We Are One RIT Global Family
Recently, on December 29, 2020, the Croatian towns of Sisak and Petrinja were struck by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake, causing substantial damage and, sadly, loss of lives. This came after a 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck the same two towns just one day before.

The epicenters were approximately 30 miles from the RIT campus in the capital of Zagreb. RIT Croatia President and Dean Don Hudspeth reports that all of the campus community is safe and there was no damage to the Zagreb facility. However, there was heavy damage in outlying towns and villages, and several reported deaths. And aside from all the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been a difficult year as Zagreb was also struck by a magnitude 5.5 earthquake on March 22, 2020, which resulted in extensive damage to the city.

All alumni are members of the RIT family, and although Croatia is thousands of miles away for many, what happens to Tigers in one area of the world affects all Tigers. As one global university, RIT stands together in support of all Tigers in Croatia and across the world. Please continue to keep these Croatian Tigers in your thoughts as we continue to welcome in the New Year. Let’s look to a brighter and more hopeful 2021 for all Tigers.
Clayton Turner BS '90 and James Swift BS '88 Headshot

RIT names two new members to its Board of Trustees

Clayton P. Turner BS ’90, director of NASA’s Langley Research Center, and James P. Swift BS ’88, president and CEO of Cortera, were named to RIT’s Board of Trustees. The appointments were announced at the November 12 Board meeting.

New Alumni Association Board Members

RIT’s Alumni Association Board of Directors (AABOD) is the advisory body for the RIT Alumni Association. Board members represent and act as the voice of over 135,000 alumni worldwide. They represent a variety of graduation years and commit their talent and time to the university. This year we have seven new additions to the Board, including our first representative from one of RIT’s international campuses. 

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King's Legacy

Thursday
January 28, 2021
Noon Eastern

Join us for our 39th annual Expressions of King’s Legacy celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Our keynote speaker Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. In 2014, he was the Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor in the state of South Carolina.

Sedona Arizona

Pioneer Adventures

Wednesday
February 3, 2021
6 p.m. Eastern

Are you interested in joining the RIT and NTID Alumni Associations on a trip of a lifetime to some of the most beautiful places in the country? Join us virtually to learn about this exclusive holiday as we discuss exploring the red rocks of Sedona, Lake Powell, Monument Valley’s mesas, and the eerie spires of Bryce Canyon. This trip will be fully accessible for our deaf and hard-of-hearing alumni community.

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Enjoy RIT hockey at home

FloSports is providing you, our alumni, with 10% off a subscription to watch both RIT Men’s and Women’s Hockey. That means more hockey to enjoy, right from the comfort of home.

Calling all greeks

Re-connect with your brothers and sisters!

Have you ever wondered what your fellow brothers or sisters are up to? Looking to connect with the undergraduate chapter and see how they are doing? A reunion is one way of making this possible!

We are here to assist you with creating a memorable gathering, whether in-person or virtual. Let us know how we can make your request a reality!

The Victoria Decker Griffith Endowed Scholarship
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In honor of her 50th birthday, and as a member of the RIT community for 30 years, Vicki Griffith BS ’93 is establishing the Victoria Decker Griffith Endowed Scholarship to help students with limited financial means build a more secure financial future. She has committed $25,000 to this fund and is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise another $25,000. 

Career Services
Tiger Job Tips from Career Services
Plan for career success in 2021 – if you are or will be looking for a job in 2021, we’re here to assist! Check out our Job Search Survival Kit webinars that provide information and tools to help move you forward towards your goals and job search success. 

Contact Career Services for individualized career advisement, including a resume review, and to discuss your search strategy and resources for your targeted field.

Class Notes
If you have a recent achievement that you’re proud of, consider submitting a class note.
 
Published in RIT: The University Magazine, class notes are a great way to connect with the growing RIT alumni community, which spans around the globe.
Timothy Cosgriff MS ’96 (CAST), Director of Community Events for SUNY Empire State College, exhibits at George Eastman Museum in Holiday Sweet Creations Exhibit 2020.
Ken Krug ’10 (GCCIS) and Julie (Zepke) Krug ’09 (CIAS) welcomed their first child into the world. Victoria Krug was born on June 9. She already loves to watch hockey on TV!
Submit your class note