RIT Tigers Tale


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You Voted — Google Listened!
Thanks for the votes! Google has announced that RIT will become the next American university to be featured in the company's prestigious Street View Gallery. Because of your efforts, the university received a higher number of votes than any other U.S. location. Google's visit will take place sometime this coming spring. Read more »

Tigers Clinch Regular Season Title
Onto the playoffs! Tickets for men's hockey AHA quarterfinal series (March 12-14) go on sale Thursday, March 4 at 10 a.m. Plus, vote for some of your favorite players for college hockey's prestigious Hobey Baker award. Fan voting online runs now through March 7. Vote now »

Isaiah Thomas Award in Publishing Announced
Mark Mikolajczyk '83, president and publisher of Florida Today, is the recipient of the 2010 RIT Isaiah Thomas Award in Publishing. He will receive the award April 21 in recognition of his outstanding contributions made to the publishing industry. Mikolajczyk is the 26th award recipient. Read more »

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Students Enter Contest with Wireless Key
Ziyan Zhou and Zachery Shivers, members of the Robotics Club, submitted their wireless door-lock entry to the 2010 Texas Instruments Ultra Low-Power Challenge. Blog site Gizmodo features a video about the project design. Read more »

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SportsZone named an Emmy Award Finalist
RIT SportsZone is a finalist for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation's first College Emmy Award. The sports magazine show, now in its eighth year, is being recognized for this season’'s premiere episode. Read more »

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Student Redesign Project Wins Top Prize
A team of graduate and undergraduate students revamped the current Chex Mix packaging to showcase a modern look and create a more sustainable design. The new package won first place in a recent design challenge at RIT, sponsored by the American Packaging Corp., that used a variety of General Mills' brands. Read more »

Class Notes

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Hiscock & Barclay, LLP announces that Don Twietmeyer '83 MBA has been named a partner to the Firm. Twietmeyer is a resident of Fairport, NY. Twietmeyer joined the Firm in February 1998 and previously worked in other law firms as well as in the tax department of a certified public accounting firm.

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Nicole Jarrett '08 and David Alvarado are happy to announce their engagement. They met at a coffee shop in Brandon, Florida and have been dating for 8 years. The wedding will take place in the Fall of 2011. They are unsure of the location or exact date at this time.

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It's a Girl!
Beth (Toly) Toly-Hughes '93 and Roald Hughes '93 are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Bella RaeLin Hughes. She was born on May 12, 2009 in Rochester, NY at Unity Hospital., and weighed 7 lb., 8 oz. She joins brothers Aidan age 9, Jack age 7 and Dylan age 5.

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Wedding Bells
Sara Beth Weiner-Collier '97 and Corky Collier were married on July 5th, 2009 at a vineyard in Hillsboro, Oregon. Sara Beth's attendants were Leah Canale Coyle '97,'98 and Lindsay Buchko '03, '05. Following a honeymoon in Iceland, the couple reside in Portland, OR.

Alumni Events

College Events
Regional Networking Events
Save the Date!
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Imagine RIT — May 1, 2010
A robot serving hot dogs. A floating concrete canoe. Make your own freeze dried ice cream. According to President Destler, this is what happens when the "the right and left brain collide." More than 25,000 people will attend this FREE daylong event. We hope to see you there! www.rit.edu/imagine
Great marketing opportunities are still available. Learn more »

Event Photos

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RIT Gear
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Large Golf Umbrella
62" wood handle two tone golf umbrella with logo

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Golf Ball Pack
Three golf balls with logo

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Divot Tool Pack
Divot tool and two ball markers with logo

March "Matching Gift" Madness!
Many alumni are not aware that companies often provide a Matching Gift Program as an employee benefit. These programs vary as to the amount matched, but generally offer a dollar-for-dollar match when an employee makes a personal gift to a nonprofit organization. At RIT, you receive credit for both your gift and the matching gift amount! Learn more »

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Corner Crew Challenge — Help us make the goal
The Corner Crew Matching Gift Challenge is still in full swing. If you are a former Crew member — of if you just love RIT Hockey — now's your chance to double your dollars when you make a gift. More info »

EFT = Budget Friendly and Easy Giving
Have you discovered the ease, security and convenience of using electronic funds transfers to make monthly contributions? By using RIT's Automatic Contributions Transfer (ACT) program, you can make the gift you want, but in budget-friendly increments that you can handle. Learn more »

Liberty Mutual
Save Money!
Liberty Mutual offers discount home, auto, and renters insurance to RIT alumni.

Join & Win!
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Alumni Online Community
Register or update your information during March to be entered to win an RIT thumb drive.
Congrats to Brendan Bond '08 CIAS — last month's winner of an RIT stadium blanket! Sign up today! »

Online Media Highlights
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New Alumni Twitter Lists
Find alumni on Twitter listed by college. These lists make it easy to find and follow your old classmates. Not on one of the lists? Direct message or @ reply to us at @RIT_ALUMNI to be added. Be sure to let us know your college(s)! View all lists »

Raising the Roof on Sustainability
The first RIT-sponsored Habitat for Humanity home—a sustainable house—was officially dedicated at a ceremony Feb. 20 in Rochester. The new homeowner was on hand for the ceremony, as well as President Destler, student volunteers, and members of the Rochester community. Watch the video »

Valentines on Facebook
During the weeks before and after Valentine's Day this year, alumni posted photos and stories about how they met while students at RIT. Thanks to all who contributed! So many great stories! View the photo gallery »

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