RIT/NTID names Keinaths as 2018 Distinguished Alumni

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RIT/NTID has named David and Patricia Keinath of St. Louis, Missouri, as 2018 Distinguished Alumni.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented annually by each of RIT’s nine colleges and the School of Individualized Study to an alumnus/a who has performed at the highest levels of their chosen profession or who has contributed significantly to the advancement and leadership of noteworthy civic, philanthropic or service organizations. It is the highest award an RIT college can bestow upon its alumni.

The Keinaths are both members of RIT/NTID’s SVP class of 1983, with David earning his degree in Industrial Drafting in 1987. He was a founding member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity at RIT/NTID and is active with the organization’s alumni board.

“David and Patricia are strong supporters of various deaf advocacy groups,” Gerry Buckley, NTID president and RIT vice president and dean, said. “I’m thrilled that we will be adding them to our list of outstanding alumni who have received the Distinguished Alumni award.”

The awards will be presented during the Presidents’ Alumni Ball 6:30 – 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the Gordon Field House.

For information on all of RIT’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni award recipients visit this site. For all events and information on Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend visit here. For a list of RIT/NTID Distinguished Alumni recipients through the years, visit the website.