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Regional Alumni Activities

Jennifer Ashbaugh and Megan Cheever 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 website.

Albany

Albany

Tiger fans gathered in Albany to cheer as the men’s hockey team won the NCAA East Regional Tournament.

Recent activities: On March 26 and 27, alumni and guests gathered at the Times Union Center to cheer on the men's hockey team as they defeated the University of Denver and the University of New Hampshire in the NCAA East Regional Tournament.

Hockey fans gathered again on April 8 at the Albany Marriott to watch the team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to host Gina Di Caprio '06.

Coming up in September: Alumni and friends are invited to take in the beauty of fall on an aquaduct tour. Please check the website for details.

Atlanta

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings at Barrett Creek to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four.

Austin/San Antonio

Recent activities: Alumni and guests gathered April 8 at Cuatros to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four.

Coming up in August: Alumni and friends are invited to a cooking class at Whole Foods Market. Please check the website for details.

Boston

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at Game On to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to host Stephanie Murphy '98.

Alumni and friends enjoyed a beer tasting and reception at Kinsale Pub on May 6. Thanks to host Bryan Yeager '05.

Alumni, family and friends watched the Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals on May 29.

Buffalo

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni gathered at The Aud Sports Bar & Grill and East End Grill & Taproom to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thank you to hosts Tom Stumpf '89 and Pat Murphy '78.

Central Florida

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at Courtside Grille to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to host Chris Wagner '94.

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

Charlotte, N.C.

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni gathered at Wild Wing Café to watch the men's hockey team vs. University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a pre-game picnic at Knight's Stadium and cheered on the Charlotte Knights as they took on the Rochester Red Wings July 31. Thanks to host Andrea Steiner '06.

Chicago

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at Lincoln Station Bar & Grill in Chicago and The Field House Bar & Grill in Peoria to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to hosts Kevin Niemiec '00 and Alice Price '02.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a private reception with RIT President Bill Destler on May 4.

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

Cincinnati

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at Arnie's on the Levee to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to host John Johnson '05.

Cleveland-Akron

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at Local Heroes Bar & Grill to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to host Al Teufen '73.

Coming up Aug. 14: Alumni, family and friends will gather at Progressive Field for a picnic followed by the Cleveland Indians vs. Seattle Mariners game. To register, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/Cleveland.

Colorado

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni gathered at Lodo's Bar & Grill to watch the men's hockey team vs. University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four.

Alumni and friends enjoyed a night of bowling at Lucky Strike in Denver Pavillions on April 29.

Coming up: Plans are underway for an event this fall. Please visit www.rit.edu/alumni/Colorado for details.

Connecticut

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the men's hockey team vs. University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four.

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

Corporate Chapters

Recent activities: Alumni working at Boeing in Seattle got together on April 23 at Matador. Thanks to Lawrence Litchfield '08 for organizing the group.

Alumni at Corning Inc. gathered with fellow alumni at Market St. Brewery on May 6. Thanks to Jim Murphy '00 for organizing the event.

Coming up: Plans are underway for events this fall. If you are interested in planning an event where you work, contact Jon Rodibaugh at 585-475-4485.

Dallas/Fort Worth

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at BlackFinn to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to host Scott Saldinger '91.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a reception with Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Mary-Beth Cooper and a performance of Moby Dick at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House on May 16. Thanks to host John Cody '64.

The Annual Potluck Picnic for Dallas area alumni took place aboard The Chamonix II on Lake Lewisville June 19. Thanks to hosts Scott Saldinger '91 and Jennifer Neary '99.

Coming up: A tour of Dallas Cowboys Stadium followed by lunch will take place this fall. Please visit www.rit.edu/alumni/dfw for details.

Detroit

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and RIT hockey fans enjoyed a pre-game reception at Angelina Italian Bistro. Following the reception, fans gathered at Ford Field to watch as the men's hockey team took on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four.

Long Island

Recent activities: The Long Island Alumni Chapter enjoyed a dinner reception with RIT Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations Lisa Cauda at Rothmann's Steakhouse on June 8.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Alumni in Los Angeles cruised the Pacific in search of gray whales, dolphins and sea lions.

Recent activities: Alumni and guests gathered at The Parlor to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to hosts Jen Smith '06 and Eric Senna '91.

Mumbai

Coming up: Plans are underway for alumni events this fall. Check www.rit.edu/alumni/Mumbai.

Northern New Jersey

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at The Orange Lantern to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to hosts Jim Dugan '82 and Dan Unger '81.

The Northern New Jersey Alumni Chapter enjoyed an evening with RIT President Bill Destler at the Chart House Restaurant on April 14.

Southern New Jersey

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, please contact Megan Cheever at mccrar@rit.edu or at 585-475-7638.

New York City

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at MJ Armstrongs, Legends and The Nuddy Irishman to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to hosts Mike Larson '93, Cindy Rosenshein '90 and Rebecca Strauss '09.

Coming up Sept. 12: Alumni will gather for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Please visit www.rit.edu/alumni/nyc for details.

Philadelphia

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at JD McGullicuddy's to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to host Tim Wicks '05.

Alumni also enjoyed a night of baseball as the Phillies took on the Rockies July 23. Thanks to host Aviva Dubrow '91.

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

Phoenix

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings and Native New Yorker to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to host Garrett Schmidt '01.

Coming up: Plans are underway for an event in the fall. Please check the website for details.

Pittsburgh

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at Stinky's Bar & Grill to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to hosts Chris Armenio '08 and Matt Shaffer '03.

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

Raleigh-Durham

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni gathered at Crabtree Tavern to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to hosts Mike '98 and Sue '98 Pail.

Rochester

Rochester

Rochester Chapter activities included a class at the New York Wine & Culinary Center in Canandaigua, N.Y.

Rochester

Rochester’s Alumni Family Series activities brought parents and children together to cook and learn.

Recent activities: More than 100 hockey fans attended alumni tailgate parties for the Atlantic Hockey Playoffs on March 19-20 at Blue Cross Arena. Thanks to volunteers Bary Siegel '66, '68, '75, '90, Chris Paliouras-Pierce '92, '96, Donna Bell '83 and Joe Boyd '04.

Thousands of alumni around Rochester gathered to watch the NCAA Hockey Regionals on March 26-27 and the Frozen Four Tournament on April 8.

Alumni and their children enjoyed a day at Young Chef's Academy in Webster on April 10 as part of our Alumni Family Series. Thanks to Chris Paliouras-Pierce '92, '96 and Madeline Williams '04.

A sold-out group of alumni toured the Custom Brewcrafters facility in Honeoye Falls on April 14. Thanks to host Susan Shanks '97.

A sold-out group of alumni and guests enjoyed a performance of Wicked on April 24 at the Auditorium Theatre.

More than 300 alumni visited the Alumni Hospitality Tent at the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival on May 1.

A spiRITed group of RIT Alumni marched in the 2010 Lilac Festival Parade on May 15.

More than 200 alumni and family members celebrated at the Second Annual RIT Alumni Mother's Day Brunch on May 16 as part of our Alumni Family Series. Thanks to volunteers Loretta Lamb '78 and Bary Siegel '66, '68, '75, '90.

More than 40 alumni and guests attended a reception with sculptor and RIT artist-in-residence Albert Paley at the Memorial Art Gallery featuring the exhibit "Albert Paley in the 21st Century."

Thanks to all who stopped by the Alumni Hospitality table at the Chase Corporate Challenge June 3 at RIT.

More than 100 alumni attended an evening with RIT President Bill Destler on June 10 at Brio for his presentation, "Envision the Future of RIT."

A sold-out group of alumni and guests attended RIT Alumni Night at the Rochester International Jazz Festival on June 15 at the Little Café.

Alumni and friends gathered suite-level at Frontier Field and enjoyed a Red Wings baseball game. Thanks to volunteers Bary Siegel '66, '68, '75, '90, Donna Bell '83, and Chris Paliouras-Pierce '92, '96.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a fun evening of food and drink at Lovin' Cup on June 24. Thanks to hosts Maggie Reilly '04 and Stacy Kurtz '05, '07.

Alumni and guests took tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Darwin Martin House and Graycliff Estates on July 14.

Alumni and guests braved the rapids on the Salmon River for a white-water rafting trip Aug. 7. Thanks to host Frank Lucas '75.

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

Aug. 18 - Skaneateles Mailboat Tour & Sherwood Inn Lunch

Sept. 11 - Alumni Community Service Day

Sept. 29 - Bowling at L&M Lanes

Oct. 5 - Shaw Festival trip

Oct. 23 - Ghost Walk tour of Rochester

Nov. 6 - Finger Lakes Scenic Railways Wine & Cheese tasting

Dec. 6 - Holiday Hors D' oeuvres class at the New York Wine & Culinary Center

San Diego

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni gathered at Dirty Birds to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to hosts Justin Ricci '05 and Phil Ohme '99.

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

San Francisco/San Jose

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at Bullitt to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to host Elsie Samson '06, '07.

Coming up Oct. 16: Oktoberfest Napa Valley at the Napa Valley Expo. Please visit www.rit.edu/alumni/san_francisco for details.

Seattle

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at Sport Restaurant & Bar to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four.

Alumni and friends enjoyed a pre-game reception and baseball game as the Mariners took on the Red Sox July 23.

Coming up Oct. 23: You are invited to celebrate Oktoberfest at RedHook Ale Brewery. Please visit www.rit.edu/alumni/seattle for details.

Southern Florida

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at Tim Finnegan's Irish Pub to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to host Paul Finkelstein '91.

Coming up Sept. 25: You are invited to the annual ROCS (Reaching Out for Community Service) day at The Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach. Visit www.rit.edu/alumni/southflorida for details.

Southern Tier

Coming up in September: You are invited to enjoy a beautiful fall day with fellow alumni taking in selected Cayuga Wineries. Please check the website for details. If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, please contact Megan Cheever at mccrar@rit.edu or at 585-475-7638.

Syracuse

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at Syracuse Suds Factory to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four.

Alumni enjoyed a great night of baseball as the Syracuse SkyChiefs took on the Toledo Mud Hens May 24.

Coming up Sept. 25: You are invited to enjoy lunch from Doug's Fish Fry followed by a peaceful fall cruise on Skaneateles Lake. Please visit www.rit.edu/alumni/syracuse for details.

Utica/Rome

Coming up in September: You are invited to enjoy the fall beauty of the Adirondacks aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad for a Fall Foliage Tour. Please visit www.rit.edu/alumni/utica for details. If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, please contact Megan Cheever at mccrar@rit.edu or at 585-475-7638.

Washington, D.C.

Recent activities: On April 8, alumni and guests gathered at Clydes of Gallery Place and Clydes of Reston and Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar to watch the men's hockey team take on the University of Wisconsin in the Frozen Four. Thanks to hosts Andrew Levy '93, Rick '93 and Michelle '92 Brennan, Kevin Sheldon '02 and Lizzie Sorkin '07.

Coming up in September: Alumni and friends are invited to lunch and a kayak tour of the monuments. Please check the website for more details.