Most people like to keep their home life and work life separate, but this is not the case with the Lamb family. Chuck and Susan, along with sons Connor and Devin, have treated RIT as a blend of work and home since they arrived on campus in 2003.
“Every time we shop for clothes, we’re looking for orange and brown,” Susan says.
You’ve most likely seen or interacted with at least one member of the Lamb clan —it’s hard to miss them. Chuck connects with students daily as director of residence life while Susan teaches preschool at Margaret’s House, RIT’s child care center. Connor, a graduate student in RIT’s communication and media technologies program, works as a residence-hall area project coordinator and was a community advocate for Riverknoll apartments last year. Devin, a fourth-year management major, is a student ambassador for Undergraduate Admissions, serving as a lead orientation assistant and playing defense for RIT’s lacrosse team.
Since moving to Pittsford nearly 10 years ago, they have been active members of the RIT community.
“While we were in the process of buying our house I attended a lacrosse camp at RIT,” Devin says. “As an eighth grader, my first RIT memories were living with my dad in a University Commons apartment.”
Attending RIT and playing lacrosse, he says, was an easy choice. Connor had attended undergraduate school at Champlain College and was looking to pursue a master’s degree.
“The head of Champlain’s graphic design department was an RIT graduate and really advocated for the programs here,” Connor says.
With the whole family here on campus, it’s hard not catch their contagious Tiger spirit. They coordinate and participate in both the Brick City Homecoming and Freeze Fest 5K runs, attend special dinners at Gracie’s dining hall and volunteer at the Midnight Breakfast each year.
“We are always at hockey and lacrosse games,” Chuck says. “I try to attend at least two games of every RIT sport each year.”
Chuck jokes that his parental role is the reason that Connor and Devin are so involved in college life.
“I graduate in May and plan to continue with business graduate school next year,” Devin says. “I’m not leaving RIT anytime soon.”