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Regional Alumni Activities

Austin
Austin alumni gathered for a cooking demonstration at Central Market in January.
Cincinnatti
Alumni and friends in Cincinnatti enjoyed a cruise on the Ohio River.
Ottawa
Alumni in Ottawa, Ontario, got together for their first alumni event at Patty Boland's.
Phoenix
RIT's new president, Bill Destler (standing, second from left) met with the Phoenix Alumni Chapter.
Pittsburgh
Alumni and friends in Pittsburgh met the women's hockey team prior to their game with Robert Morris. (Photo by A Mature Image)
IBM Group
Members of the newly formed IBM chapter gathered in Rochester for their first meeting.

Albany

Alumni will enjoy an evening of networking and food at Dinner Me Quickly April 10. Check the Web site for registration and details.

Save the date: Aug. 16 for the Alabama at the Saratoga Race Track. Keep checking the Web site for future events.

Atlanta

Alumni met with President Bill Destler on March 12 at the Houston Mill House.

Plans are underway for an event this summer, including an Atlanta Braves baseball game July 20. Keep checking the Web site for more details.

Boston

Boston Alumni Chapter cheered on the RIT men’s hockey team vs. Holy Cross on Jan. 5 and vs. UConn Jan. 26. Both games featured pre-game receptions.

Save the dates: June 11 and Sept. 23 for events at Fenway Park for the Red Sox. Keep checking the Web site for details.

Buffalo

Alumni cheered on the RIT men’s hockey team Feb. 10 as they took on Canisius. They enjoyed a reception at Coles prior to the game.

The chapter also enjoyed the Sabres vs. Red Wings game on March 2, which included a reception at Pearl Street Brewery prior to the game. Thanks to host Thomas Stumpf ’89.

Central Florida

Alumni met RIT’s ninth president, Bill Destler, at a reception at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo on Feb. 22.

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

Charlotte

The Charlotte chapter enjoyed an evening of food and wine pairings at the Grape in Northlake Mall on Jan. 30. Thanks to host Andrea Setta ’06.

Plans are underway for an event this spring/summer. Keep checking the Web site for details.

Chicago

The Chicago chapter enjoyed a private tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art on Feb. 17 along with a luncheon. Thanks to host Stacey Wronkowski ’03.

Save the date: April 29. Meet RIT’s ninth president, Bill Destler, at a chapter event. More details coming soon.

Cincinnati

The Cincinnati chapter enjoyed a riverboat cruise on the Ohio River on Nov. 17 as well as a Cincinnati Bearcats basketball game vs. Syracuse on Jan. 9. Thanks to host John Johnson ’05.

Plans are underway for an event this spring. Keep checking the Web site for details.

Cleveland-Akron

Plans are underway for an event this spring. Keep checking the Web site for details.

Colorado

Colorado alumni cheered on the RIT men’s hockey team as they took on Air Force in Colorado Springs. Attendees enjoyed a reception at the Air Force officer’s club prior to the game. Thank you to hosts T.I. ’84 and Kathleen ’84 Weintraub.

Plans are underway for an event this summer/fall. Keep checking the Web site for details.

Detroit

Alumni met with RIT President Bill Destler March 27 at Meadowbrook Hall & Gardens in Rochester Hills.

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

Ithaca

Plans are underway for an event this spring. Keep checking the Web site for details and upcoming events.

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

Los Angeles

Plans are underway for events this summer including a LA Dodgers baseball game on July 27. Keep checking the Web site for information.

New York City

Plans are underway for several networking receptions this spring as well as a Yankees or Mets game this summer. Keep checking the Web site for more details.

Save the Date: Sept. 7 Enjoy the men’s tennis finals at the U.S. Open.

Philadelphia

The chapter cheered on arena football’s Philadelphia Soul on March 16. Alumni and friends were able to meet players and coaches prior to the game and received free T-shirts.

Save the Date: April 12. Join the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter at the Franklin Institute for the “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit. Registration is open on the Web site.

Plans are underway for events this summer including a Phillies baseball game. Keep checking the Web site for information.

Phoenix

Phoenix alumni met RIT’s new president, Bill Destler, on Jan. 12 at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale McCormick Ranch. Thanks to Dave Belden ’04 for helping to organize this event.

Keep checking the Web site for future events.

Pittsburgh

Plans are underway for an event this summer. Keep checking the Web site for information.

Raleigh Durham

The RIT Raleigh-Durham chapter met RIT’s ninth president, Bill Destler, at a reception at the N.C. Museum of Life & Science on March 14.

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

Rochester

Alumni, family and friends joined together for Tiger Sports Night on Jan. 19. They enjoyed an afternoon of men’s and women’s basketball, a reception and an evening of men’s hockey. Thanks to hosts Donna Bell ’83 and Bary Siegel ’66, ‘68, ’75, ’90.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a networking reception and a film on Feb. 7 at the Little Theatre. Thanks to hosts Alina ’79 and Terry ’77 Palis.

Alumni and guests enjoyed an evening at the Rochester Museum & Science center on March 13. Thanks to hosts Kristy Mooney-Graves ’00 and LeiAnna Beckinghausen ’03.

Alumni and guests enjoyed Beatlemania on April 11 at the RPO. Thanks to hosts Loretta Lamb ’78, Shirley Murphy ’81 and Ken Reed ’71.

Save the dates: Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival takes place on campus May 3 and the Big Shot will be at Schoen Place on May 8. Check the Web site for more details and other events.

San Diego

Plans are underway for a networking reception this spring and a Padres baseball game on July 12. Keep checking the Web site for details and additional events.

San Francisco

Alumni and guests enjoyed a cocktail reception Feb. 6 hosted and sponsored by RIT Board of Trustees Chairman Emeritus Bruce James ’64 and his wife, Nora.

Keep checking the Web site for upcoming events including a San Francisco Giants baseball game with a pre-game reception on July 26.

San Jose

Alumni and guests enjoyed a cocktail reception on Feb. 6 hosted and sponsored by RIT Board of Trustees Chairman Emeritus Bruce James ’64 and his wife, Nora.

Keep checking the Web site for future events.

San Mateo

More than 15 alumni and guests attended the RIT/NTID Alumni Reception at TGIFriday’s in San Mateo on Aug. 24. Many thanks go out to host Elizabeth Grigsby SVP ’90, ’97 for her hard work and support in planning a wonderful reception.

Seattle

Plans are underway for an event this summer/fall. Keep checking the Web site for details.

Southern Florida

Alumni met RIT’s ninth president, Bill Destler, on Feb. 23 as they enjoyed a cruise aboard a private yacht.

Keep checking the Web site for future events.

Syracuse

100 alumni and guests enjoyed a brunch reception before watching the Syracuse Orange take on the Georgetown Hoyas on Feb. 16. The group also had the opportunity to meet RIT’s new president, Bill Destler. Thanks to host Marc Gardino ’96.

Keep checking the Web site for future events.

Texas

Austin/San Antonio

More than 30 alumni and guests attended the RIT/NTID Alumni Reception at the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin on Oct. 27. Many thanks to Caroline Koo ’98, ’00 and Connie Sefcik-Kennedy SVP ’80, ’84 for their hard work and support in planning the reception.

Alumni met RIT’s ninth president, Bill Destler, at a cooking demonstration at Central Market Cooking in Austin on Jan 9.

Keep checking the Web site for upcoming events.

Dallas/Fort Worth

The RIT Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter met RIT’s ninth president, Bill Destler, at a reception at the Stockyards Hotel in Fort Worth, and then enjoyed a rodeo on Jan 11.

Save the date: April 19 for a potluck picnic at River Legacy Parks in Arlington. Check the Web site for details and registration.

Keep checking the Web site for future events including a Texas Rangers baseball game this summer.

Houston

Keep checking the Web site for future events including a Houston Astros baseball game this summer and a networking reception.

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.

The chapter held its inaugural “First Thursday” event on April 3 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place. Thanks to Vicki Griffith ’93 for helping to organize this event.

Save the date: May 17 for a lunch and a tour of the Mount Vernon Inn.

Keep checking the Web site for future events.

Corporate and International

IBM/RIT

The IBM/RIT alumni chapter held its first official event on Jan. 22 in Rochester. Thanks to host Scott Hopkins ’82. A spring event is being planned in the Hudson Valley. More details coming soon.

Ottawa, Ontario

An alumni event was held on Nov. 28 at Patty Boland’s Irish Pub in Ottawa. Thank you to host John Klatt ’01.

China

An alumni event was held on Feb. 29 in Beijing at Quan Ju De Restaurant.

Croatia

American College of Management and Technology

ACMT held its first alumni reunion in Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb Feb. 1. More than 200 alumni who attended were graduates from class years 1997 to 2007 and traveled from Bulgaria, Budapest, Sarajevo and all parts of Croatia.

Coming up: More events are planned as part of a growing emphasis on alumni as an important part of the ACMT community. For more information, visit www.acmt.hr or contact Brana Vujnović, Marketing and Communications Manager, brana@acmt.hr

Dominican Republic

The RIT Alumni Chapter was launched with an organizational meeting in Santo Domingo on Feb. 13. More than 20 alumni joined Kelly Redder, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations, and Diane Ellison, Assistant Vice President for Graduate and Continuing Education, for an evening of socializing, networking and chapter organization. For information about future activities in the Dominican Republic and for Dominican nationals around the world, please log onto the RIT Alumni Online Community at www.alumniconnections.com/rit or contact Catherine Dominguez at marplata@gmail.com or Rosendo Tourinan at tnh-construcciones@gmail.com.