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Alumni Activities

Host an alumni event in your region! The Office of Alumni Relations supports and encourages this type of activity by creating the invitation and coordinating the mailing. Furthermore, we handle the event registration and payment process, and provide nametags and raffle prizes. Call your local RIT friends and plan an alumni activity near you! To learn more about volunteering as an alumni host, contact the Office of Alumni Relations toll free at 1-866-RIT-ALUM or visit www.rit.edu/alumni.


Albany alumni enjoyed a champagne brunch aboard the Dutch Apple Cruise on July 21. Historic sights of the Hudson River were taken in along with good conversation and fun.

It was another great Albany alumni experience thanks to alumni hosts John and Laura Comstock ’94 and ’92. Don’t miss out on the fun. Get involved by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-866-RIT-ALUM.


This past winter, RIT graduates in Boston purchased all the Celtics and Bruins tickets offered by the Office of Alumni Relations. In September, sports fans had the opportunity to participate in the chapter’s annual Sox outing. Realizing the Boston job market has been tough recently, the chapter sponsored a career workshop with Fred Coon. He previously presented “Survival Tactics for Those in Job Transition” to the Phoenix Alumni Chapter, and we were happy to have him address the Boston group.


Thank you to chapter leader Tom Stumpf ’89 for coordinating the Flying Tigers event Aug. 1. If you would like to help plan future events in Buffalo, call Tom at 716-668-7914.


The annual National Restaurant Association Show took place in Chicago in May. Many students, alumni, faculty and staff from the School of Hospitality and Service Management attended this major industry event. A luncheon hosted by the RIT Alumni Network and the Hospitality Alumni Society at The Standard Club offered alumni an opportunity to meet with Wiley McKinzie, dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology. A special thanks to alumnus Harvey Stern ’84, director of catering at The Standard Club, for his gracious hospitality.


San Diego Alumni enjoying brunch at the award-winning Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens.

Alumni in Southern Florida gathered for a Miami Heat basketball game. Alumni socialized before the game at Bubba Gump’s Restaurant. Many thanks to Jamie Aymerich ’93 and ’98 for all her efforts in coordinating fun and exciting opportunities for alumni in this region. Do you have an idea for an event? Call Jamie at 561-483-8090.
A fall event is brewing for alumni in Central Florida. Stay tuned for further details!

Los Angeles and San Diego

The Los Angeles and San Diego Alumni Chapters teamed up to provide RIT graduates in Southern California with the opportunity to attend a Yankees baseball game and share dinner. Thank you to chapter coordinators Eric Senna ’91, Richard Prenoveau ’78, Louis Semon ’72, Micki Hafner ’92, Pamela Wick ’94 and Phil Ohme’92.

New York City

Alumni in New York City enjoying a networking event at City Hall Restaurant.

Due to the popular response last year to U.S. Open Tennis tickets, the Office of Alumni Relations again offered alumni the opportunity to purchase these much-sought-after tickets. The spring networking event at City Hall Restaurant drew more than 125 alumni! Another networking opportunity is in the works and you won’t want to miss it. Keep an eye out for event information on the Web and in your mailbox!


The annual Phillies baseball game was a success thanks to the efforts of chapter leader Aviva Dubrow ’91. Paul Brown ’82 and ’84 is coordinating a tour of the City Hall building that will include a reception in one of the mayor’s rooms. This opportunity will be available to Philadelphia alumni in the fall. More information will be available as the date draws closer.


Congratulations to Phoenix chapter leader Stacy Johnson ’96 on her recent wedding! A fall outing to see a Diamondbacks baseball game is underway. Watch for more details. Contact Stacy at 480-545-8246 to get involved.


Thank you to Jeff Benck ’88 and Fred Asfoury ’93 for their help in coordinating activities for alumni in this area. If you have an idea for an event contact Jeff at 919-816-0995.


More than 30 alumni and guests participated in the Seneca Lake Wine Tour in April. Enjoying the comforts of a tour bus, they traveled to four vineyards sampling a wide selection of wines and sharing lunch. Many recent RIT graduates enjoyed the annual “Alive at the MAG” event. The RIT tent at the Memorial Art Gallery provided alumni with the opportunity to sign up for the Online Community and receive the monthly e-newsletter Tiger’s Tale. Thank you to all our alumni volunteers at this event including Alumni Network Board of Directors Chair Kenneth Reed ’71. In August, Stony Brook State Park was the site for an alumni picnic. Food and games were enjoyed by all who attended. Alumni again have the opportunity to jump on a bus, this time to travel to Toronto to see the Broadway hit Mamma Mia! This exciting excursion will include dinner at an Italian restaurant. For more information on this chapter or to get involved contact Bill Prentice ’99 at 585-224-8339.

San Francisco

Get ready San Francisco alumni – events are being planned. To volunteer contact Michele Conklin ’94 at 510-724-3295.


Alumni in Seattle hiked the Rattlesnake Lake Ledge Trail in North Bend, Wash., this summer. The 1.3 mile hike included an elevation gain of 1,175 feet. Alumni and guests will enjoy a Mariners baseball game on Sept. 20. For more information, visit the Web site. Contact Michael Woods ’92 at 206-523-6629 to become active in this chapter.


Alumni in Syracuse gather for lunch before heading out to the basketball game.

Thanks to Michael Sciotti ’88, the Syracuse Alumni Chapter continues to enjoy Big East athletics SU style! The next event is an Orangemen vs. Miami football game at the Carrier Dome on Nov. 30. For more information, call Michael at 315-471-3151. Additional planning is underway for other events, such as ice skating at Clinton Square and a visit to the new aquarium at the mall. If you have ideas for an event and/or would like to plan one, contact the RIT Office of Alumni Relations toll-free at 1-866-RIT-ALUM.

Washington, D.C.

The 2nd Annual Washington, D.C., Alumni Chapter team participated in the Race for the Cure on June 1. This community service activity was led by captain Vicky Decker ’93. This past summer alumni also enjoyed a wine-tasting dinner at Clyde’s Restaurant in Tyson’s Corner.

Washington, D.C. alumni sharing dinner before attending a Capitals hockey game on March 30.


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