2015 Volunteer of the Year

Scott Saldinger

Scott Saldinger 1989, 1991
College of Imaging Arts and Sciences

After co-helming one of the largest RIT alumni chapters for the last nine years and leading the charge on two Big Shot projects, Scott Saldinger ’89, ’91 (film and video) has had his extensive volunteer work recognized as RIT’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year.

A passionate alumnus, Saldinger was the driving force behind the 2013 Big Shot of Cowboys Stadium, the largest Big Shot subject ever photographed and the highest attended in the project’s history. Saldinger also organized the 2001 Big Shot of the Alamo, the first Big Shot taken outside of New York.

Saldinger also serves as co-president of the Dallas/Fort Worth RIT alumni chapter which has grown to nearly 800 members. Prior to his work with the Dallas alumni chapter, Saldinger was the president of the San Antonio chapter.  He is constantly organizing alumni events in Texas to engage fellow alumni and raise money for RIT like the Brick City party, RIT hockey watching party, alumni dinners with RIT president Bill Destler, alumni boat cruises, and many more events. The amount of time and energy that Saldinger donates to support the success of the local Dallas alumni chapter every year is an amazing accomplishment.


Along with his work with alumni, Saldinger is a strong supporter of recruiting new college applicants to RIT by representing the university at various local events like photography conferences, local job fairs, and business conferences. Saldinger also contributes to the success of RIT’s co-op program by mentoring co-op students and even opening his home to students when they come to work in Dallas.