Get involved in alumni events in your area! Contact the Office
of Alumni Relations by phone (716-475-ALUM) or browse the Web
connection at www.rit.edu/ur/al.
This summer, alumni in the Albany, N.Y., area explored Howe Caverns,
known for its magnificent limestone formations. John and Laura
Comstock, '94 and '92 respectively, were the generous alumni hosts
for this event. Alumni in the area should be on the lookout for
information on an upcoming group hockey outing. If you are interested
in hosting an event in the Albany region, please contact Julie
Goodsell at (716) 475-7638 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org in the
Office of Alumni Relations.
On May 8, nearly 30 alumni and friends attended a networking night
at U.S. Play. Great food and great folks provided a great time!
Plans for a family event to cheer on the Atlanta Braves are underway.
Join in the fun by contacting Dan Campagna Jr. '82 at (770) 924-9246
or Joe Delconte Jr. '85 at (770) 517-5833.
|Alumni and friends attended the most recent Atlanta Chapter
event at U.S. Play.
|Boston alumni gather at the Blue Cat Cafe
|Buffalo-area alumni met for a night of lacrosse action.
On April 18, more than 40 alumni gathered at the Blue Cat CafÈ
for an evening of socializing. Alumni had the opportunity to network
and win outstanding door prizes.
It was a Red Sox summer for the chapter, which offered alumni
the opportunity to attend two Sox games. Seventy-five RIT alumni,
family and guests gathered to enjoy each game and each other.
Chapter leaders Stephanie Murphy '98, Scott Rill '97 and Mary
Jo Savino '90 are planning more exciting events for the fall.
Be sure to check the Web site and the mail for your invitation.
For more information, please contact Scott Rill at (617) 303-7943.
Together with the Rochester Chapter, more than 60 alumni and friends
watched a heated Western New York rivalry between the Rochester
Knighthawks and the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse teams. The Buffalo
Chapter is busy planning upcoming events. If you would like to
help, please contact Tom Stumpf '89 at (716) 668-7914.
Alumni attended the only American showing of the VanGogh and Gauguin
exhibit "The Studio of the South" at the Art Institute of Chicago.
A reception followed.
Alumni in the South Florida area will be coordinating a Boca Raton
networking social. Please contact Patrick Sniffen '92 at email@example.com
or (561) 585-9448.
On March 31, the Los Angeles Chapter sold out their tickets to
the LA Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche hockey game. RIT alumni enjoyed
watching the home team win 4-0 at the Staples Center. Do you have
an event idea? Contact Eric Senna '91 at (805) 645-5975.
New York City
Maria Sebastian '98 is busy planning an upcoming event for alumni
in the New York City area. Thanks to Maria for her efforts. The
Office of Alumni Relations also would like to express appreciation
to Beth Sabbatini '89 for her years of dedication to the chapter.
If you would like to coordinate an event or participate in chapter
leadership, please contact Julie Goodsell (716-475-7638 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
in the Office of Alumni Relations.
Mark your calendars! The Phoenix Alumni Chapter has planned a
"Day at the Diamondbacks." On Sept. 13, we are expecting more
than 50 alumni and friends to cheer on the Phoenix Diamondback
baseball team to victory. Do not miss the best RIT event of the
year! Watch for your invitation in the mail. If you would like
to get more involved with the chapter, contact Stacy Kalisz '96
or (480) 545-8246.
Chapter leader Aviva Dubrow '91 coordinated the annual alumni
baseball outing. On July 21, alumni, family, and friends gathered
to see the Phillies take on the Yankees. A good time was enjoyed
by all. To get involved in this chapter, please contact Aviva
at (215) 328-9737.
The Raleigh-Durham Chapter hosted a popular networking event at
the nearby Research Triangle Park Holiday Inn. Fifty alumni and
friends shared their RIT memories and experiences. Old friendships
were rekindled and new friendships were formed.
|Raleigh-Durham Chapter members gathered to network.
For more information on the chapter, contact Jeff Benck '88 at
The Rochester Chapter had an exciting summer of activities. On
June 1, more than 200 RIT alumni visited the hospitality tent
at "Alive at the MAG." This annual event, held on the front lawn
of the Memorial Art Gallery, featured young alumni enjoying both
a beautiful Rochester summer evening and live, local bands.
Again this year, RIT alumni are faithful sporting fans. Alina
Palis '79 coordinated a cheering section for the Rochester Rhinos
vs. Long Island Rough Riders soccer game and Shirley Murphy '95
organized a Red Wings baseball outing. Other events scheduled
for 2001 include: Brick City Festival and Regatta (Oct. 12-14)
and a young alumni wine tasting event at Casa Larga Vineyards
Welcome to Bill Prentice '99, who recently became the new Rochester
Chapter leader! The Rochester Chapter has a volunteer planning
committee that meets three times a year to coordinate alumni activities.
We would love your ideas and enthusiasm. If you would like to
join us at the next meeting on Sept. 20, please call Bill at (716)
Thank you to the following alumni for helping to coordinate a
Sept. 15 wine-tasting in the San Diego area: Louis Semon '72,
Scott Humberstone '91, Pamela Wick '94, Michelle Hafner '92 and
Rick Prenoveau '78. If you would like to join this growing chapter,
please contact Ashley Eckman in the Office of Alumni Relations
at email@example.com or (716)
Michele Conklin '94 has been busy planning a Sept. 9 sailing cruise
on the bay. If you have suggestions for future events, please
contact Michele at (510) 724-3295.
An over-flowing room of RIT alumni and friends greeted President
Albert J. Simone at the Westin Hotel Seattle. The Seattle Chapter
helped the president celebrate his recognition from the National
Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) for his
outstanding contributions to students. Thank you to Beth Merriman
'80 and Michael Woods '92 for helping to coordinate this important
event. For more information on chapter activities, contact Michael
at (206) 523-6629.
It's time for the annual pre-game reception at the Sheraton University
Hotel and college-football game at the Carrier Dome. On Sept.
22, join other RIT alumni and friends for an opportunity to wear
your orange! For more information on chapter events, contact Michael
Sciotti '88 at (315) 452-0832.
Texas Austin, Dallas & San Antonio
In March, Texas alumni had a wonderful time being a part of the
first Big Shot held outside of New York state. Be on the lookout
for information on more RIT events in these areas.
Chapter leader Vicky Decker '93 served as team captain for the
alumni who participated in the Race for the Cure on June 2. Kudos
to Vicky, who organized the event including the post-race gathering
at the Old Ebbitt Grill, and to Tom Curley '77, for generously
lending his support to the event by encouraging race participation.
The RIT Board of Trustees and the Alumni Network Board of Directors
held their annual July meetings in Washington, D.C. Alumni in the
area were invited to a dinner cruise on the Potomac River, which
allowed them the opportunity to meet both the Board of Trustees
and the Alumni Network Board of Directors.
|In conjunction with a Board of Trustees meeting in Wasington,
D.C., alumni from the area gathered for a Potomac dinner cruise
To get involved in the Washington, D.C., Alumni Chapter, please
contact Vicky Decker '93 at (703) 971-4217.
Alumni Admissions Network
Thank you to all our alumni who participated in spring admission
receptions in Boston, New York City, and the Washington, D.C.,
area. RIT relies on your support to help recruit the best students
for the university.
If you would like to become involved in the Alumni Admissions
Network, please contact Julie Goodsell (716-475-7638 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
in the Office of Alumni Relations.
Minority Alumni Advisory Committee (MAAC)
Devon Chistopher '93, Monique Wiley-Wright '93, and James Manning
'70 continue to head the Minority Alumni Advisory Committee. Our
deepest appreciation for their continued leadership. Last spring,
MAAC sponsored another successful career fair, proceeds from which
will go to their student scholarship fund. For more information
on this organization, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations
at (716) 475-ALUM.