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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.

Josh Earnest ’97 talks responsibility, Oval Office walk-in privileges

Josh Earnest ’97 knew from the first time he laid eyes on the White House that he one day wanted to work there. As White House press secretary, he now serves as spokesman for President Barack Obama, who once said of Earnest, “He’s a straight shooter and a great guy."

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