Regional Alumni Activities

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Recent activities: Alumni enjoyed two Red Sox games May 7 and Aug 4.

Coming up: Alumni are invited to enjoy a private tasting at Harpoon Brewery this fall.


Recent activities: A sold-out group of 50 alumni and friends attended the Buffalo Bisons’ game on July 15 against the Rochester Red Wings. Special thanks to alumni host Tom Stumpf ’89.

Coming up: Registration is open for a Spring Lake Winery Vineyard Express tour on Sept. 25.


Recent activities: Alumni attended a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, Ill., on May 14.


Recent activities: Alumni assisted at the Xavier University College Fair on April 10 and then got together for happy hour at J. Alexander Restaurant. Special thanks to host Kenneth Holley ’02.


Coming up: Alumni hosts Dave Beldon ’04 and Jen Wicus ’04 invite you to join us for a Colorado Rockies game in September.


Recent activities: On Feb. 26, alumni gathered at Southport Brewing Company for a night of trivia with RIT. Special thanks to host Steve Staurovsky ’08.

Coming up: Alumni are invited to a Bridgeport Blue Fish baseball game and pregame reception on Aug. 13.


Recent activities: On June 4, alumni enjoyed a sailing trip on Lake Lewisville aboard the largest catamaran in Texas. On July 30, alumni toured the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Special thanks to hosts Scott Saldinger ’91 and Jennifer Neary ’99.

Dominican Republic

Recent activities: Alumni in the Dominican Republic enjoyed a reception at the Occidental El Embajador Hotel on Feb. 17. Thanks to hosts Lyndsey McGrath and Diane Ellison and alumni Juan Perez ’04, Carlos Artilez ’09, Judith E. Batista ’00, Edgar Velez ’01 and Judith and Balmeri Martinez ’09.


Coming up: Alumni in Tampa will be getting together for Sunday Brunch at Jackson’s in September. Alumni in Orlando will have dinner at Bob Marley’s in Universal City in September. Alumni in South Florida will be gathering for a community service project on Sept. 10.

Hong Kong

Recent activities: Alumni in Hong Kong gathered for dinner on March 8 at Di King Heen restaurant. Special thanks to hosts Jeff Pink ’95 and College of Imaging Arts and Sciences Dean Lorraine Justice.


Coming up: Alumni are planning a dinner at The Melting Pot in August.

Istanbul, Turkey

Recent activities: Alumni in Istanbul, Turkey, gathered for dinner at the Bosphorus Terrace Restaurant on March 18. Special thanks to hosts Sonja Phongsavanh and Merve Pak.

Los Angeles

Recent activities: On June 4, alumni ate at Grub and then enjoyed an evening of improvisational comedy at the Comedy Sportz Theater.

New York City

Recent activities: Alumni enjoyed a tasting tour of New York’s lower east side on May 14.

Coming up: Plans are under way for a wine tour this fall. Also, RIT is once again taking in a day of tennis at the U.S. Open on Sept. 11.


Coming up: Join fellow alumni for a Phillies game on Aug. 26 at Citizen’s Bank Park.


Recent activities: On June 15, alumni enjoyed a tour of Big Boss Brewery along with a reception and tasting. Thanks to hosts Mike Pail ’98 and Sue Pail ’98.


Recent activities: A sold-out group of alumni and friends enjoyed an evening at Rohrbach’s newest tasting room at the Public Market. Thanks to alumni hosts Terry Palis ’77, Alina Palis ’79, Kristy Mooney-Graves ’00 and Stacy Kurtz ’05, ’07.

More than 100 alumni and guests enjoyed a reception at The Strong prior to the RIT Big Shot on May 5. The event featured the video game and classic arcade exhibit eGameRevolution, developed by alumnus John Villard ’84. Thanks to alumni volunteers Loretta Lamb ’78, Shirley Murphy ’81, Kristy Mooney-Graves ’00 and Stacy Kurtz ’05, ’07.

More than 1,000 alumni and guests joined us at the Alumni Oasis as part of Imagine RIT on May 7. Activities included photos with Ritchie as well as giveaways, raffles and exhibits from the Innovation Hall of Fame.

Alumni and students got together at the end of Imagine RIT for the inaugural AALANA Student-Alumni mixer in the Ritz Sports Zone. Special thanks to alumni host Elizabeth Del Valle ’10 and student hosts Obinna Ukachukwu and Marcus Lowe.

More than 150 alumni and their families treated their moms to a brunch at the RIT Inn & Conference Center as part of the RIT Alumni Mother’s Day Brunch on May 8. Special thanks to volunteer Loretta Lamb ’78.

Thanks to all the alumni who helped at our United Way Day of Caring project on May 11 at the Women’s Place and the alumni who stopped by the alumni hospitality table at the Chase Corporate Challenge at RIT on May 24.

Alumni enjoyed discount tickets to Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s production of West Side Story at Auditorium Theatre on June 3.

Alumni tested their culinary skills at Wegmans for their Sushi 101 class on June 23. Thanks to hosts Maggie Reilly ’04, Steve Gesinger ’77 and Draga Haboian ’84.

Alumni and guests took in an evening of baseball and fireworks in Frontier Field’s Hardball Cafe on July 8. Thanks to Bary Siegel ’66, ’68, ’75, ’90; Steve Gesinger ’77; and Donna Bell ’83.

AALANA Alumni enjoyed a day of golf at Brockport Country Club on July 9. Thanks to Howard Ward for sponsoring the group.

Alumni enjoyed a day of kayaking on Irondequoit Creek and Irondequoit Bay. Thanks to host Frank Lucas ’75.

Coming up: Registration is now open for the following events. To register, go to

Aug. 21—Seneca Lake wine tour

Sept. 10—Alumni community service day

Sept. 24—Fall cruise and wine tasting aboard the Canandaigua Lady

Oct. 26—Oktoberfest Beer Pairings at Lovin’ Cup

Nov. 9—Wegmans Party Starters! cooking class


Recent activities: Alumni enjoyed dinner and a tour of Red Hook Brewery on May 21. Alumni also enjoyed a night of soccer at the Seattle Sounders game on July 16. Thanks to hosts Mike and Lisa Woods ’92, ’93 for both events.

San Antonio/Austin

Coming up: Alumni are planning a dinner at The Melting Pot in August.

San Diego

Recent activities: On June 2, alumni enjoyed an evening at The Melting Pot in La Jolla. Special thanks to chapter leaders Phil Ohme ’99 and Pamela Wick ’94.

San Jose

Recent activities: Alumni enjoyed a brewery tour and tasting at Rock Bottom Brewery.

San Francisco

Recent activities: On July 1, alumni took a special night tour of Alcatraz Island.


Recent activities: Alumni enjoyed RIT’s second annual cruise on Skaneateles Lake on June 25, which included a Dinosaur Bar-B-Que lunch.

Taipei, Taiwan

Recent activities: More than 25 alumni in Taipei, Taiwan, gathered for dinner at Jin Garden restaurant on March 4. Special thanks to hosts Chih-Tsung Chang ’94 and Jeff Pink ’95.


Recent activities: Alumni enjoyed an evening of community service as RIT volunteered with the United Way of Utica to help at Saranac Thursdays on June 30.

Washington, D.C.

Recent activities: Alumni enjoyed an evening sailing on the Annapolis Harbor on July 30. Thanks to hosts Ken Rachfal ’71 and Victoria Griffith ’93.

Coming up: Alumni are invited to spend a day at Camden Yards as the Baltimore Orioles take on the New York Yankees on Aug. 27. Alumni also have an opportunity to see D.C. by kayak as we tour the Potomac on a sunset tour in September.