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College Alumni Programs

Connect with your college! The ways to stay engaged with RIT keep growing. In addition to regional activities for all alumni, your college also supports programming designed especially for you and fellow graduates of your department and college. Be sure to check out upcoming events online and contact your college's Alumni Relations representative with any ideas. We look forward to hearing from you!

Stay connected!

College of Applied Science and Technology
Catherine Bement ’89; 585-475-4975,

College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
Ron Goldberg ’99, ’00; 585-475-3112,

College of Liberal Arts
Jennifer Hinton; 585-475-4283,

College of Science
Jennifer Hinton; 585-475-4283,

B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Tandra Miller; 585-475-6908,

Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Jasmine DiSalvo; 585-475-5045,

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Matthew Driscoll SVP ’90, ’94; 585-475-6408 (VP),

Saunders College of Business
Melissa Miranda; 585-475-2354;

Find CAST alumni on campus and online

Find CAST on Facebook! Log in to Facebook and search for “Rochester Institute of Technology – College of Applied Science and Technology” to become a fan and keep up with what’s happening in CAST.

The annual CAST Hockey Night was great fun. Special thanks to Verizon Wireless for their generous support, Army ROTC for all their help in managing logistics and the Student Environmental Action League (SEAL) for running the used cell phone collection.

At press time, finishing touches were being made for the 25th anniversary RITz Dinner, which took place March 27. Upwards of 300 alumni and friends of the School of Hospitality and Service Management were expected to turn out for the festive evening. Check out photos and more on Facebook.

President Bill Destler and LeChase Construction Services President Bill Goodrich hosted a reception and tour of RIT for alumni who work at LeChase.

CIAS goes on the road

More than 140 alumni attended the Photo Plus alumni reception in New York City at Connolly’s restaurant. This annual gathering continues to be the signature event for SPAS in the fall. This year, Interim Dean Frank Cost ’87 and School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) chair Therese Mulligan shared updates on developments within the college and SPAS.

In January, 50 alumni came into Manhattan to ring in the new year at the Playwright Inn and Tavern, mixing and mingling as Interim Dean Cost shared news about the School for American Crafts (SAC) expansion, the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, and the potential for a master’s program in sustainable architecture.

In March, CIAS staff along with Cost and several faculty traveled to Chicago to host the first all-CIAS alumni reception there. The event took place at the Elephant and Castle Restaurant and had a great turnout, mixing alumni from Chicagoland and those attending the College Art Association conference.

There are more events coming up, including the first CIAS Boston alumni reception on April 16 and a reception at the Print On-Demand show in Philadelphia on April 21. Register for these and other CIAS activities at

At the opening of Professor Bill Dubois’ ‘Bed Pan Elegance’ exhibit in Philadelphia are, from left, Jeannine Pearce ’76, Dubois, and Alida Fish ’76.

COS alumni and faculty stay connected

Sophia Maggelakis, interim dean; Laura Tubbs, interim associate dean; Tom Frederick, biological sciences and Jeff Pelz, Center for Imaging Science at the COS Rochester Reception. In February, COS alumni, faculty, friends and family enjoyed a tailgate party at the RITz and cheered the Men’s Hockey team on during a thrilling game against Canisius.

Upcoming events include a Young Alumni/COSSAB “Happy Hour” later this spring, the fourth annual Center for Imaging Science alumni gathering in Washington, D.C., on April 18 and a reception in Boston to be held in conjunction with the 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition.

While you’re online, get LinkedIn: Join the “Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Science Alumni” group. Become a fan of the “RIT College of Science Alumni” on Facebook, too!

GCCIS alumni are all about the games

The fall 2009 Dean’s Lecture Series featured speakers from Vicarious Visions, developers of Guitar Hero for Nintendo platforms as well as acclaimed Action/RPG Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Guha Bala, president, and Karthik Bala, CEO and chief creative officer, delivered a captivating lecture on “Video Games: Innovating in a Maturing Industry” to 150 attendees. If you missed this standing-room-only address, watch it online at

Golisano College young and young-at-heart alumni bowled the night away at Rochester’s Bowl-A-Roll on Jan. 23. In February, Professor Paul Tymann and Computer Science alumni carried on tradition with the third annual Computer Science Networking Happy Hour, trying out a hot new venue, Anchor Bar in Rochester. The College Hockey Night followed later in the month.

Spring brings two more installments in the Dean’s Lecture Series. Distinguished Alumnus Croswell Chambers ’88 (computer science), director of client management services for Lexmark International’s Printing Solutions and Services Division (PS&SD) in North America, will speak on April 9; and on April 30 Walter Bender, executive director, Sugar Labs, and senior research scientist, MIT, will address students and alumni. Visit to register for these lectures and more.

Jacquie Mozrall ’87, department head, Industrial and Systems Engineering, congratulates Professor Richard Reeve on his induction into the Industrial and Systems Engineering Academy.

KGCOE showcases alumni and faculty

The 2009-2010 Dean’s Alumni Speaker Series featured presentations by: Jeffrey Benck ’88, Anthony Capobianco ’07, Johann Demmel ’80, ’83, Bradley Fluke ’84, Gregory Kacprzynski ’97, ’00, Richard Repka ’80, ’83, and Bernard Schroeder ’77, ’80.

Industrial and Systems Engineering celebrated the program’s 40th Anniversary during Brick City Homecoming. More than 75 alumni, family, friends, faculty, and staff came out to celebrate the milestone. In conjunction with the celebration, Professor N. Richard Reeve was inducted as the first member of the ISE Academy.

The college has hosted several events: KGCOE Retired and Emeritus Faculty participated in a tour of the renovations to the Student Alumni Union this past November; the Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering hosted an alumni reception, including a tour of the facilities; and Mark Kempski and Marilyn Houck hosted Rochester area alumni for the Fourth Annual KGCOE Hockey Night.

Enjoying the NTID Alumni Community Holiday Party are, from left, Laura Barnard SVP ’95, ’01, Kimberly Richards ’05, Ursula Seefeld SVP ’81, Laurie Monahan SVP ’87, ’90, and Diana Robert.

NTID alumni keep the season bright

More than 35 Rochester-area alumni and guests attended the 2009 NTID Holiday Alumni Reception on Dec. 5 at Rustic Village’s Entertainment Center, and more than 20 attended the RIT/NTID Alumni Chapter Holiday Brunch in Connecticut at Hawthorne’s Inn near Hartford, Conn. Many thanks to the following individuals who provided assistance in helping make these receptions a success: Laura Barnard SVP ’95, ’01 and Tom Rankin ’73, for co-chairing the Holiday Committee; and Jeff Nardozza SVP ’80, ’83, ’85 and Mo Nardozza SVP ’83, ’85, and Alexandra McGee SVP ’73, ’76 for welcoming alumni and guests at the registration table during the Holiday Brunch in Connecticut.

Several exciting alumni events are scheduled from mid-April to July in the following locations: Boston; St. Louis, Mo.; Detroit; Washington, D.C.; Orlando, Fla; and Philadelphia. For details and to register, visit We hope to see you there!

SCB welcomes Alumni Relations rep

The E. Philip Saunders College of Business welcomes Melissa Miranda, the new associate director of Alumni Relations. Melissa comes to the Saunders College from RIT’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations, where she served as a prospect researcher for two years. A native of New York City and a graduate of SUNY Buffalo, Melissa is currently working toward her MBA, with concentrations in management and public policy, at the Saunders College. Melissa plans to dedicate herself to engaging Saunders College alumni across the globe and welcomes all Saunders College alumni to reach out to her with any questions, comments, or just to chat.