
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    Brian Chontosh

    Major Brian R. Chontosh (born 1974 in Rochester, New York) 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...  more
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    Debbie Drechsler (born 1953) is an American illustrator and comic book creator. Her semi-autobiographical graphic novel about incest, Daddy's Girl (1996), was nominated for an Ignatz Award....  more
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    Rick Kittles


    BirthplaceSylvania, Georgia

    Rick Antonius Kittles (born in Sylvania, Georgia, United States) is an American biologist specializing in human genetics. He is of African-American ancestry, and achieved renown in the 1990s for his...  more
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    Steve Pinizzotto

    Ice Hockey Player, Athlete


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Steven Pinizzotto (born April 26, 1984) is a Canadian-German professional ice hockey right winger. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played with German club, Kölner Haie of...  more
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    Kate Gleason

    Businessperson, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 68 (1865-1933)

    BirthplaceRochester, New York

    Catherine Anselm Gleason (November 25, 1865 – January 9, 1933) was an American engineer and businesswoman known both for being an accomplished woman in the predominantly male field of engineering and...  more
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    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 before...  more
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    Bruce H. March

    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....  more
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    Jeff Daly

    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 the...  more