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Great to be on board

Reconnecting with RIT brings rewards – and that’s not just an Alumni Relations Office slogan.

On a visit to campus, Amy Hall ’92, right, chats with Katie Cole of RIT’s Business Leaders of Tomorrow.

Just ask Amy Johnson Hall ’92 (industrial design). After graduation, she signed up to help revitalize alumni events in the Buffalo area. When she moved to the New York City area a few years later, she volunteered for admissions-related events and began attending alumni events. She saw old friends and made new ones – including one destined to become her life partner.

Crystal Corley ’94 (photo management) introduced Amy to a co-worker, Todd Hall. Amy and Todd married in 2000 and recently purchased a home in Wayne, N.J.

Last year, Hall was invited to become a member of the Alumni Network Board. In April, her involvement led to a truly special opportunity: Hall got the chance to spend a Friday night in RIT’s Peterson Residence Hall.

“It’s been great to reconnect, and I feel very honored to be on the board,” says Hall. “I have so much pride in RIT. I like to try to give back, and in some small way be part of RIT’s vision for the future. Plus, I happen to love a good party, and the events are a lot of fun.”

Her residence-hall sleepover stemmed from her interest in students. Hall, in Rochester for an Alumni Network Board meeting, was asked to be the first speaker in a series sponsored by Business Leaders of Tomorrow, a recently formed student group. Hall, general manager of the Flexible Packaging Division of Universal Folding Box Co. Inc., talked about her career. Beginning this fall, members of Business Leaders of Tomorrow will live in a newly designated special-interest floor in the residence halls.

Hall says alumni activities have been beyond her expectations. “It’s not just about seeing the people you went to school with. It’s more about reconnecting with an important part of your life, and expanding on that. And that is so rewarding.”