Regional Alumni Activities




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Atlanta

Alumni gathered Feb. 19 at the Yard House for happy hour and a chance to meet chapter leader Joe Del Conte ’85.

Boston

On Jan. 24, more than 30 alumni gathered at UNO Pizzeria & Grill to watch the men’s hockey team play in a nationally televised game against Atlantic Hockey Association rival Niagara University. Thanks to host Robert Tamulis ’90.

On Feb. 6, alumni enjoyed an evening of food, cocktails and a creative way to paint at 5 Napkin Burger for the first-ever Boston alumni Paint Nite.

Buffalo

On Jan. 24, alumni from the Buffalo area gathered to cheer on the Tigers as the men’s hockey team traveled to Niagara University in a nationally televised game.

Connecticut

On Jan. 24, alumni from Connecticut got together for their first formal alumni chapter event at the Black Angus Grill in Danbury. Thanks to Carla Juhas ’88 for hosting the event.

Dallas

On Feb. 25, RIT President Bill Destler traveled to Dallas and gave a presentation to alumni on the state of the university and future plans.

More than 20 alumni gathered Jan. 24 at the Katy Trail Ice House Outpost in Plano to watch the men’s hockey team play in a nationally televised game against Atlantic Hockey Association rival Niagara University. Thanks to host Scott Saldinger ’91.

Denver/Colorado Springs

On Feb. 22, the men’s hockey team traveled to Air Force for its annual game. Alumni gathered at The Academy Hotel for an afternoon pregame reception and team update from head coach Wayne Wilson.

Detroit

On Jan. 24, alumni gathered at Joe Kool’s USA to watch the men’s hockey team play in a nationally televised game against Atlantic Hockey Association rival Niagara University. Thanks to host Yolanda Lewczuk ’00.

Dominican Republic

Nearly 100 alumni in the Dominican Republic gathered for a networking event at the Renaissance Jaragua Hotel & Casino in Santo Domingo Jan. 17. Thanks to alumni Nathalie Mahfoud ’12, Eliset Rodriguez ’13, Judith Batista ’00, Balmeri Martinez ’09 and Carlos Artillez ’09 for helping to organize the event.

Fort Myers/South Florida

Nearly 40 alumni and guests in Fort Myers met RIT President Bill Destler on Jan. 15 as he gave a presentation on the state of the university and future. Thanks to Jamie Aymerich ’93 for helping to organize the event.

Jacksonville

On Nov. 14, alumni gathered for happy hour at the Chart House for the first Jacksonville-area alumni event. Thanks to host Harry Drake ’66.

Los Angeles

On March 6, RIT alumni, family and friends enjoyed an evening at the Melting Pot in Irvine for a fun and interactive dining experience.

On March 8, alumni had the opportunity to test their drink mixing skills and learn about the art of mixology at The Association in downtown Los Angeles. Thanks to host Jen Smith ’06.

New York

Alumni gathered for a Brooklyn Nets game on March 3.

Orlando

Alumni got together for a brunch on Nov. 15. Thanks to host Andrew Yasgur ’95.

Philadelphia

On Jan. 24, more than 20 alumni gathered at Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar in South Philadelphia to watch the men’s hockey team play in a nationally televised game against Atlantic Hockey Association rival Niagara University. Thanks to host Mary Orth ’13.

Raleigh-Durham

On Jan. 24, more than 30 alumni gathered at the Tobacco Road Sports Cafe to watch the men’s hockey team play in a nationally televised game against Atlantic Hockey Association rival Niagara University.

Rochester

On Dec. 7, alumni supported Lambda Sigma Upsilon fraternity and Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi sorority as they held their second World AIDS Day banquet to support HIV/AIDS awareness, research and education.

Alumni and friends gathered for a holiday hors d’oeuvres class at the New York Wine & Culinary Center on Dec. 10. Thanks to alumni host Susan Shanks ’97.

On Dec. 11, alumni were treated to an evening of discount shopping at Barnes & Noble @ RIT. Thanks to host and bookstore general manager Peter Briggs ’82.

More than 300 alumni and guests attended the alumni party at Frozen Frontier and watched the men’s hockey team battle Niagara on the outdoor rink. Thanks to Donna and Tony Kocienski ’78, Maggie Reilly ’04, Emma Reilly ’06 and Sergey Katsev ’06.

On Dec. 14, a sold-out group of alumni from Rochester and Buffalo took their families on the Polar Express train ride.

More than 40 alumni came to Jeremiah’s Tavern on Jan. 24 to watch the men’s hockey team play in a nationally televised game against Atlantic Hockey Association rival Niagara University. Thanks to alumni hosts Rick Stoffel ’79, Patty Stoffel ’88 and Bary Siegel ’66, ’68, ’75, ’87.

More than 100 alumni attended a talk by national talk show host, author and community advocate Tavis Smiley on Jan. 30. The event was part of the 2014 Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration at RIT.

Alumni enjoyed a day of skiing and snowboarding at Hunt Hollow on Feb. 1. Thanks to hosts Kristy Mooney-Graves ’00 and Donna and Tony Kocienski ’78.

Alumni came to Rochester to take part in the 29th RIT Big Shot at High Falls on Feb. 9 and an alumni reception at the Genesee Brew House.

On Feb. 15, alumni from the Rochester area enjoyed discounted tickets to the New York Ice Wine Festival at Casa Larga Vineyards.

On March 5, alumni and guests enjoyed dinner and a movie at the Little Theater. Thanks to hosts Terry Palis ’77 and Alina Palis ’79.

On March 10, alumni enjoyed discount tickets to the Cirque du Soleil performance of Michael Jackson– The Immortal World Tour.

San Diego

On March 9, alumni gathered for an evening dinner at Bali Hai.

Syracuse

More than 100 alumni and guests gathered for a Syracuse University basketball game and brunch on Jan. 11.

Alumni came back to the Dome on Feb. 22 to cheer on the RIT men’s lacrosse team as it battled Stevenson University.

Taipei

More than 20 alumni gathered for dinner at the Palais de Chine Hotel on Nov. 14. Thanks to hosts Chih-Tsung Chang ’94 and Jeff Pink ’95.

Washington, D.C.

On Jan. 24, more than 50 alumni gathered at Mister Days Sports Rock Café in Arlington to watch the men’s hockey team play in a nationally televised game against Atlantic Hockey Association rival Niagara University. Thanks to hosts Carlo Costino ’04, ’07 and Phil Jones ’02.

Reunions

On Dec. 14, alumni from RIT’s all-male a cappella group Eight Beat Measure attended the group’s MELTDOWN concert.

To celebrate Ritter Arena’s final season, RIT held a Night of Champions on Jan. 24. Alumni from the 1983 and 1985 men’s NCAA championship teams, the 2010 men’s NCAA Frozen Four team, the 2012 women’s NCAA national championship team as well as All-Americans and RIT Athletic Hall of Fame members from men’s and women’s hockey were honored.

Corner Crew alumni held a reunion in conjunction with the final regular season game at Ritter Arena on March 1. Thanks to Dave Faas for organizing the event.

Lacrosse alumni gathered at the Dome in Syracuse for the RIT vs. Stevenson University game on Feb. 22. Thanks to David Burke ’11 for helping to organize the day.

On March 15, Phi Sigma Kappa invited alumni to campus for its Founder’s Day Banquet. The banquet also celebrated the chapter’s re-establishment at RIT.

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Dominican Republic

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Taipei

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Rochester