On behalf of the RIT Alumni Association, have a wonderful, peaceful 2019!

Happy New Year!

On behalf of the RIT Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Relations, we would like to wish you a Happy New Year. We hope 2019 is filled with success, happiness and prosperity for you and your family. Of course this is the time of year when we make our resolutions, and we challenge you to include “get more involved with my alma mater” on that list!

The RIT Alumni Association Board is hard at work helping develop and improve an engaging set of alumni programs and activities and we sincerely hope you choose to be involved this year. It could be as simple as following RIT on social media, attending one of our meRIT webinars, or making a gift to your favorite academic program or student organization on campus.

Maybe it’s time to pick up the phone and call that RIT classmate or friend you’ve been meaning to connect with and finally put together the alumni reunion you’ve always talked about. You can even host it in the brand new Joseph M. Lobozzo ’95 Alumni House. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities as well, whether it’s representing RIT at a local college fair, participating on an advisory board, or getting together with your local alumni chapter—there are many ways to stay connected.

However you decide to continue your relationship with RIT, we are here to help you connect—it truly is RIT for Life. Be sure to save the date for this year’s Imagine RIT festival on April 27 and Brick City Homecoming, which takes place October 18–20. We hope to see you sometime in 2019.

Go Tigers!

Jon Rodibaugh ’12 MBA
Executive Director
RIT Alumni Relations

Kevin M. Sheldon ’02
RIT Alumni Association

Tigers in the News

Design Alumni Contribute
to Google Award-Winning Teams

Of the four companies that Google announced as winners of its 2018 Material Design Awards, three included alumni of RIT’s program in new media design. Linzi Berry ’09 is a product design systems lead at Lyft, Valentin Drown ’11 is a lead product designer at Simple Habit Meditation, and Emmi Hintz ’12 is a lead product designer at Anchor.

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Spring 2019: Career Development Webinar Series for RIT Alumni

The RIT Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education aims to provide effective, high-quality services to RIT alumni that empower you to succeed in obtaining employment appropriate to your career objectives and personal goals. Click below to learn more about upcoming webinars for Spring 2019.

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RIT Board of Trustees Names New Chair

Alumnus Donald J. Truesdale ’87 was named the 20th chairman of the RIT Board of Trustees. He has served on the RIT board since 2008 and graduated in 1987 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and finance from RIT’s Saunders College of Business.

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RIT for Life

Get Your Tiger Spirit on Sale

The only thing better than showing off your Tiger Spirit with RIT gear is showing off your Tiger Spirit with RIT gear you got on sale! Sign up for emails from Barnes & Noble @ RIT to be in the know on not just the latest sales, but events, giveaways and more. You’ll even get 25% off RIT gear just for signing up!

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Just for RIT Alumni: Discounts with RARES

Looking for retail, entertainment and travel discounts? The RIT Alumni Association has got you covered! Save money locally and regionally with a RARES card that offers a variety of discounts on hotels, automobile rentals, travel, theater, museums, and amusement parks, just to name a few. Sign up for your 2018/2019 discount card today.

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Tiger Pride

Have You Reviewed
Your Will Lately?

Creating your first Will is just the beginning—it's never a "one and done" thing. Visit our planned giving resources page and download the free guide ‘Seven Reasons to Review Your Will’ under Other Resources. The New Year is a great time to review your plans.

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Crowdfunding at RIT:
RIT Women’s Lacrosse

Rochester winter weather doesn’t make for the best conditions for lacrosse, so the women's lacrosse team tries to train in Naples, Fla. It's a chance to build skills and it provides a fun, team-bonding experience in the process. They're currently crowdfunding for a trip and need your help!

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Hold Your Spring Event
at the Joseph M. Lobozzo ’95 Alumni House

Do you have an important event to plan this spring? Consider the Joseph M. Lobozzo ’95 Alumni House as your venue. The stunning new home is on the RIT campus, and available to RIT alumni for gatherings, celebrations, and meetings for groups from six people to 70. To book the house and learn what services are available to you, contact us at:

Joseph M. Lobozzo ’95 Alumni House

Class Notes

On July 28, 2018, Justin Rueb ’17 BS/ME (KGCOE) and Jeanette Schramm ’16 (CLA) (now also Rueb) said "I do" after five and a half years together. The couple was married in their new hometown of Boise, Idaho. The two of them met during their freshman year at RIT and were among the founding members of the sci-fi club, Space-Time Adventures at RIT.

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Jon Blanchette ’56 (KGCOE) retired from General Motors with 34 years of service and an overlapping career with the U.S. Navy of 24 years. Most recently, he imported a scrap MiG-17PF aircraft and restored/rebuilt it. It is now flying in airshows in the northeastern United States. It received a first place at Oshkosh in 2016, and was featured again in the November issue of the Smithsonian’s Air & Space magazine.

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Elizabeth Cardella '11 (CIAS) is now the video and media specialist for Miranda Real Estate Group Inc., an award-winning real estate brokerage based out of Clifton Park, N.Y. She is FAA-drone certified and creates compelling video marketing pieces for all areas of the real estate industry.

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Career Resources

Sr. Business Analyst

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Hazelwood, Mo.

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Video Engineer

American Museum of Natural History
New York, N.Y.

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Sr. Applications Engineer

API Heat Transfer
Buffalo, N.Y.

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Waste Management Chemist

Washington State Department of Ecology
Richland, Wash.

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Quantitative Software Engineer

Wellington Management Group LLP
Boston, Mass.

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Employment Advisor

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, N.Y.

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Director of Development (Two Positions)

Development and Alumni Relations
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, N.Y.

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RIT alumni make amazing hires.

Looking to hire? Email Kris Stehler, assistant director, Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education, with your open positions to access candidates within the RIT alumni community!

More alumni career resources

Office of Alumni Relations
Rochester Institute of Technology | 41 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, N.Y. 14623 | ritalum@rit.edu

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