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The University Magazine

Regional Alumni Activities

A group of Rochester and Syracuse area alumni get ready to brave the rapids on the Salmon River Aug. 2.


Alumni and guests had a beautiful day of sailing on Lake Ontario with Wild Hearts Charters.


Alumni enjoyed a cruise of the Three Rivers in Pittsburgh on Oct. 3.


Cincinnati alumni enjoyed a pre-game reception at GameDay Cafe and then cheered on the Reds in August.


The Chicago Chapter enjoyed a party on the patio at Wrigley Field prior to the Cubs game Aug. 26.


Interim CIAS Dean Frank Cost '87 (center) celebrated with Ira Edelman '09 and Amanda Hill '09 at the Big Shot reception in D.C.

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: On Aug. 11, RIT alumni, parents and incoming students from the Albany area enjoyed a send-off reception at the Desmond Hotel.

Coming up Jan. 16: Join alumni and friends for a reception and game at the Times Union Center as the River Rats take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/albany.

Atlanta

Coming up Jan. 14: Join RIT alumni, family and friends at Philips Arena to watch as the Atlanta Thrashers take on the Buffalo Sabres. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/atlanta.

Austin/San Antonio

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

Boston

Recent activities: The Boston alumni chapter cheered for the Red Sox on Aug. 12 and Aug. 28.

Coming up Dec. 5: The RIT Men's Hockey team will play Holy Cross in Worcester, Ma.,with an alumni reception prior to the game. For more information and to register, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/boston.

Buffalo

Recent activities: The Buffalo Alumni Chapter held two career services workshops at the Millennium Hotel on Nov. 21. Thanks to Tom Stumpf '89.

Coming up: Registration is now open for the following events. To register, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/buffalo.

Dec. 7: Join fellow alumni, family and friends to watch the Buffalo Sabres take on the New Jersey Devils. A pre-game reception is planned at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery. Check the Web site for more information and registration.

Jan. 3: Alumni will gather to watch the Buffalo Bills take on the Indianapolis Colts.

Central Florida

Coming up: Plans are underway for events in Tampa and Orlando this winter. Check the Web site for info.

Charlotte

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

Chicago

Recent activities: On Aug. 26, alumni, family and friends gathered at Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs played the Washington Nationals. The group also enjoyed a pre-game reception in the stadium.

Coming up Jan. 21: Join fellow alumni and friends for a laugh as RIT visits Second City for a night of improv comedy. For more information or to register, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/chicago.

Cincinnati

Recent activities: Alumni and guests enjoyed a docent-led tour followed by a private reception at the Cincinnati Art Museum on Oct. 24. Thank you to host John Johnson '05.

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

Cleveland-Akron

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

Colorado

Recent activities: The Colorado Alumni Chapter enjoyed an Oktoberfest celebration in Denver at The Great Divide brewery on Oct. 22 with hosts David Belden '04 and Jennifer Wicus '04.

On Oct. 24, alumni cheered for our RIT Tigers as the men's hockey team took on Air Force in Colorado Springs.

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

Connecticut

Coming up Jan. 16: The RIT Men's Hockey team will be in Storrs, Conn., to play the UConn Huskies. Join us for a pre-game reception at the UConn Alumni Center. To register, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/boston.

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 Boeing Alumni Chapter enjoyed lunch with RIT President Bill Destler on Oct. 28. Thanks to our host, Lawrence Litchfield '08.

Coming up: Plans are underway for alumni events this winter. If you are interested in planning a corporate alumni event where you work, please contact Jon Rodibaugh at 585-475-4485.

Dallas/Fort Worth

Recent activities: RIT alumni and guests enjoyed an evening of baseball as the Texas Rangers took on the Boston Red Sox.

Coming up: Plans are underway for an alumni event in the spring at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza as well as our annual potluck picnic. Please check the Web site for more details.

Detroit

Recent activities: Alumni participated in a day of community service with The Miracle League of Michigan on Sept. 26. Special thanks to host Yolanda Lewczuk '00.

Coming up: Plans are underway for an event at the Henry Ford Museum in December. Please check the Web site for more details.

Houston

Coming up: Plans are underway for an alumni event this spring. 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

Recent activities: On Aug. 22, RIT alumni and guests cheered for the LA Dodgers as they took on the Chicago Cubs. Thank you to our host, Eric Senna '91.

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

Mumbai

Recent activities: On Sept. 14, RIT alumni and guests enjoyed dinner at Taj Lands End. Thank you to our hosts, Jvalant Sampat '04 and Ashutosh Agarwal '01.
Alumni and guests also gathered at Olives Bar & Kitchen on Oct. 1. Thanks to our host, Poorvi Shah '94.

Coming up: Plans are underway for alumni events this winter. Please check the Web site for more details.

New Jersey

If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, please contact Jennifer Ashbaugh at jennifer.ashbaugh@rit.edu or at 585-475-7953.

New York City

Recent activities: A sold-out group of alumni, family and friends gathered for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships on Sept. 13. Thank you to host Mike Larson '93.

Alumni and guests attended the show, Video Games Live, at the Beacon Theatre on Oct. 25. Coming up Feb. 13: The RIT Men's Hockey team will be in West Point, N.Y., to play the Army Black Knights. Join us for a pre-game reception at the Thayer Hotel. To register, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/NYC.

Philadelphia

Recent activities: On Nov. 12, alumni enjoyed a wine and cheese tour on the streets of Philadelphia. Many thanks to Aviva Dubrow '90 for hosting this event.

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

Phoenix

Recent activities: Alumni came together at Dave & Busters on Oct.15 for a reception as well as a night of bowling. Many thanks to our host, Rob Grow '88.

Coming up: If you are interested in becoming a chapter volunteer, please contact Megan Cheever at mccrar@rit.edu or at 585-475-7638.

Pittsburgh

Recent activities: The Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter enjoyed lunch and a river cruise aboard the Miss Pittsburgh Water Limo on Oct. 2. Thank you to host Al Mature '74.

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

Raleigh-Durham

Recent activities: The Raleigh-Durham Alumni Chapter enjoyed a tour of "Chocolate: The Exhibit," followed by a wine and chocolate tasting at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences on Sept.20.

On Sept. 25, alumni and guests cheered for the Carolina Hurricanes as they played the Atlanta Thrashers. Thanks to our hosts, Mike '98 and Sue '98 Pail.

Coming up Feb. 11: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Buffalo Sabres pre-game reception and hockey game. To register, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/Raleigh_Durham.

Rochester

Recent activities: Alumni and guests enjoyed a performance of 3 Mo' Divas at Geva Theatre on Aug. 7. Thanks to our host, Tonya Brooks '08.

A dedicated group of alumni and friends volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House and Foodlink on Sept. 12. Special thanks to everyone who spent their Saturday helping our community.

Alumni and guests attending Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend enjoyed a performance of The Color Purple at the Auditorium Theatre on Oct. 8. Alumni and guests also enjoyed a tailgate party prior to the RIT vs. Colgate hockey game at Blue Cross Arena on Oct. 10. Thanks to all the alumni and fans for their Tiger Pride!

Alumni and their families enjoyed the corn maze and many other family activities at Long Acre Farms on Oct. 17 as part of RIT's Alumni Family Series.

A sold-out group of 60 alumni and guests enjoyed a scenic trip aboard the Finger Lakes Railway on Oct. 24. Thanks to our hosts, Fran Versace '08, '09 and Rita Haschmann '79.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a magical performance by David Copperfield at the Auditorium Theatre on Oct. 25.

More than 30 alumni and guests enjoyed a performance of Born Yesterday at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake as part of our Senior Citizen Alumni Program on Oct. 28.

Alumni enjoyed an evening of networking at the Strathallan Bar & Grill on Nov. 5. Special thanks to our hosts, Loretta Lamb '78 and Kristy Mooney-Graves '00.

Alumni and their families enjoyed a day at the Young Chefs Academy on Nov. 7 as part of RIT's Alumni Family Series.

A sold-out group of alumni enjoyed a cooking class at the New York Wine & Culinary Center on Nov. 9. Thanks to our hosts, Shirley Murphy '81, '95 and Sharyn Duffy '87.

Alumni and guests enjoyed a performance of Chicago at the Auditorium Theatre on Nov. 14.

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 and look for our Rochester mailing in January, 2010!

Dec. 6 - A Christmas Story at Geva Theatre

Dec. 9 - Corning Museum of Glass Day Trip

Feb. 13 - Father/Daughter Valentine's Dance

May 9 - Mother's Day Brunch

San Diego

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

San Francisco/San Jose

Recent activities: Alumni and guests enjoyed Oktoberfest Napa Valley at the Napa Valley Expo Oct. 17.

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

Seattle

Recent activities: RIT alumni and guests watched as the Seattle Mariners took on the New York Yankees on Aug. 16.

Alumni enjoyed an evening with RIT President Bill Destler at Ray's Boathouse on Oct. 28.

Coming up: Plans are underway for an alumni event this spring at Red Hook Brewery. Please check the Web site for more details.

Southern Florida

Recent activities: Alumni came together to help their local community at the annul ROCS Day (Reaching Out for Community Service) event on Sept. 26 at Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach. Many Thanks to Paul Finkelstein '91 for hosting this event for RIT.

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

Southern Tier

Coming up Jan. 19: The RIT Men's Basketball team will be in Ithaca to play the Ithaca Bombers. Join your fellow alumni for a pre-game reception and the game. For more information or to register, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/ithaca.

Syracuse

Recent activities: On Aug. 15, alumni and guests attended a picnic on the patio at Alliance Bank Stadium then cheered for the Syracuse Chiefs.

Alumni gathered at Empire Brewery for an Oktoberfest celebration on Oct. 22. Many thanks to Sheila Sarratore '05 and Matt Chabot '07 for hosting this event for RIT.

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

Utica/Rome

Recent activities: Alumni enjoyed a tour of the famed Saranac Brewery on Nov. 6 as well as a reception afterwards.

Coming up Jan. 29: The RIT Men's Basketball team will be in Utica to play the Utica College Pioneers. Join us for a pre-game reception and the game that night. For more information or to register, visit www.rit.edu/alumni/utica.

Washington, D.C.

Recent activities: The RIT "Big Shot" took place at the National Museum of the American Indian on Sept. 26 (see page 12). More than 800 volunteers joined us for the 25th Big Shot.

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