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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.

Schoolhouse Art Studio’s spotlight series features Ken Wood ’90, ’92

Ken Wood ’90, ’92 talks about his artistic process and what inspires his work.
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2017 Rice Hall of Fame and Distinguished R Awards Announced

Several alumni will be inducted into the Rice Athletics Hall of Fame, including Morris Almond ’07, Jason Colwick ’10, Michael Harris ’05, Patricia Krieger ’82, Shaquandra Roberson ’00, Joseph Savery ’08 and Jeffery Nichols ’01. Kenny Baldwin ’80 and Brian Patterson ’84 will be honored by the R Association with ...
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Wayne Hale ’76 featured as part of NPR’s Story Lab

Wayne Hale ’76 describes his experience as a NASA employee during the loss of the space shuttle Columbia.
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Randall Isenberg ’75 featured as a best lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine

Criminal defense attorney Randall Isenberg ’75 was featured as one of Dallas’ “Best Criminal Lawyers” by D magazine for the fourth year.
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Marine Corps selects John Garner ’74 as new program executive officer

John Garner ’74 will serve as the Marines’ new program executive officer for Land Systems. Garner, a retired marine with more than 31 years of experience, will oversee a nearly $7 billion portfolio of ground vehicles, radars and communications gear.
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Anthony Rendon ’12 breaks MLB record

Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon ’12 became the first player to go six-for-six with at least three homeruns and 10 RBIs in a game. Rendon also set a franchise record for RBIs during the Nationals’ win against the Mets in April.
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Noorain Khan ’06 making a difference at the Ford Foundation

Noorain Khan ’06 is featured by Elle.com for her work at the Ford Foundation. Khan left her job at a prestigious Manhattan law firm to focus on a career that truly makes a difference.
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80 Years of Celebrating Rice Excellence

Since 1937, the Laureates Awards program has recognized highly distinguished individuals who represent the very best of Rice University. The first Laureates Awards ceremony honored William Marsh Rice Jr., nephew of the university’s founder and longtime Board of Trustees member, for his years of service to Rice. On May ...
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Eight Rice Milestones Every Owl Should Know

In case you haven’t noticed, Rice is in the midst of celebrating a string of significant milestones. During this special time in the life of the university, we want to pause and recognize each of these occasions. As you read this list, consider what they mean to you — as ...
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A Message from Association of Rice Alumni President Shannon Vale '77 (June 2017)

This year, members of the Class of 1977 are looking forward to celebrating our 40th reunion. While that reunion will be a special occasion for those of us whose tenure at Rice encompassed events such as the resignation of President Nixon, the end of the Vietnam War and the appearance ...
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David Dewane ’10 helps get nearly forgotten book by developer of the polio vaccine published

David Dewane ’10 is working to get an out-of-print book by scientist Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine, published. 
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Don Lincoln ’90 wins the 2017 Andrew Gemant Award

Particle physicist Don Lincoln ’90 won the 2017 Andrew Gemant Award for his contributions to the field of particle physics. 
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