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A message from the president

    As you receive this magazine, memories of Commencement 2000 are fresh in our minds, and we can reflect on another rich and successful year for RIT. Student applications were at an all-time high; the quality and diversity of our student body improved as well. On May 20, another 3,5000 new RIT graduates proudly crossed the stage to accept their degrees. We wish them much succes and welcome them to the RIT alumni family.

    In the next several pages, you will read about a bold new endeavor that we believe will set a course for RIT's future and further enhance the credential that an RIT degree already represents. It is called our First in Class Initiative. In short, we envision that RIT will be the university of choice for buisness and government organizations that want to partner with a university to solve critical problems in selected areas of expertise and to add high-quality graduates to the work force.

    First in Class represents an attitude of collaboration, focus and responsiveness in "Internet time" that is unique to this university. It will provide experiences and opportunities for our faculty and students that will set us apart from other institutions.

    Other articles in the issue reflect the many dimensions of RIT: the Big Shot even on the Intrepid, the key role of our interpreters in the academic experience of our deaf students, and the contributions of our alumni in the day-to-day work of Alumni Relations. We are proud to share these stories about this dynamic and special place that we call RIT.

Cordially yours,
Albert J. Simone