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Sallyport Award

The Sallyport Award is presented by the Association of Rice Alumni (ARA) to an undergraduate degree candidate and a graduate degree candidate who show great promise in carrying forth the mission of the ARA upon graduation. The ARA recognizes individuals who have demonstrated one or more of the following:

  • Fostered strong ties with classmates, faculty or other members of the Rice community beyond his or her college or department
  • Strengthened the bonds between Rice and the Houston community or other communities outside of Rice
  • Displayed loyalty, spirit, and pride in the university through meaningful involvement in programs and activities

Nominations for 2018 are due March 30, 2018. The selected senior and graduate student are announced in late spring and are recognized each year at Commencement. If you have any questions regarding the nominations process, please contact Mimi Edwards, Assistant Director, Alumni Programs at 713-348-2918.

Sallyport Award 2017

We are pleased to announce that Griffin Thomas, Lovett ’17, received the 2017 Sallyport Award at Commencement on May 13, 2017. His significant and far-reaching contributions to student and campus life during his four years at Rice make him a worthy winner of this prestigious award. Congratulations, Griffin! 


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