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.”
July 19, 2019
RIT incorporates ‘soft skills’ elective into engineering educational curriculum
As part of a growing trend in enriching engineering education, RIT has approved a new course in soft skills for engineers. The one-credit elective course, originally piloted in the last academic year, has been approved as a credit-bearing option for students in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology and will begin in September.
July 16, 2019
RIT Tigers make game used as a therapeutic tool for children and families
A therapeutic game called Space Adventure designed by an RIT class officially launched this month on the Rochester Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC) website. The SPCC specializes in supporting families whose lives have been impacted by trauma.
July 16, 2019
NSF funds RIT project to help other colleges earn federal STEM grants
In an effort to expand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for all, RIT is developing a new program to help other colleges compete for federal government funding that supports programming for talented, low-income students.
July 16, 2019
Susan Fahrenkrug on leadership: Go after the things that inspire and intrigue you
Syracuse.com features Susan Fahrenkrug '07 (telecommunications network management).