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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.

Engage with Rice from wherever you are

One wonderful thing about being an Owl is that you can connect to Rice from just about anywhere. Here are a handful of ways to do just that:
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Classroom Connect On the Road

This coming academic year, Classroom Connect — Rice’s premier lifelong learning program — is going on the road. Hear top faculty share fascinating insights and network with fellow alumni, parents and friends at our programs in San Francisco, Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York City, and other regions across the ...
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Rice has intellectual treats waiting for you, both on and off campus

If you’re one of the many Owls always open to high-quality intellectual stimulation (That’s all of us, isn’t it?), you’re in luck. Here are some of the lifelong learning opportunities that Rice makes available to you and that are sure to spark your imagination:
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Jennifer Johnson Cano '08 featured in all-Beethoven program

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano '08 is a featured performer at the Pittsburgh Symphony's all-Beethoven program, "The Immortal." 
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Matt Harrigan '07 brings startups to life

Matt Harrigan ’07 brings entrepreneurs together under one impressive roof as managing director of Grand Central Tech in New York City.
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What a hoot! Michael Whitehead '11 is more than just Tiger's replacement

Rice Owl Michael Whitehead '11 is profiled after taking Tiger Wood's spot at the U.S. Open championship. 
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Mario Hull '15 signs three year deal with 49ers as an undrafted free agent

The San Francisco 49ers have signed OL Ben Gottschalk to a two-year deal and K Corey Acosta and WR Mario Hull (Rice '15) to three-year deals. The team also waived WR Darius Davis and T Chris Martin.
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VP embraces opportunities in Fox Restaurant Concepts LLC

Leezie Kim, Vice President, General Counsel
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Entrepreneur Mohit Aron '98 announces new data storage startup

Alumnus Mohit Aron '98 is interviewed about his new data storage venture Cohesity, which is backed by a number of investors, including Google Ventures. 
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Scott Key '13 and Sam Brisendine '14 receive grant for emergency floor

The Emergency Floor Project initiated by Rice School of Architecture students, including Scott Key '13 and Sam Brisendine '14, was flagged for funding by the federal government's USAID program, which supports international efforts to end poverty and help refugees. 
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Yoong-Han Chan '95 profiled for music career in Singapore

Singaporean musician Yoong-Han Chan '95 is profiled for his career as an accomplished violinist, a member of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and as a member of the piano quintet Take Five.
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Young Alumni Builders: A conversation with Kurt Kasper ’06 PH.D.

Warm, genuine and self-effacing, Kurt Kasper ’06 describes the Rice community as a “pillar that I built my life of impact upon.” The 2015 Builder’s award-winner highlights the importance of being flexible, recalls the community response to Sept. 11 and describes why it’s imperative for him and others to ...
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