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Alumni Making an Impact
Features alumni who are making a difference for Rice on campus and in their communities.

Alumni in the News
Highlights stories that are gathered from the media through the hard work of the ARA's Alumni Recognition Committee, which recognizes and celebrates achievements of Rice alumni, faculty, students, staff and university friends by sending hand-written notes and emails. If you are interested in volunteering for the committee, contact Tara Quell, assistant director, alumni relations at 713-348-4694.

C.J. Peters '62 featured by STAT News for his accomplished career as a virus hunter

In an interview by STAT News, C.J. Peters ’62 chronicles his many travels and accomplishments during his career as a virus hunter.
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Astronomy enthusiast Donna Pierce '56 advocates to bring a planetarium back to Dallas

Donna Pierce ’56, better known to her high school students as “The Star Lady”, is working with area astronomers to bring a public planetarium back to Dallas.
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Matthew Broussard '10 featured for his success as a comedian

Matthew Broussard ’10 is featured by Seven Days Vermont for his successful standup comedy career. 
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He Dong '08 awarded grant to develop new synthetic antimicrobial nanomaterials

He Dong ’08 was awarded the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. Dong, a researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington, will use the grant to develop nanomaterials to treat antibiotic resistant infections.
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Mohit Aron '98 featured by Futuriom for his successful career in Silicon Valley

Cohensity, a secondary storage company started by Mohit Aron ’98, is growing quickly. Aron has tapped a new market for web scale infrastructure for secondary storage with Cohensity and has already shown rapidly growing sales.
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Pablo Henning '15 and Ujalashah Dhanani '15 create nonprofit to benefit Venezuela

Alums Pablo Henning ’15 and Ujalashah Dhanani ’15 established nonprofit organization Saludos Connection to provide aid to Venezuelans struggling with food and medicine shortages.
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Stephanie Huang '13 describes her journey joining the Air Force

Stephanie Huang ’13 talks about her path to becoming an attorney and then joining the Air Force.
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Dominika Dancewicz ’03 releases debut album with The Dancewicz-Doucet Duo

Shepherd School of Music alumna and violinist Dmonika Dancewicz ’03 is featured on Houston Public Media’s “Houston Music Highlight.” Dancewicz recently released a debut album with the Dancewicz-Doucet Duo.
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Jan Goetgeluk ’10 finds success in arcades with virtual reality technology

Jan Goetgeluk ’10 overcame setbacks to bring virtual reality technology to arcades. Although arcades were not part of his original vision, Goetgeluk embraced the new market.
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Meltem Demirors ’09 featured as notable woman in the blockchain and crypto industry

Hackernoon featured Meltem Demirors ’09 as a notable woman in the blockchain and crypto industry for her accomplishments in her field.
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Brett Zamore ’99 featured for new “zFab” house design

Brett Zamore ’99, who is known for his reinvention of the shotgun house, has turned heads with his new design for tiny pre-fabricated houses.
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Mark Zondlo ’94 develops new tool to measure air pollution

Mike Zondlo ’94 has developed new technology to provide more accurate and precise measurements of the atmosphere.  Zondlo’s ultimate goal is to better understand the environment in order to help identify ways to minimize air pollution.
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