RISD Alumni Newsletter
January 2023

Alumni Association Awards
Alumni Association Awards

The Alumni Association Awards are one of the ways we acknowledge our incredibly talented alumni and their many contributions to art and design, innovation, education, leadership and their communities. Past award winners include Deborah Berke BArch 77 HD 05, Renata Fenton 06 ID, Grace Jun 09 GD, Jon Key 13 GD, Enrique Lomnitz 06 ID, Brian Selznick 88 IL and many more. 

If you know alumni you feel deserve recognition with an Alumni Association Award, there is still time to nominate them for the 2023 awards. Winners will be announced in the spring and honored at the 2023 Awards Dinner during Commencement + Reunion Weekend.

The deadline has been extended! Make your nomination by Friday, January 27.

Submit a nomination

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Alumni Google Accounts

Due to costs associated with changes in Google’s terms of service, Alumni Google accounts will become forward-only as of June 30, 2023. You will keep your alumni email address, but it will only forward to an account you provide. More information is available on the alumni website.

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Board of Trustees Elects New Co-Chairs

RISD’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the election of two new co-chairs, Hillary Blumberg 92 FAV and Ilene Chaiken 79 GD P 18. They will replace outgoing chair Michael Spalter, who has led the board since 2012.

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Reunion 2023

Connect with your class! Our Reunion Class pages are now online. Meet your class volunteers or sign up to volunteer yourself, update our alumni directory and take a look back with links to digitized class portfolios and yearbooks.

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RISDmade for Valentine's Day

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift? We suggest browsing RISDmade. Let your fellow alumni help you find the perfect creative gift as unique as someone special—that includes you!

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Alumni Labs

Spring 1: March 4–April 14, 2023
Spring 2: April 22–June 2, 2023

Registration for our Alumni Labs spring courses is now open. Take your creativity to the next level with classes designed for the uniqueness of our alumni community!

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Valentine’s Art Exchange

The Valentine’s Art Exchange is back! Feel the love with art coming straight to your mailbox—all you have to do is return the favor! Joining the fun is easy. Visit the alumni website for participation information and to sign up!

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A Sense of Belonging

Brown|RISD Dual-Degree student Njari Anderson 24 SC discusses the emotions behind Fountain, his Dorner Prize-winning sculpture on view at the RISD Museum through January 2023.

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Alumni Travel Spotlight: Legendary Turkey

Take a journey through time as you experience the stunning landscapes and drama of the Turquoise Coast. With so much to explore, Turkey offers an unparalleled small-group travel experience.

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RISD Digital Commons

Administered by the Fleet Library, Digital Commons preserves RISD's creative and scholarly output and historical documentation. It includes class yearbooks and portfolios, faculty and student work, college records and the unique materials of the Library's Archives and Special Collections.

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Image credit: Alumni awards by Scott Indermaur; campus photos by Jo Sitenfeld MFA 08 PH; Reunion by Scott Indermaur and Matthew Watson 09 FAV; RISDmade Tara Magboo 01 IL, Adorable Mayhem; Art Exchange by Mindy Home 99 IL; Turkey by Odysseys Unlimited; Digital Commons: Yearbook 2017, Yearbook 2006, Yearbook 1981, Yearbook 1979, Yearbook 1978.

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