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The University Magazine

College Alumni Relations

Connect with your college! The ways you can stay engaged with RIT keep growing. In addition to regional activities for all alumni, your college now supports special programming designed especially for you and fellow graduates of your department and college.

To learn more about the activities below or to contact your college alumni relations officer, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/groups/

College of Applied Science and Technology

www.rit.edu/alumni/cast
Catherine Bement '89; 585-475-4975,
catherine.bement@rit.edu

Recent activities: Two career fairs took place on campus - one for packaging science in February and the other for HSM in March. Many alumni were among the recruiters looking to hire students for co-op and permanent jobs. Also in March, HSM held its 24th annual Puttin' on the RITz Dinner at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester.

Coming up: The Women in Technology (WIT) group is hosting an alumnae event, Friday, May 1. Activities will include professional development, networking, department updates, and a social reception. Come see what CAST will showcase at Imagine RIT: Innovation & Creativity Festival, Saturday, May 2. CETEMS will hold its annual Golf Tournament Saturday, May 2. CAST commencement ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 23 from 12 - 2 p.m. in the Gordon Field House.

For news and up-to-date listings of events designed especially for alumni of the College of Applied Science and Technology, check out the online community at www.rit.edu/alumni/cast.

College of Imaging Arts and Sciences

www.rit.edu/alumni/cias
Ron Goldberg '99, '00; 585-475-3112,
ron.goldberg@rit.edu

Recent activities: In January, CIAS traveled to New York City where alumni got together at The Playwright Tavern and Restaurant to ring in the New Year with more than 50 alumni attending. In Rochester, alumni, faculty and staff gathered at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center in February to celebrate the career of photography Professor John Pfahl in a show called "Natura" featuring the nature-oriented work of 15 visual artists, all of whom studied with John Pfahl during his tenure in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences from 1968 to 1986. Also in February, CIAS held an alumni reception in Los Angeles during the College Art Association annual conference. In March, CIAS went west to Las Vegas for the Photo Marketing Association show and to Dallas for the Society for Photo Education conference, drawing our West Coast and Midwest alumni, as well as those traveling to the conferences from all over the country.

Coming up: Don't miss the second Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival on Saturday, May 2. You just know CIAS will be exhibiting innovation and creativity everywhere! Come back to RIT for CIAS commencement, 7:30 p.m. Saturday May 23. On June 12 in Corning, N.Y., CIAS will host an alumni reception during the Glass Art Society conference for the first time.

For more information and updates, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/cias, which includes links to photos from past events and listings of upcoming activities.

College of Liberal Arts

www.rit.edu/alumni/cola
Kerri Lehmbeck; 585-475-4283,
kerri.lehmbeck@rit.edu

Recent activities: In December, nearly 60 RIT alumni joined parents and students for the annual Music for the Holidays concert and reception. The concert featured performances by ensembles from the RIT music program and the RIT Gospel Ensemble.

February was busy as the college hosted several activities for alumni including the Department of Communication hockey night, an alumni dessert reception followed by the NTID Performing Arts production of Othello, and alumni, parents and students gathered to listen to the RIT Ensembles Concert at St. Anne's Church in Rochester.

In April, the college honored Kenneth William Weimar '88, '90 as recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award at Locust Hill Country Club in Rochester.

Coming up: College of Liberal Arts Alumni Relations is growing greener! If you are interested in receiving invitations to future college alumni events, make sure we have your e-mail address. To add or modify your contact information, log on to the online community at www.rit.edu/alumni/cola.

Visit the Web site to view upcoming activities. Events are added as soon as information is available. Have an idea for an event in your area? Contact Kerri Lehmbeck with your suggestions.

College of Science

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

Recent activities: In December, nearly 60 RIT alumni joined parents and students for the annual Music for the Holidays concert and reception. The concert featured performances by ensembles from the RIT Music Program and the RIT Gospel Ensemble. In February, young alumni and students came together as the College of Science Student Advisory Board and Alumni Relations co-hosted a happy hour.

In April, the college honored Kevin Belfield '82 as the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award at Locust Hill Country Club in Rochester.

Coming up: College of Science Alumni Relations is growing greener! If you are interested in receiving invitations to future college alumni events, make sure we have your e-mail address. To add or modify your contact information, log on to the online community at www.rit.edu/alumni/cos.

Visit the Web site to view upcoming activities. Events are added as soon as information is available. Have an idea for an event in your area? Contact Kerri Lehmbeck with your suggestions.

B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

www.rit.edu/alumni/gccis
Tandra Miller; 585-475-6908,
tandra.miller@rit.edu

Recent activities: Alumni and friends reunited for the fourth annual Golisano College Hockey Night where we saw our highest participation ever with more than 40 attending the sold-out game. In October, the Golisano College teamed up with the local tech community for a Digital Rochester reception to kick off Brick City Homecoming. Alumni from all colleges enjoyed a "work-out session" with Steve Tylock, author of LinkedIn Personal Trainer, at the new Barnes & Noble @ RIT. February and March were full of reasons to gather with two happy hours in Rochester - Software Engineering alumni happy hour and the second annual Computer Science happy hour - and an alumni dinner at Buca di Beppo in San Francisco hosted by President Bill Destler and the Golisano College.

Coming up: Continue to check the alumni events calendar at www.rit.edu/alumni/gccis for alumni activity happening in your area. We hope to see you at one of our future events, including:
April 23: Sangtae Kim, Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at Purdue University.

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

www.rit.edu/alumni/kgcoe
Jasmine DiSalvo; 585-475-5045,
jasdar@rit.edu

Recent activities: The Kate Gleason College of Engineering continues to offer quality programming for alumni and students. The third annual Dean's Alumni Speaker Series is underway and will finish up for the academic year in April.

KGCOE alumni came out for an evening of fun at the third annual hockey night hosted by some of our faculty hockey fans.

Coming up: This academic year marks the 10th anniversary of the naming of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at RIT. Help us celebrate this milestone by attending any of the several upcoming events, including the Dean's Alumni Speaker Series, corporate lunches with the dean and the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2. Nearly 20,000 people turned out last year to run through quicksand, take in a performance, enjoy an art gallery, and taste a hotdog prepared by a robot. What will our students and faculty think of next? Join us for Imagine RIT and see innovation in motion at the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Please watch the events calendar at www.rit.edu/alumni/kgcoe for more information or e-mail Jasmine DiSalvo at jasdar@rit.edu with event ideas..

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 activities: On the West Coast, Rob and Marlene Edenzen, proud parents of Kyle '09, warmly welcomed local RIT/NTID alumni of Southern California to their home to socialize with former classmates. The calendar year ended with the traditional NTID Holiday Party in Rochester attended by nearly 50 alumni and friends, and the New Year got off to a great start with an NTID hockey night on campus cheering on the Tigers, and a West-Coast hockey night watching the Ontario (Calif.) Reign against the Las Vegas Wranglers.

Coming up: Stay tuned for news of spring events in Santa Fe, N.M., and Las Vegas, Nev. Also, don't miss out on the second annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival May 2. NTID will be well represented throughout campus. Additionally, the newly revitalized NTID Alumni Association Board will meet that same weekend. Watch the Web site for more about your board and general business meeting details.

E. Philip Saunders College of Business

www.rit.edu/alumni/scb
Megan Cheever; 585-475-2354,
mcheever@saunders.rit.edu

Recent Activities: Starting holiday celebrations early, the E. Philip Saunders College of Business hosted a pre-game alumni reception at the college and then cheered the RIT Tigers on to victory against Mercyhurst in mid-December. Then, with the New Year underway, Dean Ashok Rao traveled to Washington, D.C., for an alumni reception where the focus was on local volunteerism and staying active in the RIT community.

Coming up: The next few months are ripe with opportunity for alumni to engage with the Saunders College. In April, Dean Rao will continue tradition and host an alumni reception in Rochester. In May, Saunders College will celebrate the second year of the Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival by showcasing innovative ventures pursued by students and faculty. After commencement, the 11th annual Saunders College Alumni Golf Tournament will take place on June 1 and our Women's Alumnae Network will host the inaugural "Power Your Potential" day June 5.