Julie Goodsell and Tara Rosa ’01 are your contacts in the office for regional alumni activities. Don’t
hesitate to contact them toll free at 1-866-RIT-ALUM. To learn
more about the events listed below go to www.rit.edu/alumniactivities.
You can register for events through our
secure Web site.
The Third Annual Alumni Day at the Races is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20. This year a luxury suite has been reserved for alumni and guests to enjoy the races. For more information check out our Web site.
An alumni reception will take place at the Cheesecake Factory in Buckhead the evening of Thursday, Sept. 22, hosted by chapter leader Joe Del Conte ’85.
Plans are underway for the next chapter event to take place this fall. Keep your eyes open for the invitation!
|Buffalo and Rochester alumni chapters
joined forces for a tour of the Chautauqua Institute and lunch
The chapter partnered with Rochester in June for a day trip to Chautauqua where they toured the institute and lunched at the historic Athenaeum Hotel.
Details are being finalized for an event to take place this fall. Stay tuned to the Web site for details!
An Odyssey Brunch Cruise is planned for Saturday, Sept. 10. Additional information is available on the Web site.
Plans are underway for the next chapter event. Please feel free to contact us with any event ideas you may have.
Alumni-priced tickets to the Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament finals on Saturday, Aug. 27, in New Haven are available this year. To purchase your discounted ticket(s) go to the Web site.
The second ACMT Alumni Panel was held on April 23 at the conference
hall of the Grand Hotel Park in Dubrovnik. The purpose of the alumni
panel is to raise the awareness within the ACMT community of alumni
achievements and career development. Students had the opportunity
to talk to seven ACMT alumni.
Participating alumni represented classes from the first graduation in 2001 to 2004. They were: Mario
Mutter, financial consultant, Financial Planning Services, Zagreb; Emir
Arnautovic, general manager, Ros Maris Hotels Rab; Ana
Bazdan, conference manager, IDC Adriatics; Hana
Huchs, marketing manager for VIVA and TV Story, Sanoma Magazines; Elaa
Mohamad, office manager, Cards 2002, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports; Zeljana
Udovicic, banquet operations manager, Hotel Dubrovnik Palace; and Miljenko
Pivac, director of export/import, Meat Industry Pivac.
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra opened the Bravo! Vail Music Festival on June 26. Alumni were offered discounted tickets to this special performance.
|Los Angeles alumni enjoyed a reception
at Canal Club on March 2.
|New York City alumni got together at
Social in June.
Alumni and friends attended a reception at Zucca Ristorante on Aug. 3.
Alumni enjoyed an afternoon of Angels baseball on Aug. 6. Special thanks to alumni hosts Paul
Grimes ’03 and Eric Senna ’91.
The chapter kicked the summer off with a networking night at Social on June 8 hosted by Cindy
Rosenshein ’90, Beth Sabbatini ’89, Amy
Sundstrom ’95, and Jennifer Zausmer ’93. More than 50 alumni and guests participated.
Mike Larson ’93 and Dean Guite ’95 continued the summer fun with a Mets game on Aug. 6. Alumni purchased discount tickets to the game and enjoyed it together.
Only a few alumni-priced tickets remain for the women’s finals at the U.S. Tennis Open on Saturday, Sept. 10. To check on ticket availability click on the Web site.
Alumni and guests enjoyed an afternoon of baseball on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2005. Thank you to alumni host Aviva
Take a Trolley Tour of Philadelphia from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. Check out the Web site for more information and to register.
|Phoenix alumni gathered in April for
lunch and a tour of the Arizona Science Center.
A tour of Frank L. Wright’s personal retreat, Taliesin West, is being offered to alumni on Saturday, Sept. 10. Following the tour, the group will enjoy lunch together. To reserve your tickets, go to the Web site.
A reception and tour of the Frick Art and Historical Center is planned for Thursday, Sept. 15. Additional details are available on the Web site.
A special thank you is extended to Jeff Benck ’88, who has served as the chapter leader for the past several years. He is a true champion of RIT and remains an active member of the RIT community through his volunteer work in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. Mike ’98 and Sue ’98 Pail are the new chapter leaders.
An alumni night at Chatham Hill Winery on May 5 was enjoyed by more than 20 alumni and guests. Mary-Beth Cooper, vice president of Student Affairs attended the event and shared the latest news on campus life at RIT. Thank you to Mike and Sue Pail the alumni hosts for the evening.
|Holly Howell ’96 leads a wine tasting
at Wegmans’ Tastings restaurant.
Rochester Alumni Chapter volunteers
and members of the Board of Trustees gathered at Tastings restaurant
in the Wegmans Pittsford Food Market for an evening of socializing
and wine tasting in April. Holly Howell ’96 led the tasting.
Alumni toured and enjoyed a reception at ARTISANworks in May. More than 40 alumni and guests participated.
For June, the chapter partnered with Buffalo for a day trip to Chautauqua, where they toured the institute and lunched at the historic Athenaeum Hotel. Thank you alumni hosts Susan
Shanks ’97 and Shirley Murphy ’95 for their help.
The summer really heated up for the chapter with a walking tour of Mt. Hope Cemetery with guides dressed in period garb. Following, alumni and guests had lunch at the Distillery, a Rochester landmark in its own right. Ken
Reed ’71 and Susan Shanks ’97 served as hosts.
Alumni and guests braved whitewater rafting in August, traveling to Pulaski for the rapids of the Salmon River. Alumni host Frank
Lucas ’75 was instrumental in coordinating this fun-filled day.
Need some help with your finances? An evening to provide alumni with financial information is planned for Thursday, Nov. 3, with alumni hosts Bill
Prentice ’99 and Ken Reed ‘71. Stay posted to the Web site for additional information.
Learn about wine and food pairing from the experts at Wegmans’ Tastings Restaurant. This evening of education and fun is scheduled for Monday, Dec 5, and more information will be available on the Web site as the date draws closer. Alina
Palis ‘79 and Kristy Mooney-Graves ’00 will be your hosts for this special night.
|San Diego alumni organized a dinner at
Candelas’ restaurant on March 3.
Plans are underway for the next chapter event to take place some time this fall. Stay tuned for details!
An afternoon barbecue at a winery is being planned by chapter leader
Mark Leonardi ’94 to take place on Sunday, Sept. 25. Additional details are available on the Web site.
Alumni and guests enjoyed a walking tour of downtown Seattle that highlighted open space in cities including gardens and plazas. Thank you to alumni host Mike
The next chapter event will take place some time this fall/winter. Please feel free to share any event ideas you may have with us!
An afternoon of SU Football is planned for Saturday, Sept 17. Additional details are available on the Web site.
Alumni can escape the city for the afternoon and relax tubing on
the Antietam Creek in Maryland, Saturday, Aug. 27. Your alumni host
Sheldon ’02. Make your reservation today through the
Networking nights are scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Capitol
City Brewing Co. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the District Chophouse & Brewery.
Register on the Web site today.