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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.

80 Years of Celebrating Rice Excellence

Since 1937, the Laureates Awards program has recognized highly distinguished individuals who represent the very best of Rice University. The first Laureates Awards ceremony honored William Marsh Rice Jr., nephew of the university’s founder and longtime Board of Trustees member, for his years of service to Rice. On May 13, the Rice community gathered at the River Oaks Country Club to celebrate the 2017 Laureates, a remarkable group who demonstrate what it truly means to be a Rice Owl: bold, curious, hardworking and passionate. Click below to learn more about the 2017 Laureates. 

Help continue the tradition and submit your nominations for the 81st annual Laureates Awards by Sept. 29, 2017.


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Recent Stories

  • New PBS series explores science with Talithia Williams '07

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  • Mike Girardi ’88 Featured for Successful Season as Junior College Basketball Coach

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  • Susan Boettger ’95 Launches Unique After School Program

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