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Kate Gleason College of Engineering Wall of Fame records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0538

Scope and Contents

The Kate Gleason College of Engineering Wall of Fame records documents the 2005 inaugural induction of distinguished alumni. Records include an RIT news release about the event and a photocopy of the program for the March 18, 2005 ceremony, including portraits and biographies of each of the inductees.


  • Creation: 2005

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information: Kate Gleason College of Engineering

RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering (KGCOE) is among the nations's top-ranked engineering colleges. the college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in applied statistics, engineering science, and computer, electrical, industrial and systems, mechanical, and microelectronic engineering and a doctoral degree in microsystems engineering. RIT was the first university to offer undergraduate degrees in microelectronic and software engineering.

In 2005, on the occasion of RIT's 175th anniversary, the KGCOE decided to honor some of their distinguished alumni by creating a Wall of Fame of twenty-four alumni. The induction took place on March 18, 2005 in the Gordon Atrium in the James E. Gleason Building where the wall is located. Among those inducted was John Hill, a 1930 graduate of the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute and at that time RIT's oldest living alumni at age 95.

The twenty-four inductees were Anthony J. Amorese, Louis G. Anastos, Walter E. Andrus, Russell C. Bostedt, Alvaro Cadena, Steven D. carlson, Allen G. Casey, Terrance N. Clapham, Dean W. Crawford, Richard L. Dashnaw, Robert O. Frasca, Dr. Lynn F. fuller, E. Lee Garelick, Alfred N. Gutzmer, William C. Hard, Gilbert J. Hatch, Frank S. Hermance, John L. Hill. David K. Laniak, Donald C. Switzer, Frederick T. Tucker, Leon D. White, Jr. David A. Willett, James N. Wurtz.


1 Linear Feet (1 small document box)




Records from the inaugural class of distinguished alumni inducted into the Kate Gleason College of Engineering Wall of Fame in 2005. Includes news release, program, inductees biographies and photographs.


Arranged by material type and alphabetically by last name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were deposited in the RIT Archive Collections by the KGCOE Dean's Office in 2005.

Accession number(s): 2005:032

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in November 2014.

Kate Gleason College of Engineering Wall of Fame records
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
21 November 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA