Regional Alumni Activities




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Atlanta

Alumni met with Paul Tymann, chairman of the computer science department, at Gordon Biersch in Midtown on Jan. 12.

Bay Area

Alumni got together at Fire House Brewery in East Palo Alto. Thanks to alumni host Reid Williamson ’08.

Buffalo

Alumni and guests enjoyed a private reception at Pearl Street Brewery followed by a Sabres game on Dec. 9. Thanks to host Tom Stumpf ’89.

Alumni and guests also cheered on the men’s hockey team as they played Niagara University on Feb. 24.

Don’t miss your opportunity to meet RIT’s Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Kevin McDonald on June 25 in Buffalo as part of RIT’s AALANA Dinner and Dialogue event. Registration is now open.

Boston

Alumni and guests attended a pre-game alumni party at the Skellig Irish Pub in Waltham and cheered on the men’s hockey team against the Bentley Falcons on Jan. 21.

Charlotte, N.C.

More than 40 alumni and friends enjoyed a day of NFL football as the Carolina Panthers took on the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 11.

Chicago

Join the Chicago Alumni Chapter at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub in downtown Chicago for a happy hour at 5:30 p.m. April 13. Alumni Relations will provide appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

Join fellow alumni and friends for an afternoon of fun at Top Golf at 1 p.m. April 15.

Colorado

Alumni, parents and guests attended a pre-game alumni reception at Glen Eagle Golf Club and cheered on the men’s hockey team on Feb. 4 as they took on the Air Force Falcons in Colorado Springs.

Connecticut

More than 150 alumni, parents and guests attended pre-game alumni receptions and cheered on the men’s hockey team on Dec. 3 at the University of Connecticut and Jan. 14 at Bridgeport against Sacred Heart.

Dallas

Join the Dallas Alumni Chapter for the third annual Sailing on Lake Lewisville on June 2. This promises to be a fun and entertaining afternoon with alumni and friends.

Detroit

Alumni, students, parents and friends enjoyed dinner at The Melting Pot on Dec. 15. Thanks to alumni host Yolanda Lewczuk ’00.

Houston

Alumni and guests enjoyed an afternoon meet-and-greet at the Reserve 101 Lounge and an evening of Houston Aeros hockey on Jan. 22. Thanks to alumni host Mark Biscone ’99.

Istanbul

Nearly 40 alumni and guests enjoyed brunch on the Bosphorus at Vogue Restaurant on Dec. 18. Special thanks to alumni host Merve Evran ’06.

Japan

Alumni and guests enjoyed dinner at the Grand Prince Hotel in New Takanawa on Nov. 25 with Provost Jeremy Haefner and Andrés Carrano, director of the Toyota Production Systems Lab at RIT.

New York City

Nearly 100 alumni in the area attended a special event called Navigating the News with RIT. Attendees heard from graduates who are industry leaders as they shared their stories, discussed current events and focused on the future of technology in media and entertainment. Special thanks to speakers Kathleen Anderson ’94, Becky Brubaker ’93, Tom Curley ’77 and Katie Linendoll ’05 and moderator William Snyder ’81. Turn to page 45 to read more.

The Alumni Association board of directors and the New York City Alumni Chapter hosted an evening of networking Jan. 28 at Connelly’s Pub, where attendees cheered on the men’s hockey team vs. Mercyhurst on a live feed from Ritter Arena.

Pittsburgh

More than 50 alumni, parents and guests attended a pre-game alumni party and cheered on the men’s hockey team on Dec. 17 at Robert Morris University. Special thanks to alumni host Al Mature ’74.

Rochester

On Dec. 3, a sold-out group of alumni and their children enjoyed a Culinary Kids Cooking Class at the Pittsford Wegmans.

More than 40 alumni and guests enjoyed a performance of Billy Elliot at the Auditorium Theatre on Dec. 9.

Alumni and their families enjoyed dinner in the RITz and saw the men’s and women’s basketball teams play Vassar College and the No. 1 ranked women’s hockey team take on Buffalo State as part of the annual Tiger Sports Night event. Special thanks to alumni hosts Donna Bell ’83, Draga Haboian ’84 and Bary Siegel ’66, ’68, ’75, ’90.

Nearly 100 alumni joined the RIT and Rochester communities for the annual Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration at RIT for keynote speaker Cornel West.

A sold-out group of more than 150 alumni and their families enjoyed the fourth annual father-daughter dance on Feb. 11. Special thanks to all of our volunteers.

Alumni enjoyed a week of family events during February break including laser tag at LaserQuest on Feb. 20, snow tubing at PolarWave on Feb. 22, and rock climbing at Rock Ventures on Feb. 24.

A sold-out group of alumni traveled to Toronto for a Broadway production of War Horse on Feb. 22.

Alumni enjoyed a night of indoor soccer at Blue Cross Arena with the Rochester Lancers on Feb. 23.

A group of snow-loving alumni and guests enjoyed a day at Hunt Hollow ski club on Feb. 25. Thanks to alumni hosts Terry Palis ’77, Alina Palis ’79, Tony Kocienski ’78 and Frank Lucas ’75.

Alumni enjoyed a beer tasting at Roc Brewing Co., a local brewery owned by Chris Spinelli ’08, ’09 and Jon Mervine ’07, on Feb. 29. Special thanks to alumni hosts Stacy Kurtz ’05, ’07; Terry Palis ’77; and Alina Palis ’79.

Alumni and guests enjoyed dinner and a movie at The Little Theatre on March 12. Special thanks to alumni hosts Terry Palis ’77, Alina Palis ’79, Rita Haschmann ’79, Tony Kocienski ’78 and Fran Versace ’08, ’09.

Upcoming activities: April 6, Jersey Boys theater event; May 3, the 27th RIT Big Shot at Seabreeze Amusement Park; May 5, AALANA alumni-student mixer; May 13, Mother’s Day brunch; May 18, South Pacific theater event; June 2, Laps & Lunch at Watkins Glen International; and June 30, Rochester Red Wings baseball game. For more information and to register, go to rit.edu/alumni/Rochester.

Syracuse

More than 120 alumni and guests from the Syracuse alumni chapter attended a pre-game reception and cheered on the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team, which played the University of Connecticut on Feb. 11.

Vermont

More than 100 alumni, parents and guests attended pre-game alumni receptions and cheered on the men’s hockey team on Dec. 29 and 30 at the University of Vermont. Alumni saw the Tigers beat No. 11 Ferris State and No. 16 Lake Superior State en route to winning the Catamount Cup.

Washington, D.C.

An evening of NHL hockey is planned for March 27 as the Washington Capitals host the Buffalo Sabres. A pre-game reception begins at 5:30 p.m.

Wisconsin

More than 50 alumni and guests from Wisconsin and Illinois attended a pre-game alumni reception and cheered on the men’s hockey team on Jan. 7 at the University of Wisconsin’s Kohl Center in Madison.

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