Alumna hosts fundraiser for scholarship award
Sara (Berman) Knight ’92 (criminal justice) and Ingrid Ludt ’92 (graphic design) are hosting a fundraiser for the Patrick T. Lynch Scholarship Award at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, at the House of Blues in Boston.
In addition to brunch, there will be a performance by Will Daily, a multi-time winner of the Best of Boston Artist Awards, and a silent auction of autographed sports team memorabilia, followed by a Blue Jays vs. Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park across the street.
The scholarship was established in memory of Patrick T. Lynch, a student at RIT whose life was cut short by meningococcal meningitis four days before his 19th birthday in 1990. Even though he didn’t finish his own education, his family wanted to give back to future applied mathematics students at RIT by establishing this scholarship as a way to keep his memory alive.
Knight is a licensed booking agent and is president of her own company, KnightMoves Productions LLC, which has sponsored several fundraisers in the past few years. Prior to his passing, Knight was Lynch’s girlfriend. Although Lynch died many years ago, Knight has never forgotten the impact he had on her life, particularly because he introduced her to her husband, Jim Knight ’90 (biotechnology). Knight and other friends of Lynch want to give back to the RIT community by celebrating the life of their dear friend.
“I’ve had a lot of success and grew up to be a confident person, and he was one of the first people to help me recognize my potential,” said Knight. “Love is eternal and you never forget those you love and who inspired you to be a better person.”
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RIT undergraduates share cutting-edge research at annual summer symposium
The 28th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, held on Aug. 1, is structured as a professional research conference. Research themes included everything from fundamental microbiology to the fine arts.
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RIT awarded NSF funding to conceptualize Quantum Photonic Institute
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40 years and counting: Athletics director says he still has more to do
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Chocolate with a conscience
You do what? From accountant to the stars to sustainable chocolate producer, RIT alumni have some pretty cool careers. Read about Lorenzo Llosa ’04 (applied arts and sciences), an artisanal chocolate maker and co-founder of Elemento, a sustainable chocolate company in Peru.