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Dallas/Fort Worth Rice Alumni

Welcome Dallas/Fort Worth Rice Alumni! We are proud to serve the entire Rice community living in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We strive to provide opportunities for you to engage with Rice and with and your fellow Owls through a variety of educational, cultural and social events, as well as athletic and service-oriented gatherings. Join us and share your great ideas, as well!

The first step is staying connected, so please be sure that your email and mailing addresses arre current in the Owlumni Directory so you can get all our DFW-related emails and mailings. We invite you to join us on Facebook as well.

We hope to see you at our future events!

Volunteer Leadership

Christopher Coffman '03

Immediate Past President
Doug Turlip '83


Marcus Aguilar '76 Don Glendenning '76 Kal Silverberg '83
Martha Aguilar '76 Amy Gow '85 Marty Sosland '75
Candace Ahlfinger '80 Rusty Jaggers '73 Gloria Tarpley '81
Kenitra Brown '07 Lindsay Kirton '11 Drayton Thomas '14
Chad Benedict '01 Steven Loh '10 Jasmine Tiro-Richard '97
Russ Coleman '82 Greg Magel '81 Gerry Urbach '65
Brian Crowe '80 Laurie McNamara '12 Michelle Vobach '85
Brian Doherty '98 Stephanie Mongiello '99  
Wanda Gass '78 Travis San Pedro '12  

Affinity Groups

Young Alumni is a community-building group geared for young alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years. Our group facilitates social, service, and networking events and acts as a conduit to the university and to other alumni groups in the area. Contact Drayton Thomas '14 at  or Travis San Pedro '12 at for more information.

Rice Business Network Alliance–DFW Chapter provides professionals in any industry an opportunity to network and build connections. Programs include monthly mixers on the 3rd Monday of each month at Trinity Hall Irish Pub. Contact Stephanie Mongiello (’99) at for more information.

Rice Engineering Alumni-DFW seeks to connect alumni, support students, and encourage excellence. REA-DFW’s events include hosting engineering related speaker events and social gatherings. Contact Wanda Gass (’78) at for more information.

Athletics Committee supports and generates enthusiasm for Rice’s athletic teams by organizing watch parties, attendance at Rice events in Austin and elsewhere, and coordinating visits by Rice coaches and athletic officials. Contact Steven Loh (’10) at for more information.

Community Service Committee provides opportunities for Rice alumni and friends to gather and support the local community through volunteerism and community service projects. Contact Christopher Coffman (’03) at for more information.

Speakers Committee seeks to maintain the connection between Rice and local alumni, parents and friends by providing continuing education and lifelong learning program opportunities featuring Rice faculty, staff and distinguished alumni. Contact Gerry Urbach (’65) at for more information.

Family-friendly Committee provide opportunities for alumni and friends with families to enjoy activities together while still engaging with Rice and fellow Owls. Opportunities include family oriented social gatherings such as sporting events and museum visits. Contact Angela Berry Roberson (’90) at for more information.

Rice Alumni Volunteers for Admission (RAVA) supports the recruitment process, public relations goals and selection process at Rice University. RAVA provides an opportunity for prospective students in Bay Area and beyond to have an off-campus interview and conversation with a Rice alumna/us. RAVA volunteers serve as a contact and resource for students we have interviewed and encourage admitted students from Bay Area to attend Rice. For more information, visit RAVA’s volunteer page: or contact our local RAVA captain Christopher Coffman (’03) at

Rice University Lawyer Alumni – DFW is an interest group consisting of attorney alums and friends. This is a newly formed group that will gather several times a year at networking and social events and CLE programs featuring alumni and leaders in the profession. Contact Gloria Tarpley (’81) at for more information.

Dallas/Fort Worth Events


DFW Quick Links

ARA Calendar
Update Alumni Info
Owlumni Directory
DFW Alumni Facebook

If you have questions about additional alumni programs and events, please contact our President, Christopher Coffman at

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