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The University Magazine

Regional Alumni Activities

Jon Rodibaugh and Jennifer Ashbaugh are your contacts in the Office of Alumni Relations 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

Recent activities: Incoming RIT students from the Albany area received a fine send-off reception at the Desmond Hotel Aug. 10.

Atlanta

Recent activities: The Atlanta Alumni Chapter enjoyed a pre-game reception Aug. 2 in the ballpark and cheered on the Atlanta Braves as they played the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thanks to host Joe DelConte ’95.

Coming up: Keep checking the Web site for events.

Austin/San Antonio

Coming up: Plans are underway for an event this fall. Please check the Web site for details.

Boston

Recent activities: The Boston alumni chapter cheered on the Red Sox July 4.

Coming up Aug. 12 and Aug. 28: Alumni will gather for sold-out Boston Red Sox games.

Plans are underway for an alumni happy hour, “Make your own Garbage Plate” in September. Please check the Web site for more details.

Buffalo

Coming up Jan. 3, 2010: Alumni will gather to watch the Buffalo Bills take on the Indianapolis Colts.

Central Florida

Recent activities: Alumni and guests enjoyed a networking reception at Wall Street Cantina on May 14. Thank you to host Aaron Swyers ’03, ’04.

Charlotte

Recent activities: The Charlotte Alumni Chapter enjoyed a happy hour at Tavern on the Tracks on May 7. Thanks to host Andrea Setta ’06.

Chicago

Coming up Aug. 26: Join fellow RIT alumni, family and friends at Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs take on the Washington Nationals. Enjoy a pre-game reception in the stadium before the game. Please check the Web site for details.

Cincinnati alumni created a special float for the St. Patrick's Day parade.

Cincinnati

Recent activities: On Aug. 1, Cincinnati alumni enjoyed a pre-game reception at GameDay Cafι and watched the Cincinnati Reds take on the New York Yankees. Thanks to host John Johnson ’05.

Coming up: Plans are underway for an alumni event at the Cincinnati Art Museum in October. Please check the Web site for details.

Cleveland-Akron

Recent activities: The Cleveland-Akron Alumni Chapter enjoyed a pre-game reception and dinner at Local Heroes Grill and Bar. They then cheered on the Cleveland Indians as they played the New York Yankees on May 30. Thanks to host Al Teufen ’73.

Coming up Sept. 5: Join alumni, family and friends at the Blossom Festival for Bugs Bunny at Blossom. There will be a reception prior to the performance. Check the Web site for more details.

Colorado

Recent activities: The Colorado Alumni Chapter enjoyed a networking happy hour at Breckenridge Brewery on May 28. Thanks to hosts David Belden ’04 and Jennifer Wicus ’04.

Coming up: Plans are underway for an alumni event this September. Please check the Web site for details.

On March 7, RIT grads employed by Boeing in Seattle enjoyed their second alumni event.

RIT grads at the Microsoft Alumni Chapter in Redmond, Wash. gathered for lunch in April.

Corporate Chapters

Recent Activities: Alumni at Boeing enjoyed happy hour on March 7 in Mukilteo, Wash. Thanks to host Lawrence Litchfield ’08.

A group of alumni at Cisco in San Jose, Calif., and Raleigh, N.C., enjoyed a meeting with RIT President Bill Destler via Cisco TelePresence on March 25. Thanks to hosts Bob Dimicco ’84 and Marty Martinez.

More than 30 alumni working at Microsoft in Redmond, Wash., enjoyed lunch on April 16. Thanks to hosts Mark DeFalco ’07, Tom Guzewich ’06 and Yin Lu.

The RIT Wall Street Alumni Chapter enjoyed an evening with RIT President Bill Destler on April 22 in Manhattan. Thanks to Don Terwilliger ’84 for hosting our group at Legends 33.

Coming Up: Plans are underway for alumni events this fall. If you are interested in planning a corporate alumni event where you work, please contact Jon Rodibaugh at 585-475-4485.

Dallas chapter members gathered for their annual picnic April 18.

Dallas/Fort Worth

Recent events: Alumni and their families enjoyed the annual Potluck Picnic April 18. Thanks to hosts Scott Saldinger ’89, ’91 and Jennifer Neary ’99.

Coming Up Aug. 15: Join alumni and guests to watch the Texas Rangers take on the Boston Red Sox. Check the Web site for details.

Detroit

Recent activities: Alumni and guests attended a cooking class at Mirepoix Cooking School at the Holiday Market on July 31. Thanks to host Yolanda Lewczuk ’00.

Coming up Sept. 12: Plans are underway for a community service event. Please check the Web site for more details.

Houston

Recent activities: Alumni and guests enjoyed an evening of baseball on July 9 as the Houston Astros took on the Washington Nationals.

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

Long Island

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, please contact Jennifer Ashbaugh at jennifer.ashbaugh@rit.edu or at 585-475-7953.

Los Angeles alumni gathered before an Anaheim Ducks hockey game March 23.

Los Angeles

Coming up Aug. 22: Join alumni and guests to watch the LA Dodgers take on the Chicago Cubs. Check the Web site for more information.

New Jersey

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, please contact Jennifer Ashbaugh at jennifer.ashbaugh@rit.edu or at 585-475-7953.

New York City

Recent activities: The New York City Alumni Chapter enjoyed an evening with RIT President Bill Destler at the Associated Press on April 23. Thanks to host Thomas Curley ’77, president and CEO of the Associated Press.

Alumni and friends enjoyed a happy hour at Copper Door Tavern on June 23. Thanks to hosts Beth Sabbatini ’89 and Cindy Rosenshein ’90.

A sold-out group of alumni, family and friends cheered on the New York Yankees as they took on the Seattle Mariners on July 1. Thank you to host Mike Larson ’93.

Alumni, family and friends cheered on the New York Mets as they took on the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 7. Thank you to host Mike Larson ’93.

Coming up Sept. 13: Alumni will gather for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships.

Philadelphia

Recent activities: On April 25, more than 40 alumni and guests enjoyed a wine and cheese reception as well as a tour at Chaddsford Winery. Thanks to host Aviva Dubrow ’91.

Alumni and guests enjoyed an afternoon of baseball as the 2008 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies took on the St. Louis Cardinals on July 25. Thanks to host Aviva Dubrow ’91. Coming up: Plans are underway for an alumni event this fall. Check the Web site for details.

Phoenix

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, please contact Jennifer Ashbaugh at jennifer.ashbaugh@rit.edu or at 585-475-7953.

Pittsburgh

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

Raleigh-Durham

Recent activities: The Raleigh Durham-Alumni Chapter enjoyed a happy hour at Blinco’s Restaurant on May 8. Thanks to hosts Mike ’98 and Sue ’98 Pail.

Rochester alumni showed the RIT colors, brown and orange, for the Lilac Festival parade.

Rochester

Recent activities: More than 40 alumni and guests enjoyed a reception and movie at The Little Theatre on April 20. Thanks to hosts Kerry Phillips ’84, ’97 and Stacy Kurtz ’05, ’07.

A dedicated group of alumni, staff and student volunteers built a float for the Lilac Parade on May 9. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the float a success!

Alumni and their families enjoyed the inaugural RIT Mother’s Day Brunch at the RIT Inn & Conference Center on May 10. Thanks to hosts Tonya Brooks ’07, Shirley Murphy ’81, ’95 and Candi Boston ’09.

A sold-out group of alumni and guests enjoyed breakfast at the Del Monte Lodge in Pittsford with RIT President Bill Destler on May 14.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a performance of The Wizard of Oz on May 30 and Beatles tribute band Rain on June 7 at the Auditorium Theatre.

More than 40 alumni and guests enjoyed a day of thoroughbred action at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack on June 13. Thanks to hosts John ’60 and Mary Bartholomew and Loretta Lamb ’78.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a networking reception at TC Riley’s on June 23. Thanks to hosts Shirley Murphy ’81, ’95, Sharyn Duffy ’87 and Kristy Mooney-Graves ’00.

A sold-out group of more than 100 alumni and guests watched the Rochester Red Wings take on the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees on June 27. Thanks to hosts Donna Bell ’83, Bob Beyer ’83, and Bary Siegel ’66, ’68, ’75, ’87.

More than 40 alumni and guests enjoyed a sailing trip aboard a 53 ft. catamaran on Lake Ontario with Wildhearts Charters on July 18. Thanks to hosts Tonya Brooks ’07 and Maggie Reilly ’04.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a day of white water rafting on the Salmon River on Aug. 2. Thanks to hosts Frank Lucas ’75 and Tonya Brooks ’07.

Coming up: Registration is now open for the following events. To register, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/rochester.

Sept. 12: ROCS Day: Reaching Out for Community Service

Oct. 24: Finger Lakes Railway Fall Foliage Trip

Nov. 5: Networking Reception at the Strathallan

Nov. 9: New York Wine & Culinary Center Cooking Class

San Diego

Recent activities: RIT alumni and guests watched as the San Diego Padres took on the New York Mets on Aug. 8.

San Francisco/San Jose

Recent activities: On Aug. 1, alumni and guests enjoyed a pre-game reception at AT&T Park and cheered on the San Francisco Giants as they took on the Philadelphia Phillies. Thank you to host Mark Leonardi ’94.

Seattle

Coming up Aug. 16: Join fellow RIT alumni and guests to watch the Seattle Mariners take on the New York Yankees. A pre-game reception is included. Check the Web site for more information and registration.

Southern Florida

Coming up Sept. 12: Plans are underway for a community service event at Caring Kitchen. Please check the Web site for details.

Syracuse

Coming up Aug. 15: Join alumni and guests on the picnic patio at Alliance Bank Stadium for an evening of Chiefs baseball. Check the Web site for more information and registration.

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

Washington, D.C.

Recent activities: Alumni and guests enjoyed an afternoon of baseball at Camden Yards as the Baltimore Orioles took on the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 2. Thanks to host Kevin Sheldon ’02.

Coming up Sept. 26: The RIT “Big Shot” photo event will take place at the National Museum of the American Indian (see page 8). To register for the alumni event and reception, please visit www.rit.edu/alumni/washington_dc.