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The University Magazine

Alumni Relations team expands with reps for each college

Christine Corrado
Christine Corrado

The ways alumni can stay engaged with RIT keep growing. In addition to regional activities for all alumni (see pages 36-37), each college now supports special programming.

“With an alumni officer in each college, graduates are seeing greater specialized programming and communications from their alma mater,” says Christine Corrado, director, college alumni relations.

To learn more about future activities or to contact your college alumni relations officer, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/groups/collegesandprograms.php, or use the Web and e-mail addresses or phone numbers listed for each college below. 

Catherine Bement
Catherine Bement
College of Applied Science and Technology
www.rit.edu/alumni/cast
Catherine Bement ’89; 585-475-4975
catherine.bement@rit.edu
Recent events: The Dean’s Office sponsored CAST Hockey Night on Jan. 18.

Career fairs included Packaging Science Feb. 6-8 and School of Hospitality and Service Management March 14. The annual Puttin’ on the RITz dinner took place March 29. New events included an alumni reception in Virginia Beach, Va., March 13 and a Baja SAE Club event April 4.

Coming up:
April 18, dedication of CAST’s new building.
April 21, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies Recognition Celebration for alumni and students.
May 3, Department of Civil Engineering Technology and Environmental Management and Safety annual Golf Tournament.
May 8, first Senior Bash to honor graduating HSM students, sponsored by the School of Hospitality and Service Management and its Alumni Society and open to HSM alumni and students.
Ron Goldberg
Ron Goldberg
College of Imaging Arts and Science
www.rit.edu/alumni/cias
Ron Goldberg ’99, ’00; 585-475-3112
ron.goldberg@rit.edu

Recent events: On Jan. 18, more than 300 alumni and friends attended the opening of the Dyer Arts Center retrospective exhibit featuring the work of Edith Lunt Small ’52. In New York City on Jan. 25, more than 50 alumni gathered at John’s Pizzeria. At the Photo Marketing Association show in Las Vegas, nearly 60 alumni, faculty and students attended the alumni reception Feb. 1. Other receptions took place in Minneapolis, Feb. 27; Denver, March 14; and Pittsburgh, March 20. Alumni gathered to watch the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox in Toronto April 6.

Coming up:
April 15, NAB Alumni Reception, Las Vegas.
Kerri Lehmbeck
Kerri Lehmbeck
College of Liberal Arts
www.rit.edu/alumni/cola
Kerri Lehmbeck; 585-475-4283
kerri.lehmbeck@rit.edu

Recent events: The Fate of Romanticism Conference and the music program’s holiday concert took place in December. Alumni gathered to watch a men’s hockey game at UConn in January. The young alumni hockey night and pre-game tailgate party on campus and the RIT Ensembles concert and reception at St. Anne Church in Rochester took place in February.

Coming up:
Washington, D.C. networking reception; Syracuse alumni dinner and reception; New York City networking reception; Underground Railroad Tour – Rochester.


College of Science
www.rit.edu/alumni/cos
Kerri Lehmbeck; 585-475-4283
kerri.lehmbeck@rit.edu

Recent events: Men’s Hockey Game at UConn; young alumni hockey night and pre-game tailgate party on campus; RIT Ensembles Concert and Reception at St. Anne Church in Rochester; and the Rochester Museum & Science Center networking reception.

Coming up:
Washington, D.C., networking reception; Buffalo alumni dinner and reception; Chicago architectural boat cruise; Fourth Annual Golf Scramble, Rochester
Tandra Miller
Tandra Miller
B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
www.rit.edu/alumni/gccis
Tandra Miller; 585-475-6908
tandra.miller@rit.edu

Recent events: School spirit reached a peak at the Third Annual College Hockey Night (Feb. 1). Happy-hour gatherings were held in New York City (Jan. 11), Rochester (Feb. 13) and Washington, D.C. (Feb. 25). We celebrated the success of Information Technology’s Game Developer’s Program during the annual conference in San Francisco (Feb. 21).

Coming up:  
North Carolina Alumni Gathering; Golisano College Rochester Alumni Reception; Innovation Festival Alumni Reception.
Jasmine Seavey
Jasmine Seavey
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
www.rit.edu/alumni/kgcoe
Jasmine Seavey; 585-475-5045
jasmine.seavey@rit.edu

Recent events: The Dean’s Alumni Speaker Series continues to bring alumni back to campus to speak on a variety of subjects. The Second Annual KGCOE Hockey Night and pre-game celebration in the RITz took place Feb. 29.

Coming up: Please watch the online events calendar, or e-mail Jasmine Seavey with event ideas.
Matthew Driscoll
Matthew Driscoll '94
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
www.rit.edu/alumni/ntid
Matthew Driscoll SVP ’90, ’94; 585-475-6408
matthew.driscoll@ntid.rit.edu

Recent events: T. Alan Hurwitz, CEO of NTID and Vice President and Dean of RIT for NTID, sponsored NTID Hockey Night Jan. 18. Hurwitz joined with RIT President Bill Destler at the following events: Feb. 6, reception, San Francisco; Jan. 12, “Southwest Adventure Buffet,” Phoenix; Jan. 11, “Rodeo & BBQ,” Ft. Worth, Texas; Jan. 9, “Hands-on Cooking Class,” Austin, Texas.

Coming up: The NTID 40th Anniversary Alumni Reunion is June 26 – 28. Visit www.rit.edu/ntid/reunion. You’ll find registration materials on the Web site and in the NTID AlumniNews Spring issue.
Megan Cheever
Megan Cheever
Saunders College of Business
www.rit.edu/alumni/scb
Megan Cheever; 585-475-2354
mcheever@saunders.rit.edu

Recent events: The Saunders College hosted David Neeleman, founder and chairman of JetBlue Airways Corp., as the distinguished speaker for The William D. Gasser Lectureship in Business on Oct. 24. Saunders College alumni came back to campus Jan. 18 to cheer our RIT Tigers hockey team to victory over Sacred Heart. On Feb. 5, Melissa Vasilev ’01, assistant brand manager at Procter and Gamble, spoke in the inaugural Dionisios Favatas Lectureship. Dean Ashok Rao hosted receptions for alumni in Atlanta on March 4 and Buffalo on April 5.

Coming up:
April 17, Dean’s reception in Syracuse, N.Y.
April 24, Dean’s reception in Albany, N.Y.
June 9, Saunders College annual golf tournament at Cobblestone Creek in Victor, N.Y.