RIT Tigers, October is a great month to learn what your alma mater offers you. RIT for Life!

Transforming RIT the Campaign for Greatness [Current total: $647M of $1 Billion Goal] Campaign progress as of October 4, 2019

RIT alumnus strengthens RIT/Genesee Country Village & Museum partnership with $1.3 million gift


RIT has received a $1.3 million gift to endow its partnership between the university and Genesee Country Village & Museum. The gift comes from RIT alumnus Philip Wehrheim BS ’66 and his wife, Anne.

Alumnus named NASA director


Clayton Turner BS ’90 was named the new director of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Turner will also be recognized this fall as a distinguished alumnus for RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

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10 years of RIT's Metaproject

Since 2010, Metaproject has paired RIT student designers with a client partner in what has become a seminal project for the university’s nationally ranked industrial design program. This year’s project celebrates both the 10th anniversary of Metaproject and RIT’s Vignelli Center for Design Studies.

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Research success grows

RIT had another highly successful year in sponsored research funding and a record year for research expenditures. RIT received 366 new awards and submitted a record 731 research proposals for fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019).

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Come home for Brick City Homecoming

No Tests Required! Classes Without Quizzes

Tigers tinker, test, and create. We love to learn and seek the unknown. Back by popular demand, Classes Without Quizzes features a wide variety of topics that will fit anyone’s interests.

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Tiger Benefit: Admission Voucher

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Most alumni say they would recommend an RIT education to a prospective student. As an alumnus/ alumna, you can go one step further and request one $65 application fee waiver for a prospective student per year.

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Celebrate the BACC 50th Reunion


The Black Awareness Coordinating Committee is celebrating its launch on the RIT campus during Brick City Homecoming. Begun as a channel for African-American students to unify and build a strong voice, today’s BACC works to improve the overall image, mindset, and college experience of black students at RIT.

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See the world with RIT Travel

Explore Croatia: History, Culture & Ecology

Date: May 17-24, 2020

This trip includes visits to the major cities of Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor (Montenegro) and many smaller cities along the way.
Space is limited to 14 travelers. Register at onwardtravel.co/RIT.

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Sunny Portugal Estoril Coast, Alentejo & Algarve

Date: November 7-16, 2020

Visit the Portuguese Riviera, Lisbon, and several other sites, plus choose to visit five UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Join us for a free webinar on October 7.

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Upcoming alumni webinars

meRIT webinars are an opportunity to tap into the creativity and innovation that make RIT’s community of alumni, faculty, and staff so unique. See what’s coming up in October below. 


Surveys or Focus Groups?

Surveys are cost effective and provide quantitative data that can be analyzed easily. Focus groups, on the other hand, create in depth discussions and other qualitative data that is more time consuming. Join us and learn which is best for your needs and how to use that information effectively. 

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Create an Unforgettable Business Event

Do you want to learn how to impress VIP clients, new executives or board members? With a little bit of guidance, you can create and plan your own customized event experience. Learn how to evaluate your audience, set objectives, pick a great location, put together the right team, knowing your audience and objectives, and have fun at your event!

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Class notes

Edward Wolf ’09 (KGCOE) and his wife Elizabeth Ihidoy-Wolf are overjoyed to announce the birth of their second daughter, Cora, who was born on July 2, 2019.

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Anthony Macri ’08 (KGCOE) and his wife Alisha celebrated the birth of their first child, Margaret Clare, in May 2019.

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Erin (Schmidtmann) Purington ’10 (COS) and Jonathan Purington ’10 (COS) welcomed their second child, Jasper Thomas, on March 4, 2019.

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Jon Yerger ’70 (KGCOE) is a founder, first chairman and a current member of the Board of Directors of the NFP 501(c)(3) Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments (VINES).

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In March 2019, Mona Samaan-Ockenden ’94 (CAST) launched Mona Moon Naturals, a natural deodorant and skincare company. All products are hand made in Fairport, NY.

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For the sixth consecutive year, Brett Hall ’05 (CIAS) was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for the PBS Kids series Peg + Cat.

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Career resources

RIT’s Career Services office assists alumni in their job search and career development. Handshake is the system they use to post jobs, reflected in the links for our Tiger’s Tale career opportunities. Visit Career and Co-op Services to learn how to connect and find your next job!

Data Scientist

Architecture Technology Corporation
San Jose, CA

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Senior Logistics Specialist

Charlotte, NC

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Digital MultiMedia Journalist

Harrisburg, PA

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Senior Cryptologic Mission Support Analyst

Applied Research Associates
Fort Meade, MD

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