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History of RITirees

In 1998 President Simone & Provost McKenzie approached Dr. Barry Culhane and challenged him to put together a program of communication and interaction for all of RIT’s retired Faculty/Staff. The initial event was an annual picnic, held in a tent on Liberty Hill grounds, now held in the Gordon Field House. In addition, periodic Newsletters were produced and distributed. In 1999 awards for retirees were established for those individuals who continue to serve the RIT community and greater Rochester well past retirement. In 2008 The December Holiday Gathering at Barnes and Noble was established. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the RITirees picnic where over 600 retirees are expected to attend.

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2017 RITiree Award Recipients

Sandy Jordan

Staff Award Recipient
Cassandra “Sandy” Jordan
Director of RIT Student Health Services

John Schott

Faculty Award Recipient
John Schott
Imaging Science

Past Recipients

Upcoming Event

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Barnes and Noble Holiday Gathering
More details to follow.

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Please be advised that all retirees can subscribe to the daily issues of News & Events online as provided by RIT’s University News Services.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT is a member-led organization that offers a wide range of academic, cultural and social programs and activities to enrich and inspire adult learners over age 50.

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