Get involved in alumni events in your region! Contact the Office of Alumni Relations by phone toll free at 1-866-RIT-ALUM or check out our Web site at
www.rit.edu/alumni for more information.
The Albany Alumni Chapter kicked off the fall with a networking event
at the Big Apple Brewing Company. Alumni took advantage of the opportunity
to socialize and exchange business cards with fellow graduates. Alumni
hosts John and Laura Comstock, '94 & '92, would love to have you join
the fun. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations toll free at 1-866-RIT-ALUM
to get involved.
On Sept. 29, nearly 40 alumni and friends attended an exciting Atlanta
Braves vs. New York Mets baseball game. This family outing was complete
with a game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the ninth. Thanks to
Joe Del Conte Jr. '85 and Dan Dampagna Jr. '82 for coordinating chapter
Alumni Chapter co-leader Stephanie Murphy '98 distributes
RIT door prizes at a wine tasting.
Quack! Quack! Alumni, family and friends filled an authentic, renovated
World War II amphibious landing vehicle to participate in the famous
duck tour of Boston. The 90-minute historical tour was enjoyed by all.
The chapter hosted an
evening of winetasting at Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro. More than
30 gathered to partake in the demonstration and sample a variety of
wines. An outing to a Boston Bruins hockey game took place March 16.
Stephanie Murphy '98, Scott Rill '97, and Patrick Ward '01 are busy
planning spring and summer activities. If you would like to get more
involved in the chapter, contact Scott Rill at 617-303-7943.
On Jan. 5, nearly 40 alumni and guests had a pre-game warm-up party
at the Pearl Street Grill and then walked next door to the HSBC Arena
for an action-packed lacrosse game between Rochester and Buffalo. Thank
you to Tom Stumpf 89 for coordinating this event. If you have
ideas for future alumni activities, contact him at 716-668-7914.
Print 01 took place in Chicago last fall. Many students, alumni,
and faculty members from the School of Printing attended this major
printing industry event. A breakfast for alumni hosted by the School
of Printing gave alumni the opportunity to meet with Dr. Joan Stone,
dean, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences; Frank Cost, associate dean;
Frank Romano, chair; and other faculty and students from the school.
Thanks to Jamie Aymerich 93 & 98, South Florida alumni
had the opportunity on Feb. 25 to network at Wilt Chamberlains
in Boca Raton. The casual evening offered fun, food, and fellowship.
Alumni have already registered for the next event in Miami on April
14: Its a pre-game reception at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. followed
by the much anticipated Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks NBA game. For
more information on this event or to get involved, contact Jamie at
chapter members toured the historic
The 2001 SigGraph Convention in sunny Los Angeles drew many alumni
from the schools within the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences who
gathered at the convention for a reception.
In addition, on Sept. 8, RIT alumni and guests received the Royal
treatment on the legendary Queen Mary. Everyone enjoyed the behind-the-scenes
guided tour of the ship and experienced Ghosts and Legends, their state-of-the-art,
special-effects attraction. L.A. alumni met on March 16 to gather on
the City View Terrace of the Staples Center and later watch the L.A.
Kings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game. Thank you to Eric Senna 91
for his leadership of the L.A. alumni chapter.
New York City
For the first time alumni had the opportunity to purchase discount tickets
to the U.S. Tennis Open through the Alumni Relations Office. All 75
tickets available sold out in record time. We were happy to provide
this special offer to alumni. An enjoyable networking event for alumni
in the region took place on Feb. 28 at City Hall Restaurant with more
than 50 alumni attending. Thank you to hosts Amy Sundstrom 95
and Jennifer Zausmer 93. If you would like to help coordinate
an event, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations toll free at
International alumni gathered in New York City for a reception hosted
by special guests Cookie Campbell and Barbara Letvin. If you are an
alum living overseas and would like to be more involved, please contact
Bill Pritchard with RIT at 585-475-7838.
More than 40 College of Business alumni in N.Y.C. gathered for a reception
and had the opportunity to meet Dean Tom Hopkins.
A reception for alumni, students, faculty and staff at PhotoPlus Expo
2001 was held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. More than 200 participated
in the evening of socializing and networking.
alumni toured Longwood Gardens.
The Longwood Gardens guided walking tour was a wonderful event for alumni
and families during the holiday season. All enjoyed the renowned gardens
and famous holiday displays. Led by Aviva Dubrow 91, alumni, family,
and friends gathered for a Phantoms hockey game on Feb. 2.
As always, the Phoenix Alumni Chapter has been busy hosting a variety
of events. In September, alumni were eager to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks
play baseball and continued to follow them through their winning streak
to becoming the World Series Champions! To kick-off the new year, nearly
30 alumni and guests attended a career workshop titled Survival
Tactics for Those in Job Transition. All found the resume writing
and interviewing tips both timely and helpful. Would you like to get
more involved in the planning of events? Contact Stacy Kalisz 96
Thank you to Fred Asfoury 93, 95 for hosting the Aug. 24
Durham Bulls vs. Norfolk Tides baseball game. More than 30 alumni and
guests enjoyed this activity. Have ideas for future events? Contact
Jeff Benck 88 at 919-816-0995.
1,000 alumni and guests showed their "spiRIT" at the Stonehurst
Capital Invitational Regatta in October.
The Rochester Alumni Chapter has been busy! On Nov. 15, more than 55
gathered to attend an evening at Casa Larga Vineyards in Fairport. Alumni
had the opportunity to tour the vineyards facilities, taste a
variety of wines, and socialize with alumni and guests. A number of
Alumni Network Board of Directors members attended the special evening.
In addition, on Feb. 2 nearly 150 alumni and guests attended the annual
Tiger Sports Night held on RITs campus. All in one evening, this
unique activity allowed alumni the opportunity to cheer for five student
Visit the Alumni Relations Web site at: www.rit.edu/alumni
to see the schedule of remaining Rochester Chapter 2002 events. You
wont want to miss the Seneca Lake wine tour, the gathering at
the Memorial Art Gallery, the picnic at Stony Brook State Park, the
Mamma Mia theatre excursion in Toronto, or Brick City Festival and Reunion
To get involved with the Rochester Chapter, plan on attending the next
Volunteer Planning Meeting on May 16. For more information, contact
Bill Prentice 99 at 585-224-8339.
and friends attended a
winery tour organized by the
San Diego chapter.
Thank you to Richard Prenoveau 78, Louis Semon 72, Micki
Hafner 92, and Pamela Wick 94 for coordinating the Nov.
18 Orfila Vineyards & Winery tour, tasting, and buffet. With such
rave reviews, the winetasting event was immediately followed by a successful
champagne brunch on Feb. 24 at the award-winning Karl Strauss Brewery
Gardens. This ambitious group would be happy to hear your suggestions
for upcoming events. To get involved, contact the Alumni Relations office
toll-free at 1-866-RIT-ALUM.
alumni enjoyed a beautiful day of sailing.
What a beautiful, cloud-free day on the water! On Sept. 9 nearly 50
alumni and guests sailed on the luxurious Sea Raven catamaran. This
three-hour chartered cruise provided spectacular views of both the Bay
Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. Thank you to Michele Conklin 94
for hosting this alumni event. Contact her about future ideas at 510-724-3295.
Thank you to Michael Woods 92 for his loyalty in coordinating
Seattle alumni events. Have an idea for an event? Contact Michael at
Come enjoy Big East athletics SU style! Whether youre a basketball
and/or a football fan, the Carrier Dome has a game for you. RIT alumni,
family and friends gathered last September for Orangemen football and
again in February for Orangemen basketball. For an opportunity to wear
your orange, join the fun at a pre-game hotel reception followed by
an athletic event at the Carrier Dome. For more information, call Michael
Sciotti 88 at 315-471-3151.
Mark your calendars! A number of exciting activities are being planned
for alumni in the region. On March 30, the chapter will host an evening
of hockey and fun. A winetasting dinner is being planned for later in
the year along with a special educational opportunity. Be sure to keep
an eye out in the mail for information, and check the Web site regularly
for updates (www.rit.edu/alumni).
Alumni Admissions Network
We would like to express our appreciation to all those alumni who participated
in the fall admissions receptions throughout the country. Your support
helps RIT recruit the best students for the university.
If you would like to be a part of the Alumni Admissions Network, please
contact Julie Goodsell in the Office of Alumni Relations at 585-475-7638