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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.


Outgoing and intellectually curious, Ryan Aipperspach ’04 never misses an opportunity to explore new ideas and meet new Owls in the Bay Area. The 2015 Builder’s award-winner discusses work–life balance, what fuels his passion for connecting with fellow alumni, and why Rice young alumni will continue to be innovators.
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Alumna Merritt McAlister '02 fights discrimination head-on

Alumna Merritt McAlister '02, an Atlanta lawyer, spends her days appealing cases that often advance the civil rights of abused prisoners, the LGBT community or discriminated employees.
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Dr. William Moore '85 runs sub-5:00 mile 38 years in a row

Texas man has run sub-5:00 mile 38 years in a row - Alumnus William Moore ’85, a Dallas pediatrician, ran a 4:56.1 mile to extend his streak of running at least one sub-5:00 mile per year to 38 years.
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Cristina Villalobos elected to national STEM diversity organization's board of directors

Alumna Cristina Villalobos '00 was elected to the board of directors of the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. Read Original Article
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