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Regional Alumni Activities

Jennifer Ashbaugh and Megan Cheever 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: The Albany Alumni Chapter enjoyed an evening with RIT President Bill Destler on March 2.

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

Atlanta

Recent activities: Alumni and friends enjoyed an NHL game between the Atlanta Thrashers and Buffalo Sabres with a pre-game reception in the Center Club on Jan. 14. Thanks to host Karen Betts ’82.

Coming up April 24: Wine tasting and reception at Chateau Elan. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/atlanta.

Austin/San Antonio

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

Boston

Recent activities: On Dec. 5, alumni and friends enjoyed a pre-game reception at the Hogan Center and cheered on the RIT Men’s Hockey team as they took on the Holy Cross Crusaders.

Coming up May 6: Join us for the Business of Beer event at Kinsale Pub. May 29: Alumni will gather for a Boston Red Sox game. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/boston.

Buffalo

Recent activities:Chapter watched the Buffalo Sabres take on the New Jersey Devils. The group also enjoyed a pre-game reception at Pearl Street Grill and Brewery. Thanks to host Tom Stumpf ’89.

Alumni and friends gathered to watch the Buffalo Bills take on the Indianapolis Colts on Jan. 3.

Coming up June 27: Join alumni and friends aboard the Vineyard Express. This train excursion from Lockport, N.Y., makes stops at Spring Lake Winery and Medina Railroad Museum. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/buffalo.

Central Florida

Coming up April 14: The Central Florida Alumni Chapter is hosting a reception in Orlando.

April 15: An alumni reception will be held in Tampa. Please check the Web site for details on these events.

Charlotte

Coming up in April: Bowling at StrikeCity. June: Whitewater rafting at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Please check the Web site for details.

Chicago

Recent activities: On Jan. 21, alumni and friends gathered for a night of laughter and improv comedy at The Second City.

Coming up in early May: Join alumni and guests for a private reception with RIT President Bill Destler. Please check the Web site for details.

Cincinnati alumni enjoyed an evening at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Cincinnati

Recent activities: Alumni and guests participated in the 44th Annual Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 13. Thanks to host John Johnson ’05.

Cleveland-Akron

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

Colorado

Coming up in April: Plans are underway for a night of bowling at Dave and Busters in Westminister, Colo. Please check the Web site for more details.

Connecticut

Recent activities: Alumni, family and friends rooted for the RIT Men’s Hockey team as they took on the UConn Huskies on Jan. 16. Attendees enjoyed a pre-game reception at the UConn Alumni Center. If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, please contact Jennifer Ashbaugh at jennifer.ashbaugh@rit.edu or at 585-475-7953.

Corporate Chapters

Recent activities: The Cisco Alumni Chapter enjoyed a luncheon with RIT President Bill Destler on Jan. 12. Thanks to our host, Bob Dimicco ’84.

The Xerox Alumni Chapter enjoyed a group happy hour at MacGregors on Jan. 21. Thanks to our host, Chris Paliouras-Pierce ’92, ’96.

A group of RIT alumni at PAETEC enjoyed lunch on Jan. 28. Thanks to our host, Scott Telle ’02.

Coming up: Plans are underway for alumni events this spring/summer. If you are interested in planning an RIT alumni event where you work, please contact Jon Rodibaugh at 585-475-4485.

Dallas/Fort Worth

Recent activities: Alumni enjoyed a night of hometown hockey as the Dallas Stars took on the Phoenix Coyotes on Jan. 31.

Coming up April 24: The Annual Potluck Picnic for Dallas area alumni will take place. May 16: John Cody ’64 will host an alumni reception and performance of Madame Butterfly at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. Check the Web site for details on these events.

Detroit

Recent activities: The Detroit Alumni Chapter enjoyed Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village Super with Santa at the Henry Ford Museum on Dec. 5. Thank you to our host, Yolanda Lewczuk ’00.

Houston

Recent activities: Alumni enjoyed a night at Houston’s Livestock Show and Rodeo, including a Rascal Flatts concert on March 10.

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

Long Island

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 alumni and guests enjoyed a reception with President Destler at the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Los Angeles

Recent activities: The Los Angeles Alumni Chapter enjoyed an evening with RIT President Bill Destler at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Jan. 13.On March 13, alumni and guests enjoyed a whale watch with Harbor Breeze Cruises followed by refreshments at the Yard House Restaurant.

Mumbai

Coming up: Plans are underway for alumni events this spring. Please check the Web site for more details at www.rit.edu/alumni/mumbai.

Northern New Jersey

Coming up April 14: Join alumni and guests for an evening with President Bill Destler at the Charthouse Restaurant in Weehawken, N.J. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/northern_new_jersey..

New York City

Recent activities:The New York City Alumni Chapter enjoyed a reception with RIT President Bill Destler at Rouge Tomate on Nov. 19.

RIT alumni, friends and hockey fans enjoyed a pre-game reception at The Thayer Hotel prior to the big game vs. the Army Black Knights on Feb. 13.

Philadelphia

Recent activities:Aviva Dubrow ’91 hosted a wine and cheese tour of Philadelphia March 6.

Coming up May 12: Plans are underway for an alumni reception. Check the Web site for details.

Phoenix

Recent activities: Alumni enjoyed a night connecting with current honors students and special guest Harvey Palmer, dean of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, on March 4.

Coming up: Plans are underway for an alumni event in the summer. Check the Web site for details.

Pittsburgh

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

Raleigh-Durham

Recent activities: The Raleigh-Durham Alumni Chapter enjoyed a pre-game reception at the RBC Center and cheered on the Carolina Hurricanes as they took on the Buffalo Sabres on Feb. 11. Special thanks to our hosts, Mike ’98 and Sue ’98 Pail.

On Feb. 27, alumni and guests enjoyed a pre-game reception at Deac N Dive, followed by the Wake Forest vs. UNC basketball game at the LJVM Coliseum. Thanks to our host, David Page 66.

Coming up June 6: Join us for an alumni event at Big Boss Brewing Company. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/raleigh_durham.

 

Rochester

Recent activities: Alumni and guests enjoyed A Christmas Story at Geva Theatre on Dec. 6.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a day trip to the Corning Museum of Glass as part of our Senior Citizen Alumni Program on Dec. 9.

More than 30 alumni and guests enjoyed a fun evening of food and drink at Murphy’s Law in Rochester’s East End on Jan. 21. Special thanks to our hosts, Kristy Mooney-Graves ’00 and Stacy Kurtz ’05, ‘07.

A sold-out group of more than 200 alumni and family enjoyed the second annual Father-Daughter Dance on Feb. 13. Special thanks to Rochester City School No. 28–Henry Hudson for participating as well as our volunteers, Adrienne Davis ’94, Shirley Murphy ’81, ’95, Chris Jackson ’96 and Chris Paliouras-Pierce ’92, ’96.

A group of snow-loving alumni and guests enjoyed a day at Hunt Hollow ski club on Feb. 20.

Alumni and guests enjoyed an evening at The Little Theatre on Feb. 22. Thanks to our hosts, Terry ’77 and Alina ’79 Palis.

Alumni and guests enjoyed Riverdance on March 2 and Grease! on March 20 at the Auditorium Theatre.

Coming up: Registration is now open for the following events. To register, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/rochester. Stay tuned for more great alumni events.
April 10 – Young Chefs Academy
April 14 – Custom Brewcrafters tour and tasting
April 24 – Wicked at Auditorium Theatre
May 1 – Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival
May 9 – RIT Alumni Mother’s Day Brunch
June 3 – Networking reception at Lovin’ Cup
June 19 – Rochester Red Wings Baseball
July 14 – Rohrbach’s Brewery tour and tasting
Aug. 7 – White water rafting trip on the Salmon River

San Diego

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

San Francisco/San Jose

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

Seattle

Coming up April 15: Mike ’92 and Lisa ’93 Woods will host a tour and reception at Red Hook Brewery.

Southern Florida

Recent activities: RIT President Bill Destler met with alumni in the Ft. Lauderdale area on March 25.

Southern Tier

Recent activities: Alumni and friends enjoyed a pre-game reception and an exciting game of RIT Men’s Basketball as the RIT Tigers took on the Ithaca Bombers on Jan. 19.

Coming up: Plans are underway for a wine tour this fall. Please check the Web site for details.

Syracuse

Coming up in June: Plans are underway for a cruise on Skaneateles Lake. Check the Web site for details.

Utica/Rome

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

Washington, D.C.

Recent activities: Alumni enjoyed a reception at Clyde’s of Gallery Place on Jan. 29 with a live streaming of a Men’s RIT Hockey game.

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