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Regional Alumni Activities

To stay posted on alumni events and to register for them, go to www.rit.edu/alumniactivities or call the Office of Alumni Relations toll free at 1-866-RIT-ALUM.


Albany alumni helped build a house with Habitat for Humanity. Kneeling are John Comstock ?94 (telecommunications technology), left, and Nathan Gardner ?04 (biology). Standing are Laura Comstock ?92 (biotechnology), left, Scott Hughes ?85 (food, hotel and tourism management), and Lee Ann Stavish Hughes ?85 (business administration).
RIT ROCS – Reaching Out for Community Service
Alumni and friends across the country and internationally volunteered in their communities on Sept, 18 as part of RIT ROCS. Alumni from Los Angeles to New York City and from Croatia to Kosovo supported this effort.(See page 11 for more photos.)

RIT ROCS will come around again next September and we hope to see you there!

Albany
Thank you to the Albany alumni for working with Habitat for Humanity on Sept. 18, and to alumni hosts John ’94 and Laura Comstock ’92.

Upcoming event
Plans are underway for a networking night. Keep an eye on the mail for your invitation or check online for information and registration.

Atlanta
Thank you to Atlanta alumni who participated in the community service project on Oct. 2 at Chastain Memorial Park as part of Hands on Atlanta. Special thanks to alumni host Joe Del Conte ’85 for helping to organize the event.

Upcoming event
Plans are underway for the next Atlanta area alumni event. Keep an eye out in the mail for your invitation and check the Web site for event information.

Boston
Alumni attended a networking reception at Sanctuary on Thursday, Nov. 4. Special thanks to alumni host Stephanie Murphy ’98.

Buffalo

Albany Alumni Chapter members enjoyed their second annual race day at Saratoga.

Upcoming event
Tom Stumpf ’98 is working on an event for this winter and we are planning a summer networking night. Please contact the Alumni Relations Office with suggestions.

Central Florida

Upcoming event
Jamie Aymerich ’93 and Jason Ramaizel ‘98 are working on the next chapter event that will take place in Tampa this spring. Stay tuned to the Alumni Web site and keep an eye out for your invitation.

Chicago
Chicago area alumni enjoyed a wine tasting reception at Webster’s Wine Bar on Oct. 7.

Upcoming event
Plans are underway for an event to take place next summer. Please feel free to contact the Alumni Relations Office with any venue and activity suggestions you may have.

Cleveland-Akron

Upcoming event
Preparation has begun on the next chapter event. Information will be available on the Web site and invitations will be mailed out once the date and location are confirmed.

Croatia
American College of Management and Technology Alumni Chapter members gathered Sept. 20 at the hotel Arcotel Allegra in Zagreb, Croatia. More than 50 alumni welcomed guest speaker Jim Myers ’86, ’93 (B.S. hotel and resort management, M.S. packaging science), director of RIT’s Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, College of Applied Science and Technology. Myers is former associate dean of AMCT. Following his presentation, everyone had the opportunity to socialize.

Denver

Upcoming event
Enjoy skiing? An alumni skiing excursion is being planned. Information will be posted on the Web site and invitations will be mailed as the event information is finalized.

Los Angeles
Thanks to Los Angeles area alumni who participated in the 20th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day as part of ROCS Day on Sept. 18. Special thanks to alumni host Eric Senna ’91 for coordinating this event.

Upcoming event
Work has begun on the next event which will be a Networking Night. Event information will be available on the Web site and invitations will be mailed out as soon as the date and location are confirmed.

New York City
Alumni and guests enjoyed the annual chapter outing to the U.S. Tennis Open. This year the group watched Andy Roddick in the Men’s Quarterfinals. Next year, the Office of Alumni Relations hopes to offer tickets to a semifinal match.

Upcoming event
Amy Sundstrom ’95 and Jennifer Zausmer ’93 are working on plans for a networking night. Stay posted to the Web site for event details.


Los Angeles-area alumni participated in a cleanup at Malibu Lagoon Beach.
Phoenix
Thank you to the alumni volunteers who worked with St. Mary’s Food Bank. Afterward, volunteers enjoyed a reception at Chey’s.

Upcoming event
Work has begun on the next chapter activity and details should be available soon. Check the Web site for the most current information and keep an eye out for an RIT invitation in the mail. Thank you to Kathleen Goll for her efforts.

Raleigh Durham

Upcoming event
From 6-8 p.m. Feb.8, alumni and guests are invited to a Mardi Gras-themed cooking class. A chef will guide the group in preparing dinner and selecting wine, after which dinner will be shared. The cost is $45 per person and registration will begin soon.

Rochester
Alumni helped with the 21st annual Big Shot. This year the subject was RIT’s Administration Circle and The Sentinel sculpture (see page 3).

The Fall Foliage Wine Tour on Oct. 2 gave alumni and guests the opportunity to sample wines and tour vineyards on Keuka Lake. Thank you to alumni host Julie Chirdon ’03.

Rochester
Alumni came out to cheer on the RIT crew teams at the Stonehurst Capital Regatta on Oct. 10.

Upcoming event
The 2005 Rochester Alumni Chapter event schedule will soon be available online. Check it out and mark your calendar with the exciting chapter opportunities!

Tickets will be available shortly for alumni at a discount rate for the RPO performance “Hamlisch’s Hits” on Friday, Jan. 14, 2005. Marvin Hamlisch will conduct the RPO through his favorite hits from Broadway and Hollywood including his work from the legendary A Chorus Line.


San Diego area alumni built a sandbox for the Klassic Kids organization as part of ROCS Day activities.
San Diego 
Thanks to alumni who built a sandbox for the children of Klassic Kids Day Care as part of ROCS Day on Sept. 18. Special thanks to alumni host Rick Prenoveau ’78 for coordinating the event.

Upcoming event
Plans are underway for the next San Diego chapter event. Keep an eye out in the mail for your invitation and check the website for updates.


Seattle alumni visited the Museum of Flight.
Seattle 
Alumni watched the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills battle it out on the field on Nov. 28. Thank you to alumni host Mike Woods ’92.

Southern Florida 

Upcoming event
The next chapter event will be held in Miami during the month of January. Please contact the Alumni Relations Office with any activity or venue suggestions. Once the event information is confirmed invitations will be mailed out and registration will be available on the Web site.

Syracuse
Alumni enjoyed a reception and a day of Big East Football as the Orangemen took on Pitt Nov. 6.

Texas
Alumni in the Dallas-Fort Worth area enjoyed brunch at the Mansion on Turtle Creek on Nov. 14. Austin alumni gathered a few days later for dinner on a double-decked paddle-wheel riverboat through the heart of downtown. The next night San Antonio alumni networked and socialized at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and on Nov. 20, Houston alumni toured the Downtown Aquarium and enjoyed an alumni reception. Thank you to Scott Saldinger ’91 for his alumni efforts in Texas!


Bruce James ?64 (printing) guided Washington, D.C., alumni on a tour of the Government Printing Office. In his position as U.S. Public Printer, James is CEO of the facility.
Washington, D.C.
Alumni and guests enjoyed touring the Government Printing Office on Sept. 30. Thank you to alumni host and Public Printer Bruce James ’64 for his hospitality.

Maryland alumni gathered on Nov. 9 to enjoy a networking night at O’Donnell’s with alumni host Vicki Griffith ’93.

Upcoming events 
Networking night in the District and in Northern Virginia are being planned. Contact the Alumni Relations Office with your location ideas.