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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.

Alumni celebrate Beer Bike and Young Alumni Builder's Awards

For the first time ever, the Association of Rice Alumni Tent at Beer Bike and the Young Alumni Builder’s Awards were held the same weekend, March 19–20. Despite some inclement weather, the turnout was fantastic. 

At Beer Bike, which turned in to Beer Run, thanks to the weather, alumni were treated to delicious grub, a live DJ, giveaways and a great race. Race results >>

Beer Bike 2016

At the Builder’s Awards, young alumni leaders Akilah Mance (Jones ’05) and Kate Gunn Pagel (Lovett ’05) were honored with remarks by Rice President David Leebron and ARA President-elect Shannon Vale ’77 and attendees enjoyed a Texas-style brunch and music by a Shepherd School trio.

Builder's Awards 2016

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