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The University Magazine

Family matters at RIT


Robert’86 (engineering) and Susan Pearson ’82 (engineering) represent a three-generation legacy family. Their son Benson enrolled this fall in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Milton ’64 (photography) and Carol Pearson are Benson’s grandparents.

RIT welcomed one of its largest groups of legacy families to RIT this fall, with approximately 150 parents, grandparents, students and siblings in attendance at the annual alumni legacy dinner during Orientation Week.

Kelly Redder, Assistant Vice President of RIT Alumni Relations began the evening with a pinning ceremony where alumni parents presented RIT pins to their sons and daughters to welcome them as the newest members of the RIT family.

“RIT is proud that the number of alumni who encourage their sons and daughters to enroll at RIT continues to grow,” says Redder.


Twins Spencer and Trevor Crandell, first-year students at the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, are the sons of Michael ’86 (KGCOE) and Katrina Crandell.