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Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination Form

The Distinguished Alumni Award is designed to recognize Rice alumni who have advanced the interest and standards of excellence of Rice University through distinctive professional or volunteer careers. The following criteria will be considered:

  • advancement of the value of one’s profession; exceptional expertise and dedication
  • significant professional innovations or research findings
  • significant voluntary contributions of energy, time, creativity, and skills for the advancement of the community welfare, the arts, education, social or government service

To submit a nomination for the Distinguished Alumni Award, complete the following form. Nominations must include at least three letters, including a nominating letter and two letters of support. Incomplete nominations cannot be considered.

Laureates Nomination Forms

To submit a nomination for one of the three Laureate awards, please use the appropriate form below.


Selected honorees are announced in early spring and are honored each year at the annual Laureates Dinner on the evening of Commencement. If you have any questions regarding the nominations process, please contact Tara Quell, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations, tquell@rice.edu.

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