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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.

Larry McMurtry '60 receives National Humanities Medal

Larry McMurtry, the acclaimed American novelist, essayist, screenwriter and bookseller who earned his master's degree in English from Rice University in 1960, has received a 2014 National Humanities Medal for outstanding achievements in his field, the White House announced.
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Former NBA player Ricky Pierce '83 joining Southwest Conference Hall of Fame

Former NBA player Ricky Pierce '83 will be inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2015 Class. 
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Warren Friesen '84 bridges cultures with new work

Warren Friesen '84 collaborated with Iranian composer Hooshyar Khayam for a concert with the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra.  
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California Symphony's future looks bright with Aubrey Bergauer '05 on board

Aubrey Bergauer '05 is featured. Pierre Jalbert, professor of composition and theory, is mentioned.  
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Rice stage manager Alex Stutler '95 portrays Don Quixote

Alex Stutler '95, classroom and scheduling coordinator for Rice's Shepherd School of Music, will portray Don Quixote in the classic Broadway musical "Man of La Mancha" at Queensbury Theatre.   
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CEO Paul Morris '79 combats disease with tasty recipes

Alumnus Paul Morris '79, CEO of Whole Note GF Baking Mixes, is featured for his company's gluten-free products.
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Reed Shelger '10 goes LocalLocal

Reed Shelger '10 created a website called LocalLocal that lists restaurants using ingredients from local vendors and allows users to post photos and reviews of the food.    
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Capt. Andrew St. John '91 named commanding officer of USS Frank Cable

Alumnus Capt. Andrew St. John '91 relieved Capt. Mark Benjamin as USS Frank Cable's commanding officer during a change-of-command ceremony.  
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Kate Hauenstein '02 running IB program

Alumna Kate Hauenstein '02 is featured for her plans to help the Leander High School International Baccalaureate students continue to exceed standards.
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What Rice did for me — and what it can do for you, too

A Message from Sue Oldham '90, president of the ARA: Does it seem like just yesterday that you were dropped off at Rice for O-Week? It's a scary thought for me, since my 25th Rice reunion is this November. Over the past 25 years, I've traveled to different cities and ...
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Summer A-Z

While the majority of students leave campus for the summer to pursue internships, jobs, study abroad fellowships or just some needed R&R, the university remains busy as we welcome visitors of all ages to our colleges, classrooms and playing fields. Rice Magazine recenly published an A-Z compendium of cool things that ...
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Rice’s regional groups have a lot to offer alumni

Rice’s regional groups come in all shapes and sizes. Some, like Madison’s, are startups full of enthusiasm and ideas for the future. Others, like D.C.’s, are rapidly growing, providing consistent, high-quality programming for an engaged group of volunteers of all ages. Then there are robust, long-standing ...
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