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Regional Alumni Activities

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.

Upcoming event
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.

Upcoming event
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!

RIT Buffalo and Rochester alums
Buffalo and Rochester alumni chapters joined forces for a tour of the Chautauqua Institute and lunch in June.

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.

Central Florida
Details are being finalized for an event to take place this fall. Stay tuned to the Web site for details!

Upcoming event
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.

Upcoming event
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.

RIT Los Angeles alumni
Los Angeles alumni enjoyed a reception at Canal Club on March 2.
RIT NYC alumni
New York City alumni got together at Social in June.

Los Angeles
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.

New York City
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.

Upcoming event
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 Dubrow ’91.
Upcoming event
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.

RIT Pheonix alumni
Phoenix alumni gathered in April for lunch and a tour of the Arizona Science Center.

Upcoming event
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.

Upcoming event
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.

Raleigh Durham
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.

RIT Rochester alums
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.
Upcoming events
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.

RIT San Diego alums
San Diego alumni organized a dinner at Candelas’ restaurant on March 3.

San Diego
Plans are underway for the next chapter event to take place some time this fall. Stay tuned for details!

San Francisco
Upcoming event 
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 Woods ’92.

Southern Florida 
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!

Upcoming event 
An afternoon of SU Football is planned for Saturday, Sept 17. Additional details are available on the Web site.

Washington, D.C.
Upcoming events
Alumni can escape the city for the afternoon and relax tubing on the Antietam Creek in Maryland, Saturday, Aug. 27. Your alumni host is Kevin Sheldon ’02. Make your reservation today through the Web site!
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.