RIT celebrated its 50th year at the Henrietta campus during a rededication ceremony today. The ceremony included musical performances, historical videos and community speakers, including honorary chair of the 50th anniversary Bill Buckingham ’64 (business administration), Board of Trustees Chair Christine Whitman and RIT President David Munson.
Deputy Monroe County Executive Tom VanStrydonck proclaimed Oct. 19 Rochester Institute of Technology Day in Monroe County. A joint resolution was also presented to RIT by Assemblymember Harry Bronson and Senator Patrick Gallivan, on behalf of the N.Y. State Senate and Assembly delegations. And RIT alumnus and Henrietta Town Supervisor Stephen Schultz ’89 (computer science) announced a new scholarship for students from Henrietta.
In 1968, RIT moved from downtown Rochester to a new campus, nicknamed ‘Brick City’ in Henrietta. In 50 years, the university has grown from about 8,000 students to nearly 19,000.