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Celebrating creativity: NTID Alumni Relations and students collaborate on inspirational bookmarks

Four bookmarks laying flat. One is black with diagonal orange stripes, another is which with black graphic tiger stripes and an eye, the next is black with orange paw prints, and the last is grey with vertical lines in various colors surrounding the RIT tiger logo. Also in the photo is a pennant reading RIT NTID and a small potted plant.
Front view of bookmarks.

The NTID Alumni Relations team is thrilled to share information about a collaboration from this past summer. We had the privilege of working alongside three incredibly talented co-op students,Armani Moore, Bee DePrince, and Angelica Arteaga, from NTID’s Visual Communication Studies department. Together, we embarked on a creative journey that has resulted in something truly special!

Photos of student designers Armani Moore, Bee DePrince, and Angelica Arteaga

Co-op student designers (left to right) Armani Moore, Bee DePrince, and Angelica Arteaga

Our mission was to create bookmarks that honor the three most recent NTID Distinguished Alumni Award recipients—Pamela Lloyd-Ogoke (awarded in 2020), Christine Sun Kim (awarded in 2021), and Robert Sidansky (awarded in 2022). The results were fantastic! Each bookmark was exquisitely designed and features an inspiring quote by our alumni awardee. 

The students brought their A-game, designing various bookmark options that left us in awe. In the end, four designs stood out—three representing our Distinguished Alumni Awardees and one representing NTID Alumni Relations.

Photo of large orange tiger paw with text 'Go Tigers', small potted pink succulent, and the back side of three bookmarks.

Top bookmark (black with white text): “We learn best from our peers because they teach us about life. The best teachers often come to us as our closest peers.” Robert Sidansky SVP ‘72, ‘77
Bottom-left bookmark (Gray with black text): “Spite is a tool.” Christine Sun Kim SVP ’98, ’02
Bottom-right bookmark (Orange with black text): “Speak up and advocate for yourself and your community. Positive changes can occur but your destiny is determined by your actions.” Pamela Lloyd-Ogoke SVP ’76, ’81

We couldn’t be more proud of the dedication and creativity the students poured into this project. These bookmarks are not just pieces of paper but symbols of inspiration for our entire NTID community. They represent more than recognition; they highlight the strong and lasting connections that bind the NTID family.

We are excited to share these bookmarks to our alumni community! Stay tuned for events coming to your local area, where we’ll bring the bookmarks for our RIT/NTID alumni!

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The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually by each of RIT’s nine colleges, the School of Individualized Study, and the RIT Graduate School to alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations.

NTID has named alumna Rose Lee Timm, ’00 liberal arts (social work), its 2023-2024 Distinguished Alumni Award winner. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually by each of RIT’s nine colleges, the School of Individualized Study, and the RIT Graduate School to alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations. The 2023-2024 recipients will be honored during presentations throughout the academic year.