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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.

Susan Sample ’85 is re-elected as West University Place mayor

Susan Sample ’85 was recently re-elected as mayor of the City of West University Place, Texas. Prior to her term as mayor, she was a four-year member of the West University Place City Council, serving as mayor pro tem all four years.
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Dan Morales ’15 named Bay Area CIO of the Year Lifetime Achievement Winner

Dan Morales ’89, CIO of eBay, talks about his career and achievements at the e-commerce giant.
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Dustin Windham ’15 brings local food to Houston neighborhoods

Dustin Windham ’15 started Grit Grocery to bring fresh, local foods to Houston neighborhoods.
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Alumni win National Senior Games Basketball Championship

John Coles ’71 and David Gibbs ’70 performed on the championship basketball team that took home the gold medal at the National Senior Games. 
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Tim ’92 and Karrie ’92 League talk about their mission to make moviegoing fun again

Tim ’92 and Karrie ’92 League, owners of Alamo Drafthouse, talk about their journey to success in the film industry.
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Doug Collins ’90 authors book on successful questions

Doug Collins ’90 released “Great Question! Generating Effective Questions for Successful Outcomes” which aims to help business leaders ask the right questions to be successful and innovative.
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Trevor Cobb ’93 on ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame

Trevor Cobb ’93 is one of 75 Football Bowl Subdivision players who appear on the ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018. If selected, Cobb will be the seventh Rice player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Class of 2018 will ...
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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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