You know that Linus Torvald was still student when he started Linux, right?
Or Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they started PageRank engine at heart of Google?
Or Mark Zuckerberg when he wrote FaceMash, ancestor of FaceBook?
I don't see how calling someone a college student can be an insult. It's not like only professional people can do IT stuff correctly.
Anyway, I guess nobody involved in Haiku think that they'll become rich or an IT celebrity doing it, nor compares Haiku history to any of these success stories. This doesn't mean that some are still college students, others are way older, having a day job in IT for some, working on Haiku on their free time.
Haiku project is not an one guy project, but an open source collaborative project with lot of distinct contributors since start.
If you had done a bit of project's background research before proposing to rework its face on the web, you will have knew that...