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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.

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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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 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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