ROCKLANDERS NAMED RIT OUTSTANDING SCHOLARS

Several local residents were named 2013-2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars during a ceremony April 10 at Rochester Institute of Technology:

– Alyssa Kara Miller, daughter of Ellen Miller of New City, N.Y., is a fourth-year student in the Graphic Design – BFA program in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

– Allison Rose Ritter, daughter of Andrea Ritter and Perry Ritter of Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., is a fourth-year student in the Media Arts and Technology – BS program in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.

– Michael Roppolo, son of Anna Roppolo and Anthony Roppolo of Stony Point, N.Y., is a fourth-year student in the Journalism – BS program in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts.

Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship Awards are presented to students who have achieved the distinction of maintaining a minimum university grade point average of 3.85 out of a possible 4.0 and completed at least 125 quarter credit hours of study, nearly two-thirds of the credit hours required for a baccalaureate degree. Selection is also based on other factors complementing academic achievement, such as creative work, service on student committees, civic activities, employment and independent research.

Each RIT scholar receives a bronze medallion representing the traditional symbols for wisdom and respect — the Athenian owl and the olive branch.