For more information...
To find more information on all alumni activities, contact the
Office of Alumni Relations at (716) 475-2586. You can also visit
the Alumni Network online at www.rit.edu/alumni.
The RIT Alumni Network sponsored two successful educational
activities over the summer. The Back to Black seminar held July
13 provided information to a full house on creating a debt-free
and prosperous lifestyle. Through online advertising, a second
seminar was offered on Sept. 6 and sold out.
Back by popular demand
was Appalachian Adventure, which chronicles the six-month journey
on the Appalachian Trial of two RIT alumni, Sue and Rich Freeman.
Held on Aug. 16, more than 200 people attended this free alumni
Brick City Festival
In keeping with tradition,
Brick City Festival, Oct. 13-15, featured entertainment, faculty
presentations, reunions, and the Stonehurst Capital Invitational
The Class of 1999
enjoyed a one-year reunion during BCF 2000. Some of RIT's newest
alumni feasted on Dinosaur Barbecue and socialized with one
Members of the printing
and publishing class of 1950 joined the Brick City festivities
through the efforts of Roger Stabley '50 and his committee.
Along with the banquet, the 50th reunion celebration included
a tour of the George Eastman House and Gardens, and a tour of
RIT's printing facilities. More than 30 alumni and friends participated.
A group of friends from the Classes of 1960-1965 (affectionately
named the "party animals") held a reunion during Brick City
Festival weekend in October. The group, organized by Dan Robert
'65, had a reception on Friday evening and a dinner on Saturday
night at the Radisson Inn.
The RIT alumni network hosted a special reception July 24 at
Siggraph 2000 in New Orleans. Siggraph is a premier computer
graphics conference and exhibition. At the reception, RIT alumni,
students, faculty and staff networked with one another and met
with industry professionals.
Graph Expo 2000
and Converting Expo 2000
There was an RIT alumni open house sponsored by the School of
Printing Management and Sciences at Graph Expo 2000 and Converting
Expo 2000 in Chicago Sept. 25. Graph Expo 2000 and Converting
Expo 2000 are highly regarded events for the graphic communications
industry. RIT alumni and students were given the opportunity
to network at a luncheon hosted by Harold Gaffin, chair of printing
management and sciences at RIT, and Sarah Gaffin, senior development
Big Shot 2000
This year Big Shot 2000 will feature the lighting of the Liberty
Pole in Rochester. This event, which consistently attracts national
attention, will be held on Dec. 2. As with the Big Shot 1999
in New York City, RIT alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents
and friends are invited to join in the festivities.
The Alamo in San
Antonio, Texas, is the site for Big Shot 2001. See page 21 for
Sports Hall of
The annual Sports Hall of Fame Dinner will be held Nov. 11 at
the Oak Hill Country Club. The induction is an annual event,
and a time to recognize outstanding RIT athletes. This year's
inductees include Gregory M. Coughlan '95, cross country/track;
Philip J. Ferranti, Jr. '80, baseball; Kristine S. Gray '94,
volleyball/softball; Lynda Gorsky Kessler '84, tennis; Jennifer
Lynn Polo Sheehan '93, volleyball; and Christine Jung Ponzi
Advisory Committee (MAAC)
The Minority Alumni Advisory Committee (MAAC) successfully sponsored
an Education Day on October 7 at RIT.
One of the best ways for alumni to stay involved in the growth
of RIT is through participation in the Alumni Admissions Network.
These dedicated alumni volunteer their service by assisting
the Office of Admissions with its efforts to attract qualified
students to RIT. By representing RIT at area college nights
or participating in Admissions Receptions, alumni play an important
role in helping prospective students learn more about RIT. For
more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at
RIT Class Gift
Developed in 1998, the Class Gift Program is an annual campaign
offered to graduating students. With guidance from the Office
of Alumni Relations, graduating students from each college coordinate
the campaign, raise funds and purchase a gift to display in
their college. The program has grown each year, and with the
recent addition of faculty/staff advisors to help the students,
it will continue to flourish.
The Class Gift Campaign
will raise awareness of the Annual Fund and highlight the importance
of giving to the institute. This program provides students with
the opportunity to "leave their mark" on campus. Past gifts
include a stained glass window, picnic tables for outdoor recreation,
a clock and a collection of historical photos illustrating the
For more information
or to become involved in the program, please contact Suzanne
Sollecito at (716) 475-2601, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RIT Alumni Network is pleased to introduce the RIT Alumni
Career Advisory Network (CAN). Offered jointly by the Office
of Cooperative Education and Career Services and the Office
of Alumni Relations, this program connects interested practicing
professionals with RIT students and alumni seeking career information
As a CAN volunteer,
alumni can assist students and alumni in a variety of ways including:
* Career and job search advice
* Resume and portfolio review
* Networking leads and opportunities
* Information about your industry, business or organization
* Information about relocating to your geographic area
If you are interested
in finding out more about this program, please visit our web
site at www.rit.edu/~964www/alumni/alumninew9_CAN.htm. You can
register as a CAN Volunteer by filling out an online RIT Career
Advisor Alumni Profile at www.rit.edu/ ~964www/alumni/index.htm.
We hope you lend your expertise and assistance to this exciting
new service for students and alumni!