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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.

How Betty Heacker ’70 Became Houston’s Grandmother of Green

Thirty years ago, Betty Heacker ’70 bought an old plumbing supply store in the Heights. She transformed the location into a garden store that has continued to flourish throughout the years.

More at OutSmart Magazine >>> http://www.outsmartmagazine.com/2017/03/houstons-grandmother-of-green-betty-heackers-iconic-wabash-feed-and-hardware-store-isnt-going-away-its-growing/

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