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Buildings, roads, and residences on campus are named to honor individuals associated with the history of the institute.

Bruce Proper Fitness Room

Bruce Proper was the director of physical education, intramurals and recreation department at RIT and baseball coach for 20 years.

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Frank Ritter Ice Arena
Building RIA

The RIT ice rink is named for Frank Ritter, one of the founders of the Mechanics Institute in 1885. He was named to its first board of trustees and served for more than a decade.

Mr. Ritter was a manufacturer of dental chairs and furniture and his business always participated in the cooperative training program of the school. He strongly believed in the value of a technical education and remained committed to the building of the Mechanics Institute.