The energy level
was high, excitement buzzed through the air, and the sound of
laughter and cordial greetings reverberated throughout the Student
Union. A concert, perhaps? A student group meeting after summer
break? Not quite!
The Office of Alumni
Relations offered the first annual Golden Reunion June 16-18.
Nearly 100 members of the Classes of 1934-1950 came to RIT's
"new campus," many for the first time.
Dentler, Class of 1934, was so excited to attend his 66th reunion
that he made a week of it, staying on in the Kate Gleason Residence
Hall after the reunion. He visited the Alumni Relations staff,
rode his bicycle throughout campus and talked to the current
"I enjoyed this Reunion
more than my 50th," he says.
The Class of 1950
Retailers banded together to coordinate a reunion for their
group during the weekend. Ed Vidler and Mary Lou Hawkins O'Connor
spearheaded the effort, which included a reunion dinner on Friday
included a seminar on navigating the Internet offered by NTID's
Jonathan Millis and another on wine appreciation taught by CAST's
Gala Dinner drew the biggest crowd. Information Technology Professor
Al Biles provided dinner music using his GenJam virtual quintet,
and RIT Provost Stan McKenzie highlighted some of the major
events at RIT since the graduation of this fine group of alumni.
Reunion 2001 will
take place during Brick City Festival Weekend (see p.26) for
those who graduated 1930'49, 1950'52, 1975'77 and 1990'92.
For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations
at (716) 475-2586.