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The University Magazine

Regional Alumni Activities

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Alumni sign up for the RIT alumni prize pack in the RIT tent at the Chase Corporate Challenge, which drew 11,000 participants to RIT May 29.

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President Destler, right, met RIT alumni for a Syracuse University basketball game in February. His travels to chapter events continue this fall.

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President Destler, center, poses with alumni in Chicago, where he met with more than 100 alumni on April 29.

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Alumni and friends in Cincinnati enjoyed an evening out prior to a Bearcats basketball game.

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Rochester alumni enjoyed a guided tour of Underground Railroad sites in the city on June 7.

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Pittsburgh alumni and families enjoyed a tour of the Carnegie Museum on May 10.

Kim Kelsey ’97, ’05 and Jennifer Ashbaugh 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.

Albany

The Albany alumni chapter enjoyed an evening of networking and food prep at Dinner Me Quickly on April 10. Thanks to host Terri Standish-Kuon ’88.

Coming event: Registration is now open for the Alabama at the Saratoga Race Track Aug. 16.

Keep checking the Web site for more details and upcoming events.

Atlanta

The Atlanta chapter gathered for an Atlanta Braves game on July 20.

Keep checking the Web site for coming events.

Austin/San Antonio
Coming event: Registration is now open for the ROCS Day community service event on Sept. 13.

Boston

The Boston alumni chapter gathered for a Red Sox game on June 11.

Coming event: Sept. 8. Meet RIT President Bill Destler at a chapter event. Check the Web site for more information.

Buffalo

Coming events: The Buffalo alumni chapter is planning a Buffalo Sabres game this winter. Please check the Web site for more details.

Meet RIT President Bill Destler at a chapter event Nov. 21. More details coming soon.

Central Florida

Plans are underway for an alumni event this summer/fall. Please check the Web site for details.

Charlotte

A small group of alumni enjoyed dinner at Harper’s Restaurant in Pineville on March 13.

The chapter is planning a Carolina Panthers game this fall. Please check the Web site for details.

Chicago

The Chicago alumni chapter enjoyed an evening with RIT President Bill Destler at Gibson’s Steakhouse on April 29.

Coming event: Registration is now open for the Chicago Cubs game on Aug. 20.

Cincinnati

The Cincinnati alumni chapter enjoyed a reception at Bar Louie prior to Cincinnati’s Party in the Park on May 14. Thanks to host John Johnson ‘05.

Plans are underway for an alumni event this fall. Please check the Web site for details.

Cleveland-Akron

The Cleveland alumni chapter enjoyed a reception at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Thanks to host Al Teufen ‘73.

Coming event: Registration is now open for the Cleveland Indians game on Sept. 20.

Colorado

Coming event: The RIT Men’s hockey team will be in Colorado to play the Air Force Academy on Dec. 6. A reception with RIT Provost Jeremy Haefner will precede the game.

Dallas/Fort Worth

The Dallas/Fort Worth alumni chapter hosted a potluck picnic on April 19 at River Legacy Park in Arlington. Thanks to hosts Scott Saldinger ’89,’91 and Jennifer Neary ’99.

Coming event: Registration is now open for the Texas Rangers game on Sept. 20.

Detroit

The Detroit alumni chapter enjoyed an evening with RIT President Bill Destler at Meadowbrook Hall on March 27 as well as a brunch and tour at the Detroit Institute of Art on June 15. Special thanks to host Yolanda Lewczuk ‘00.

Coming event: Registration is now open for the Detroit Tigers game on Aug. 27.

Houston

Keep checking the Web site for coming events.

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, contact Kim Kelsey at kjkrar@rit.edu or 585-475-7638.

Ithaca

The Ithaca chapter enjoyed a networking reception at Olivia’s Restaurant on June 11. Thanks to host Louise M. Felker-Holl ’04.

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, contact Kim Kelsey at kjkrar@rit.edu or 585-475-7638.

Los Angeles

The L.A. chapter enjoyed a Dodgers game July 27. Thank you to host Eric Senna ’91.

Coming event: Registration is now open for the bowling event at Jillian’s on Sept. 27

New York City

The NYC chapter enjoyed a networking reception at SouthWest NY on May 29. Thanks to host Ondrej Vesely ’05.

The NYC alumni chapter enjoyed a Yankees game July 8. Thanks to hosts Michael Larson ’93 and Luke Mellon ’04.

Coming events: Registration is now open for the N.Y. Mets game on Aug. 21and the U.S. Open men’s finals on Sept. 7.

Philadelphia

The Philadelphia chapter enjoyed the “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit at the Franklin Institute on April 12.

Alumni gathered for a Phillies game July 13. Thanks to host Aviva Dubrow ’90, ’91.

Plans are underway for a chapter event this fall. Please check the Web site for details.

Phoenix

The Phoenix chapter enjoyed lunch and a tour at the Heard Museum on Aug. 2. Thanks to host Kathy Goll ’02.

Coming event: The chapter will host a tour and lunch at the Dessert Botanical Garden Oct. 25.

Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh alumni chapter enjoyed lunch and a tour of the dinosaur exhibit at the Carnagie Museum on May 10. Thanks to hosts Al Mature ’74 and Tom Phillips ’77.

Plans are underway for an alumni event this fall. Please check the Web site for more details.

Raleigh Durham

The Raleigh-Durham chapter enjoyed an evening with the North Carolina Symphony at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre on June 21. Thanks to hosts Mike ’98 and Sue ’98 Pail.

Plans are underway for an event this summer/fall. Keep checking the Web site for details.

Rochester

Alumni and guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and desserts at Biaggi’s in Victor on April 24.

Alumni, family and friends joined together for the Big Shot photo project on May 8 (see page 3). Thanks to all who participated.

Thanks also to all who stopped by the RIT Alumni table during the Chase Corporate Challenge on May 29. We’ll see you next year!

More than 300 RIT alumni and guests enjoyed a performance of the musical Wicked at the Auditorium Theatre on May 31.

A sold-out group of alumni and guests enjoyed a very memorable afternoon on a tour of Underground Railroad sites in Rochester on June 7. Thanks to host Maggie Reilly ’04 and the AKWAABA Heritage Associates for this unforgettable event.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a day at Finger Lakes Race Track on June 28. Special thanks to hosts John ’60 and Mary Bartholomew.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a day of sailing and relaxing on Lake Ontario on July 19. Special thanks to hosts Frank Lucas ’75 and Shirley Murphy ‘81.

Coming events: Registration is now open for the Rochester Red Wings Baseball game on Aug. 23.

ROCS Day community service event takes place Sept. 13 and the RIT alumni volunteer meeting is Sept. 25. Check the Web site for more details and other upcoming events.

San Diego

The San Diego alumni chapter cheered on the Padres on July 12. Thanks to hosts Micki Hafner ’92, Phil Ohme ’99 and Pam Wick ’94.

Coming event: Registration is now open for group surf lessons with Kahuna Bob’s Surfing School in Encinitas on Sept. 28.

San Francisco

Alumni and guests enjoyed a reception at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on July 11.

Alumni gathered for a Giants game July 26.

Coming event: Registration is now open for the cheese and wine paring event at The Cheese School of San Francisco on Sept. 24.

San Jose

Alumni and guests enjoyed a reception at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on July 11.

Coming event: A chapter event is planned for Sept. 25. Check the Web site for information.

Seattle

Be sure to check the Web site for coming events.

Southern Florida

Coming event: Registration is now open for the ROCS Day community service event on Sept. 13.

Syracuse

Coming event: Registration is now open for the Syracuse Sky Chiefs game Aug. 24.

Washington, D.C.

Alumni and friends enjoyed lunch and a tour of the Mount Vernon Inn on May 17. Thanks to host Kevin Sheldon ’02.

Alumni cheered on the Nationals Aug. 3. Thanks to our alumni hosts Kevin Sheldon ’02 and Ryan Troll ’05.

Keep checking the Web site for coming events.

Corporate

The IBM/RIT alumni chapter held its second corporate alumni event on May 7 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Special thanks to Scott Hopkins ’82, Bob Hanson ’85, and RIT Trustee Susan Puglia for hosting this fantastic event.

Plans are underway for alumni events with Cisco and Microsoft. Keep checking the Web site for details.

The RIT Wall Street Alumni Chapter held its first event on June 18 at Bar Stuzzichini in Manhattan. Thanks to Don Truesdale ’87 for hosting the event.