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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.

Rice Board of Trustees honors Bart Sinclair ’73

Bart Sinclair ’73 was honored by the Board of Trustees with the Distinguished Service Award for his many years of dedication to the university.
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Joe Wong ’00 makes transition from American to Chinese stand-up

Joe Wong ’00, who was featured as the first Asian stand-up comedian on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” talks about his return home to China and hosting “Is it True” on China Central Television.
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Anna Christy ’98 featured for her performance in the classic Italian opera “Lucia di Lammermoor”

Soprano opera singer Anna Christy ’98 performed as the tragic Lucia in “Lucia di Lammermoor.”
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Fay Pauly ’15 named Schwarzman Scholar

Fay Pauly ’15 was one of 140 chosen for the 2018 class of Schwarzman Scholars. Pauly will receive a full scholarship for postgraduate study at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
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Gems from Woodson: A Tour of the Archives with University Historian Melissa Kean '96

It’s impossible to glean the breadth, and depth, of the Woodson Research Center Special Collections & Archives without visiting it — and that’s exactly what we did! At the heart of Fondren Libray, the archives are a treasure trove of artifacts, including rare photos, documents and memorabilia ranging from ...
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The holiday season is upon us, and this month’s All-Alumni Newsletter brings a great gift for every Rice alum: highlights from the Woodson Research Center’s outstanding collection of items spanning back to the beginning of Rice Institute. You’ll have to head back to Fondren and visit Woodson in person to ...
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Kyle Kelley ’09 named to “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” 2017 list

Kyle Kelley ’09, vice president, senior financial advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, was named to the Forbes and SHOOK Research “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” list for 2017.
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Cynthia Hipwell ’92 named recipient of the Governor’s University Research Initiative Grant

Cynthia Hipwell ’92 was awarded a prestigious grant from Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Governor’s University Research Initiative. The grant will be used by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University for nanoscale technology innovation and research.
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Sarah Walker ’95 awarded Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award

Sarah Walker ’95, an English teacher at Tuloso-Midway High School in Corpus Christi, was one of 17 Texas teachers awarded the Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award by Humanities Texas.
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Sue Deigaard ’91 elected to Houston ISD Board

Sue Deigaard ‘91 was elected to the District V seat on the Houston ISD Board of Education during the November election.
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Ana Miljacki ’99 named associate professor with tenure at MIT

MIT’s Department of Architecture announced that Ana Miljacki ’99 has been promoted to associate professor with tenure. An expert in Cold War-era Eastern European architecture and a published author, Miljacki directs the department’s graduate thesis program.
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Kristin Schuster ’03 awarded 2017 Presidential Citation by AIA Houston

Kristin Schuster ’03, a principal at the Houston architectural firm GSMA, has been awarded a Presidential Citation by AIA Houston, the American Institute of Architects Houston chapter.
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