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RIT alumni make amazing things happen in the world. Below you will find stories of Saunders College alumni who have gone on to apply their business degrees in successful and meaningful ways. For more information on Saunders alumni who have been recognized by the RIT Alumni Association through several  major awards, please visit the following webpages:


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Saunders Graduate Alumni Spotlights

Saunders College of Business students come from around the globe to study and learn the skill necessary to apply in to real-world business solutions. Upon graduation, our alumni pursue ambitious careers and make the successful transition into the workforce. We couldn't be more proud to showcase a few of our Saunders alumni as they reflect on their RIT experience.


Emily Duke

Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Class of 2015

"I would recommend RIT because I feel the degrees offered are worth the time and money. The goal is to prepare you for the real world."

Employer: Cuba Memorial Hospital

Home Country: United States

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Carmen Carbone

MBA in Accounting, Class of 2015

"The feeling of accomplishment has never been so great.."

Employer: PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers)

Hometown: United States

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Harsh Gupta

Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Class of 1999

"My company is beating the industry trend each year and registering growth of 15 - 20% year to year. I have no words to thank RIT enough for this."

Employer: Precision Stamping

Hometown: New Delhi, India

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Emily Hart

Master's in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures, Class of 2015

"Saunders’ distinctive advantage is that the faculty and staff have strong ties with industry players. This is an asset, which students can leverage to find diverse job opportunities and internships."

Employer: Seating, Inc.

Hometown: Toronto, ON, Canada

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Bokang Khoarai

Master's in Management, Class of 2015

“I loved simulations and the capstone project, as they gave me near practical experience and a chance to apply the concepts taught."

Employer: Nalane

Home Country: Lesotho

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Pallav Mazumdar

Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Class of 2011

“The professors were all top notch and they brought in so many of their real life experiences in our classes that the studying part became more relatable and not just textual."

Employer: The Lacek Group

Hometown: Bhopal, India

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Ken Radzyminski

Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Class of 2015

“Outside of the classroom, I was able to collaborate with students from multiple colleges and educational backgrounds to give me a more realistic approach to real world application."

Employer: Cleveland Cavaliers

Home Country: United States

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Seerat Sodhi

Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Class of 2014

"Saunders’ distinctive advantage is that the faculty and staff have strong ties with industry players. This is an asset, which students can leverage to find diverse job opportunities and internships."

Employer: Deloitte

Hometown: New Delhi, India

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Chang Su

Master's of Finance, Class of 2013

"At Saunders, you’re not 1 of 100. There is individualized attention to determine what’s beneficial for you."

Employer: Siemens

Home Country: China

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Nan Yun

Master's of Finance, Class of 2012

"The education from RIT prepared me well for the job market. Through the co-op program, I was able to gain internship experience that helped with my job search post graduation."

Employer: Merrill Lynch

Home Country: China

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Saunders Alumni Success Stories

A Window to Success


As a child growing up in Watertown, N.Y., Anthony Crupi was highly active - enjoyed life so much, that he wouldn't sleep more than three or four hours a night. So his father, Philip, put a window in the attic so his son could play and not disrupt the rest of the family - his mom and three sisters.

At age seven, Crupi opened the window to his first career opportunity-selling newspapers at Fort Drum. Three years later, he was employed at his family's business, Crupi's Motel in the Thousand Islands, and during high school at age 16 he secured a position with Acme Food Markets.

Crupi's early work ethic fully prepared him for the future as CEO and president of Latran Technologies-an independent company that was purchased from Polaroid. A recognized leader in the Graphic Arts/Printing and Publishing Market, Latran's claim to fame is their Laser Ablation Transfer (LAT) Technology system, which produces real dots and uses real ink pigments to produce high-resolution proofs.

In his "spare time," Crupi is also a partner and managing director of the private equity investment banking firm, Andlinger and Company, Inc. of Tarrytown, N.Y.

So how did Crupi, who was about to graduate from RIT's E. Philip Saunders College of Business ('68) with a degree in business administration and marketing, land his first job in the printing and publishing industry?

"At RIT, I always kept a sport jacket and tie in my car. When I heard DuPont was interviewing students on campus, I used a little bit of strategy," recalls Crupi from his Latran office in Bedford, Mass. "I couldn't get past the woman setting up the interviews because she kept affirming that only printing and photo majors could apply, so I waited until she went to lunch and got a student to sign me up for an interview that afternoon."

"I wanted to work for DuPont because I liked the name of the industrial giant," Crupi says. "They hired me, and I found out later from the dean that my starting salary of $750 a month was the highest offer to any student that year," Crupi says. "I had zero knowledge about the job, but I've always had a great deal of tenacity."

He left DuPont in 1973 to assist in the restructuring of the graphic arts business for Aniline and Film Corp. (GAF). "But in the late 70s when the price of silver was skyrocketing, GAF was about to close the business," Crupi says. "So with an aggressive team of managers, I went seeking a private investor. We met success in 1980-81 when we met Gerhard Andlinger."

Together Crupi and Andlinger facilitated a management buyout for $23 million and the new organization became known as Anitec Image Corp.

"Not only did we grow the revenues, but we grew the bottom line and had a successful public offering in 1982. Five years later, Anitec was sold to International Paper Corp. for $284 million. Mr. Andlinger and I have been partners ever since."

"And what I'd say to students at RIT is the same thing I've always told my children," he explains. "Always keep a positive attitude. Be willing to put in the time. Think before you talk. Use common sense."


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