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The University Magazine

Regional Alumni Activities

Kim Kelsey '97, '05 and Jennifer Ashbaugh are your contacts in the Office of Alumni Relations 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

Recent activities: Albany Chapter members enjoyed ice skating at the Albany County Hockey Facility on March 22. Thank you to host Gina DiCaprio '06.
Coming up: Plans are underway for an alumni networking happy hour this summer. Please check the Web site for more details.

Atlanta

Recent activities: The Atlanta Alumni Chapter enjoyed a tour and lunch at the Georgia Aquarium on March 28.
Coming up: Plans are underway for an alumni event this summer. Please check the Web site for more details.

Austin/San Antonio

Coming up: An evening of networking with President Bill Destler takes place at Chez Zee April 15. Please check the Web site for more details.

Boston alumni enjoyed a reception before watching the RIT Men's Hockey team defeat Bentley.

Boston

Recent activities: On Jan. 3, the Boston Alumni Chapter enjoyed a pre-game reception at The Skellig and cheered on the RIT Men's Hockey team as they defeated the Bentley Falcons.
Coming up: Plans are underway for an alumni networking happy hour in April. Please check the Web site for more details.
July 4, Aug. 12 and Aug. 28: Alumni will gather for Boston Red Sox games.

Buffalo

Recent activities: Alumni and guests watched the RIT Men's Hockey team defeat the Canisius Golden Griffins on Jan. 25. A reception at Coles Restaurant preceded the game.
Coming up: Plans are underway for an alumni event this summer. Please check the Web site for more details.

Central Florida

Recent activities: Alumni and guests visited the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and lunch at Pannullo's on Dec. 7. Thank you to host Claire DeFilippo Brown '87, '88.
Coming up May 14: Alumni reception at Wall Street Cantina. For more, check the Web site.

Charlotte

Coming up: Plans are underway for an alumni networking happy hour in May. Please check the Web site for details.

Chicago

Coming up: Keep checking the Web site for events.

Cincinnati

Recent activities: The Cincinnati Alumni Chapter enjoyed participating in the 43rd Annual Cincinnati St. Patrick Parade on March 14. Thanks to host John Johnson '05.
Coming up: Keep checking the Web site for events.

Cleveland-Akron

Recent activities: The Cleveland-Akron Chapter enjoyed a happy hour at Mavis Winkle's Irish Pub on March 31. Thanks to host Al Teufen '73.
Coming up May 30: Registration is now open for the Cleveland Indians vs. N.Y. Yankees game. Join us for a pre-game reception at Local Heroes.

Colorado

Recent activities: The Colorado Alumni Chapter enjoyed a networking happy hour at Wynkoop Brewing Company on Dec. 4. Alumni, family and friends rooted for the RIT Men's Hockey team as they defeated the Air Force Academy on Dec. 6. Attendees enjoyed a pre-game reception at Gleneagle Golf Club.
Alumni enjoyed a happy hour at Breckenridge Brewery on March 26. Thanks to hosts David Belden '04 and Jennifer Wicus '04.

Connecticut

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, please contact Jennifer Ashbaugh at jennifer.ashbaugh@rit.edu or at 585-475-7953.

Dallas/Fort Worth

Coming up April 18: Second Annual Dallas/Fort Worth Potluck Picnic. Check the Web site for more details and registration.
Aug. 15: Join fellow RIT alumni and guests to watch the Texas Rangers take on the Boston Red Sox. Check the Web site for more information and registration.

Detroit

Coming up: Plans are underway for an alumni event this spring/summer. Please check the Web site for more details.

Houston

Coming up April 16: Alumni, family and friends will enjoy an evening of networking with President Bill Destler at Jimmy Wilson's Seafood and Chop House. Check the Web site for more information and registration.
July 9: Join fellow RIT alumni and guests to watch the Houston Astros take on the Washington Nationals. Check the Web site for more information and registration.
If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, contact Kim Kelsey at kjkrar@rit.edu or 585-475-7638.

Ithaca

Coming up May 7: Networking reception at Watkins Glen Harbour Hotel. Check the Web site for more information and registration.
If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, contact Kim Kelsey at kjkrar@rit.edu or 585-475-7638.

Indianapolis

Recent activities: Alumni, family and friends enjoyed breakfast at the Canterbury Hotel in Indianapolis with RIT President Bill Destler on Jan. 30.

Long Island

Recent activities: The Long Island Alumni Chapter enjoyed an evening with RIT President Bill Destler on Feb.27.
If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, please contact Jennifer Ashbaugh at jennifer.ashbaugh@rit.edu or at 585-475-7953.

Los Angeles

Recent activities: Alumni, family and friends enjoyed an Anaheim Ducks game on March 22 with a pre-game reception at JT Schmid's.
Coming up Aug. 22: Join fellow RIT alumni and guests to watch the LA Dodgers take on the Chicago Cubs. Check the Web site for more information and registration.

New Jersey

Recent activities: The New Jersey Alumni Chapter enjoyed an evening with RIT President Bill Destler on Feb. 26.

New York City

Recent activities: The New York City Alumni Chapter cheered on the N.Y. Rangers on Dec. 7. RIT alumni, friends and hockey fans enjoyed a pre-game reception at The Thayer Hotel prior to the big game vs. the Army Black Nights on Feb. 21.
Coming up April 23: Registration is now open! Enjoy an evening with RIT President Bill Destler at the Associated Press.
Plans are underway for a happy hour at the Copper Door Tavern in May. Please check the Web site for more details.

Philadelphia

Coming up: Plans are underway for an alumni event this spring. Please check the Web site for more details.
July 25: Join fellow RIT alumni to watch the 2008 World Series Champions, Philadelphia Phillies, take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Check the Web site for more information and registration.

Alumni, family and friends toured the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix.

Phoenix

Recent activities: Alumni, family and friends enjoyed watching the RIT Men's Baseball team's spring training games during the week of March 1- 7.
Alumni, family and friends enjoyed an evening of hockey as the Phoenix Road Runners took on the Alaska Aces on March 28. Special thanks to host Chris Wasserman '94.
If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, please contact Kim Kelsey at kjkrar@rit.edu or at 585-475-7638.

Pittsburgh

Coming up: Plans are underway for an alumni event this spring. Please check the Web site for more details.

Raleigh-Durham

Recent activities: The Raleigh-Durham Alumni Chapter enjoyed a pre-game reception at the RBC Center and cheered on the Carolina Hurricanes on Feb. 26. Thanks to Mike '98 and Sue '98 Pail.
Coming up: Plans are underway for a networking happy hour May 8. Please check the Web site for more details.

More than 140 people enjoyed the first Father-Daughter Dance Feb. 14 at the RIT Inn & Conference Center. (Photo by Ken Huth '88)

Rochester

Recent activities: A sold-out group of alumni and guests attended a cooking class at the New York Wine & Culinary Center in Canandaigua on Nov. 6. Thanks to our hosts Loretta Lamb '78 and Alina Palis '79 as well as Natalie Sinisgalli '07 for taking great pictures!

Alumni and guests attended a wine and food pairing at Tastings in Pittsford on Dec. 1. Thanks to our hosts Sharyn Duffy '87 and Shirley Murphy '81 and our event sponsor, RIT's Nathaniel Rochester Society (www.rit.edu/nrs).

Alumni and guests enjoyed a performance of Mamma Mia! at the Auditorium Theatre on Dec. 13.

More than 100 alumni and guests attended Tiger Sports Night on Jan. 10 and watched the Men's and Women's Hockey teams skate to victory. Special thanks to our hosts Donna Bell '83, Bary Siegel '66, '68, '75, '90 and Mike Meyer '96.

More than 100 alumni braved the cold and enjoyed skiing and snowboarding at Hunt Hollow on Jan. 17 and Feb. 21.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a delicious breakfast at Proietti's Italian Restaurant in Webster with RIT President Bill Destler on Jan. 22.

More than 30 alumni and guests joined us at the Rochester Curling Club on Jan. 24. Special thanks to our host Terry Palis '77 as well as RIT parent and curling club member Doug Brugler.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a performance of The Drowsy Chaperone at the Auditorium Theatre on Feb. 7.

Alumni and their families enjoyed the first Father -Daughter Dance at the RIT Inn & Conference Center on Valentine's Day.

More than 200 alumni and guests enjoyed a performance of Jersey Boys at the Auditorium Theatre on March 14.

A sold-out group of alumni enjoyed a beer tasting and brewery tour at Custom Brewcrafters in Honeoye Falls, N.Y., on April 1. Thanks to our hosts Susan Shanks '97 and Kristy Mooney-Graves '00.

Coming up: Registration is now open for the following events. To register, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/rochester

  • April 20 - An Evening at The Little Theatre (reception and movie)
  • May 10 - Mother's Day Alumni Brunch
  • May 30 - Wizard of Oz at the Auditorium Theatre
  • June 13 - A Day at the Races - Finger Lakes Race Track
  • June 23 - Alumni networking reception at TC Reilly's
  • June 27 - Rochester Red Wings Baseball
  • Aug. 2 - White Water Rafting on the Salmon River
  • Sept. 12 - ROCS Day: Reaching Out for Community Service
  • Nov. 5 - Networking Reception at the Strathallan
  • Nov. 9 - New York Wine & Culinary Center Cooking Class

San Antonio chapter members as photographed on a Riverwalk cruise by Virgil McCullough '77, '78.

San Diego

Recent activities: Alumni, family and friends enjoyed an evening of networking with RIT President Bill Destler at Jayne's Gastropub on March 24.
Coming up Aug. 8: Join fellow RIT alumni and guests to watch the San Diego Padres take on the New York Mets. Check the Web site for more information and registration.

San Francisco

Recent activities: Alumni enjoyed an evening of networking with President Bill Destler at Buca di Beppo on March 26.
Coming up Aug. 1: Join fellow RIT alumni and guests to watch the San Francisco Giants take on the Philadelphia Phillies. A pre-game barbecue is included. Check the Web site for more information and registration.

San Jose

Recent activities: Alumni enjoyed an evening of networking with President Bill Destler at Buca di Beppo on March 26.
Coming up Aug. 1: Join fellow RIT alumni and guests to watch the San Francisco Giants take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Check the Web site for more information and registration.

Seattle

Coming up Aug. 16: Join fellow RIT alumni and guests to watch the Seattle Mariners take on the New York Yankees. A pre-game barbecue is included. Check the Web site for more information and registration.

Southern Florida

Recent activities: Alumni, family and friends enjoyed lunch and a tour at the Palm Beach Zoo on Dec. 6. Thank you to chapter leader Paul Finkelstein '91.
Alumni, family and friends met RIT President Bill Destler for lunch and a tour of the Naples Museum of Art on Jan. 14.

Syracuse

Recent activities: Alumni, family and friends cheered on the Syracuse Orange as they took on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Jan. 17.

Washington, D.C.

Recent activities: Alumni, family and friends enjoyed a family-style dinner at Buca di Beppo on Jan. 24.
Alumni and friends enjoyed an NHL game between the Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres with a pre-game reception on April 3.
Coming up June 11: President Bill Destler will be attending an alumni event. For more information and registration, please check the Web site.
Aug. 2: Join fellow RIT alumni and guests to watch the Baltimore Orioles take on the Boston Red Sox. A pre-game picnic is included. Check the Web site for more information and registration.
Sept. 26: The RIT "Big Shot" photo event will take place at the National Museum of the American Indian.

International
Japan

Recent activities: Alumni, family and friends enjoyed an evening with RIT President Bill Destler at the Hilton Tokyo Hotel on Dec. 12.