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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 don’t want to miss!


Albany alumni and students enjoyed networking and socializing at LuLu’s 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 RIT’s 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 dinners.

GOOD MORNING RIT! New York City area alumni were invited to the set of ABC’s 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 Producers.

A Keuka Lake Wine Tour is scheduled for April 26. Interested alumni can register online (www.rit.edu/alumni) or by phone (585-475-ALUM). Thank you to Gary Vandemortel ’98, ’00 for assisting with this event.

San Diego

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.

San Francisco

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.

Michael 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.

Get Involved

Don’t hesitate to get involved with regional alumni activities. It’s 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!

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