Dr. D. Robert Frisina begins his first year leading NTID.
NTID’s first class of admitted students—known as the “Charter Class”—begin classes.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the NTID complex is held.
The first NSC Board of Directors is elected; clockwise from bottom left: Mark Feder (SVP ‘71, ‘74, ‘76), vice president; Miriam Sotomayor (‘72), secretary; Jerry Nelson, president; and John Swan (SVP ‘70, ‘74, ‘76), treasurer.
Lady Bird Johnson, widow of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, kneels next to a plaque at the dedication of LBJ Hall.
Dr. William Castle is appointed NTID’s Dean.
The NTID Center on Employment is established, solidifying NTID’s commitment to job placement for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
John “JT” Reid graduates as the first deaf captain of an RIT varsity team (wrestling).
The theater in LBJ Hall is named “Robert F. Panara Theatre” after Dr. Panara, pictured with his wife, Shirley.
James DeCaro, who served as NTID dean 1985-1998, is named dean and interim director of NTID. He was named interim president of NTID in 2010.
Dr. Robert Davila is appointed NTID’s first deaf—and Latino—vice president.
Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz is appointed vice president and dean of NTID. In 2008, he was named NTID’s first president.
Elizabeth Sorkin (SVP ‘99, ‘07) is elected the first deaf president of RIT’s Student Government.
Greg Pollock (‘12) is the second deaf president of RIT Student Government—and the first to win a second term.
Dr. Gerard J. Buckley (‘78) becomes the first alumnus to be appointed leader of NTID.