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Alumni Activities

Welcome members of the Class of 2003 to the Alumni Network! We hope you get involved in regional programs for alumni. Listed below are events taking place across the country. To participate in events or to help plan future events in your area call the Office of Alumni Relations toll free at 1-866-RIT-ALUM or go to www.rit.edu/alumni and click on activities.

RIT Alumni remember Sept. 11, 2001
Thank our troops and give back to your communities! Join fellow RIT alumni as we remember Sept. 11, 2001. Alumni will be joining across the country in various community service projects in their area during the month of September. Call the Office of Alumni Relations today to sign up to work side by side with your classmates to remember our fallen friends and support our troops.

A day at the races was enjoyed by the Albany Alumni Chapter on Aug. 9. Alumni and guests attended brunch at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club before heading over to the track for the Sword Dancer Invitational at the Saratoga Race Course. Thank you to Dan Farrell ’81, the alumni host for this special event!

Alumni had the opportunity to enjoy the French Masterworks from the State Pushkin Museum, Moscow, at the High Museum. This exhibit included 76 masterpieces from Picasso, Matisse, Cezanne, van Gogh, Rousseau, Boucher, David, Corot, Manet, Lautrec, Renoir, Monet, Gauguin and others.

Alumni volunteered at Boston PBS affiliate WGBH during a pledge drive. Second from left is Carl Dentler ’34, celebrating his 90th birthday at this event.

An RIT chair was auctioned in June at the Boston WGBH Auction to help the local PBS affiliate. Also in June, the chapter enjoyed the waterfront view at Tia’s during a networking night. Alumni and their families gathered on Aug. 17 to see the Pawtucket Red Sox take on the Rochester Red Wings and enjoy a picnic dinner prior to game time.

Great work, chapter leaders Pat Ward ’97, Stephanie Murphy ’96 and Scotty Rill ’97!

Al Teufen ’73 coordinated an alumni gathering to see the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 7. A picnic dinner before the game was enjoyed by alumni and guests.

New York City
Amy Sundstrom ’95 and Jennifer Zausmer ’93 planned a fun networking night at the Vine on May 8. This summer, specially priced tickets to the U.S. Open 2003 were available for purchase by alumni.

Philadelphia area alums gathered for a visit with RIT President Albert Simone and Vice Presidents Robert Davila and Mary-Beth Cooper

Alumni and guests enjoyed the last season of Phillies baseball at Veterans Stadium. Tickets to the Phillies-Red Sox game sold out quickly.

RIT president Albert Simone visited alumni in Philadelphia on April 30. He brought with him Robert Davila, RIT vice president and NTID CEO, and Mary-Beth Cooper, vice president for student affairs. Alumni, parents, and guests enjoyed this unique evening of exchange. Thank you to the hosts Jane and Don Pulver, NTID Foundation Board of Trustees and RIT Board of Trustees, and Bill and Eileen Whiteside, chairman emeritus, RIT Board of Trustees and parents of Mary ’86 and Christopher ‘85.

Thank you to alumni volunteers Aviva Dubrow ’91 and Paul Brown ’84!

Take me out to the ball game! Thank you to Stacy Johnson ’96 for organizing an evening with the Diamondbacks. Alumni and friends enjoyed a great evening of networking as they watched the Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 25.

Alumni joined together for a night of Courage! Alumni and friends enjoyed a pizza party and fan appreciation night at a Carolina Courage game on Aug. 9. Thank you to Mike and Suzanne Pail ’98 for their dedication in organizing this great event.

Every available seat on the bus was filled for the Keuka Lake Wine Tour. A wonderful day of wine sampling was had by alumni and guests. Gary VanDeMortel ’00 was especially helpful in coordinating this activity.

The sun shined for the Harbor Town Belle Boat Excursion in May; which gave alumni and guests the opportunity to take a paddleboat ride on Lake Ontario. Alumni and their families saw the Rochester Red Wings play on June 27. Special guest the Zooperstars were at the game and contributed to the evening’s fun. Thank you to alumni host Donna Bell ’83 for her help in scheduling this activity.

A special volunteer planning meeting is scheduled for Sept. 18 that you don’t want to miss. All Rochester area alumni are welcomed to attend. Starting at noon, a 30-minute tour of the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies at RIT will be conducted. Afterward, a boxed lunch will be served during a brief chapter meeting. Mark your calendars today!

Other upcoming chapter events to stay tuned for are a Niagara-on-the-Lake day trip on Sept. 13 and an evening at the Rochester Philharmonic Gala Holiday Pops on Dec.19.

San Francisco alums had a great time at a local wine tasting event.

San Diego
Winery Callaway Coastal was toured by San Diego alumni on June 14. Also, a wine tasting and picnic lunch in the scenic region was enjoyed.

Thank you to Rick Prenoveau ’78, Louis Semon ’72, Micki Hafner ’92, Pamela Wick ’94 and Phil Ohme ’92 for your hard work.

San Francisco
Several great events coming your way. Great ideas were shared by all at the Peju Province Wine Tasting. From this event we have several volunteer hosts for upcoming events. More to come soon! Thank you to all of you.

Alums in D.C. listen to a briefing by RIT officials.

Washington, D.C.
Before visiting Philadelphia, RIT President Albert Simone stopped in Washington, D.C., on April 29. The evening included presentations from Bruce James ’64, chairman of the RIT Board of Trustees, and Robert Davila, RIT vice president and CEO of NTID. Special thanks to Vicky Decker ’93 for her continued efforts for the chapter.

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