RIT Tigers Tale


Commencement speakers point the way to 'success and happiness'
Our 2011 graduates have been urged to embrace that "gift" by former "Entrepreneur of the Year" Brian Hinman, who offered the call to action as part of RIT's 126th commencement celebration. Read more »

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CAST forms School of Engineering Technology
The College of Applied Science and Technology now includes the new School of Engineering Technology comprised of the three current engineering technology departments in the college: electrical, computer and telecommunications engineering technology. Read more »

Sears chosen as Golisano College dean
Andrew Sears, currently the Constellation Professor of Information Technology and Engineering and professor/chair of information systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will succeed Jorge Díaz-Herrera on Aug. 1. Read more »

Men's lacrosse has dream season end with loss to Tufts in the NCAA Semifinals
The men's lacrosse team had their dream season come to an end this May, losing to the reigning Division III champions, Tufts University 16-12 in the 2011 NCAA Division III Semifinals. The Tigers finished the season with a 19-1 record. Read more »

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Students developing iPad app for visually impaired
Two students participated in the 15th annual Council for Undergraduate Research's "Posters on the Hill" last month in Washington for their work on an app to help make lectures on difficult concepts more understandable for the visually impaired. Read more »

Class Notes

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It's a girl!
Michael Austin '96 and Jodi (Gardner) Austin '97 are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Danica. She was born on June 14, 2010 in Fairfax, Virginia. Her older brothers include: Gardner (10), Caleb (8), Zachary (6), and Luke (4).

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Simone (Forde) Edwards-Forde '04 recently accepted a position at Alternative Learning Styles & Outlooks located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada as literacy practitioner.

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It's a girl!
Sarah Crandall '00 and Sean Crandall are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Madeleine Elizabeth. She was born on January 21, 2011 in Lake Havasu City, AZ, and weighed 7 lb., 2 oz. She joins big sister, Lorelai.

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Happy anniversary!
Jenna Coleman '07 writes, "My husband, Tim Smallidge '06 and I just celebrated our first anniversary on May 29, 2011!"

Upcoming Events


Event Photos

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CAST Dean H. Fred Walker recently hosted a Boston alumni event at the Samuel Adams Brewery for a private tour and tasting, followed by a reception at one of Boston's oldest pubs — Doyle's Café. The alumni host was Zeb Robbins '92 who is the corporate packaging manager at the Boston Beer Company.

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Upcoming Surveys
This summer, the Office of Alumni Relations will be distributing surveys to our grads. Please take a moment to complete them and share your insights on topics such as branding, communications, alumni attitudes, curricular relevance and more!

As a thank you, you could be entered to win prizes, such as an iPad or iPod Touch! Thanks in advance for sharing your opinions!

Steel and sustainable
For a gift of $10 or more, you can choose to receive our new sleek and durable water bottle. Show off your Tiger pride while demonstrating your commitment to environmental sustainability. Go to rit.edu/tigergift to make your gift. Quantities are limited. Offer expires June 30. Learn more »

You and RIT can plan for lifelong security
A gift to RIT can help you reach your financial objectives. Learn more about planned giving can provide peace of mind as well as allowing you to support RIT in a meaningful way. Learn more »

Maven Technologies event
Rochester area alums: Do you need to dump the computer and electronics piled up in your basement? Maven Technologies is hosting a "Recycling Event" on Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to noon to benefit the RIT Student Matching Gift Challenge Fund. Help meet the goal to match students dollars raised for RIT programs! More info »

Know a High School Senior?
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RIT's 21st Annual College & Careers summer program is an amazing opportunity for high school seniors to explore career options through interactive academic sessions.

During registration enter the event code: ALUMCC11 for a $25 discount.

Other summer programs include:
Engineering Camps
Sports Camps
Kids on Campus


Job Zone career opportunities
If you're seeking a job, the RIT Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services is here to help. Our Job Zone online system lists positions for recent graduates and experienced alumni, and is free and open to all RIT alumni. In addition, when you post your resume on Job Zone, you give our corporate partners a way to find you when they're looking for qualified RIT candidates. 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; additional postings, complete details, and application instructions are on Job Zone. In addition, if your company has job openings, we're happy to post them on our online job listing system; please contact Kris Stehler to discuss the posting process.
  • Med-Scribe in Rochester is seeking a clinical trials manager, who will be responsible for reviewing clinical protocols and assisting with protocol set-up as needed.
  • Quantlab Financial in Houston seeks an operations engineer to support our high performance trading platform while contributing to the development of our operational automation and real-time monitoring systems.
  • Epic in Madison, Wisconsin, who provides software for healthcare organizations, is hiring technical solutions analysts/consultants, become experts in our applications and work closely with our customers' most technical staff to help ensure their organizations' continued success.
  • iCardiac Technologies in Rochester is recruiting a data operations specialist, who will be responsible for working with the Project Management and Data Operations teams to conduct unique clinical trials.
  • JML Optical Industries is seeking a precision optics OEM sales engineer. Will work out of our Rochester office. Territory will be Mid West United States.
  • Klein Steel Services in Rochester is hiring a drafter/planner.

Submit & Win
Submit a class note to the RIT Alumni Online Community this month to be entered to win an RIT Alumni t-shirt! Login & submit today »

Congrats to Michael Austin '96, last month's winner of a RIT golf umbrella!

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