GISELA BLOHM CHERCHES '85
Community Relations Manager, St. John's School
BA 1985, Rice University
JD 1988, University of Texas at Austin
ARA Board term ends: 2018
What have you found to be most rewarding about serving on the ARA Board?
I have found it most rewarding to have a better understanding of what is happening now and in the near future at Rice, as well as having the opportunity to connect with other engaged alums and current students.
What is your favorite “Only at Rice” memory or story?
Only at Rice....could a Will Rice College resident and her dog be elected as "Homecoming King and Queen" and announced during the MOB's half time performance (I think it was in 1981 or '82).
If you could give one piece of advice to Rice students, what would it be?
Connect, connect, connect. Have amazing conversations with students of different backgrounds and whose ideas differ from yours. Have lunch with professors and ask them how they got to where they are. Use the Sallyportal to connect with alums! These personal interactions will enrich your life in every way.