RIT Tigers Tale


Princeton Review  
Princeton Review ranks RIT as a top 10 video game design school
The Princeton Review teamed with GamePro Media to produce the second annual "Top Schools for Video Game Design Study for 2011." RIT's program ranks fourth at the graduate level and ninth at the undergraduate level. Read more »

Entrepreneur Brian Hinman to offer keynote address at 2011 commencement
Former 'Entrepreneur of the Year' and pioneer in communication technology, Brian Hinman, is the keynote speaker for RIT's 126th commencement celebration on May 20. Read more »

RIT, First Niagara partner on engagement initiative
An effort that includes the development of a course, Narrative Nonfiction: Writing a Community, aims to foster student community engagement in the Rochester community and boost publicity for social issues impacting the region. Read more »

Kait Weston  
Student appears on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
Kaitlyn Rosenblum (stage name Kait Weston), a second-year professional photographic illustration major, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform her cover of Katy Perry's "Firework."
See her performance »

hockey team  
Men's hockey wraps up 2010-2011 regular season
The Tigers finished the 2010-11 regular season with an entertaining 3-3 tie at AHA foe Niagara University on Feb. 27. Senior forward Andrew Favot moved into sole possession of second place among RIT Division I players in career points with 127. Read more »

Class Notes

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Design duo
Leah (Vigneau) Weigmann '07 and husband Elijah are the owners of Spruce Design Studio near Pittsburgh, PA. Currently, they are working on projects like the Wedge iPod stand.

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It's a girl!
Derek Punaro '99 and Amanda Punaro are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Cambree Anne. She was born on February 7, 2011 in Buffalo, NY, and weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz.

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It's a boy!
Matthew Lawrence '04 and Calin Lawrence are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Aidan Powers Lawrence. He was born on January 11, 2011 at Rochester General Hospital, and weighed 8 lbs., 0 oz.

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Wedding bells
Ashley (Lotito) Kingdollar '07 is happy to announce her marriage to Army Sergeant and Black Hawk Mechanic, William Kingdollar Jr. on March 27, 2010. Several RIT alumni were in attendance at their wedding in Skaneateles, NY.

Alumni Events


Event Photos

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RIT Alumni currently working at IBM got together in Beacon, NY to watch the Jeopardy finale where Watson challenged two of the show's biggest (human) winners.

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Distinguished Alumni Awards
Alumni Awards
Locust Hill Country Club

April 8, 2011

Join us as we will gather to celebrate eight remarkable individuals for their personal and professional accomplishments and for their dedication to RIT.

Learn more »

Thank you of the month
Here's an easy-breezy way to support RIT and receive our special "Thank You of the Month." Go to rit.edu/tigergift and make a gift of $5 or more during March and you'll receive our new ocean-scented air freshener featuring RIT's Tiger logo. Quantities are limited and the offer expires March 31. Learn more »

Education that inspires independence
Maggie McEwen wants to help make higher education accessible to all. She believes an education not only provides academic growth but also builds self confidence. What has your education done for you? Read Maggie's story »

Spread your RIT pride!
Speak with prospective students to spread the word about RIT. We are looking for support from Alumni Volunteers to represent RIT at events nationally. For more information on college fairs and events near you visit RIT's Alumni Admissions Volunteer page. Learn more »

Power Play
hockey update
Be part of the Tiger Power Play campaign to construct a new, state-of-the-art hockey arena on campus.

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Tiger Hockey
Men's hockey tickets on sale for the 2011 AHA Quarterfinals series March 11-13. Learn 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:
  • Cognisight — Vice President of Operations — Highly profitable prominent Upstate New York State financial services Medicare recovery company has an immediate opening for a proven experienced operations leader. (www.cognisight.com)
  • Speedline Technologies Inc in Franklin Massachusetts is looking for Mechanical Engineers and an Applications/QA Engineer. (www.speedlinetech.com)
  • Vimeo in New York City has numerous openings, including Global Public Relations Manager, Web Designer, Applications and Back End Developer. (www.vimeo.com/jobs)
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve has an opening for a Communications Analyst to assist higher-level technical staff in installing, testing, maintaining, enhancing, and configuring communication system components. (www.federalreserve.gov)
  • Allegro Microsystems in New Hampshire has openings for a Design Engineer, Manufacturing Product Engineer, and Systems Application Engineer. (www.allegromicro.com)
  • Avanti Computer Systems is looking for an experienced Implementation Specialist. (www.avantisystems.com)
Additional postings, complete details, and application instructions are all available online.

Go to Job Zone now »

Connect & Win
Join or update your information in the RIT Alumni Online Community this month for a chance to be entered to win an Adidas Track Jacket (a $75 value!). Login today »
Congrats to Kristin Brown '08, last month's winner of a RIT license plate frame. Thanks for joining us on Facebook!

RITA Reunion!
alumni connections
Calling all RIT Ambulance alumni! RITA is looking to reconnect with former members with the hopes of organizing an alumni reunion as well as updating you on what is new with the Ambulance. Contact us at reunion@rit.edu.

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