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The University Magazine

Regional Alumni Activities

Kim Kelsey ’97, ’05, Jon Rodibaugh and Tara Rosa ’01 are your contacts in the office for regional alumni activities. Don’t hesitate to contact them toll free at 1-866-RIT-ALUM. To learn more about the events listed below go to www.rit.edu/alumniactivities! You can register for events through our secure Web site.

Albany

The 5th Annual RIT Alumni “Day at the Races” at Saratoga Springs Racetrack Travers Day Race will be on Aug. 25.

Join fellow RIT alums, family and friends for a day at Indian Ladder Farms on Sept. 22. We will take a walking tour of the farm, and then enjoy a hay wagon ride followed by lunch in the barn. After lunch it’s on to the petting zoo and we finish up the day with apple picking. This will be a fun and exciting family friendly event.

Thank you to our chapter leaders John ’94 and Laura Comstock ’92 for their service.

Atlanta

RIT alumni, family and friends got together on Jan. 27 for a night of “murder, mystery and dinner” at Agatha’s Murder Mystery Theatre. Everyone had a great time and a role in the performance of Pirates of the Chatahoochee. Special thanks to our hosts, Bruce ’83 and Marcia Capriotti.

On July 22, RIT alums, family and friends will get together for an exciting day of major league baseball. Watch as the Atlanta Braves take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Game time is 1:05 p.m.

On ROCS (Reaching out for Community Service) Day, Sept. 15, Atlanta area alumni, family and friends will join for a day of community service. More details will be coming soon.

Thank you to our chapter leader, Joe Del Conte ’85, for all of your work.

Boston

A sold-out group of 75 alumni and friends cheered on the RIT men’s hockey team vs. Bentley on Feb. 24. Special thanks to hosts Stephanie Murphy ’98 and Mary Jo Savino ’90.

Save the date for Boston Red Sox: July 31.

Buffalo

Alumni and friends attended the Buffalo Bills game vs. the Miami Dolphins on Dec. 17. Special thanks to our host Tom Stumpf ’89.

A sold-out group of 80 alumni and friends cheered on the Buffalo Sabres as they battled the New Jersey Devils on March 10.

Central Florida

The Central Florida Chapter attended the Orlando Magic game on March 8. The evening included a pre-game VIP reception and post-game photos on the court.

Alumni gathered for a social at Jake Melnick's Tap Room in downtown Chicago.

Chicago

Alumni and friends attended a networking social on Feb. 1 at Jake Melnick's Tap Room in downtown Chicago. Special thanks to our hosts Stacey Wronkowski ’03 and Leah Anderson ’02.

Cleveland-Akron

Plans are underway for an alumni event. Stay posted to the Web site for more details.

Colorado

A group of 35 alumni and friends cheered on the RIT men’s hockey team vs. Air Force on Nov. 4. Special thanks to hosts T.I. ’84 and Kathleen ’84 Weintraub.

Croatia

Alumni and friends participated in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences 23rd annual Big Shot project in Dubrovnik on April 12. The subject area for this year’s photo was the original entrance to Dubrovnik’s Old Town. To see the final shot, visit www.rit.edu/bigshot.

Ithaca

Plans are underway for an alumni event this summer. Keep checking the Web site for more details.

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, contact Kim Kelsey ’97, ’05 at kjkrar@rit.ed or 585-475-7638.

Laguna Hills, Calif.

RIT alumni, family and friends met for a networking reception at BJ’s Restaurant and Brew House on March 6.

Los Angeles

Hamburger Hamlet on Sunset on Feb. 25 for an Oscars Party. A special thank you to Paul Grimes ’03 for hosting and organizing this wonderful event.
On Thursday, Sept. 13, RIT alums, family and friends will enjoy an exciting evening of major league baseball. Watch as the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the San Diego Padres. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Eric Senna ’91 will be the host.

Thank you to chapter leader Eric Senna ’91 and volunteer leaders Paul Grimes ’03, Laurali Kinsella ’05 and Scott Sylvester ’04.

New York City

More than 70 alumni and friends attended the networking social at Katwalk on Nov. 15. Special thanks to our alumni hosts Beth
Sabbatini ’89
and Cindy Rosenshein ’90.

A sold-out group of 75 alumni and friends cheered on the RIT men’s hockey team vs. Army on Dec. 30 at West Point.

A sold-out group of alumni and friends cheered on the New York Rangers as they battled the Boston Bruins on St. Patrick’s Day.

Watch for details on the 2007 U.S. Tennis Open.

Philadelphia

A sold-out group of alumni and friends enjoyed lunch and a tour of the King Tut exhibit at the Franklin Institute.

The Philadelphia Chapter attended the 76ers against the Los Angeles Lakers game on March 9.

Phoenix

Phoenix alumni enjoying a fall sunset cruise.

The Phoenix Chapter enjoyed an afternoon of baseball and BBQ on March 24. Alums, family and friends mingled at a tailgate party catered by Famous Dave’s BBQ before heading into the stadium to watch as the Seattle Mariners took on the Kansas City Royals. Thank you to Kathy Goll ’02, Jen Wicus ’04 and Dave Belden ’04 for hosting this fun event.

Save the date: Dec. 1, for a day at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Watch for more details!

Pittsburgh

Plans are underway for an alumni event this summer. Stay posted to the Web site for more details.

Raleigh Durham

The Raleigh Chapter will be attending the Durham Bulls against the Rochester Red Wings game on Friday, July 29. The evening includes a ballpark buffet and a Durham Bulls baseball cap for each attendee. Registration is open on our Web site.

Rochester

A sold-out group of 150 alumni and friends cheered on the men’s hockey team on Jan. 6. Special thanks to hosts Ken Reed ’71 and Donna Bell ’83.

Alumni and guests enjoyed the NTID Performing Arts production of Laughing Stock on Feb. 17. Special thanks to host Susan Shanks ’97.

Alumni and friends attended Geva Theatre’s production of Our Town on March 24. Special thanks to host Bill Prentice ’99. Alumni enjoyed a cooking demonstration at the New York Wine and Culinary Center on April 24. Special thanks to alumni hosts Ken ’71 and Shirley Reed.

We will host a networking reception on May 10. Stay posted to the Web site for registration information.

Save the date for the Corning Museum of Glass day trip on June 9.

Save the date for Rochester Red Wings baseball on July 14.

San Diego

San Diego alumni, family and friends gathered for a networking reception on April 18 at Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens in downtown San Diego.

On July 21, alums, family and friends will meet for an exciting evening of major league baseball and a pre-game networking reception. Watch as the San Diego Padres take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

On Sept. 12, alums, family and friends will enjoy a fun and delicious cooking demonstration at Great News cooking school.

Thank you to our chapter leaders Rick Prenoveau ’78, Micki Hafner ’92, Phil Ohme ’99 and Pamela Wick ’94.

San Francisco

Alumni and friends enjoyed an evening at Buca di Beppo restaurant on March 8.

Alumni enjoyed a sunset cruise aboard the Adventure Cat catamaran on the San Francisco Bay on April 21. Thank you to Mark Leonardi ’94 for hosting.

On July 15, RIT alums, family and friends will get together for an exciting day of major league baseball as the San Francisco Giants take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Game time is 1:05 p.m.

On Sept. 15, RIT alums, family and friends will enjoy a relaxing day of wine tasting in the beautiful Paso Robles Wine Region. They will tour four wineries in Paso Robles and have a picnic lunch. Kim Conti ’90 is host.

Thank you to chapter leader Mark Leonardi ’94 for all of your work!

San Jose

More than 50 alumni attended a networking reception at BJ’s Restaurant and Brew House on March 7.

Seattle alumni attended a cooking class at Whole Foods Market.

Seattle

Plans are underway for an alumni event this fall. Stay posted to the Web site for more details.

Southern Florida

RIT alumni, family and friends celebrated St. Patrick’s Day together by enjoying “Dinner at the Dome” and a performance of Irish musical group Leahy at the Naples Philharmonic. Thank you to Gene ’83 and Daryl Salerno for hosting this wonderful event.

On ROCS (Reaching out for Community Service) Day, Sept. 15, South Florida area alumni, family and friends will join together for a day of community service. More details will be coming soon.

Look for an upcoming event at the Palm Beach Zoo in November.

Thank you to Paul Finkelstein ’91 for being chapter leader.

Syracuse

A sold-out group of more than 80 RIT alumni, family and friends got together on Jan. 13, for a tailgate brunch before watching the Syracuse Orangemen take on and defeat the Villanova Wildcats at the Carrier Dome.

Look for an upcoming event this summer and a networking reception this fall. Keep checking the Web site.

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, contact Kim Kelsey ’97, ’05 at kjkrar@rit.edu or 585-475-7638.

Texas

Alumni toured Austin via Segway in November.

Austin/San Antonio

On Nov. 8, alumni in Austin will participate in a hands-on cooking class at Central Market. More details coming soon.

Thank you to chapter volunteer Virgil McCullough Jr. ’78.

Dallas/Fort Worth

On Aug. 25, RIT alums, family and friends will enjoy an exciting evening of major league baseball as the Texas Rangers take on the Seattle Mariners. Game time is 7:35 p.m.

On ROCS (Reaching out for Community Service) Day, Sept. 15, Dallas/Fort Worth area alumni, family and friends will join together for a day of community service. More details will be coming soon.

On Nov. 10, RIT alumni, family and friends will get together for a day at a dude ranch.

Thank you to our volunteers for the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter: Scott Saldinger ’91, Jennifer Lindstrom ’99 and Jackie Gonsalves ’01.

Houston

On July 8, RIT alums, family and friends will get together for an exciting day of major league baseball as the Houston Astros take on the New York Mets. Game time is 1:05 p.m.

An evening networking reception will be held on Nov. 7 in Houston. More details coming soon so check the Web site.

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, contact Kim Kelsey ’97, ’05 at kjkrar@rit.edu or 585-475-7638.

Washington, D.C.

A sold-out group of RIT alums, family and friends toured the National Air and Space Museum on March 3. They also enjoyed lunch at the Mitsitam Cafe in the National Museum of the American Indian and concluded the afternoon with a showing of Roving Mars at Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater. Thank you to Kevin Sheldon ’02, chapter leader, for hosting this great event.

On May 19, alums, family and friends will spend a fun day at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, home to approximately 16,500 specimens and more than 660 species of animals. They will enjoy the dolphin show Play!

Events are being scheduled for fall and winter, so keep checking the Web site.