Honorary Co-Chairs Ann L.
Burr, Sandra A. Parker and John M. Summers
join us in celebrating RIT’s 175th Anniversary and
presentation of the inaugural Corporate Awards.
Thursday, June 10, 2004
6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards
Rochester Riverside Convention
123 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Black Tie Optional
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Presentation of Inaugural Corporate
Corporate Founders Honorees
Bausch and Lomb Inc.
Eastman Kodak Company
Corporate Partner Honorees
The RIT Corporate Awards Program honors companies
that have supported RIT with significant investments in programs,
scholarships, endowed chairs, equipment, research, or employment
opportunities for RIT students and graduates. Through their
support of RIT, they have contributed to the university’s
growth, enhanced the student experience, and advanced the
mission of the university in the true spirit of education,
exploration and innovation.
Stimulating Economic Growth:
University and Corporate Partnerships
Dr. Richard Florida
Sponsored by Excellus and Rochester
Dr. Richard Florida is the author of the best-selling
book, The Rise of the Creative Class: And How it’s Transforming
Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life. Dr. Florida’s
writing describes the emergence of the Creative Class —scientists,
engineers, architects, designers, writers, artists, and musicians—
and the growing role of creativity in our economy, in corporate
life and community development. The book was awarded the Political
Book Award for 2002 by the Washington Monthly and named by
the Globe and Mail as one of the ten most influential books
of that year.
Dr. Florida is the H. John Heinz III Professor
of Regional Economic Development, Heinz School of Public Policy
and Management, Carnegie Mellon University and a visiting
scholar at the Brookings Institution.
The book, Rise of the Creative Class, will be
available for purchase, along with a book signing by Dr. Richard
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