Stay posted on the
latest regional alumni events being offered by reviewing the Web
site at www.rit.edu/alumni
(click on activities). Events are listed by region and there is
also the special regional events section, which you dont
want to miss!
Albany alumni and students
enjoyed networking and socializing at LuLus Restaurant and
Gallery over the break. In March, alumni and guests enjoyed the
theater production of Driving Miss Daisy. Thank you to
John 94 and Laura 92 Comstock for their
continued leadership with the Albany Alumni Chapter. More exciting
events are being scheduled.
The chapter enjoyed
a great networking lunch at the South City Kitchen. After lunch
the group went to the High Museum to view the Paris in the Age
of Impressionism exhibit. The exhibit was wonderful and thanks
to all who attended. We look forward to another exciting event
in the upcoming months.
Boston alumni participated
in a fall networking event at the Vox. They then had the opportunity
to purchase discount Celtics tickets for the Feb. 5 game against
the Seattle SuperSonics.
On March 16, a group
of alumni gathered to volunteer with WGBH, the local PBS television
station. Thank you to the strong Boston Chapter leadership
Pat Ward 97, Stephanie Murphy 96 and
Scotty Rill 97 for coordinating great events
in this region!
After a date change,
alumni in the Cleveland region had the opportunity to get together
on Feb. 5. Thank you to Al Teufen 73 for coordinating
a time for alumni to socialize, network and enjoy a stimulating
presentation from Distinguished Researcher Don McKeown, coordinator
of RITs Laboratory for Imaging Algorithms and Systems.
Thanks to Jamie
Aymerich 93 and 98 and Barbara Letvin 91
for their help in two successful Florida events. Alumni gathered
in Tampa Bay and Ft. Lauderdale areas for exciting networking
MORNING RIT! New York City area alumni were invited to the
set of ABCs Good Morning America for a December
gathering. Among those in attendance were Thomas Roemischer
89 and his wife, Julia.
New York City
The Alumni Relations
Office proved once again that it has the inside track regarding
in-demand tickets. Alumni had the advantage of purchasing discount
tickets through the Alumni Relations Office to the theater production
Hairspray. Thank you to Lara Macaione 93 for
coordinating this event.
Tickets to the highly
anticipated Degas and the Dance exhibit at the Philadelphia
Museum of Art were secured and offered to alumni at a discount
price. A lunch at the museum for alumni to socialize with fellow
RIT graduates was also included in this event.
On April 6, alumni
and guests enjoyed discount tickets to the 76ers basketball
game. This is a new sporting event added to the chapter schedule.
Thank you to Aviva Dubrow 91 and Paul Brown 82
and 84 for their help with this growing chapter.
Thank you to chapter
leader Stacy Johnson 96 for organizing two great
events. Phoenix alumni met for a holiday coffee talk and recently
brought in speakers for a workshop, Fulfill your Resolutions.
Brody Messmer 02
organized an evening sporting event as the Carolina Hurricanes
took on Tampa Bay. A fun time was had by all who attended. Thank
you, Brody, for visiting the Alumni Relations Office when you
were in Rochester.
Thank you to all those
alumni who participated in determining the 2003 event schedule
for the chapter, which is now posted on the Web site (www.rit.edu/alumni).
Also, thank you to Bill Prentice 99, the Rochester
Alumni Chapter leader, for his hard work!
The first event of
the new year was Tiger Sports Night on Feb. 28. Alumni cheered
on our student athletes in basketball and hockey after enjoying
a family-style dinner. Thank you to alumni host Ken Reed 71.
On March 22 alumni
and guests attended the theater production The Full Monty.
Another wonderful theater special will be available to alumni
in Spring 2004. This will be a day trip to Toronto to see The
A Keuka Lake Wine Tour
is scheduled for April 26. Interested alumni can register online
by phone (585-475-ALUM). Thank you to Gary Vandemortel 98,
00 for assisting with this event.
An afternoon of whale
watching was sponsored by the San Diego Alumni Chapter on Feb.
23. Discount tickets are available to the May 18 showing of Madama
Butterfly at the San Diego Opera. A backstage tour along with
a reception is included in this unique event. For more information
or to register go to the Web site (www.rit.edu/alumni)
or call the Office of Alumni Relations (toll free, 1-866-RIT-ALUM).
Thank you to the San Diego Chapter leadership for their dedication
Rick Prenoveau 78, Louis Semon 72,
Micki Hafner 92, Pamela Wick 94 and
Phil Ohme 92.
Thanks to Michelle
Conklin 94 and Mark Leonardi 94 for organizing
a great evening in Napa Valley. San Francisco alumni enjoyed a
wine tasting event at Peju Province winery.
Sciotti 88 and friends
The Syracuse chapter
has been busy supporting the SU Orangemen. This group watched
SU take on Miami in football and SU basketball rival Notre Dame.
Alumni had the opportunity to network with each other prior to
the game at a reception at the Sheraton. Thank you to Michael
Sciotti 88 for organizing these great events. This chapter
is busy working on another exciting event for the summer. Keep
your eye out for an invitation!
Special Alumni Event
For the first time,
alumni and guests were offered the opportunity to travel from
RIT to Lake Placid, N.Y., for a relaxing weekend at Mirror Lake
Inn Resort & Spa (Feb. 28-March 2). A wonderful time was had
by all at this four diamond resort. Participants enjoyed many
activities including downhill and cross-country skiing, Main Street
shopping, the Olympic Center, and European spa treatments.
to get involved with regional alumni activities. Its a great
way to re-connect with old friends, meet new ones, and network
with fellow alumni. Questions? Call either Julie Goodsell
or Tracy Morgan 99 in the Office of Alumni Relations,
toll free at 1-866-RIT-ALUM. We look forward to hearing from you!