RIT Tigers Tale


The year in review: RIT's upward trajectory
As RIT prepares to welcome in 2011 and say goodbye to 2010, it's worth looking back at some of the significant milestones of the past year. The university marked success in many areas. Read the highlights »

New dean of College of Liberal Arts
Provost Jeremy Haefner has appointed James Winebrake as the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Winebrake will develop and implement the college's strategic plan and lead the college's research and education initiatives. Read more »

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$3M gift to engineering college
The Gleason Foundation gift will be used to recruit and hire talented faculty for the newly established chemical and biomedical engineering degree programs and to assist the new faculty as they establish laboratory facilities and resources for student learning and research. Read more »

Women's hockey ranked No. 1
The No. 1 women's hockey team tied a program record by picking up its 12th consecutive win, defeating Neumann 6-1 on Saturday, January 1. The 12-0 start for the Tigers is now the best in school history. Read more »

Alumni spotlight: Luke M. Vaillancourt
After graduation, Vaillancourt '05, '06 (print media, cross disciplinary studies) had numerous job offers, but he decided to return home. He joined the family business, Vaillancourt Folk Art in Sutton, Mass. as director of digital marketing. Read his story »

Class Notes

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In the news
Ian Bennett '05 appeared on the front page of the Salem News Business on "Grape Expectations!" "Wine making is fermenting on the North Shore, and the latest addition is Isaaks of Salem [owned by Ian and his wife Brittany]."

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Wedding bells
Beth (Karbowski) Noworatzky '07 and Erik Noworatzky '04 are happy to announce their marriage on July 2 in Wailea, Hawaii. They currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Just married
Erin Richards '06 and Riley Zarosinski '05 are happy to announce their marriage on Sept. 4 in Ithaca, NY. They currently reside in Oakland, CA. Rory Scranton '05 served as a groomsman and Michael Marmora '06 was the photographer.

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Alumni adventures
Richard Shaw '81 writes, "Winding down a career in Printing and Facilities Management, I had an opportunity recently to visit Africa and climb Mt Kilimanjaro..."

Alumni Events


Event Photos

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View photos from the Pittsburgh Chapter RIT hockey game and reception.

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Save the Date!
Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration

April 8, 2011

Please save the date to celebrate eight remarkable individuals for their personal and professional accomplishments and for their dedication to RIT. Online registration will open in early February.

Meet the awardees »

Welcome to "Thank You of the Month"
Haven't made your gift to RIT yet? Then take advantage of our new program "Thank You of the Month" that features a different RIT item each month through June — for just a $5 gift! This month, receive a handy RIT Tote Bag. Get this special gift offer only at rit.edu/tigergift. Quantities are limited and the offer expires Jan. 31. Learn more »

Claim your piece of RIT — Buy a Brick!
Mark your time on campus through our Buy-A-Brick program. For just $175, you can order a brick that will be installed along the Legacy Walk on our Quarter Mile. Your gift can support scholarship funds and more! Buy a Brick now »

Giving back for a brighter future
John Hill always believed giving back was essential. He wanted to give students the opportunity to develop skills that would make society a better place. Why do you give back? Read John's story »

Tigers Hockey!
The Tigers take Pittsburgh!

See the video highlights »

Shop RIT
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Framed success! Check out this diploma frame with a gold mat — perfect for showing off your RIT degree!


RIT's online EMBA
The Saunders College of Business offers an online Executive MBA (EMBA) degree to professionals with substantial business experience looking to expand their network, sharpen their decision making skills, enhance their leadership skills and gain an international perspective. Find out more »
Job Zone career opportunities
RIT's online career services system, Job Zone, lists positions for recent graduates and experienced alumni, and is free and open to all alumni. Contact Kris Stehler, Assistant Director for Alumni Relations, 585.475.5468 or kwsoce@rit.edu, if you have any questions.

Here are a few current openings:
  • Hipotronics, Inc., the world's leading full-line manufacturer of high voltage test equipment and measurement instrumentation, is looking for an Applications Engineer.
  • Yale University is seeking a physical scientist or electrical engineer to function as the Director of the Electronics Instrumentation Development Center (EIDC). (STARS req ID is 11980BR)
  • Coldwater Creek Inc. is seeking a Photography Assistant at their Sandpoint Idaho location.
  • athenahealth Inc. is looking for a Project Associate EMR/Revenue Cycle.
  • McMaster-Carr Supply Co. is seeking a Safety Manager.
  • Gilbert Tweed International, an executive search firm, is seeking a Senior Vice President to serve as the Global Quality Assurance Head for the Industrial business group of a global corporation.
Additional postings, complete details, and application instructions are all available online.

Go to Job Zone now »

Connect & Win
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Join the other 4,000+ alumni on our Facebook page and be automatically entered to win free RIT stuff!
Congrats to Oksana Laprade '03 last month's winner of a RIT t-shirt & hat.

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Survey: RIT Mobile Apps
Help shape the direction of RIT mobile apps!

RIT is developing a mobile application strategy and your help is needed to determine features and functionality. Plus, you will have a chance to win a prize for participating!

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