Angie (Donnell) Officer, a ’88 Rochester Institute of Technology graduate who majored in graphic design, has always kept busy in her personal and professional life.
She worked as an art director and handled public relations before joining Sprint Corp. in 1992 as an account manager for relay services in New Hampshire, Connecticut and Virginia. Today, she’s a senior implementation program manager for Sprint Relay, overseeing relay service in 32 states, as well as serving as chairperson of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) Alumni Association Board of Directors.
She was named Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) volunteer of the year and will receive the award during Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend Oct. 10-13, which is also when NTID will celebrate its 45th anniversary.
She says the best part of being NTID Alumni Association chair is working with the dynamic board members, staff, alumni and students to ensure the best quality education and career opportunities for RIT/NTID students.
It’s hard for Officer to pick a favorite memory from her time as a student, but a life-changing moment occurred when she met fellow student David Officer ’87 (applied computer technology), whom she’d later marry. They just celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary. She also keeps in touch with close girlfriends she met at RIT/NTID in 1983. “We just celebrated 30 years of friendship,” she says.
A native of Geneva, Ill., Officer now lives in Great Falls, with David and their daughter, Lexi. She enjoys spending her free time volunteering.
Officer says she is the person she is today because of her experiences at RIT/NTID and that volunteering for RIT/NTID is her way to show appreciation and to give back to the community.
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