Volume 8 Issue 8
The Princeton Review Names RIT Among ‘The Best 371 Colleges’
RIT is again being recognized as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features RIT in the just-published 2010 edition of its annual book The Best 371 Colleges.
RIT Graduates Rank High in Annual Salary Study
According to the most recent PayScale College Salary Report, the median starting salary for a recent RIT graduate is $51,000, also the mid-career median salary, which represents individuals with about 15 years work experience and have just a bachelor’s degree, is $82,000 for RIT alumni.
Torvec and RIT Sign Agreement to Create Automotive Technology Lab
RIT and Torvec Inc. signed an agreement to create SEAL, the Safety and Efficiency in Automobiles Laboratory, on the RIT campus. The new lab will focus on developing advanced automotive and related energy technologies while opening up new employment opportunities in the high-tech automotive industry.
Tiger Standout Returns as Softball Head Coach
Becky May ’03 (environmental management technology) will rejoin RIT as the head softball coach. May was a four-year starter for the Tigers softball team and captain in 2001 and 2002. She is tied for fifth all-time at RIT with five career home runs and second in putouts.
Executive Education Program Helps Local Companies Grow
The Saunders College of Business and Finger Lakes Wired will hold an eight-week executive education program for regional small- and medium-sized companies. The training and mentoring program will analyze market opportunities and develop strategic growth and implementation plans.
College Networking Events
Brick City Homecoming's Coolest Event — Saturday, October 10
Come cheer on the Tigers as they take on Colgate at the Blue Cross Arena during Brick City weekend. Special alumni ticket price is $6. Don't miss it!
President's Alumni Ball — Friday, October 9
R.S.V.P. early for a night of live entertainment, dancing and casino-style gaming! Join President Bill Destler, friends, family, classmates, and alumni trustees for this special event that celebrates RIT history, spirit, and most importantly alumni!
Follow all the preparations, announcements, events, and reunion news through the Brick City Twitter feed. Find us @RIT_BrickCity!
RIT Receives CASE-Wealth Engine Fundraising Award
RIT was recognized for its superior fundraising programs by CASE, a professional organization for advancement. “RIT has not only demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and best practice in its fundraising efforts, it has contributed to the betterment of the educational advancement worldwide...
Fund for RIT 2009-2010 Campaign Ready for Kick Off!
You make so much possible! The RIT community truly appreciates your response to last year's campaign and $1 Million Scholarship Challenge! Your gift today — in any amount — is critical as we welcome the largest-ever freshman class, all eager to learn and stretch their creative potential. And we will show them how with your support!
“Alumni in Training” Keep SAE Race Team Up and Running
Our Student Giving program educates students on the importance of their annual gift. This year, more than 1,200 students made a gift – and 24 students took this very seriously by contributing more than $13,500 to ensure the viability of the RIT Baja SAE race team. Overall, students contributed more than $96,000.
GO GREEK with Your Gift!
Now you can make a gift directly to your favorite Greek organization at RIT to support your “brothers and sisters” on campus today. You’ll also be a partner in RIT’s continuing effort to help students gain leadership skills and friends for life.
Champion Athletic Shorts
Show your spiRIT and sport these trendy Champion athletic shorts. Shorts are screen printed with the RIT Tiger logo and made of 100% Polyester.
The Best & The Brightest
Alumnus and graphic designer Pete Bella Jr. (2003 has been awarded the 2009 Best Website Award by Trout Unlimited, the national conservation organization. As webmaster, Bella is being honored for the site development and design of Seth Green Trout Unlimited, the Rochester area chapter.
Living the Dream
Anthony Wallace (2008) accomplished a dream by graduating from the police academy in Hoonah, Alaska. He was first in his class. Tony also was inducted into the RIT Sports Hall of Fame for wrestling in November 2008.
Heather (Brazeau) Renner (2006) and Steven Renner (2008) are happy to announce their marriage on July 3, 2009 in Salem, NH. RIT alumni in the bridal party included Heather's brother, Jeremiah Brazeau, and sister-in-law, Jennifer Brazeau, as well as Steven's cousins, David Keppel and John Keppel, and their friend Amar Boghani.
Update Your Profile
With reunion just around the corner, your fellow classmates will be viewing your online profile. Take a moment to update your address, upload a profile photo, and submit a classnote. While you're at it, search for friends you lost touch with and make plans to get together during Brick City weekend.
Connect and Win!
It's easy! Sign up for our new Facebook Connect Application, and be entered to win 4 tickets to the Men's Hockey Homecoming game vs. Colgate. A great tool to search for classmates, jobs, and more! Congratulations to Julie Sabuda ('94 CIAS) who was our winner of a Garmin GPS Navigator.
Student Ambassadors Share Their Experiences Through Blogs
Brick City Ambassadors are current RIT students who represent RIT and the Admissions Office by sharing their college experience with prospective students and families. If you know college-bound students, share this link.
RIT Inn & Conference Center
Choose the RIT Inn & Conference Center when visiting RIT or the Rochester area. Only 10 minutes from RIT, the Inn is conveniently located directly off of exit 46 of the New York State Thruway. Discount prices are offered for RIT alumni. Alumni Price: $89 + tax per night
Corporate Education @ RIT
RIT’s clients include worldwide companies, Fortune 500 firms, local organizations, and anyone who understands the value of education and its role in the most efficient businesses. With solutions ranging from single or series courses to short-term certificates to full degrees, let RIT meet your needs.
Tiger Business Pages
Find products and services advertised by fellow alumni. A great place to check for alumni discounts. You can also post your own listing to promote your product or service for FREE. What are you waiting for? Check it out today!