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Brick City Festival/Reunion 2001 offered activities aplenty

Alumni enjoy the “Kickin’ Barbeque” event sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and catered by Rochester’s popular Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.


First-year engineering student Andrew Zioto, left, relaxes with his parents, Mary Ann and Randy Zioto of Lexington, Mass.

RIT launched its first traditional class-year reunion program Oct. 12-14, 2001. Held in conjunction with the fourth annual Brick City Festival, Reunion 2001 celebrated anniversaries for the following class years: 1930-1949 (Golden Circle), 1950-52 (50th), 1975-77 (25th), 1990-92 (10th), 1996-2001 (Recent Alumni).

Reunion 2001 highlights included the inaugural luncheon for Golden Circle, a newly formed program to recognize alumni celebrating 50 years and beyond as RIT graduates; Kickin' Barbecue catered by the popular Rochester restaurant, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que; Late Night Reunion in the RITz featuring '90s alumni band, "A Guy Named Fred"; Silver Reunion Reception; Alumni Awards & Celebration Dinner catered by Gatherings, a Rochester-based business operated by alumnus Chris Steubing '82; Alumni Volunteer Recognition Breakfast; and the Stonehurst Capital Invitational Regatta, a major event on the Genesee River involving nearly 100 crews from more than 30 schools.

Nearly 500 alumni and guests attended the weekend's activities. They all enjoyed seeing old classmates and faculty while re-kindling friendships and creating new memories. To see additional photos of Reunion 2001 weekend, visit www.rit.edu/reunion.


From left, Carol Pimental, Marie Martel ’51, and Len Pimental ’50 exchange greetings at the Golden Circle Luncheon. Kelly Benjamin, a second-year microelectronic engineering major, talks with Cheryl Ross, mother of first-year engineering student Jonathan Ross. An American flag billows over the Genesee River during the Stonehurst Capital Invitational Regatta.