Regional Alumni Activities




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Atlanta

On Nov. 8, alumni in Atlanta held a multicultural happy hour at Frank Ski’s Restaurant & Lounge.

Bay Area

On Nov. 17, alumni braved rainy weather for a day of bike riding through Sonoma Wine Country. Riders stopped at vineyards for wine tastings and enjoyed dinner after the ride.

Boston

On Nov. 17, alumni from throughout New England came to Worcester to cheer on the men’s hockey team against Holy Cross.

On Jan. 25, more than 75 alumni gathered at M.J. O’Connor’s for a networking reception. The Alumni Association Board of Directors hosted the event and President Bill Destler joined the festivities.

Buffalo

On March 2, 30 alumni gathered at J.P. Bullfeathers for a reception before the men’s hockey game at Canisius.

Chicago

On Feb. 16, alumni gathered at the Tavern at the Park for lunch and networking. Following lunch, alumni visited McCormick Tribune Ice Rink at Millennium Park for an afternoon of ice-skating.

Dallas

The RIT Big Shot event at Cowboy’s Stadium on March 23 attracted alumni from around the country. A special alumni event was planned for inside prior to the shot.

Denver/Colorado Springs

On Dec. 2, alumni gathered at Gleneagle Golf Club for dinner and a pre-game pep talk with men’s hockey head coach Wayne Wilson. After dinner, alumni watched the Tigers battle Atlantic Hockey Association rival Air Force.

Hawaii

Alumni gathered for their first event March 23—a University of Hawaii baseball game and reception. Stay tuned for future events for our newest chapter.

Hudson Valley

Hockey fans came out on Jan. 19 at The Thayer Hotel for a pre-game reception. The group then watched the Tigers beat the Army Black Knights.

Houston

Alumni gathered Jan. 5 at Lucky Strike for a reception and to watch the Houston Texans’ first playoff game. They then went to the Toyota Center to watch minor league hockey as the hometown Aeros battled the San Antonio Rampage. Thanks to Mark Biscone ’99 for hosting the event.

New York City

On Dec. 14, alumni gathered to cheer on the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Thanks to host Ken Holley ’02.

New York North Country

Alumni gathered Jan. 5 to cheer on the men’s hockey team. Former hockey player and Hoot Owl owner Bill Helmer ’67 hosted a pre-game reception.

Pittsburgh

Alumni cheered on the Tigers as they took on Robert Morris University Feb. 9. Special thanks to alumni host Phil Amsler ’12.

Portland

On Nov. 18, alumni gathered to cheer on the Trail Blazers against the Bulls.

Raleigh-Durham

On Jan. 19, 28 alumni gathered at The Pit Authentic Barbecue for an afternoon lunch. Thanks to chapter leaders Mike Pail ’98 and Sue Pail ’98.

Rochester

On Dec. 6, alumni enjoyed a delicious hors d’oeuvres cooking class at the New York Wine & Culinary Center. Thanks to hosts Terry Palis ’77 and Alina Palis ’79.

On Jan. 22, more than 40 alumni enjoyed beer samples and BBQ at Roc Brewing. Thanks to Roc Brewing owners Chris Spinelli ’08 and Jon Mervine ’07 for hosting the group.

Alumni participated in RIT’s Expression of King’s Legacy celebration on Jan. 28, which featured a talk by Julianne Malveaux.

Alumni enjoyed several family events in February, including the fifth annual RIT father/daughter dance at the RIT Inn & Conference Center on Feb. 9.

Alumni skied and snowboarded at Hunt Hollow on Feb. 23. Thanks to alumni hosts Kristy Mooney Graves ’00, Tony Kocienski ’78 and Frank Lucas ’75.

A sold-out group of hockey fans enjoyed a reception in the Ritz and the men’s hockey game on March 1 as part of Tiger Sports Night. Thanks to hosts Donna Bell ’83, Draga Haboian ’84 and Bary Siegel ’66, ’68, ’75, ’90.

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

More than 60 alumni and guests enjoyed an evening at the Genesee Brewery Tasting Room on March 19.

Coming Up: Wicked and Gallery r reception, April 4; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Panara Theatre, April 27; campus Art Walk, June 16; and Niagara jet boat tour and lunch, July 20.

San Diego

On March 2, 30 alumni gathered at the Torreyana Grill for a morning brunch. Thanks to Pamela Wick ’94 and Phil Ohme ’99 for hosting the event.

Seattle

On Nov. 17, alumni gathered for lunch at Purple Café and then went to Chateau Ste. Michelle winery for a tour and tasting.

Singapore

Alumni were treated to an event at the Singapore Cricket Club on Nov. 9. Thanks to hosts Howard Wang ’81 and Gilbert Ong ’02, ’05.

South Florida

President Bill Destler toured South Florida cities in early March, making stops in the Delray Beach and Ft. Myers areas. Thanks to Delray Beach host Paul Finkelstein ’91.

St. Louis

On Feb. 1, alumni cheered on the women’s hockey team against Lindenwood alongside NTID President Gerry Buckley.

Syracuse

President Bill Destler joined alumni Nov. 18 for a reception at the Lodge at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles, N.Y. Thanks to host Howard Higgins ’86.

On Feb. 23, alumni cheered on the Orange against the Georgetown Hoyas after a pre-game reception at the Sheraton.

Vermont

Alumni slid down the snow tube hills in Killington and enjoyed a pizza party Feb. 2. Thanks to host Mike Larson ’93.

Washington, D.C.

On Jan. 24, more than 50 alumni gathered at the Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church. Thanks to Carlo Costino ’04, ’07 and Phil Jones ’02, who are the new chapter leaders.

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Syracuse

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Houston

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Raleigh-Durham

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Bay Area

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New York City