Regional Alumni Activities




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Albany

On Aug. 25, members of the Albany chapter and other alumni from New York state enjoyed a special clubhouse event during the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Track.

Atlanta

On Oct. 6, the Atlanta alumni chapter took a stroll through the streets of downtown as part of the Ghosts of Atlanta walking tour. Thanks to alumni volunteer Joe Del Conte ’85.

Austin

On July 26, the Austin alumni chapter gathered in Round Rocks, Texas, for a minor league baseball game as the Round Rock Express hosted the Albuquerque Isotopes at Dell Diamond.

Bangkok

Alumni from the Bangkok area gathered for dinner on Sept. 27. Special thanks to alumni hosts Benjama Olarnsakul ’90 and Jeff Pink ’95.

Bay Area

On Sept. 7, 30 alumni from the Bay Area joined baseball coach Rob Grow ’88 as the San Francisco Giants hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was a great evening for all as the Giants defeated the Dodgers 5-2.

Buffalo

Nearly 40 alumni from the Buffalo alumni chapter joined chapter leader Tom Stumpf ’88 for the Cave of the Winds Tour in the heart of Niagara Falls on Aug. 4.

Cincinnati

Cincinnati-area alumni cheered on the first-place Cincinnati Reds and enjoyed post-game fireworks on Aug. 24.

Cleveland

The Cleveland-area alumni chapter enjoyed the Indians’ big win over the New York Yankees on Aug. 25. A post-game fireworks show, choreographed to the music of Bruce Springsteen, capped off the event. Thanks to alumni volunteer Al Teufen ’73.

Dallas

On Aug. 11, 22 alumni from the Dallas-Fort Worth alumni chapter gathered at the Master Grill in Frisco for dinner. The dinner was led by David Clark ’82 and Mike Monin ’95.

The Dallas alumni chapter had its own Brick City Homecoming event on Oct. 20 for those who could not make it back to campus. They enjoyed an evening of bowling and food and watched a live stream of the RIT vs. Penn State men’s hockey game. Thanks to alumni host Scott Saldinger ’91.

Denver

Twenty-five guests joined chapter leaders Jen Wicus ’04 and Dave Belden ’04 for an afternoon at Coors Field as the Rockies hosted the Miami Marlins on Aug. 19.

Detroit

Sixty alumni from the Detroit-area alumni chapter traveled to Ann Arbor to watch the men’s hockey team play the Michigan Wolverines on Oct. 12.

Dominican Republic

On Sept. 13, Dominican Republic alumni gathered at the Hard Rock Café Santo Domingo. Graduates from all over the country came to show their Tiger pride. Special thanks to alumni volunteers Balmeri Martinez Rondon ’09, Cristian Rodriguez Reyes ’09 and Carlos Artilez-Diaz ’09.

Houston

Alumni from the Houston area gathered for a tour of the St. Arnold’s Brewery with chapter leader Mark Biscone ’99 on Oct. 20. Food was provided after the tour and everyone had the opportunity to meet and mingle with alumni from the area.

Hudson Valley

Alumni from the Hudson Valley chapter cruised down the Hudson River on Oct. 6 for a fall foliage cruise. Thanks to alumni host Sergey Katsev ’06.

New York City

On Sept. 8, alumni battled the storms for a rooftop garden party. While the event was moved inside, more than 75 alumni came out to show their spiRIT.

On Sept. 10, alumni attended the rescheduled men’s final match of the U.S. Open; watching a first set that lasted over an hour. Thanks to all the alumni who were able to come out to the rescheduled match and to alumni volunteer Mike Larson ’93.

Orlando

Orlando-area alumni got a taste of Rochester during a chapter event at Roc City Diner in Apopka, Fla. On Sept. 1, alumni gathered for reminiscing and Garbage Plates, a Rochester favorite. Thanks to alumni host Joanna Kha ’06.

Pittsburgh

Alumni from the Pittsburgh area enjoyed a little friendly competition at Dave & Buster’s in Homestead, Pa., on Aug. 22. Thanks to alumni volunteer Phil Amsler ’12.

Philadelphia

More than 50 alumni joined chapter leader Aviva Dubrow ’91 as the Phillies hosted the Washington Nationals on Aug. 24.

On Oct. 26, alumni from central Pennsylvania traveled to State College to watch the women’s hockey team battle the Penn State Nittany Lions in a matchup of two first-year Division I teams.

Portland

The Portland alumni group gathered to cheer on the Trail Blazers against the Chicago Bulls. Thanks to alumni volunteer John Doiron ’00.

Raleigh-Durham

On Oct. 6, a group of alumni gathered to take part in the Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure tour. They stopped at four of Durham’s hottest bars and visited four haunted, ghostly and paranormal locations. Thanks to chapter leaders Mike Pail ’98 and Sue Pail ’98.

Rochester

Twenty alumni enjoyed a summer golf league at Genesee Valley Golf Course. Congratulations to league champion Richard Kruse ’68.

On Aug. 10, alumni enjoyed a Keuka Lake wine tour featuring four wineries and lunch. Thanks to alumni volunteer Shirley Murphy ’81.

Multicultural alumni enjoyed a happy hour cruise aboard the Mary Jemison on Aug. 22. Thanks to alumni hosts Orlando Ortiz ’04, ’08; Denisha Flanigan Ortiz ’04; Pam Christopher ’90, ’93; and Devon Christopher ’93.

A dedicated group of alumni helped clean up Mt. Hope Cemetery on Sept. 8 as part of a community service project and enjoyed lunch at The Distillery afterward. Thanks to all who participated and to alumni volunteer Bob Snyder ’56.

More than 50 alumni gathered to enjoy the Hillside Community Shield soccer game featuring RIT vs. the University of Rochester on Sept. 11.

On Sept. 22, alumni enjoyed a fall cruise and wine tasting aboard the Canandaigua Lady.

Alumni experienced RIT’s Fringe Festival activities at the Little Theatre Café on Sept. 22.

Alumni gathered on Sept. 28 to celebrate the women’s hockey team’s first NCAA Division I game and watch the 2011–2012 championship banner being raised.

Alumni and guests enjoyed an evening at Lovin’ Cup for an Oktoberfest beer pairing event on Oct. 4.

More than 3,000 alumni attended Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend on Oct. 19–21. Thanks to all who attended.

On Nov. 16, alumni attended a canned food drive and bowling night at L&M Lanes.

Coming Up: Keep an eye out for the annual Rochester Chapter alumni events postcard in early January and check out the updated list of events at rit.edu/alumni/rochester.

South Florida

Alumni volunteered their time and energy on Sept. 29 at the Caring Kitchen for the seventh annual ROCS Day in South Florida. Special thanks to Paul Finkelstein ’91 for organizing and hosting the event.

Tampa

On Sept. 4, alumni from Tampa and Orlando gathered to watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the New York Yankees.

On Sept. 5, alumni in the Sarasota area gathered for dinner at Square 1 Burgers & Bar — University Parkway. This impromptu meeting allowed graduates from regions south of Tampa to get reconnected to RIT. Thanks to alumni host Jamie Aymerich ’93.

Toronto

Alumni enjoyed a tour of the Deaf Culture Center and dinner at Pure Spirits in Toronto’s Distillery District on July 25. Thanks to alumni organizers Miguel Aguayo ’97, Harpreet Grover ’09, Ron Lee ’10 and Stephen Rudberg ’88.

Washington, D.C.

On Aug. 15, more than 50 alumni gathered at Clyde’s of Gallery Place to listen to Andrew Phelps ’99, the founding director of the School of Interactive Games and Media, talk about the history of video games. After the talk, attendees went to the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a private tour of the Art of Video Games exhibit.

On Aug. 18, multicultural alumni enjoyed a Washington Nationals game and pre-game food at the fairgrounds. Thanks to alumni host Jason W. Gallo ’98.

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