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RIT Dubai Celebrates its First Class of Graduates
Since it was established in 2008, the RIT Dubai campus has quickly established itself as the foremost tourist, business and educational destination. This May, the college celebrated its first graduates who traveled to Rochester to accept their master's degrees in service leadership and innovation. Read more »

Bob Schieffer Implores Graduates to 'Do What You Want to Do'
CBS News veteran Bob Schieffer charmed a packed house during his keynote address at RIT's 125th commencement. He encouraged graduates to "do your best and set your expectations high." Read more or listen to the audio »

Men's Hockey Coach Signs Five-Year Deal
Men's hockey head coach Wayne Wilson has inked a new, five-year contract to guide the Tigers through the 2014-2015 season. As RIT's all-time winningest hockey coach, Wilson says "I couldn't be happier living in Rochester and working at RIT. Our administration has been extremely supportive, and our fan support is tremendous." Read more »

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RIT/NTID Grad Crowned Miss Deaf USA
Michelle Koplitz '08 (Biotechnology) was named Miss Deaf USA in April. During the pageant interview, she emphasized health education and communication as her platform. She would like to see physicians use videos to help explain health-related issues to patients in American Sign Language. Read more »

RIT and Benetton Create Unique Partnership
The internationally renowned social communication research center for Benetton Group—known as Fabrica—is now an educational partner with the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT. This new link expands the scope of the university's award-winning School of Design programs. Fabrica is headquartered in Treviso, Italy. Read more »

Class Notes

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It's a Girl!
Jonathan Gippe '96 and Rebecca Gippe are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Mackenzie Ann. She was born on May 14, 2010 in Lehigh Valley Hospital of Allentown, PA, and weighed 7 lb., 5 oz.

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New Book!
Mary Carter '96 author of My Sister's Voice, the first of four books to feature a leading Deaf character. Publisher's Weekly states: "...Carter's talent continues to evolve, as evidenced in this solid offering about deaf artist Lacey Gears..."

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Dyan Monte-Verde '64 will be an invited speaker and USA International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS) Delegate to the World Congress of Biomedical Laboratory Science in Nairobi, Kenya, June 5-16th, 2010.

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It's a Boy!
Kathy (Mast) McClure '04 and Steve McClure are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Caleb Michael. He was born on December 17, 2009 in Lancaster, PA, and weighed 7 lb., 0 oz.

Alumni Events

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Brick City Homecoming
Tickets go on sale in July for this year's Brick City Homecoming comedian Craig Ferguson! He'll be at RIT on October 15, 2010 — so save the date now. More announcements and reunion information coming soon! Plus, a new web site will be launching in early summer. Until then, stay connected to the latest Brick City news on Facebook.

Summer Events

Event Photos

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Photos from the inaugural Innovation Hall of Fame ceremony on April 30, 2010.

RIT Gear
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Underarmour Heat Gear Loose Fit Team Polo
Polo with embroidered RIT Logo.

Tiger T-shirt Offer Almost Over
Are you "tiger proud" of your RIT degree and experience? Take that pride one step further by supporting RIT with an annual gift. This year's Fund for RIT campaign ends June 30. Give whatever amount you can — because every gift counts. Also, you can order our new Tiger-T for a gift of $10 or more. Make a gift »

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So Close!
Only $450 to Go in Corner Crew Challenge!
To date, the Corner Crew matching gift challenge, started by Steve Schultz '89, has raised $14,550 for our Men's Hockey team. Only $450 to go to reach our $15,000 goal! Remember, Steve will match your gift until June 30. And get a FREE Frozen Four team poster for your gift too. Make a gift »

Your Summer Memories Can Support RIT Students
RIT offers creative strategies for alumni, parents and friends of RIT to make a gift to the university while also achieving some of their own financial goals. Learn more about gifts of real estate and how they can save you thousands of dollars in income, estate, and capital gains taxes, while providing a substantial benefit to RIT. Learn more »

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Ritchie Faces the Nation!
See Ritchie get "grilled" by Bob Schieffer.

Connect & Win!
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Alumni Online Community
Register or update your information during June to be entered to win a multi-port USB man.
Don't forget to tell us about your career and accomplishments by updating your professional employment information. Congrats to Colleen Green '09 CAST — May's winner of the USB man!

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Summer at RIT
College & Careers 2010: Alumni Referral Discount Available!
The 20th Annual College & Careers summer program at RIT is an amazing opportunity high school seniors to explore career options through interactive academic sessions. Also included (but optional), is a program for parents, which will provide information about the college search process, financial aid and more. Enter the code: ALUMCC10 for $25 discount. Learn more »

Summer @ RIT Programs
Summer is sizzling at RIT! With hundreds of courses, workshops, seminars, and activities on campus to choose from, use this summer to take a class, begin a degree program, enhance your resume, develop a new skill, take advantage of lifelong learning opportunities and more! Learn more »

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