NTID 45th Anniversary Reunion Schedule of Events

Brick City Homecoming Weekend - NTID 45th Anniversary Reunion Logo

Registration packet pick-up for NTID's 45th Anniversary Reunion events will happen during Brick City Homecoming registration, in the Fireside Lounge (not in Lyndon Baines Johnson Building). You must pick up your registration materials before attending events, since some events will require you to have a ticket. Specific dates and times to pick up registration materials are:

  • Thursday, October 10
    Student Alumni Union, Fireside Lounge (SAU): 12pm – 8:30pm
  • Friday, October 11
    Student Alumni Union, Fireside Lounge (SAU): 9am – 8:30pm
  • Saturday, October 12
    Student Alumni Union, Fireside Lounge (SAU): 8am – 3:30pm
    Blue Cross Arena (Downtown Rochester): 5:30pm – 8pm
Thursday, October 10

NTID Job Fair

Friday, October 11

9:30am – 4:00pm

LBJ 1st Floor

10:30am – 12:30pm

Opening Welcome — Panara Theater (250 lunches provided - first-come, first-served)
Exhibit — Dyer Art Center, LBJ 1st Floor Street

12:30pm – 1:30pm

LBJ Street activities

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Grand Opening Celebration
Sebastian and Lenore Rosica Hall

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Kid's Activities in the CSD-Student Development Center (SDC)
SDC 2012, 2445, and 2405

2:45pm – 3:15pm

NTID 45th Anniversary cake
SDC 2nd floor

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Tour of campus leaves from 1st floor SDC

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Tony Mendez presentation and book signing
Panara Theater

4:00pm – 6:00pm

NSC BAM Happy Hour and Mini Club Reunions
SDC Lobby

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Kid's Activities in the SDC
SDC 2012, 2445, and 2405

5:30pm – 7:00pm

GLBT NTID Alumni gathering
Lovin' Cup at Park Point

6:00pm – 7:00pm

1st Annual Student - Alumni Mock College Bowl
SDC 1300-1310


Presidents' Alumni Ball
Gordon Field House

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Sean Forbes concert
Ingle Auditorium

Saturday, October 12

8:30am – 10:00am

NTID Alumni Association Board of Directors Open Forum
RIT ASL & Deaf Studies Community Center

9:00am – 11:00am

Social Work Alumni gathering
Barnes & Noble @ RIT, 2nd floor

10:00am – 3:00pm

LBJ Street exhibits/vendors
LBJ 1st Floor

10:00am – 11:00am

President Destler presentation (all RIT)
Gordon Field House

10:00am – 11:00am

NTID Business Studies Department Open House
LBJ - 2580

11:00am – 2:30pm

"Tiger Talks" alumni presentations and entertainment series
Panara Theater and LBJ Street

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Horton Speaker – Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly
Gordon Field House

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Tailgate reception & Happy Hour with NTID Alumni Association (Sold Out)
Tap & Table Restaurant/Bar


RIT Men's Hockey game (Sold Out)
Blue Cross Arena

Please note
: If you are registering for the Saturday night RIT men's hockey game, please select Section 111 for seating. This is the RIT/NTID designated seating area. Tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable so be sure you reserve the correct seating area.

Post-Hockey gathering

Informal post-game gatherings at Trata and MacGregor's (formerly "Red Creek") on your own

Sunday, October 13

8:30am – 11:00am

Closing Pancake breakfast (Sold Out)
Dining Commons

Tiger Talks

Tiger Talks (signed "Tiger Sign") is a series of short presentations that feature alumni sharing their knowledge and experience on a variety of topics. Each Tiger Talk runs approximately 10 minutes.

Tiger Talks will be held from 11 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, in Panara Theater.

11:00 a.m. Barbara Ray Holcomb - NTID History Committee and Alumni Involvement
11:10 a.m. Angie Officer - Got NTID Love?
11:20 a.m. Dawnmarie Caggiano and Staci Wagner - Heart of Friendship
11:30 a.m. Rita Strabhaar - Be Inspired, Alumni!
11:40 a.m. RIT/NTID alumni artists - Art on the Fly
11:50 a.m. Chris Kurz/Gary Behm - Future Face-to-Face Instructional Technology is now Present!
12:00 p.m. Anthony DiGiovanni - Deaf Senior Citizens housing
12:10 p.m. Mindy Mundt - Interpreting Mentorships
12:20 p.m. Davin Searls - Capacity Building: Investing in Our Deaf Youth
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Motion Savvy
1:25 p.m. Wayne Betts
1:35 p.m. Dangerous Signs
1:45 p.m. Erin Esposito - Building our community: Deaf Senior Citizens
1:55 p.m. Brian Milburn - Cars and Deaf Culture
2:05 p.m. Christine Kim - Nowness
2:15 p.m. Eddie Swayze - Song of the Journey


NTID 45th Reunion Welcome table
Pick up your reunion nametag and get any Reunion questions answered.  Limited Reunion gift items will be given out. Information about the schedule of events, map of campus, and directions to the Blue Cross Arena can be found here.

NTID Alumni Association
Meet your Alumni Association representatives, find out about NTID Chapter activity, and learn more about how you can get involved with the NTID AA.


New York Relay

The Z

Sorenson Communications


Communication Service for the Deaf

NTID History Committee
Visit the NTID History Committee table and learn about what this committee has been doing for alumni and the projects accomplished over the past year.

National Security Agency
Learn more about possible career opportunities in the technical, support, and management fields with the national agency.

Deaf TEC
Learn more about the DeafTEC program and resources. Contribute to videos being compiled on alumni in STEM areas.

Social Work Alumni
Find out more about the Social Work alumni gathering happening on Saturday, and what our Social Work alumni are up to these days!

RIT Cross-Registered Student Senator
The Cross-Registered community would love to gather some alumni stories based on your prior experiences as a Cross-Registered student! Come stop by for a brief video interview and to meet the Cross-Registered Senator and the Cross-Registered Student Advisory Board (XSAB).

HeART of Deaf Culture: Literary and Artistic Expression of Deafhood
This multimedia interactive two-DVD set explores Deaf visual art, ASL and English literature, Deaf theater and Deaf cinema. It contains in-depth interviews with Deaf scholars and creators from each genre, and features more than 300 artworks, poems, abc stories, performances and film clips.

NTID Admissions
Find out more about current programs at RIT as well as the newest admissions information and opportunities for deaf/hard of hearing students.

National Center for Deaf Health Research
Stop by to learn more about NCDHR and take the Deaf Health Survey. NCDHR works to promote health and prevent disease in deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HOH) populations through community-based participatory research.

Deaf Wellness Center
Come learn about the Deaf Wellness Center. The Deaf Wellness Center seeks to advance the quality of life of persons for whom hearing loss is a significant aspect of their identity or experience in the world.

Deaf artists (in Dyer Art Center):

  • Nancy Rourke – Nancy Rourke Paintings
  • Jackie Schertz – Mind, Heart & Hands
  • Ellen Mansfield
  • Hinda Kasher
  • Janna Dahl – Dahl Spiritual Art
  • YiQiao Wang