January 2009
Volume 8 Issue 1   

Highlights

Logo Survey Results
Over 3,000 members voiced their opinion for a new alumni association logo. Here is the new official logo. The first 500 that completed the survey will receive a gift with the new logo imprinted.

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NASA You Tube Video
RIT students experience zero gravity while conducting reduced-gravity scientific experiments aboard NASA's Vomit Comet aircraft. Several alumni who work for NASA are also featured.
RIT Creates Journalism Degree
A new bachelor's of science degree in journalism is being introduced through the College of Liberal Arts. The degree program, which is being offered in cooperation with the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, has been approved by New York state and began admitting students for this fall and recruiting faculty.
NTID Alum Seen on TV Spot Airing Nationally
A television commercial aired this holiday season features Amber Zion, a graduate of RIT/NTID. Zion portrays a deaf woman meeting with her hearing boyfriend near a Christmas tree. The boyfriend apologizes for his signing ability and gives her a present. When he asks if she likes it, she signs, “Read my lips.”
RIT Boasts Connections with Top 100 Group
This year’s list of the Rochester Top 100 companies again features several local companies with connections to RIT. Nearly one-third of the companies on the list have leaders who are RIT alumni or trustees or employ RIT co-op students.

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Making Alumni Connections
Career Opportunities
Sporting Events
Concerts and Theatre Performances

Giving Back

Your Steady Support Keeps RIT Growing
Today’s economic situation makes all of us anxious – especially our students. RIT is gearing up to help even more of our students achieve their degrees and leadership experience. When you invest any amount in their future - especially by making a gift to an endowed scholarship - you will change lives. Check out alumni giving progress.
Buy a Brick – Leave a Lasting Memory
A great way to “make your mark” at RIT is to buy a brick that will become part of the Quarter Mile Legacy Walk. You can purchase a 4”x 8” personalized, engraved brick for $175. Brick gifts help support endowed scholarships, and you can direct your gift to one of 22 endowed scholarship funds.
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.

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It's a Boy!
Kenneth Berry (2003) and Sabrina Berry are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Lucas James. He was born on December 3, 2008 in Rochester General, and weighed 9 lb., 1/4 oz..
Going to the Chapel
Lindsay Rusert (2006) and Robert Bjorhus (2004) are happy to announce their marriage on June 28, 2008 in Buffalo, New York. The attendants included many of their fellow RIT graduates along with family and friends. The couple currently resides in Philadelphia with their miniature schnauzer, Harold.
On the Rise
Richard Nalezynski (2001) Formerly a programmer for the U.S. Army Game Project, Richard is working with Epic Games to provide Unreal Engine licensees with outstanding support via the Unreal Developer Network. In Nov. 2008, Epic released Gears of War 2 - the sequel to the original award winning title released in Nov. 2006.

Life Long Learning

Online Graduate Certificate in Project Management
RIT's new online advanced certificate in Networking & Systems Administration complements the existing online graduate degree. Students have the option to complete the certificate as a standalone credential or apply the coursework toward a master’s degree in Networking & Systems Administration.