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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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    David Spindel



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    David Michael Spindel (born August 31, 1941) is an American photographer. He began his professional career in 1964 working with still-life objects and eventually broadened his horizons by doing...  more
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    Tom Keene

    Editing, Radio personality


    BirthplaceNew York

    Thomas Ross Keene CFA (born December 9, 1952), is editor-at-large for Bloomberg News and host of Bloomberg Surveillance on both Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Podcasts....  more
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    BirthplaceChbanieh, Lebanon, Lebanon

    Walid Raad (Ra'ad) (Arabic: وليد رعد) (born 1967 in Chbanieh, Lebanon) is a contemporary media artist. The Atlas Group is a fictional collective, the work of which is produced by Walid Raad. He lives...  more
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    Emma Lampert Cooper

    Emma Lampert Cooper (February 24, 1855 – July 30, 1920) was a painter from Rochester, New York, described as "a painter of exceptional ability". She studied in Rochester, New York; New York City...  more
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    Steven Van Slyke

    Chemist, Engineer
    Steven Van Slyke (born July 19, 1956) is an American chemist, best known for his co-invention of the Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and his contributions to the commercial development of OLED...  more
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    Steve Toll

    Steve Toll (born June 16, 1974 in St. Catharines, Ontario) is a former lacrosse player and current executive in the Canadian Lacrosse League. In his 14-year National Lacrosse League career, Toll won...  more
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    Tom Curley

    Thomas "Tom" Curley (born 6 July 1948) is the former President of the Associated Press, the world's largest news organization. He retired in 2012....  more
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    Bernie Boston

    Photojournalist, Photographer

    AgeDec. at 74 (1933-2008)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Bernie Boston (May 18, 1933 – January 22, 2008) was an American photographer most noted for his iconic Flower Power image....  more
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    Bruce Davidson

    Film Director, Photographer


    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois

    Bruce Landon Davidson (born September 5, 1933) 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,...  more
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    Wallace Seawell


    AgeDec. at 90 (1916-2007)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Wallace Seawell (September 16, 1916 – May 29, 2007) was an American photographer best known for his portraits of Hollywood stars such as Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn and George Burns. Seawell was born...  more
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    BirthplaceDenton, Texas

    Clarence Arthur Tripp (1919–2003) was an American psychologist, writer, and researcher for Alfred Kinsey.Born on October 4, 1919 in Denton, Texas, Tripp studied at the Rochester Institute of...  more
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    Marilyn Bridges



    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

    Marilyn Christine Bridges (born 1948) is an American photographer noted for her fine art black and white aerial photographs of extraordinary ancient and modern landscapes. She has photographed sacred...  more
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    John Resig



    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    John Resig is an American software engineer and entrepreneur, best known as the creator and lead developer of the jQuery JavaScript library....  more
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    William Snyder

    Journalist, Picture editor

    AgeDec. at 25 (1959-1984)

    BirthplaceNew York

    William Snyder is an American photojournalist and former Director of Photography for The Dallas Morning News. Snyder won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism in 1989 along with reporter David...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Michael Dixon Smith is an American-born chef and writer now residing in Prince Edward Island, Canada, host of The Inn Chef, Chef at Home, Chef at Large, Chef Michael's Kitchen, Chef Abroad, and...  more
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    Jeffrey K. Harris

    Jeffrey K. Harris (born June 28, 1953) is an American aerospace executive who served as 11th Director of the National Reconnaissance Office from 1994-1996. He is currently the Chairman of the Board...  more
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    Daria Semegen

    Daria Semegen (born June 27, 1946) is a contemporary American composer of classical music. While she has composed pieces for traditional instruments — her Jeux des quatres (1970), for example, is...  more
  • 43

    Dean Chamberlain

    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

    Illustrator, Writer



    Jane Wattenberg (born 1949) is an American author, photographer, and illustrator of books for children. Mrs. Mustard is her pen name....  more
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    Ralph Avery

    Ralph Avery (1907–1976) 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...  more
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    Ronald Senungetuk

    Ronald Senungetuk (born 1933) is an Iñupiaq artist originally from Wales, Alaska who works primarily in wood and metal....  more
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    Christopher Tanev

    Ice Hockey Player, Athlete


    BirthplaceEast York, Toronto, Canada

    Christopher Tanev (born December 20, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and an alternate captain for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Unselected in the...  more
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    Judi Danforth

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    Susan Hood

    Historian, Historian of technology


    Susan Hood is an author of children's books. She also writes as Emily Thompson....  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Rochester Institute of Technology and be of some renown.