Volume 8 Issue 4
President Destler Invites Alumni to Campus May 2
In this ongoing video series, President Destler invites the RIT family to
Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival- Saturday, May 2. This episode gives a taste of what you will discover and reflects on last year's inaugural event. Imagine RIT has 400+ exhibits, interactive activities and live entertainment.
Distinguished Alumni Awards 2009
Each year, RIT presents Distinguished Alumni Awards to graduates who have performed with distinction at the highest levels of their chosen professions. 2009 honorees are Christopher Wagner 86, 94; Philip Gelsomino II 85, 86; Kevin Belfield 81; Brian Cantwell 99; Kenneth Weimar 88, 90; Gary R. Gay 73; Amy Zettlemoyer-Lazar 98; and Robert Schumann 85.
RIT, Delphi to Receive $2.4 Million
United States Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, chairwoman of the House Committee on Rules, recently announced $2.4 million in federal funding she secured in fiscal-year 2009 appropriations for RIT and Delphi's joint efforts to develop a cost-effective method to manufacture fuel-cell auxiliary power units.
RIT Congratulates its All-American Athletes
In what has turned out to be one of the most successful winter sports seasons in RIT athletics history, four Tiger student-athletes earned All-American honors. Senior center Mark Carson (Voorheesville, N.Y.) of the men's basketball team became our first basketball All-American since 1997.
Hockey Completes a Winning Season
The men's hockey team completed the 2008-2009 season by setting a Division I team record with 23 wins. The Tigers led the nation in scoring, averaging 3.89 goals per game, and boasted seven players with at least 30 points. RIT won its second Atlantic Hockey Association regular season championship in the last three years.
President Bill Destler is Now a "Banjo Hero"
Destler, one of the world's foremost collectors of antique banjos from the 1840s to 1920s, is bringing his collection into the 21st century with the help of students in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
Grad's Mission is to Help Build Computer Centers in Kenya
Becca Nelson blogs about baking M&M cookies and morning runs to work off the calories. She writes about concerts, hikes, friends-typical subjects for a 20-something American student. But tears and tragedy also mark Nelson's posts from Kenya.
2009 Program Takes Shape
Get your first look at what to expect at this year's festival on Saturday, May 2. You can even make your own itinerary for the day or take a quiz to find out which side of the brain you prefer to use.
Meet the President
Local Alumni Networking Events
- Chaddsford Winery Tour and Tasting - Apr. 25, Chaddsford, PA
- Happy Hour at Tavern on the Tracks - May 7, Charlotte, NC
- Networking at the Harbor Hotel - May 7, Watkins Glen, NY
- Happy Hour at Blinco's Restaurant - May 8, Raleigh, NC
- Networking at Wall Street Cantina - May 14, Orlando, FL
- Networking at Breckenridge Brewery - May 28, Denver, CO
College Alumni Networking Events
Rochester Family Series Events
Giving to RIT
$1 Million Scholarship Challenge Passed the Halfway Mark!
If you've been following our emails, you know that our $1 million scholarship matching gift program is soaring to our goal. There is still time for you to join the many others who are helping RIT provide additional financial aid for our students in great need.
Buy a Brick—Get a Piece of RIT!
It doesnt matter when you attended RIT, you can still celebrate your time on campus through our Buy-A-Brick program. It's a great way to "make your mark" on RIT and support scholarships, which will DOUBLE in impact because of our new S.O.S. Challenge! Bricks are 4"x8", $175 each, and engraved as you choose and align The Quarter Mile.
A Great Time for Planned Giving
Our new planned giving website offers creative and innovative ways to benefit both you and RIT. Not sure what the best gift is for you? Try our new Legacy Planner and follow the trail to the gifts that make the most sense for you.
Adjustable Washed Twill Cap
Show your alumni pride with this unstructured twill cap with embroidered RIT logo. 100% Cotton. $19.98
Gale Gand (1981) studied metal sculpting and specialized in silver and goldsmithing. But she's earned critical acclaim in a different field of art, as a pastry chef. Her new book Gale Gand's Brunch!: 100 Fantastic Recipes for the Weekend's Best Meal was just released. Get your copy today!
Mark J. Biscone (1999) and Erin Langenkamp are happy to announce their engagement. The wedding ceremony will take place on May 2, 2009 in Houston, TX.
Alumni Career Services
Alumni have FREE access to our extensive career services program offered by the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services, including online job postings, resume forwarding, and career counseling.
Need an advanced computing credential in a short timeframe?
Check out RIT's new online Advanced Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration! This 5-course online program is designed to ensure graduates will be able to identify and deploy tools and techniques used in the administration of computer networks and to assume leadership roles in the administration of these networks.
Programs & Services for Dislocated Workers
RIT offers a variety of special programs and services designed to get you back into the workforce, including a wide variety of degree programs and time-shortened certificate programs, tuition assistance, informational workshops with Rochester-area partners, and advising.